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Standalone Daydream headsets

May 17, 2017.

Standalone headsets with Daydream.

Standalone headsets with Daydream. © Google.

At its I/O conference, Google unveiled a “reference design” for virtual reality headsets compatible with its Daydream platform, which is already being used with smartphones. The headset is truly standalone, just like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive: no phone, no PC, no cables. The headset will operate with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor and a handful of Tango sensors for spatial recognition (WorldSense tracking system). Two versions of the headset should be offered by HTC and Lenovo by the end of the year. Their price is not known.

Ars Technica, “Google announces untethered, fully tracked, standalone VR headsets.”

Daydream, “Standalone VR headsets.”