Google Pixel Event: Everything To Know About Daydream View VR Headset

Daydream View headset Screencap: Google

Google showcased many new products at its San Francisco keynote event Tuesday, including it’s own virtual reality hardware, called Daydream View. The VR headset is the first to come “Daydream Ready” with Google’s own virtual reality protocol , set in place to produce an experience with minimal latency.

Daydream View will be automatically compatible with Google’s new Pixel phones, which were also announced at the keynote, as well as phones from other manufacturers to be released in the coming months.

The Daydream View headset is striking with a chassis covered in fabrics and microfiber, which are soft, flexible and breathable, according to Google. The tech giant worked with clothing designers to create the look and feel of Daydream View and has made the headset 30 percent lighter than similar headsets. Users who wear glasses should also find the headset easy to use with eyewear.

To use Daydream View, users need only open the headset’s latch, insert a phone and close the latch; it will connect to the device automatically and wirelessly. View also comes with a controller for precision focused motion control in VR. Users can store the controller within the headset to save it from being misplaced.

For content, users will have access to exclusive titles, such as a Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them experience and another experience called Star Chart, a learning tool that maps the sky. Daydream View will also support games, such as Gunjack 2 , a VR title from the makers of Eve . View will also work with Netflix, HBO, Hulu, CNN, Google Play Movies, Google Photos, Street View, YouTube and many others.

Daydream View will be available in November for $79 in slate, snow and crimson color options.


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