The first Daydream View was released in November of 2016 exclusively for the Google pixel. Google initially envisioned Daydream as a platform with multiple headsets. Dozens of Android devices came out to the world supporting Daydream since then. Recently Google launched the second-generation Daydream View virtual reality headset. The first thing you are going to notice is its color. The new Daydream headset still look like squishy, cloth-covered mobile headsets, with the same controller and basic features as the first Daydream view. But they have added these amazing colors and designs to make it look fancier and fashionable. Colors are comes with ‘charcoal’, ’fog’ and ‘coral’. If you buy the ‘coral’ edition, you will get a ‘coral’ remote too.
How the Daydream Viewer works
Sandwich your phone between the View’s front flap and a pair of lenses, which automatically launches a special Daydream Home interface. But with the new View it’s boosting just a little higher on the VR ladder, with better optics and new materials.
You might wonder why it is so huge. The Daydream team no longer emphasizes the View’s small size or portability or its protection on lenses. Instead Nartker describes the View as a product that will “have a nice spot on your living room coffee table,” he says “They use it at home; they love it,” “They share it around at parties.”
Features of new Daydream View
- Wider lenses with a field of view that’s supposedly 10 to 15 degrees wider than before
- Redesigned face mask to spread pressure more evenly.
- Removable top strap to make it feel more secure.
- The remote now clips to the main strap, instead of fitting inside the front panel in order to access it more quickly.
- Comes with a new front panel to cool the phone.
- Top strap helps you to relieve pressure on the face, and the headset block light far better now, without feeling more restrictive.
Google revealed earlier this year that it was working with partners on standalone VR headsets, which wouldn’t need a phone to function. But we might need to wait to hear more about this.