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Google's new $99 Daydream View goes for tiny improvements

A redesigned headset and better fit for your Daydream-ready phones.

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Last year, Google launched Daydream View, an affordable VR headset for Android phones. It's back, with minor improvements.

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The fabric-covered design is similar, but its optics and feel are improved.

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It comes in three colors.

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The remote is the same and works with a number of apps.

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The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL work with the new Daydream View, but so do other Daydream-ready phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S8.

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The headset and remote cost $99.

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The rear strap is similar: unlike Samsung's Gear VR, there's no extra top strap.

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The remote tucks in the back.

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Stay tuned for a new review, but the real key to Daydream View getting better is improved phone hardware and new apps.

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