Back in May Google announced VR support was going to be built into future versions of Android. It was only a matter of time until Google launched a compatible device, and today that device is here. The DayDream View is a new VR headset very similar to Samsung’s Galaxy GearVR headset.
The new headset has some interesting features. Perhaps the most shocking aspect of the DayDream View is that it is made from fabric, causing it to be the lightest of the available headsets. It’s also shipping with a touchpad motion controller with two buttons. The headset is compatible with Google’s newly released Pixel phones as well as future VR enabled Android devices. Perhaps most impressively, the headset and controller are shipping for $79 and will be shipping in November.
Below is Google’s DayDream View launch video: