Google’s own VR Headset is called the Daydream View
Google made it a strong point that the future of content consumption is VR, but also took a great deal of time in explaining how current VR headsets are just not good enough. Google’s main argument is that the experience is just not comfortable, in addition to also very cumbersome to wear. The solution is Google’s new Daydream View, and the improvements are quite significant.
For starters comfort is everything. It’s fully made of a soft microfiber fabric that makes it 30% lighter than other devices. When it comes to ease of use, the company has included a very simple latch operation. The headset and the phone also work wirelessly, so all you need to do is place the phone in the headset, no wires needed, and there’s an auto-alignment system to match things when you place your device in. There’s a new take on a controller, which only has two buttons and all types of sensors inside that even allow you to gesture and even draw with it. There will be three color options, launching in Slate, but later expanding to Snow and Crimson.
As for content, Google has been working with Warner Brothers for exclusive content. There are also learning features like Star Chart that allow you to explore the galaxy through VR. Games like Gun Jack 2 were mentioned, all enhanced for Daydream. Google has announced as many as 50 partners launching content by the end of the year, and you can expect Google’s native content like Google Play Movies, Google Photos, Streetview, and Youtube to be all part of Daydream. Daydream View starts at $79.