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Google tweaks the Daydream View’s design, raises the price

by Justin Herrick | October 4, 2017October 4, 2017 12:25 pm PST

The Pixel 2, Home Mini, Home Max, Pixelbook, Pixel Buds, and Clips were announced in San Francisco during a much-hyped Google event. Those devices are getting plenty of attention. A new Daydream View also debuted; however, barely anyone is talking about it. That’s because Google didn’t change all that much about its virtual reality headset. It improved the product yet raised the price you pay for access to Google’s virtual reality ecosystem.

Google’s upgraded model has “high-performance lenses” to increase clarity and the field of view as well as a two-tone fabric to be softer and lighter. Other than that, nothing has changed. Apps and games work on both models. The look is slightly different but the price has been raised by $20.

It’s already been confirmed that the new virtual reality headset works with all of the phones compatible with the previous model. Phones like the Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, ZenFone AR, and Moto Z2 are among the phone that can be used with the new Daydream View. Just make sure your phone’s Daydream and Google VR Services apps are updated.

The new Daydream View is live on the Google Store for $99, and it should ship in about 3-4 weeks.

Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...