Goggle’s new VR headset is coming to stores on November, Google noted in a blog post on Tuesday. The company had announced the headset on October 4 at the Pixel event where it also launched Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.
Though the headset was up for pre-orders a few weeks after the event, after November 10 buyers will be able to pick one up from stores. The headset will be available on the Google Store and at retailers across five countries. Here’s the list of stores along with the price that the company has mentioned in its blog post:
United States: Verizon, Best Buy; $79 (USD)
Canada: Bell, Rogers, Telus, Best Buy; $99 (CAD)
United Kingdom: EE, Carphone Warehouse; 69 Pounds (GBP)
Germany: Deutsche Telekom; 69 Euro
Australia: Telstra, JB Hi-Fi; $119 (AUD)
For now there is no word on the availability or the launch of the Google DaydreamVR headset in India.
Google had actually announced Daydream at the IO earlier this year. The Daydream View is similar to Samsung’s Gear VR and requires a compatible phone — the Pixel and Pixel XL are compatible –to work.
Google says that the Daydream VR is simple to use, with an easy accessible controller. It is made of soft and breathable fabric and has gentle face pads on the sides. The smart sensors in the headset helps smooth tracking and movement of the user. It also has an adjustable volume button. Daydream works with phone that are powered by Android Nougat.
“A big part of what makes Daydream View special is the Daydream controller. This small yet powerful controller lets you interact with the virtual world the same way you do in the real world. It points where you point, and is packed with sensors to understand your movements and gestures. You can swing it like a bat or wave it like a wand. And it’s so precise that you can draw with it,” Clay Bavor, Google’s VP of virtual reality had said at the October 4 event.
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