November 6, 2019 update:
  • There's a new open source Cardboard SDK that offers a streamlined API, improved device compatibility, and built-in viewer profile QR code scanning. We recommend that all developers actively building for Google Cardboard migrate to the new Cardboard SDK: iOS, Android NDK, Unity XR Plugin (SDK)
October 15, 2019 update:
  • The Daydream View VR headset is no longer available for purchase. However, you can continue to use the existing Google VR SDK to update and distribute your apps to the Google Play Store, and make them available to users in the Daydream app.

Experimental Daydream 6DoF controllers

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The experimental Daydream 6DoF controllers allow you to build 6DoF experiences for the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream. These controllers enable natural and intuitive controls for interacting with virtual objects, such as allowing users to pick up and manipulate virtual objects.

Hardware Requirements:

To use these controllers with your Lenovo Mirage Solo, attach the tracking faceplate to your headset and connect its USB cable.

Applications for a developer kit

We are no longer taking applications.


The experimental 6DoF controller includes various controls:

Controller Feature Description
Optical 6DoF controller tracking See the Degrees of Freedom page.
Touchpad with Touchpad Click button
  • Can detect touching, swiping and clicking.
  • Fully customizable for your app.
  • Example uses include scrolling through a menu or moving through the environment.
  • 6DoF controller only
  • Fully customizable for your app.
  • Example uses include selecting virtual objects at a distance.
Grip button
  • 6DoF controller only
  • Fully customizable for your app.
  • Example uses include grabbing a virtual object in reach.
Daydream button
  • Press to open the Daydream Dashboard.
  • Press and hold to recenter your view.
  • Cannot be customized.
App button
  • Can be used for custom functions in your app.
  • Example uses include opening an in-app menu or performing a special action.