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

It's already a great VR headset -- it just needs more apps and wider phone compatibility.

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November 29, 2016
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    If you're thinking of dipping your toes into virtual reality, your best bet is to start with an inexpensive mobile headset. And of the ones that are available (there are a lot, actually), your best bet might just be Google's new Daydream View headset. It undercuts the Samsung Gear VR on price, and is also more comfortable to wear, thanks to its cloth-covered housing. Still, you might want to wait if at all possible. Google's Daydream VR platform doesn't have many apps at the moment, but that will change. The View headset is also only compatible with Google's Pixel phones for now, but more Daydream-ready phones are on the way. Once those apps and compatible handsets arrive, though, the View will be the mobile VR headset to beat.

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    Pros
    • Inexpensive
    • Comfortable
    • Motion controller makes VR immersive
    • High-quality VR experiences
    Cons
    • Not many apps yet
    • More Daydream phones are coming, but aren’t here yet

    Summary

    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.

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