With the holiday season bearing down us, more tasty gadgets are in line to receive price snips and lure you in - and one of the first to see a significant cut is the Google Daydream View.
Mobile VR headsets are already on the cheaper side, when compared to their standalone or PC-powered equivalents, but a new deal from Verizon has slashed over 50% off the 2016 and 2017 models of the Google headset. The latter is available for those in the US for $39.99, down from its usual retail price of $99.99, while the older headset is priced at $29.99, down from $79.99.
Google Daydream View deals:
- Google Daydream View (2017) - $39.99 (down from $99.99) | Get deal
- Google Daydream View (2016) - $29.99 (down from $79.99) | Get deal
If you're wondering what the differences between the pair are, well, they're minor. However, with just a paltry $10 now separating them, it's probably worth upgrading to last year's model in order to take advantage of the slightly better design and wider field of view.
It's also worth pointing out exactly who this headset works for - and, no, it's not for you, iOS users. Google's headset shuns iPhones, but it does support Google Pixel phones (obviously) and models from Samsung, Huawei, LG and Moto. Google has a list of Daydream-compatible devices, but this doesn't appear to have been updated in a while, so watch out for that.
If your phone (or the person you're gifting this to) is compatible, all you need to do is clip it into the front of the headset, fire up the Daydream app and the VR action will be a-popping.
However, with only the slate version of the 2016 Daydream View and the coral version of the 2017 model available, we imagine this is Verizon clearing some of its stock from the warehouse. That, of course, means that the numbers involved and the duration of this deal are limited, so keep that in mind if you're planning to pull the trigger.
If you do, you'll be getting one of the top mobile VR headsets for as cheap as we've ever seen it, and, naturally, you'll be able to give it a whirl for a couple of months before giving it to someone at Christmas. That's what we call a win-win.