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Google - Daydream View (2017) - Charcoal

Model: GA00204-USSKU: 6123014

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 215 reviews

85%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    3.5 Stars - Fitment is wonky, overheats

    Posted
    CrazyBernie
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    I give it a 3.5, but I won't rate it at 4 stars because it's not good enough to allow the extra half for display purposes. This is a great headset... When it sits on your face properly. With the head strap being at the top of the "goggles," it tends to pull the bottom of the headset of your nose, throwing of the focus and thus breaking the experience. I found myself constantly adjusting the headset to keep the focus, often having to push and hold the bottom to prevent the picture from washing out. Not having to adjust the pupillary distance is nice, but the flat lenses mean only what's right in front of you is in focus... You can't dart your eyes around without looking at blurred images. The overheating was annoying too.. couldn't play a game or watch a movie for more than an hour before things started stuttering. I have a Pixel 2 XL... You'd think Google'd have it worked out to prevent that on their flagship phone. My final gripe is that fact that you can't view Cardboard content without hacks... C'mon Google... Who's in charge of making the stupid decisions? Why alienate the premium devices from the majority of content, in a market you created? This headset is great overall in the ergonomics, premium feel, and image quality, but several of the design decisions range from "SMH" all the way up to "WT*, Over?". If you just plan to live in the Daydream marketplace, it's plenty adequate, but the price should be closer to $50, definitely not $100. I'm mulling over returning it and waiting for a better standalone product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun for a while, but ulitimately a waste of money.

    Posted
    Ryan
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    A co-worker of mine had one of these and after trying it out I wanted one. It was fun for about 3 hours then I had almost no desire to use it in an everyday setting. There is no way to adjust the blur and some people can't even use it. I wouldn't buy it again. The cool thing is the VR photos you can take on the Pixel and then view them. It's pretty cool if you want to show someone a place you went.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Buggy

    Posted
    JamesCharles
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    If you wear glasses you'll likely need to wear them under the unit. There is no focus adjustment wheel like on other headsets. The software is also incredibly buggy and basic. No webrowser! Overheating and just flat poorly designed apps are normal. Would not recommend paying full price ($100). Wait for a sale which happens often ($50).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    did not work with my i-phone so retured item

    Posted
    Linny
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    did not work with my i-phone so returned item. was disappointed that employees in store were not able to advise me regarding this. they thought it would work but a website on the box that I went to before opening the item said it would not so I didn't open item, just returned it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    VR

    Posted
    Skippy
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    This is a cool product not something that is truly needed. I don't use it very often it's cool to have but that's pretty much it. Don't ever try using this sitting down unless of course you like getting seasick because it throws off your equilibrium pretty bad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Interesting

    Posted
    DMGamer
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    So the VR is cool for watching things that are made for VR, but using other apps like Netflix and YouTube gives a disappointing viewing experience making it look like you are looking through a window screen or netted surface.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Optics

    Posted
    GaryM108
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    Found it good for viewing, bad for iPhone. The sales associate found it fun to look at. I too found it great on my large iPhone 8. The hand control is fantastic (as a paper weight). I ordered a controller to use with it on Amazon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average VR set

    Posted
    drtre6
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    Nothing special. If you never had a VR set before than it's worth the buy to get your first look at VR. If you have a upscale VR headset (HTC Vive, Rift), don't waste your money. If you have a Samsung phone, get the Gear VR, it's a better version of portable VR headsets

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Kinda cool, kinda expensive.

    Posted
    IronMonkee
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    You're going to want a phone that's 4k. 1080p phones, you will see the pixles and it does break the immersion. Comfortable and the battery lasts a good while. YMMV, but I don't think it's worth the full $100. Get it on sale.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not there yet.

    Posted
    Sawyer
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    Bought this to see how far the phone VR game has come since 2 years ago when I had my S8 and it hasn't come far. Can't wait until it does though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works for Samsung

    Posted
    TheW
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    I bought this to help expand my VR capabilities. This isn't as great as other VR systems but, it works for products other than Google. I thinking is a good starter to ease into the VR world.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A lot of fun, but not enough games

    Posted
    saccharine67
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    I was lucky to catch this on sale. I don't think it is worth the full price. Fun for entertaining yourself and watching others enjoy, but there are just not enough apps to choose from.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with iPhone

    Posted
    RubenLA82
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    The problem I had with this product was that it doesn’t integrate two iPhones. I do have a friend that has an android phone and says it works mot bad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Bk66
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    I bought this for my nephew who uses it to teach young adults in his classroom. He tells me it is exactly what he expected it to be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Daydream

    Posted
    Undergo
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    I only find myself using g it to watch Plex with friends. Other than that it doesn't have a lot of apps or anything.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Gift!

    Posted
    Jbupbu
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    Bought this as a Christmas gift for my 11 year old grandson. He loves it. Just the right give for a child his age.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what I expected

    Posted
    GOAT
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    I have the Gear VR as well and the google VR really need to step they game up you really can't do much compared to the samsung gear vr

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun, but just ok

    Posted
    Shazaam77
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    These were cool, but the VR needs just a smidge more development. They also didn't fit my face very snuggly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Work ok with iPhone X

    Posted
    Hendo0215
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    Works ok with iPhoneX. Likes to hibernate in the middle of a game also tend to hit close screen button.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Awesome product

    Posted
    Bbreview
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    Really fun to watch videos on it. But can only be used for less than half an hour in one go else gets too tiring.

    I would recommend this to a friend