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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

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mobile VR system with only one problem...

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    Batlacitiachilan
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    This was the third mobile VR system I've purchased. The first was a simple cardboard viewer that I got just to see how it works. The second was a slightly better cheap plastic unit which was built so badly that I returned it and purchased this. Having seen this range of options, I have to say that the higher end Daydream headset really is the only one that I'd recommend for someone who actually wants to make extensive use of mobile based VR. The optics, weight, and overall comfort are so much better than the cheaper options that it's hard to see how you'd make do with anything less, and the included controller is pretty much a must-have if you want to get anything close to what you can get with a Vive or Rift. And unlike many other higher end offerings, the design of the Daydream View is such that it can accommodate a wide arrange of different phones without needing any awkward adapters, frames, or calibration sheets. Unfortunately, there is a caveat. Namely, this excellent headset that's been built for versatility can only support about half a dozen different handsets at the moment. While you can use it as a cardboard viewer without much difficulty, all of the most impressive features of the View such as the automatic adjustment, controller support, and app library will only work if you have a daydream enabled phone. So if you do have one of those, this really should be the first and probably only one you look at. Otherwise, you'll need to look elsewhere for something based around the Cardboard ecosystem instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mobile VR done right; just needs more games

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    wfs1977
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    This 2017 Daydream View is the best mobile VR hardware. The headset looks like something you'd want to wear, and is extremely comfortable. You can also insert your phone with its case still attached (as long as it isn't super bulky), while the remote controller adds fun ways to interact. Compared to last year's model, the field of view is noticeably wider and the top strap holds the headset in place better. And, unlike the Gear VR, you don't need a Samsung phone to use this headset. Recent flagships from Google, LG, Motorola, Asus, Huawei, and ZTE – as well as Samsung – all now work with Daydream. Games are the only key advantage for the Gear VR. Daydream's library has improved in the last year, but it isn't as stacked as the Gear's, which Oculus has been gradually building since 2014. Before investing in mobile VR today, though, keep in mind that HTC and Lenovo have standalone VR headsets in the pipeline that a) run the Daydream platform, and b) have full 6-degree positional tracking. Oculus also has a standalone headset (without 6DOF tracking) coming next year, running the same platform as Gear VR. Both, however, will cost more than Daydream's $99.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An affordable intro to VR

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    ChadS
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    The Daydream View is a great way to get your feet wet in VR. It offers great quality and comfort while still being quite affordable. Not all phones are compatible so research first before buying. I use it with the ZTE Axon 7 phone and it works great. I have not tried other VR units to compare with this so my experience is limited. My main use for this is watching Netflix or digital copies of movies. There are good games available also and those are very immersive. I have not felt any motion sickness but after prolonged use I do experience a small amount of eye strain. The included controller is very easy to use and a must for controlling what you see and interacting with content. The controller has very convenient volume controls which is very helpful, as well. The headset is very comfortable. The top strap is removable but I found it is much more comfortable with it on. This 2017 model has a heat sink for your phone which I feel is a must. After prolonged use your phone will get quite hot. The only negative I have experienced is occasionally I notice the view will slowly drift off to one side. I don't know if this is unique to this product or inherent to all VR at this point. Conveniently the controller has a way to recenter the screen if this ever happens. I would definitely recommend this to anyone with a Daydream compatible phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value VR Experience

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    Tristan
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    First of all, one thing to keep in mind - you need a Google Daydream compatible phone to use this. So before buying, make sure your phone is compatible. But I recently got a Moto Z2 Force and was excited to play with VR. Are you going to get the same experience as some of the VR systems that are 4 or 5 times this price? No, but for the value, it's a lot of fun to play with and has been a great first foray into VR. It's comfortable, and the pointer works well. There are a decent number of games and apps available, and even watching regular video feels much more immersive and bigger. However, if you get a chance, definitely check out some of the VR specific video apps - the NBA live broadcasts have been particular fun. Is it a draw-dropping, you're at the arena type of experience? No, it's not there yet, but it's impressive how far we've come. Right now it is more like an immersive experience with different angles and holograms. But it's still fun, and if you're curious about VR without wanting a huge investment and have a compatible phone, the Daydream headset is a great way to try it out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dream with your eyes open!

