Google to unveil Daydream virtual reality headset

And it's not even that expensive...

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Google is set to unveil its first-ever Daydream virtual reality headset.

The device, which is designed to be used in conjunction with two new phones Google are also set to unveil, could go on sale for as little as $79 in the United States, reports Variety.

Essentially, the device is a virtual reality extension of Google’s mobile operating system. Phones that are Daydream optimised will automatically switch into a VR mode when the headset is connected.

From this point, users can access their mobile’s interface much in the same way as on a tablet but in a virtual reality setting.

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Google Daydream The headset that could change everything. Image Google

The Daydream will be shipped with a handheld controller, which will be used both for navigation as well as VR game play.

Essentially, we’re all going to go around looking a bit like RoboCop.

Google’s timing of the introduction of this product comes just in time for the holiday shopping season. It will be the first time that people can purchase VR headsets made by different companies.

Samsung have the Gear VR which is currently going on the market for around $99 and Sony will shortly be bringing out the PlayStation VR, which is compatible with existing PS4 consoles and costs $399.

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