Daydream is Google’s new main attempt at establishing a wider presence in the ever-growing virtual reality market. Of course, Google had already laid some VR groundwork with Cardboard which offered affordable access to virtual reality. However, Daydream takes things to a more unified and certainly a more VR-like level. In spite of only being released recently, the initial impressions do look promising and it does seem as though Daydream will become a firm favorite within the mobile VR space. Although, to be able to take advantage of Daydream you will need to have both a Daydream-ready smartphone (like the Pixel or the Pixel XL), as well as a Daydream headset, like the Daydream View.
While the Daydream View is the current and main headset for the platform, Google has not been so forward in making available a variety of colors for consumers to choose from. In fact, up until now the Daydream View has only been available to buy in one color, ‘Slate’. However, that is now about to change as Google today announced via their VR channel on Twitter that they are finally making available two more colored Daydream View options to choose from.
The new colors are ‘Crimson’ and ‘Snow’. Much like Slate is akin to gray, Crimson is largely a red-based (well crimson-based) color and as you might expect, Snow leans more towards a white color. Google has confirmed that the two new colors are both now available to pre-order through the Google Store and are priced at the same level ($79) as the already-available Slate option. For those considering picking either of the new colors up, the Google Store does note that they both should begin shipping from December 8. So basically next Thursday. At the moment there are no firm details on when or if the new colors will become available through third-party retailers like Best Buy, so if you do want to secure one as soon as possible, you are probably better off heading through the link below and pre-ordering from the Google Store. It is also lastly worth pointing out that at the moment, it only seems as though you can order the Crimson and Snow colored Daydream View headsets in the US and the UK.