Earlier this year, Google officially unveiled its first virtual reality headset for the Daydream VR platform, called Daydream View.
At the same time, the company confirmed the headset would cost $79.99, and that it would go on sale before the end of the year. Expectations that the headset would launch sometime in November were spot-on, as Google has officially announced the headset will launch on Thursday, November 10, for $79.99.
The Daydream View allows for owners to equip a Daydream-compatible phone into the headset, and then experience a variety of different scenarios in a VR construct. That includes acting like a wizard, or traveling to distant locations and visiting monuments and other landmarks. The only compatible phones right now are the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.
Google will be selling the Daydream View in its own Google Store, but it will also be available from other retailers. Here’s how that breaks down:
- United States: Verizon, Best Buy; $79 (USD)
- Canada: Bell, Rogers, Telus, Best Buy; $99 (CAD)
- United Kingdom: EE, Carphone Warehouse; £69 (GBP)
- Germany: Deutsche Telekom; €69 (EUR)
- Australia: Telstra, JB Hi-Fi; $119 (AUD)
Do you plan on picking up a Daydream View?[via Official Google Blog]