Today mobile VR takes another step forward with the launch of Google’s Daydream ecosystem. This new platform is set to work with a range of phones and headsets, but for now it’s only compatible with the company’s own Pixel phones and the Daydream View headset, which also launched today.
There are a couple of things that separate Daydream View from a Gear VR, namely the controller and the lighter, smaller design. That means it comes in a tiny little box, too, but there are enough components for us to put together a few images for an unboxing, just in case you’re wondering what it’s like to pry open a headset on launch day. It’s not launch day without an unboxing, right?
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As you can see in the pictures above, Daydream View also comes with the first Daydream Controller and a wrist-strap for it (which is very, very annoying to thread through the bottom of the device). Somewhat disappointingly, it doesn’t seem to come with an extra USB type-C cable to charge the controller (unless it was hidden away somewhere in the many compartments I ripped apart), though you’ll find two inside the Pixel box so it’s not really a big issue.
Oh and, for the record, these pictures were all taken with the Pixel smartphone that then went inside the headset. Inception!
There are quite a lot of free and premium apps joining Daydream on day one, far more than the company originally advertised. You can expect even more content over the next few weeks and months in the build up to Christmas, and many more still in the new year.
What questions do you have about the headset and its games? Let us know in the comments and we’ll make sure to answer them.