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Google Daydream View
Winner - Platinum
Competition: Spark:Fall Product
Designer: Google Design Team
Design Type: Virtual Reality Headset and Controller
Company / Organization / School: Google Inc.
Daydream View is a headset and controller for experiencing high quality immersive virtual reality (VR). Simply place a Daydream-ready phone into the headset to get started. It is designed to offer a simple and easy in and out VR experience. Daydream View’s lightweight, durable headset is made from multiple layers of soft, breathable fabric and foam to help you stay comfortable - and it fits over most eyeglasses. The unique construction method of the headset reduces weight and keeps the amount of hard plastic parts to a minimum. Engineered and designed for comfort, the soft, form-fitted facepad rests gently on the face. It is hand washable, so you'll be able to keep the headset clean to share with your friends. The inviting and approachable design is intended to appeal to users beyond early adopters, opening VR experiences to casual users, millennials and women. It accommodates different phone thicknesses and even phones in cases. After placing a Daydream-ready phone in the headset, an NFC chip embedded in the front door will tell it to launch the Daydream app. A pair of capacitive rubber nubs on the frame will help the phone detect its position and automatically center the image.