Alongside the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google unveiled its first hardware product for the Daydream VR platform. Dubbed Daydream View, the viewer works in conjunction with Daydream-ready phones, like the new Pixels.
Unlike other VR viewers, the Daydream View is made out of fabric, with Google working with several manufacturers to create the cover. The headset will be available in three color variants: Snow, Slate and Crimson. There's a hinged panel that allows you to slot your phone in with ease, and the face mask is made out of velcro.
The View also comes with a bundled controller that features a home button and one menu button, along with a clickable trackpad. The controller tucks into the headset when you're not using it so you don't lose it.
The Daydream View will feature VR experiences from several partners, with Google highlighting the Fantastic Beasts VR experience from Warner Bros. at the event. By the end of the year, over 50 partners will have Daydream apps, including Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and more. Google is also making specialized editions of YouTube, Google Photos and Street View available on Daydream View
The Daydream View will go up for pre-order starting October 20 for $79, and the headset will be available from Best Buy, Verizon, and the Google Store from early November. It will also head to Canada, Germany, Australia, and the UK from November.