Google's Daydream controller is a Wiimote for VR

It looks simple, yet effective.

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Google's Daydream controller is a Wiimote for VR

Google's new Android VR platform, Daydream, wouldn't be complete without a sleek input system for its headsets and mobile devices. That's where this little white controller comes into play. At the company's I/O keynote this morning, Google VP of Virtual Reality Clay Bavor showed off the new controller, which includes two buttons and a smooth, clickable touchpad at the tip. It functions a lot like Nintendo's Wii remote, using an orientation sensor that allows users to flick a magic wand, fling projectiles, flip flapjacks and perform other motion-enabled tasks in VR.

Google will launch the controller in the fall, alongside the first Daydream-ready headset. Daydream is a VR platform that includes both hardware as well as software baked right into Android N.

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Google's Daydream controller is a Wiimote for VR