If you've spent any time in virtual reality then "cozy" is definitely not the first word that comes to mind. Google thinks its new Daydream View headset can change that.
The $79 headset is Google's first true virtual reality device and it's soft and fuzzy — literally.
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Instead of the plastic and foam of most headsets, Daydream is made out of soft cloth that feels more like felt or a blanket. It's difficult to overstate how much of a difference this makes. I've spent quite a bit of time with virtual reality headsets and I always walk away thinking how uncomfortable they are — regardless of how good the content inside was.
For Google, whose previous entry into the space was the cheap but not-at-all comfortable Cardboard, Daydream is a welcome departure from what we've come to expect from VR.
Of course, fabric does come with a few tradeoffs; mainly that it gets dirty, particularly the part that touches your face when you wear it. While Google representatives emphasized repeatedly that they didn't think staining would be a significant issue for most, the inside fabric panel is removable so you can wash it from time to time.