VR: Google Daydream View vs. Google Cardboard

  Technology   6 months ago

Last spring, Google introduced the Daydream VR headset – following up on their Fall 2016 teaser promise. But what is Daydream? And why are there such high expectations?

Earlier this week alongside the release of Pixel phone, Google also introduced a new way to immerse yourself in your favourite movies, tv shows, VR videos, games, maps and more. “Simple, high-quality virtual reality” are the words that describe the new Google Daydream View. While we can still have an affordable VR experience with Google Cardboard, Daydream View transports you on an out of this world experience, literally. The moment your phone becomes your big screen, you can go wherever you want. From Google Street View to a museum or mountain peak.

Controller

The Daydream View comes with a smart controller that allows you to wirelessly control your phone, navigate menus and play games. With a simple yet attractive design – similar to Apple’s TV remote, the Daydream View controller fits comfortably in hand for easy navigation and use.

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Design

The headset design is surprisingly comfortable, with a sturdy and contemporary look, you can wear it all day without experiencing any discomfort. The Daydream View features a soft and lightweight frame, available in three colours: Snow, Slate and Crimson.

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Compatibility

Daydream View will let you enjoy VR experience events on compatible Android devices and Daydream-ready phones, powered by the new Android 7.0 Nougat. Of course, Pixel, Google’s new take on premium phones, will be the first compatible smartphone. However, in time, more Daydream-ready phones are expected to share compatibility with Google’s new VR experience.

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Priced at $79 USD, aspiring users can join the waitlist now at MadebyGoogle.

Photography: © Made by Google

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