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Hands-On with Google Daydream and Daydream View

By Scorpus ยท 13 replies
Nov 10, 2016
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  1. Virtual reality powered by smartphones is an awesome concept. While tethered VR systems like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift require expensive headsets and even more expensive gaming PCs, mobile VR requires just a cheap addition to something most people already have: a smartphone.

    We’ve already seen several solutions for mobile VR, most notably Samsung’s Gear VR, which only works with high-end Samsung devices; and Google Cardboard, which is a cheap and limited option available to anyone. But Google is taking things to the next level with Daydream: a new virtual reality ecosystem for Android and the most compelling case for accessible VR I’ve seen to date.

    I’ve spent the last few days with Daydream and Google’s corresponding headset, the Daydream View, to check out the ecosystem ahead of its launch. In short, it’s very impressive, and those with a supported smartphone should strongly consider purchasing the $79 Daydream View headset when they go on sale today.

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  2. fktech

    fktech TS Addict Posts: 202   +53

    Go outside look around it's the best VR you will ever see and it's free.
    BSim500 likes this.
  3. Bigtruckseries

    Bigtruckseries TS Evangelist Posts: 583   +317

    If your Galaxy Note 7 bursts into flames while using this you'll become CYCLOPS.
    Billybobjoey and Evernessince like this.
  4. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 414   +172

    That is just reality and right now it sucks!
    Johnnyblaze1957 and Reehahs like this.
  5. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 1,786   +1,007

    Oh god, VR + Exploding phones = lawsuit.
  6. davea0511

    davea0511 TS Rookie

    Um .... that's called R. This is about VR.
  7. bmw95

    bmw95 TS Addict Posts: 163   +114

    lol. Rated R for mature.
  8. AncientYouth

    AncientYouth TS Rookie Posts: 19   +12

    After recent world events I need some fake reality
    Johnnyblaze1957 likes this.
  9. polord

    polord TS Rookie Posts: 19

    "Due to specific software and hardware requirements for Daydream, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the only phones that currently support the platform"

    euhh, zte axon 7?
  10. DukeD

    DukeD TS Rookie

    Isn't "Virtual Reality" an oxymoron?
  11. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,455   +1,734

    I will expect many new budget devices stating "Daydream-Ready", which will be the same like "Windows 2000 Ready" we saw once upon a time, only meaning it can be run, but not necessarily usable due to lag.
  12. Myplane150

    Myplane150 TS Rookie

    What a joke this type of thing is. The headset is great for those who have a Pixel phone but if you don't then you will be spending the same as if you bought a Vive. I guess it's a decent VR choice if you don't have an appropriate pc but then you have the issue where the software is not as good. Either stick to the outside world or spend the money on a proper VR solution like Vive, Occulus, or PSVR.
  13. amghwk

    amghwk TS Addict Posts: 149   +54

    Watching someone hold the controller and strap the gadget on their heads looks like some disabled person... sorry no offense... just looks like that.

    Yeah... just look around you. It's the best VR experience you can have. You can even smell and feel the temperature and other senses around you!

    Come on..people....Wake up!
  14. Bigtruckseries

    Bigtruckseries TS Evangelist Posts: 583   +317

    VR may be the greatest thing that ever happened...

    ...to the porn industry...

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