CNET First Look
Goodbye Cardboard, hello Daydream ViewLexy Savvides tries on Google's new VR headset, the Daydream View. The device is covered in fabric, comes with a controller and will be available in November for $79.
[MUSIC] This is the Google Daydream View, Google's VR headset that works on the Daydream System. Now this is slightly different than the typical VR headset that you may be used to. It is lightweight, it is very comfortable, it's made from fabric. And Google's collaborated with some clothing designers in order to give it that very comfortable and soft look and feel. Now, there's an adjustable strap around the back which has got an elastic rather than any sort of velcro. There is a flap here with some elastic that you can put your phone into in the front that is a Daydream compatible phone which at the moment is the Google Pixel and Pixel XL and forthcoming Android phone. Now, the controller which comes with the system, rather than a big [INAUDIBLE] You need controller or anything like that. It's actually quite small and compact, and it has a special slot, so it can fit right in the front here when you're not using it. But if you are using it, your phone is in here, you can use the controller to interact with things in the virtual world. Now there are a couple of different sensors here on the headset itself, so you can work out the position of the phone so you can adjust it according When you're using the headset. And when you are in the Daydream world, you can interact with apps such as HBO, Hulu, Netflix, and of course YouTube. Wearing the Daydream View headset is actually quite comfortable. It's pretty lightweight and the fabric makes everything a soft touch. Even though I don't have a phone in it, it feels really light. Easy to use. So the Daydream, you have said, is going to be available for $79, with availability in November and it will come in a number of different colors. [MUSIC]