Google unveiled a new virtual reality headset Tuesday with the Daydream View. The device, first announced at I/O in May, goes on sale in November for $79.
With the Daydream View, Google looks to make virtual reality accessible to a wider audience with a high quality mobile headset.
The device is made of a soft fabric that Google says is “inspired by the clothes we enjoy wearing.” It’s portable and simple to use — people will be able to get their phones into and out of the device in seconds.
Daydream View will be available in three colors: slate, snow, and crimson. Slate will be available at the November launch, with the two other colors to follow soon after.
The Daydream View is currently only compatible with Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL phones, but Google says this will be expanded to more Android smartphones.
Here are a few of the experiences available with Daydream View:
- Watch movies and TV shows in a virtual reality theatre with Google Play Movies and special versions of Hulu, Netflix, and HBO
- Elevate your gaming with titles including LEGO BrickHeadz, Need For Speed, and Home Run Derby
- View immersive videos on YouTube from creators like BuzzFeed, CollegeHumor, and Tastemade
- Experience the news in a new way with content from partners such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal
- Travel the world and tour more than 100 historic places with Google Street View
Can’t wait until November to get your hands on the device? Pre-sale ordering begins Oct. 20 at Verizon and the Google Store.
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