Google Daydream View (2016)
Introducing Daydream View, the comfortable and easy to use headset by Google. Having noticed many issues with comfort and the fact that most headsets looked the same, Google has taken the step to stand out from the crowd with their new virtual reality headset.
Unlike many headsets on the market today, Daydream View is inspired by comfortable materials which people actually wear and have worked with clothing designers to produce a headset which is soft, cosy and comfortable to wear. Daydream View is one of the most lightweight headset on the market weighing in at 220g and fits nicely over most eye glasses. The facepad is also removable allowing you to wash it as and when you like. Google is launching the mobile VR headset in three colours; Slate (grey), Snow (white) and Crimson (red).
Google also realised that in order for mass consumers to adopt to VR, the headset should be extremely easy to use without the need of clunky wires so it’s as easy as popping your Pixel phone and you are ready to go. Daydream View is currently compatible with Daydream-ready smartphones which includes Google’s new smartphone Pixel. Daydream-ready smartphones are built for VR with high resolution displays, ultra smooth graphics and high-fidelity sensors for precise head tracking.
Having thought of almost everything, Daydream View comes complete with its very own controller. With built-in smart sensors, the Daydream View controller provides smooth tracking and movements, allowing you to transform the controller into what your imagination desires. The controller also allows you to adjust the volume at the click on a button. As the controller is relatively small, Google has designed a groove and elastic loop on the inside of the headset which holds the controller firmly in place between uses, preventing you from losing it.
Daydream View is set to be released with its daydream-ready smartphone Pixel in November 2016 and will be available to buy in the US, UK, Australia and other countries.