Google now has two VR platforms, but this one isn't literally made of cardboard. Daydream is Google's high end VR platform, which means not every phone can use the new software built for this experience. In order to be considered "Daydream Ready" a phone has to meet a specific set of specs Google has determined necessary to create the best overall experience.
If you already own a phone ready for Google Daydream, the Daydream View headset is a little different from most others. It's primarily fabric, and designed to create the most comfortable fit so you can play and learn for hours. When you add in the Daydream Controller, a small Bluetooth wand that lets you reach out and interact with apps and games by pointing your hand in the real world, it's an incredible and unique experience.