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Google Unveils Daydream View VR Device

by Joe Juba on Oct 04, 2016 at 11:14 AM

Consumers aren't exactly flocking to VR technology quite yet, but that's not stopping Google from entering the VR arms race. The Daydream View allows users to access VR from their phones – like a more advanced version of Google Cardboard.  

Google previously announced its plans for the new device, but only unveiled the product during a live event today. 

The Daydream View is more of a competitor to the Gear VR rather than the more complete platforms like Vive, Rift, and PSVR. It costs about $80, can be used with multiple Daydream-ready phones, and is slated to release in November.


Our Take
The Daydream and its capabilities aren't exactly cutting-edge when compared to more powerful and more expensive options. However, it may be the best avenue to experiment with VR for many users, which gives it an advantage with mainstream audiences.