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Simple, high-quality virtual reality
Daydream View is a headset and controller for experiencing high-quality, immersive virtual reality (VR). Simply place your Daydream-ready phone into the headset to get started.
Next stop: everywhere
Don't just see the world, experience it. Swim with a school of dolphins, take in the full majesty of the Taj Mahal, stand at the edge of a volcano - even explore the world's most famous paintings in a virtual museum.
With Daydream View, you can teleport from virtually anywhere to pretty much everywhere.
A world of experiences
Browse from an ever-growing collection of apps and games in the Daydream app - a home for all of your virtual reality experiences.
Your personal cinema
You can always get the best seat in the house with Daydream View. Experience concerts, sports and more in full 360° panoramic view.
Get in the game
The Daydream View controller transforms with your imagination. Go from the sidelines to the center of action. Feel the adrenaline rush as you speed down the racetrack. Bowl a strike with a swing of your arm.
Designed for comfort
Daydream View's lightweight, durable headset is made of soft, breathable fabric to help you stay comfortable longer.
With a hand-washable facepad, you'll be able to keep the headset fresh and clean to share with your friends.
- Google Daydream View VR Headset
- Owner's manual
- Device TypeSmartphone
- Movement TrackingYes
- Control TypeVia bluetooth controller
- Product NameDaydream View VR Headset
- Model NumberD9SCA
- Color CategoryGray
- Adjustable HeadbandYes
- Display TypeNot Applicable
- Brand Compatibility
- Compatible DevicesDaydream-ready phones, including Pixel
- Product Height3.88 inches
- Product Depth6.56 inches
- Product Weight7.76 ounces
- Manufacturer's Warranty - PartsNot Available
- Manufacturer's Warranty - LaborNot Available
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Good software, not so much hardwarePosted .
This is a very good vr device that is very polished on the software side -- but not so much on the hardware side. And this can become a very enjoyable headset with some customization. First of all, as many complained, overheating is an issue, I have no idea why google decided to use cloth as the back panel instead of you know, aluminum wire frame that is very good at dispensing heat. I mean I get the front where your face touches, it's very comfortable, but I don't think anyone wears the headset backwards. So to solve that, I cut two pieces from a wine cork and taped them to the back panel to create space. And as I am fortunate enough to be using a Moto Z instead of a Pixel, I removed the back panel of my phone and put it into the viewer. Now there's space between the phone and the back panel. Moto Z's heat are all concentrated on the bottom half of the phone, so I put a fan on my right side to circulate air. And now the phone can safely do its work relatively safely. Another bad design -- there's a reason why every single VR headset out there (oculus, vive) have a head strap across the top of your head. The headset is not that heavy but your phone, which you will of course put into the headset, is. So you either have to make the head strap very very tight, or experience Newton's first law of motion in quite an unpleasant way. To solve that, I took a headstrap that I didn't use in my google cardboard kit, and put it on top of the headset. Now the headset won't fall off as easily. So after doing all that, this headset is finally ready to use. As I mentioned at the start of the review, the software side is very well polished. So after you fix the hardware, it's a very fun device.
This review is from Google - Daydream View VR Headset - SnowI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great for the moneyPosted .
Google Daydream is a great entry point into the world of VR. They aren't knocking your door down with tons of games, but what's available is super cool. YouTube has some fantastic 360 degree videos. Since Google owns YouTube, I'd expect that library to grow steadily. I get a bit of motion sickness here and there but not to the point of souring the experience. Often the pointer gets out of alignment but a simple 2 second hold of the home button gets that fixed. For those expecting high quality, well developed games, this isn't anywhere near the level of Vive or Rift. Obviously comparing an $80 piece of hardware to stuff that is $600 and up isn't realistic. I think at this price point, Daydream is a solid experience worth checking out.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Cheap ThrillsPosted .
Since they recently went on sale, I decided to purchase a Daydream View VR Headset to use with my Pixel. It's been a fun experience with only a few minor hiccups. The 360 videos are impressive. The games are fun. The 360 photos available are really nice. Most things are done pretty well and look good. It's still s a relatively small universe right now, though; but I expect more content as time goes by. The headset is pretty comfortable if you wear it correctly (more like a crown than ski goggles). The remote is incredibly handy, and controls are easy to master. I am using the headset with a standard 5" Pixel. I've seen reviews that complain about the Pixel vs the Pixel XL with Daydream. I've never used an XL, but I was pleasantly surprised by how good everything looks on the standard Pixel. If you have a standard Pixel, like I do, don't be scared away from the Daydream headset. As for negatives, every now and then something (a scene or the Play Store) seems to just get stuck. The phone runs pretty hot during VR use, but that's expected. Of course, VR apps will eat more of your memory, so you may have to have some aggressive storage settings if you have the base 32GB Pixel. The Daydream is more of a fun novelty right now than anything else. Nothing about the Daydream headset will dramatically change your life, but it can add a little extra entertainment and fun to it. If you have a Daydream ready phone (Pixel or certain Moto phones, as of mid-Feb 2017), it's certainly worth the low entry price to try it out.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent entry into VRPosted .
