Google’s Daydream View Is Coming to the Google Store on November 10

Omar Sohail
Posted Nov 1, 2016
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Google’s Daydream View was announced when the company showed off its Pixel smartphone lineup. Currently, this is only the headset available that will provide support for Google’s Daydream VR platform it is going to be arriving on November 10.

Daydream View Will Be Retailing for $79 But Will Require Other Pre-Requisites for Your Smartphone to Be Compatible With the Actual Platform

Daydream View is currently unavailable at the Google Store, but that’s because it will officially be available on November 10. The headset is actually 30 percent more lightweight compared to other VR headsets out there. In addition, Daydream View is also able to take a beating due to its durability and is comfortable to wear at the same time.

Consumers who are affected by weak eyesight will not run into problems since Daydream View will be able to present content in the same manner as those with healthy peripheral visions. However, here’s one thing to note if you want to start viewing Daydream content on the headset. Your device needs to be running Android Nougat 7.0 and should be Daydream ready. More phones will be introduced in the future but currently, Pixel and Pixel XL are compatible with Daydream because they are running powerful hardware as well as the latest version of Android.

Fitting the mobile device inside Daydream View is also going to be a walk in the park. All you have to do is pop open the latch, slide the phone in, close the latch and you’re all set. In addition to this, there is also a controller available and it only has two buttons, but a lot of sensors packed into it. If you want to know more about the specifications of the headset and controller, they have been listed below.

Daydream View headset specifications

Dimensions

  • Length: 6.56in (166.8 mm)
  • Width: 4.18in (106.2 mm)
  • Height: 3.88in (98.6 mm)

Weight

  • 220 grams (7.76oz)

Material

  • Lightweight stretch fabric

Colour

  • Slate

Compatibility

  • Daydream-ready phones, including Pixel

Controller specifications

Dimensions

  • Length: 4.13in (105mm)
  • Width: 1.37in (35mm)
  • Height: 0.67in (17mm)

Weight

  • 1.41oz (40g)

Sensors

  • 9 axis IMUs for precision tracking

Wireless

  • Bluetooth low energy (LE)

Ports and connectors

  • Fast-charging with USB-C charger and cable (USB-C charger and cable included with Pixel, not included with Daydream View but sold separately)

Battery

  • 220mAh battery with run-time of up to 12 hours

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