Without a ticket, you can now go on a virtual tour of a world-renowned museum or see extinct animals come to life and much more with Google’s Daydream View headset and controller. It is available on Flipkart for Rs 6,499. Designed and developed by Google, Daydream View delivers simple, high-quality virtual reality. With Daydream View, users can always get the best seat in the house. Experience sports, live events and more in full 360-degree panoramic view. Plus, now Indian users can watch top shows and movies, distraction-free, on their own virtual big screen. Clay Bavor, vice-president of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at Google, says, “Daydream View promises users a mesmerising experience. Swim with a pod of dolphins, stand at the edge of a volcano and even visit Pluto with Daydream View. Users can teleport from virtually anywhere to pretty much everywhere. Our aim is to make the VR experience mobile so that customers can easily carry it anywhere with them. We are also working with developers, smartphone companies, and content creators to make VR accessible to all.”
Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL are the first Daydream-ready phones, and you can experience Daydream on the Moto Z. Daydream View is also coming soon to Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Daydream-ready phones are built with high-resolution displays, powerful mobile processors and high-fidelity sensors —all tuned to support great VR experiences.
Inspired by the clothes we enjoy wearing, the headset is made with soft, breathable fabric and is designed to fit over eye glasses. The phone and headset have an auto-alignment system so users do not have to worry about cables or connectors.
A big part of what makes Daydream View special is the controller. This small, yet powerful, controller lets users interact with the virtual world the same way they interact with the real world around them. Daydream View is packed with sensors that respond precisely to a user’s movement and gestures—swing it like a cricket bat or wave it like a magic wand. When you are done using it, slide it into a specially-created area within the headset and never worry about losing it in a bag or between couch cushions.
From the universe of YouTube videos to magical worlds where users can cast spells and levitate objects, there is an array of experiences waiting to be enjoyed on Daydream. With YouTube VR, you can watch the entire library of videos on a virtual big screen and experience VR videos from creators from around the world. Additionally, use Street View to see curated tours of over 150 of the world’s most amazing places like the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal—fly over a city, stand at the top of the highest peaks, and even soar into space.
Estimated street price: Rs 6,499