Google has a big launch event planned for 4 October including a new VR headset. Here’s what you need to know about the Daydream 2. Plus follow our live stream and live blog right here.
Apple had it’s big moment for 2017 unveiling the iPhone X among other things and now it’s Google’s turn. Is looks like there’s a lot of new devices coming at it’s launch event including the Daydream View 2 VR headset.
Google announced the Daydream View headset around this time last year so it’s about time we were introduced to the second generation.
The Daydream View 2 is just one of many products that Google is expected to unveil at an event on 4 October. We imagine most of these new products will hit shelves the same month but we’ll update this once we know.
We’ve got the live stream for Google’s big event at the top of this page, so simply check back here at 4pm BST on 4 October. We’ll also be bringing you a live blog of the event, which you can view at the bottom of this page.
Google is also thought to be launching Pixel 2 phones, a Pixelbook and the Google Home Mini .
According to Droid-Life the Google Daydream View 2 will cost $99. That’s a $20 increase on the original.
In the UK the first Daydream VR headset costs £69 and we fear it will jump to £99 for the Daydream 2 due to Brexit and the current value of the pound.
Despite its bumper leak of the products Google will announce at the event, Droid-Life doesn’t have any technical details on the Daydream View 2.
What the site does say is that the headset will come in three new colours: Charcoal, Fog, and Coral. That’s similar to the previous Slate, Crimson and Snow options.
The rest is only what we can gather from the leaked image which shows a very similar design to the original (see above with the original on the left). The fabric covering looks a bit different but there’s still an elastic catch to hold the front flap close and a remote control.
It’s a shame Google hasn’t added an extra strap to go over the top of the head. The Daydream 2 should support the first generation Pixel phones and other Daydream-enabled phones but we’ll find out soon.
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