First and foremost it needs to be understood that this VR headset is only compatible with phone that are Day Dream Compatible. If you got this, and were confused about not being able to charge it, here's a clue: your phone isn't compatible! The only two devices that are compatible as of this review are the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Both devices come with USB-C chargers, which can be used to charge the pointer. Also note that the pointer my unit was already charged enough to use it out of the box in the parking lot of Best Buy. As for the experience. Obviously a phone powering a passive headset isn't going to compete with $2500 gaming rig. That's not the aim of this product. Instead, it's a simplified introduction into VR gaming - and a fantastic platform for watching videos. Youtube 360' 3D videos are insanely cool - especially the shark one. Watching full movies on Google Play is awesome - especially with a good over ear headset. And then non-gaming, non-video applications. Did you grow up in another country - and want to virtually walk the streets of your old stomping grounds? Street maps in 360 may just bring a tear to your eye. It's a powerful immersive experience for the masses. Once more devices (and cheaper ones) become compatible with Day Dream, a world of opportunity is going to open up for people who were previously priced out of the VR segment. Final thought: Portability. You can't use your rift or vive on a plane (unless its your private jet with your gaming rig hooked up). With Day Dream, you might look like a total dork doing it, but at least you CAN watch a movie and escape into another world while sitting on a plane. Its fantastic.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing! So much fun!Posted .
Picked up my Daydream the day it came out. It has been so much fun. Watching the 4k VR videos on the YouTube app is an amazing experience. It would be great if there were more apps but with just starting out I think Google has done an amazing job with this so far. Only downside is that the phone does get pretty warm and the lenses fog up because there is no air flow.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Virtual Reality made simplePosted .
I must confess that when I purchased the Daydream View, it was on sale and I had two Best Buy coupons to help drive the cost down. The discounts helped encourage me to try it. I'm glad I did. Right now, the headset works with a limited number of phones, including my Moto Z Force. Setup was easy, unpacking the headset, pairing the remote with the phone and downloading the Daydream app, if it's not already installed. I would regard the Daydream VR a work in progress, with a limited number of Daydream compatible apps, I believe that there are about 50-60 at present. There are a number of free apps and I've been having a blast with them. Google Street View not only allows you to take a tour of monuments like the Taj Mahal, it also allows you to go to a specific location and tour. One of my first uses was to visit the place where I grew up to see how things changed. Netflix and Hulu are both lots of fun, like sitting in a movie theater and watching your show on a big screen. The goggles also add some depth to the experience. Along with the conventional shows, Hulu also adds a limited selection of VR videos, they are short but spectacular. One of the National Geographic videos put you right in the midst of a herd of elephants and eyeball to eyeball with a bull elephant. That was startling. There are a number of game apps, but I'm not good at game playing so I can't speak to them. I do highly recommend the Google Cardboard camera app. It enables your phone to take 360 degree photos. I tried it outside my place of work and the results were awesome.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great VR Experience for the MoneyPosted .
If you happen to own a Daydream compatible smartphone, the VR headset is a really great first step into VR. I never sensed any slowdown in head tracking or in the remote. As a product itself, it is impressive. But the product is really nothing more than the apps it supports, and unfortunately the available apps are pretty limited. The Google maps app and Youtube vr videos show how this could truly be an essential piece of tech in the future. However, the game selection wasn't great. (I found one game I bought particularly frustrating, an "archery" game that utilized head tracking to aim instead of the controller.) On the smaller Pixel, the individual pixels are very noticeable. I've heard this is better with the XL, but I was unable to test that. The "VR" apps from Netflix and HBO are nothing more than virtual movie theatre viewing experiences which display at an effective size that equates to a very large screen. However, the quality of the movies is severely degraded by the size of the pixels. It might be useful on a plane, but it's not going to be a substitute for anyone's regular movie/TV viewing. Obviously it's worth noting that most of the apps are very processor heavy and burn through battery life (and may also literally burn as the phone gets very, very hot). The price point at $49 is really pretty low considering the tech it features (NFC, Bluetooth), but whether you actually get $49 worth of use is questionable.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Nice design but it's still in beta!Posted .
The design aesthetics is great and looks wonderful but from a performance aspect it's just Google cardboard all dressed up for the prom and works no different from it's cheaper sibling. The VR looks good but you have to get it just right or things kinda have a slight blur to them but YMMV? I found the headset to be comfortable but not for extended periods of time. The biggest issue to me was the overheating of the Pixel phone when using it for more than 30 minutes or playing a graphic intensive game. Maybe if Google designed a passive cooling system in v2 this wouldn't be such an issue. Right now it's a fun toy for short periods of use and once more games and apps are able to better take advantage it might be more worthwhile. If your curious about VR and already have a Pixel then go for it but remember it's still in beta.I would recommend this to a friend
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer No.
Answered by Errdurrrhhh
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer Yes, thru the Daydream app you can choose what games or other apps you wish to download. Only a handful of apps out today but Google has promised 50+ by the end of this year checkout my YouTube review.
Answered by TechnologyGauntlet
Q: QuestionWill the Daydream View headset work with an LG V10 and other marshmallow devices? What is the field of view?
Asked by MidNightGamer.
- A:Answer The only phone that is Daydream ready and will work at launch is the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Answered by Adamantium
Q: QuestionIts running with galaxie note 4
Asked by Martial.
- A:Answer No, but you didn't need to ask a question to get that answer. Right under specifications it lists compatibility being Day Dream ready devices, which as of now is limited to the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL.
Answered by Gustavo
Asked by Boom.
- A:Answer I had the same problem when I ordered it 3 weeks ago (12/9/2016). I placed the order before seeing that. In the confirmation email, under "GET IT BY", it had, "AWAITING RELEASE DATE". Clicking on "Order Status" in that email brought up a web page that showed an estimated delivery date (just like the order page originally showed). I did an online chat and the person said that it must just be a mistake in the system and that it would arrive on the date specified on the order page and order status page. It did arrive just fine.
Answered by David