One day this will be a footnote in a “The History of VR”

I watched the Google I/0 evenPrint Screen Googlet unfold on my phone as I travelled back home on the train last night.

Apart from the rubbish signal, I managed to witness the unveiling of Google VR. I never used to get excited about these kind of events but now that my world revolves around VR, these events have a massive impact on my work, including how I react to these conferences “BRING OUT THE VR”.

Bertie and I agreed on the train that it feels like we are living through iconic VR moments. There will be a time in the next 10/20 years and we will think, yeah I remember where I was/ what I was doing when that HMD was announced.

Our initial thoughts on Daydream…

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  • It’s cool!
  • Super versatile due to the fact that it spans across most android devices.
  • Daydream home appears to basically be the good parts from Oculus home sprinkled with Google magic.
  • The new Google vr controller is suspiciously similar to the Oculus and Apple controllers…
  • Building on Google Cardboard’s current audience means they will be able to slowly introduce users to more intensive technology and more immersive VR experiences.

We would love to know your first initial reactions? Tweet us at @VirtualUmbrella and share your reactions with us.