Google Showcases Its Latest Daydream View VR Headset
Cardboard Out, Daydream In
Google just unveiled its new VR headset named Daydream View at an event in San Francisco. It also unveiled its new flagship smartphone Google Pixel at the same event. Company’s VR head, Clay Bavor, believes that VR is not just a technology of the future. Rather, it is here and pegged to go places. The aim of the team is to make it as simple and accessible as possible.
About Google Daydream
Google Daydream View boasts of improved field of view, low latency and other high-end specs. The company claims that it is more comfortable to wear than the existing headsets in the market. It has achieved this by constructing the headgear using microfiber and other materials commonly used in clothing. All this has led to the device being 30 percent lighter than its contemporaries. It can also be easily worn over glasses.
Daydream View offers a front latch to open and place the mobile inside. It also offers a small wireless controller that helps you in interacting with the VR with touchable buttons. The controller has sensors that sense and respond to your moves, swing and aim. The company claims that one can even use the controller to draw or write. What’s more, when you are done, you can easily place the controller back into the headset, thus cutting any risk of losing it. The headset also has an auto-alignment system that ensures that the phone and headset work in a rhythm with each other.
Google has tie ups with Hulu, Google Play Movies and Maps to bring in immersive content to its users. It is also bringing in a special featurette of new Harry Potter film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The headset goes on sale in November at a price tag of £69
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