Google has today launched a new Daydream View virtual reality headset which brings a new design to the virtual reality headset market and rather than using hard plastic, Google has used breathable material to create their lightweight VR headset.
Although designed for the new Google Pixel smartphone, the Google Daydream View headset will also support a wide variety of other smartphones and already has a wide variety of different virtual reality games and experiences ready to explore.
Daydream-ready smartphones include the new Pixel, ZTE Axon 7, Huawei Mate 9 and any smartphone equipped with the following :
– Bluetooth 4.2 LE
– Display between 4.7 and 6 inches
– Resolution at least 1080p @ 60Hz display with 3ms or less latency and 5ms or less persistence. (Quad HD or higher recommended.)
– OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan
– Able to decode 2 instances of 60fps video simultaneously
– Consistent 60fps rendering
– Temperature sensors capable of reading device surface temperature
Check out the Google introductory video released last month to learn more about the Daydream View, VR headset created by Google which is now available to pre-order priced at just £69 or $79.
Experience high quality, mobile virtual reality with Daydream View. The soft, lightweight headset keeps you comfortable and the simple, smart controller puts you in control of the action. Explore new worlds, kick back in your personal VR cinema, and play immersive games like never before. Just drop in Pixel, or any Daydream-ready phone, to get started.
The Daydream View headset is made with lightweight fabric, inspired by what you wear. Paired with a controller, both are designed to be easy and intuitive. Explore new worlds, kick back in your personal VR cinema, and play games that put you in the center of the action. The magic that makes this work is a Daydream-ready phone.
For more information on the new Daydream View VR headset jump over to the official website for details by following the link below.
Source: GoogleFiled Under: Hardware, Top News