Google Daydream View

85
Engadget
Score
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Google's Daydream View VR headset will get better with time

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.

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
Google's Daydream View VR headset will get better with time

It was only a matter of time until Google moved on from Cardboard and started taking virtual reality seriously. Say hello to the Daydream View, the company's first mobile VR headset. Much like Samsung's Gear VR, it's powered by Android. But the big difference is that this $79 headset will work across a wide variety of Android phones that support Google's Daydream platform; it won't just be stuck on Samsung's hardware. It also stands out from the competition with a more comfortable design made from cloth instead of plastic. There's a lot riding on this headset and Daydream in general, but can Google really compete with VR companies that have been developing hardware for years? For the most part, it turns out it can.

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Scores

Engadget

85
 

Breakdown

Design and form factor
8.4
Ease of use
9.0
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