Google has expanded upon its Daydream virtual reality concept with further details of how its mobile system works and the unveiling of its first, reference grade headset.

The Daydream View VR headset is the company's own device and is made differently from other headsets on the market - not least because it's covered in material rather than plastics. It is likely to be followed by many similar products made to the same set of standards by other manufacturers in future, but we suspect this will be the only device that matches your socks.

It works in conjunction with Daydream-enabled phones, of which Google's Pixel and Pixel XL are the first. They are needed to provide the screen and processing, while the dedicated Daydream software provides the hub through which to access VR experiences and apps.

It also works with a separate motion remote control, so you can scroll through and interact with content on the screen without touching the device.

The Daydream View VR headset will be available from November from multiple retail outlets, including the Google Store, EE and Carphone Warehouse. It'll cost $79 for the headset and remote in the US, £69 in the UK and Google has said that there will be new colours coming later this year too. Crimson and a lighter grey crossed with beige versions will follow the slate edition available initially.