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Citing “a source with knowledge of the announcement”, it claims the new headset will use a smartphone to drive the experience, much like the Gear VR (review) and Google Cardboard.
The source says that the headset will be compatible with the Pixel phones and will be sold for as little as US$79. The publication adds that the new headset will also ship with a Wii-style remote.
The Daydream VR headset would be another high-profile device at the Google event
This would mark the first Daydream VR headset ever revealed. Daydream is Google’s VR certification drive, with Daydream-branded products meeting Google’s requirements for a good VR experience.
Google and third-party developers are also hard at work on Daydream-enabled apps, such as YouTube, Google Street View and others.
The US company is pushing for phones to be made Daydream-ready, with ZTE’s Axon 7 and the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe being the first to support the platform.