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Google Daydream

Google Daydream
alaScore 93

44 reviews

Dec, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Google Daydream. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Google Daydream is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Google Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on Google's Daydream View

 

The Daydream View is a solid first attempt at a mobile VR headset. It's comfortable and VR experiences look great. The only problem is there aren't many apps available for it yet.

Inexpensive ; Comfortable ; Motion controller makes VR immersive ; High-quality VR experiences

Not many apps yet ; More Daydream phones are coming, but aren’t here yet

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Google Daydream View review

 

The Daydream View is the most comfortable choice for jumping into high-quality virtual reality content.

Daydream content is high-quality ; Remote has a long battery life and is ergonomic ; Daydream View is comfortable to wear ; Easy to use ; Affordable

Phone gets hot fast ; Light can leak into headset, for some users ; Only compatible with Pixel and Pixel XL right now

Daydream View is the best mobile virtual reality experience you can get right now, but of course, you’ll need a compatible phone. If you have a Pixel, or if your device becomes Daydream-ready via a software update, we believe the View is worth the $79....

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (cnet.com)

Google Daydream review: The easiest-to-use VR headset yet is only $79

 

For $79, £69 or AU$119, the Daydream View turns the Google Pixel phone into a capable entry-level VR headset -- with caveats.

Affordable, portable and easy to set up. The bundled motion controller is convenient and easy to use. Exclusive YouTube, Google Street View and Google Photos feel like potential killer apps.

It only works with Google Pixel and Moto Z for now (more on the way). The headset is front-heavy and frequently needs adjusting. There's limited app selection at launch and you can't walk around or grab things in VR.

The Daydream View is the simplest, most affordable way to turn a phone into an immersive VR headset.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Google Daydream View Review

 

Our Google Daydream View VR headset Review opens the door to a new era in Google's mobile VR game, starting with Pixel. The first phones that work with Daydream are the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL, both of which are available at the same...

Materials make device look and feel premium ; Controller feels light but legit, controls feel natural ; Works with Google's new Daydream VR software ; Big name brands onboard for future software ; Comfortable to wear and adjust on the fly

Price is too close to that of Gear VR, which is far more powerful ; Not a lot of games available at launch ; Does not come with protective cover for lenses ; Wirelessness means limited VR time

The Google Daydream View headset and controller are two parts of a future I’m glad to be a part of. With it, I’m able to see new environments and play games that defy traditional notions of what computers are able to be for their users. I’m also able...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

Google Daydream View VR headset Review

 

Ever since humanity first developed the moving picture, we've been trying to create more and more immersive experiences. Sound and color sure helped a lot, but for all the advancements that have come since, we've been stuck in this rut where it still...

Smooth, detailed 3D environments look great ; Wireless controller adds enormously to the immersive VR experience ; Auto-screen-centering makes setup easy ; Comfortable to wear (and easy to clean) ; Early app selection is promising

Controller drift is a real problem ; Limited phone compatibility at the moment ; Headset design almost feels too simple ; Difficult to use with big glasses

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Abner Li (9to5google.com)

Google Daydream testing AR, 6DoF controllers w/ ML, and mobile Android apps in VR

 

Looking towards the future, augmented reality will be a very important technology once it gets miniaturized into wearable glasses. Till then, apps and best practices are being developed through phone-based AR and VR headsets. Google today announced...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Peter Bright (arstechnica.com)

Google Daydream VR goes standalone with Lenovo’s Mirage Solo

 

The hardware works, and the Mirage Camera can be fun, but there's nothing to change minds here.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Sachin Bahal (TheCanadianTechie)

Google Daydream View (2017) Review

 

When I reviewed the original Daydream View headset, I called one of the “best phone-based VR systems I've used” and the same is mostly true about the updated 2017 version of the Daydream View apart from a few things. Design & Hardware The Daydream View...

Comfortable to wear for long periods of time ; Daydream is easy to use and good amount of content ; Unique design ; Works with more phones ; Wide field of view ; Heatsink

More expensive that last year’s model ; Not that significantly different from previous model

Overall, I really liked the Daydream View (2017), it improved some of the flaws from the previous models but also left out a couple of things while also becoming significantly more expensive. The Daydream View (2017) is only really worth it if you have...

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Signe Brewster (thewirecutter.com)

The Best VR Headset for Your Phone So Far

 

After years of researching and testing Mobile VR headsets, we think the Google Daydream View offers the best virtual reality experience for most people.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Sachin Bahal (TheCanadianTechie)

Google Daydream View Review: A step into the future of VR

 

When Google first introduced their virtual reality platform back at Google I/O 2016, it showed that the company was serious about the new technology. The first headset that works with the Daydream VR platform is the Google Daydream View which isn't...

Some light bleed

Even though virtual reality is still in it’s infancy, mobile VR is where I believe where we’ll be seeing more innovation and refinement. Overall, I love the Daydream View headset, it offers a great VR experience that isn’t just tied to a specific...

Feb, 2017

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