Google Daydream is an anxiously anticipated virtual reality headset that is set to release within the coming weeks. It is taking the gaming world by storm, just like the Airwheel took the transportation industry by surprise. This device follows the release of Samsung Gear VR, which features a similar design. However, many are excited to see how the Google Daydream headset compares. Below, we have listed everything that there is to know about this upcoming device. For more information on Google Daydream’s specs, design and price, keep reading below.
Google Daydream View
The Daydream View by Google makes virtual reality gaming available to all smartphone users, Apple and Android alike. The Google Daydream is similar to Samsung Gear VR, only it is compatible with all types of phones, unlike Dead Rising 3. It is also much less expensive than the Oculus Rift for PC and the HTC Vive. The headset was designed to have the most comfortable fit of any VR gadget. In addition to the Daydream headset, the Daydream View controller is small, having just two buttons, and can be conveniently stored in the headset when not in use. The Google Daydream headset, known as the View can be purchased by all Smartphone users for just $79 dollars. You can’t beat that.
Free Google Daydream Apps
Once you finally get your hands on a Google Daydream, you are going to want to decide on some starter apps to download. The best ones to get your feet wet with are always the free apps. Of course, Google Street View should be top on your list. However, there is another Google Daydream app to consider that many do not even know about – Google Arts and Culture VR. The Arts and Culture virtual reality app by Google allows you to tour through curated galleries full of some of the best artworks in history. This is much more thrilling than a boring old webcam test. If you want to try out virtual reality apps, start by downloading these free Google-made Daydream apps.
As a Virtual Reality headset, Google Daydream is designed to provide an immersive gaming and app experience for its users, just like eclinical works. Virtual Reality devices have 360 degree visuals that will allow the player to feel as though they are actually living within the game. By putting any compatible phone into the headset, users can dive into one of the many apps that will be made available.
When it comes to compatibility, Google has made Virtual Reality more accessible to everyone. At least, those with Androids that is. Google plans to make future Android phones Daydream-compatible. Currently, the Pixel is the first handset that has been announced for Daydream view, along with the slightly bigger Pixel XL. However, the company also has big plans for the future of the Daydream on the Google timeline. By the end of 2017, the company expects to have a whole slew of compatible phones on the market. These Daydream compatible phones include the Samsung Glaxy S8 and S8 Plus, ZTE Axon 7, Moto Z, Moto Z Force and Moto Z2 Force, Huawei Mate 9 Pro and the Asus ZenPhone AR. Clearly, 2017 promises to be a huge year for mobile virtual reality gaming.
Unlike Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream requires a remote control to function. The device comes with the VR headset at no extra cost, just like you get a remote free of charge when buying a television. With two buttons and motion sensors, the Daydream controller is said to allow users to interact with their virtual world like never before. By capturing more fluid movements, this controller will help you feel as though you really are fighting zombies, swinging a bat or piloting a spaceship.
The Google Daydream is currently priced at $79, making it an inexpensive option compared to other VR headsets on the market. However, it is important to take into consideration the cost of the compatible phones as well. The Pixel costs over $600. Still, you will have a multitasking device that acts as a quality cell phone and a virtual reality handset.
Currently, a few partners have been listed for the Google Daydream device that feature network protocol that is optimized for the virtual reality gadget. Companies and apps such as Hulu, Netflix, and YouTube have all signed up to be part of this exciting release. Additionally, apps can be downloaded in the Google Play Store. According to an announcement made by one official, an app based off of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them film is also expected to join the ranks.
Order It Now
The official release date was announced as December 6th, just in time for holiday shopping. However, since then, they have added additional colors. Originally the Google Daydream View headset was only available in a Slate color. Now, you can get the virtual reality gaming gadget in Crimson and Snow, as well. If you want to get your hands on one, go ahead and place your order for just under $80. You will not regret it.
Google Daydream is taking the tech world by storm, and won’t require constant resetting, like the reset fitibit annoyances. With these Virtual Reality devices rising in popularity, it is possible that even more VR headsets, phones and other devices are to come. If you are interested in testing out the latest in VR technology this November, be sure to pre-order your Google Daydream today.
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