Google Pushes VR Further

Google is planning to launch standalone VR headsets that not only work without phones, but also promise more immersive experiences with its ‘Daydream’ platform. Google’s Daydream headset will come with a wireless controller for additional control in experiences, and for navigating the Daydream app ecosystem (which includes apps like YouTube VR and Google Street View). It’s hard to say whether this is ideal as a gift for someone who’s never tried VR before, or a must-buy for VR enthusiasts who want to untether their phones from their older headsets, but the challenge of getting people to make a habit of entering VR is a whole different ball game. The Daydream standalone headset becomes available in the second quarter of this year.

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