Google has just introduced the first headset designed for its Daydream virtual reality platform. Daydream View is a $79 headset designed to work with the new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, as well as any other Daydream-ready smartphones.
It will be available in November and the headset comes with a motion-sensing remote control that lets you interact with VR apps without touching the phone that acts as the headset’s brain and screen.
That remote, by the way, fits inside the headset when it’s not in use, making it hard to lose.
Daydream View has is covered in fabric, in order to make it comfortable to wear. And unlike some cheap headsets, it’s designed with eyeglasses in mind: you should be able to adjust the VR device so that you can wear it comfortable even if you wear spectacles.
While Google is hoping Android app developers continue to produce VR games and apps that will work with the headset, Google is also making its own apps Daydream-ready, including YouTube, Street View, and Google Photos.