Google introduced Daydream View during the press conference
As previously mentioned, the beginning of October 2016 was quite eventful in VR industry. For instance, on the 4th of October Google demonstrated quite a few programs and devices (Daydream VR, Google Home, Google Wifi, Pixel и Pixel XL), one of the most interesting moments being the introduction of the VR headset Daydream View.
The new headset was created on the basis of developments of the company’s previous device – Google Cardboard. Daydream View is used with a smartphone which is installed into the device as in Samsung Gear VR. It is 30% lighter than other manufacturers’ analogues. Daydream View comes with a Bluetooth controller which tracks hands’ movements for a contactless control over the smartphone.
In November 2016 Daydream View will be available in Google Store and the company’s partners in 5 countries:
- The USA – stores: Verizon, Best Buy – 79 USD;
- Canada – stores: Bell, Rogers, Telus, Best Buy – 99 CAD;
- The UK – stores: EE, Carphone Warehouse – 69 GBP;
- Germany – stores: Deutsche Telekom – 69 EUR;
- Australia – stores: Telstra, JB Hi-Fi – 119 AUD.
In the USA Daydream View has been available for pre-order from the 20th of October in Google Store and Verizon.
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