I haven't been bullish on VR in general, but this is the first take I've seen that makes it look remotely appealing. It's a very considered design, and makes most other headsets look bulky and alien. I'm really surprised that this came from Google, tbh. I didn't think they could ever get to something like this. Congrats to the team.
Same here Todd!
It's very much designed for people who'd feel self conscious about having a Samsung Gear or another plastic headset strapped to their face in public. It could almost pass at an elaborate sleep mask at a glance. Other headsets don't really have this problem (yet) since they're not mobile.
Hey Todd! Hope all is good in the great NW.
Like the look of this but a bit confused at the larger system and why only certain phones (and certain Android phones at that) can use it? In addition to the headset is Daydream also a new phone OS (or Android app)?
Hey Clayton, doing well! I'm not as well-informed on the VR scene, but as I understand it the hardware demands are likely what is limiting the number of phones. So far my only attention on the Daydream has been on the industrial design aspect. No pun, but VR tech is its own world to learn.
Surprised no one has mentioned the design of this site. It's incredibly well done. CSS image crops, animations, that text gradient background color, transforms and all the bells and whistles. Good stuff
I feel like this is the first VR headset that goes at it all from a different angle. Not as good but easier. A bit like when the Nintendo Wii came out. Looks nice too I think.