Google Daydream View Review

It’s November 10 and Google’s Daydream View headset is now available for purchase. I’ve been able to spend most of the past week with one to familiarize myself with the virtual reality headset and take in some content, like games and other experiences. As of today, Daydream View may only work with Pixel and Pixel XL, but it’s off to a great start for the mobile VR category.

Let’s take a deeper look in our Daydream View review.  (more…)

Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL Getting Updates With Bluetooth Fixes, Daydream View Improvements

According to Verizon, the Pixel and Pixel XL are receiving an update today to build NDE63X. My guess is that this is November’s security patch, but Verizon’s changelog doesn’t necessarily say so. What it does say is to expect a Bluetooth fix, VR improvements, and a WiFi Calling option for New Mexico.

UPDATE: Yep, it’s the November security patch. Details here. (more…)

Google’s Daydream View Hits Stores November 10 for $79

Pixel owners, get ready for VR redemption. Google announced today that its Daydream View unit, which many of you likely get for free from pre-ordering Pixel phones, arrives November 10.

The unit runs $79 for those who are interested in purchasing one out-right. They’ll be available at the Google Store, along with Verizon and Best Buy shops. Pre-orders are already up. (more…)

Google Daydream VR Headset Pre-Order Live on Verizon

The Daydream View VR headset from Google is now available for pre-order through Verizon, priced at the same $79 as it is on the Google Store. However, if you pre-order through Verizon, it’s always possible you will receive the device before you would from Google.

Currently, the Google Store claims the Daydream View ships within 2-3 weeks, while Verizon states it will ship by November 16. Regardless of where you choose to order it from, you should have the headset in time for your turkey feast on Thanksgiving.  (more…)

Google’s Daydream VR Headset and Controller Launch in November, Priced at $79

Teased at Google I/O earlier this year, the Daydream VR headset from Google was made official this morning. With this launch, Google is deciding to get a bit more serious about VR, offering more than just a $5 piece of Cardboard for users to experience virtual reality. Not only is Google launching a headset, but a controller to help control your experience.

Upon launch, Google will have more than 50 partners providing VR content, on top of the existing experiences found on YouTube, Netflix, and applications found on Google Play.  (more…)