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    InfinityGauntlet
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    A lot of my students were interested in making VR apps for meditation 2-3 years ago. However, they always asked by critics, "Why do we meditate with our eyes open?" It was a difficult question 2-3 years ago, because it was a common sense that we meditated with our eyes close. Thanks Google for coming up this slogan, "Dream with your eyes open", to spread the idea of opening your eyes while doing resty activities. Because of this slogan, I switched from my Samsung Note 6 to a Pixel 2 XL, and now acquired the daydream headset to upgrade my cardboard VR work. It won't happen without this slogan. Google is famous for coming up half-done consumer products, but this slogan is something else. Oh, last thing, the controller was a gift, you don't get position data, but as a pointer, the orientation was very nice with very little latency. This is probably why it came out last year with a demo of "Fantastic Beast", wand is such a good interface for this controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keep Dreaming , Dream with your open eyes

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    samant
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    The VR set is amazing and is a lot of fun. It works perfectly with my Samsung S8 and has a decent set of apps, specially made for daydream. I was amazed to see app through which you can see your local videos in VR , the immersive view, and 360 Videos are just out of the world. The only problem i am facing is- all the videos keep on moving left and i have to recenter them all the time. Thankyou Bestbuy for getting me such a perfect product at such a decent price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic intro to VR if you have a Pixel 2/3

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    Bill
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    I picked this up during the sales just before Christmas on a whim because it was only $50. When I got home, I setup Daydream and liked it enough to keep poking around. Eventually I found an app that would let me use it in SteamVR. It's useless for any games that need 6 degrees of freedom or two wands (one is included), but if you want to try out a seated game like Redout, which I went for ... oh it's fantastic. Latency was even pretty good. The resolution isn't fantastic, but ... it's $50.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty cool!

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    Gambit
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    This VR goggle set is really nice. It is more comfortable than my previous Samsung Gear VR and keeps out more light as well. The controller is basic, but intuitive. It allows you to realign your view just by holding a button for 2 seconds or dragging your viewing area. It's also nice that I can use my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and my wife's Iphone 7 Plus with the same device. For an inexpensive VR kit, this is very functional and fun.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This thing is Awesome!

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    macstein23
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    Having never tried the Daydream headset before I took the leap and made the purchase! HOLY COW! This thing is awesome! I setup access to my movie and tv show collection! I literally feel like I am in a movie theater, New York Apartment, Space, or Drive in Theater while sitting in my bed watching movies. It is incredible this is done with a phone! I Highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Posted
    FirstTimer
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    The Daydreamer Viewer came with my Google Pixel 2 XL purchase as a bonus. As a novice to using a SmartPhone (I am a first time owner) it was very easy to set up. The first experience (and each one since then) was totally awesome!!!! Just another terrific benefit to owning a SmartPhone. I continue to download new apps and having great new VR experiences!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great VR set for qualified phone

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    DieselMartini
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    I am using this VR with Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. The headset is very comfortable, and works great with my phone. The phone does not get hot, and the battery can last forever. THe VR image quaity is great. The lack of optical distance adjustment on the set has not been an issue for me and I do use glasses for reading. Very satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best VR Headset Thus Far, Comfort and Image-wise

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    Criswan
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    I have tried quite a few phone and console based VR headsets and thus far the Daydream VR has exceeded my expectations. Not only has Google created the most comfortable VR headset to date, but the optics are spot on when combined with my Google Pixel 2 XL. I look forward to newer iterations of this product as it can only get better from here.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works on a Samsung Note 9!!

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    FixItFrank
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    Even though there is nothing in the advertising or documentation, this works fine with the Note 9. Although I think the Gear VR has a larger library, the controls on the Daydream was superior. This device is a stop gap for me until the new stand alone devices from HTC and Oculus ship this spring.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent mobile headset

    Posted
    Bill
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    This headset is amazing. It's light, it has a remote, and best of all, it's comfortable, with a nice little slot for the remote to be stored. This blows cardboard headsets out of the water (as it should, being more expensive). Caveat: check compatibility with your phone. Not all phones are compatible yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great beginner VR headset

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    Murtech
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    By far this is one of the better VR headsets you can but if you have a Google pixel 2. It bought mine on a whim since I heard bad reviews if you had a pixel 2 and not a pixel 2 XL, but to my surprise in really is fantastic and fun for the kids, reminds me of the Nintendo Wii...don't be fooled by this product, totally worth it...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good, cheap vr solution for beginners

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    Twww
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    I thought Google did a great job with this. They need to encourage more developers to come out with apps, but the free ones that I have worked well, provide a good experience, and let you know what VR is all about without the expense of higher end VR.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For the price its worth

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    Mathai
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    For the price of $49 ,its worth. Its ability to view Google Photos taken with pan mode is really good one. Comfortable and light weight. Worth upgrading from conventional 3d lens. Cons including quick heating up devices incase coupled with Google pixel 1 generation phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well with Pixel XL 2

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    Switchgod
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    This is my first VR product ever, and I had my expectations right knowing that it won't be fully immersive yet enough to hint what the future may be. Works great with Pixel XL 2 and finding video apps is easy if you want access to a ton of VR library.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for inexpensive VR on a phone

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    TimP
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    Works great with my ZTE Axon phone. Mostly a gimmick to have VR but still entertaining none the less. Phone gets quite warm while using VR apps and battery will drain but not a big deal since this is known going in. All in all a fun toy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love this headset

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    jecaine
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    I've had a few headsets so far, and most of them are crap. I'm so glad I invested a little more money in a headset that is a much higher quality, has a remote that actually works and I love sitting in my lodge watching netflix vr.

    I would recommend this to a friend