Google makes VR comfy and affordable with Daydream View

Google's Daydream View VR headset and controller comes in at only $79.

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The successor to Google Cardboard is here, and it’s Daydream. This was first previewed back at Google I/O 16, but all we got was a concept drawing and the idea of a standard for VR. Well, today Google cleared the air and announced the Daydream View. This is the first Daydream virtual reality headset, and it gets paired with a controller.

Google has a taken a different direction with Daydream View, gone are the hard plastics of other headsets. They have opted for a soft, plush, and comfy headset that won’t hurt to wear for long periods. It comes in three colors- slate, crimson, and snow.

It has a hand washable face pad made out of a lightweight, breathable fabric. The front part folds down, and you swap out your Daydream compatible smartphone with the controller. Even better it will auto align the display for optimal usage.

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The best part of Daydream View would be the affordable price of $79, it is cheaper than Samsung’s Gear VR and appears to be more comfortable. Currently, only the Pixel and Pixel XL are compatible with it, but I expect this list will grow.

Daydream View will be available for order soon, most likely on October 20.

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