Google gives Samsung some real competition with Daydream VR headset

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Google went big today coming out with their brand new cellphone, the Pixel, and their Samsung Gear VR competitor, the $79 VR headset called the Daydream. I’ll be honest, I own a GearVR and a Samsung Gear S7 and the Daydream does look much sleeker on first glance.

Of course looks aren’t everything, at the end of the day it’s all about the quality of the VR experience and the content that’s available for it. Along with some of the apps we all know at love, Google also announced some exclusive content that looks like it will be available only to Daydream customers.

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One of my biggest issues with the Gear VR is that it’s a bit clunky and heavier than I would like, in short, it feels like a v1 product, still cool, but clearly an early-stage product. The Daydream was designed to be much lighter, and more comfortable to wear, couple this with the fact that it comes with a controller and I’m thinking my Gear VR is going to feel a bit old school very soon.

While the Daydream won’t be out until November something tells me I’m going to end up pre-ordering this, just like I did the Oculus Rift, what can I say, I’m gaga for all things VR. Yes, it means I’ll have to get another phone, but I’m also a gadget nerd so I don’t see much of a downside here either.

Want more? Here’s a first look hands-on with the brand new Google Daydream VR headset:


{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Joe October 5, 2016, 6:00 am

    The virtual reality of the writers dreamers of the 40s and 50s the US was meant to touch it with your hands and never with current glasses, it is very easy to make glasses for virtual reality and get closer without harming anyone’s view, this Tested in space travel, and also on our planet earth travel

    What happens is that now this as top secret documents, but on arrival in Spain in 1996 internet I seek and find what always from my youth was my priority science and the unknown was the best.

    Now this ignorance is palpable for many of us though tardy virtual reality in some business fields but used clandestinely to avoid giving clues to other, due to state secrets.

    This is the order of the day in all the advanced countries.

    Although there will come a day that something happen and go to the free market a dreamer with a patent under the arm and dreamers of the 40s and 50s from the aplaudirab beyond the play that science itself do not wish to recognize.

    • joe October 5, 2016, 6:23 am

      I feel it in my comment last paragraph there is an error instead of “the aplaudirab beyond the play” should be “beyond applaud the play” apologies.

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