Google’s Daydream View VR Headset Available for a Bargain Price of $59
At $99, Google’s Daydream View headset is already one of the cheapest in the market but it is about to get even cheaper with the prices dropping 40% to an all-time-low of only $59 on Amazon.
The consumer trend is currently towards greater immersion and hardware vendors are going out of their way to deliver ever sophisticated virtual reality headsets that come with ease of use, high specs and help deliver very realistic and immersive experiences. The modern consumer does not just want to passively consume media but to also participate in the entertainment.
There is currently a VR headset revolution. New players are entering the market and many of the leading hardware makers are scrambling to deliver better and more affordable devices. As choices expand, the prices of some of the older low-spec headsets are tumbling down thereby increasing the accessibility of virtual reality to the ever-growing consumer base. This is going to be the trend in the coming years. More innovation will be accompanied by a corresponding fall in prices and the increase in accessibility.
Google’s Daydream View is a perfect example of the impact of increased innovation on the pricing of the existing headsets. Although the headset is currently in its second generation, it is already dirty-cheap, going for only $99. Now the prices has tumbled even further as Amazon is currently offering it at only $59, probably a stock-clearing bargain price that could be in response to the expansion of choices which has come with the avalanche of VR headset launches and shifted the gaze of consumers in a new direction of new and better hardware choices and better immersion.
The Daydream View headset is easy to set up and easy to use. You simply have to slide-in a Daydream-compatible smartphone such as the Samsung Galaxy series or the Google Pixel and you will be ready to immerse yourself in a virtual reality adventure.
A user could immerse themselves into hours of 360-degree experiences, watch the latest titles on Netflix or play any of the exciting virtual reality games available on the platform. It is even possible to stream the content to Chromecast so as to share the experience with friends.
The Daydream View headset is built with a design that is not only comfortable but which is also made from a breathable fabric. The design is adjustable and glasses-friendly and the top strap is removable. The virtual reality headset also features its own controller that can be slotted into the head strap for safe storage when the VR headset is not in use.