TL;DR: This lightweight VR headset typically retails for $99, but you can get it on sale from Amazon right now for only $59.
From curved desktop monitors to 4K TVs with cinema-quality audio, there’s a case to be made that the notion of ~immersion~ is fueling today’s consumer technology trends. We don’t merely want to consume our entertainment anymore; we want to participate in it.
That probably explains the rise of virtual reality in the consumer sector — that, and the fact that VR headsets are now more accessible (read: affordable) than ever.
Take Google’s Daydream View VR headset, now in its second generation. It’s a veritable bargain at its MSRP ($99), but right now Amazon is selling it for the all-time-low price of just $59.
Setting up the Daydream View is simple: You just slide one of the many Daydream-ready smartphones — i.e., most new Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy models — and just like that, you’re ready to begin your epic VR adventures.
The Daydream’s experiences come in the form of apps, of which Google Play has an ever-growing collection. You could spend an entire afternoon exploring jaw-dropping 360-degree environments, or catch up on your favorite Netflix titles, or dive into an exciting new game (while streaming it to Chromecast for your friends to see) — the choice is yours.
Spec-wise, the Daydream View is made of comfy, breathable fabric and features an adjustable, glasses-friendly design with a removable top strap. It also comes with its own controller, which can be stored in a slot on its head strap when not in use.
Visit Amazon today to grab a Charcoal Google Daydream View VR headset for just $59.