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Found 10th Feb
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jaydeeuk11 h, 15 m ago

Don't really get who this product is aimed at."In short, Daydream is all …Don't really get who this product is aimed at."In short, Daydream is all about bringing exciting and absorbing VR experiences to those who can't afford a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Here's everything you need to know about it."But it's compatible only with top end phones like the pixel and the S8, which on release were far more expensive than even a HTC Vive?!


There's plenty of people who regularly get fancy phones on contract or up front, but wouldn't really spend the additional large sums on both a gaming PC and a Vive/Oculus Rift, even if they could afford it.
Don't really get who this product is aimed at.

"In short, Daydream is all about bringing exciting and absorbing VR experiences to those who can't afford a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Here's everything you need to know about it."

But it's compatible only with top end phones like the pixel and the S8, which on release were far more expensive than even a HTC Vive?!
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 10th Feb
OperateOnMe25 m ago

well that didn't take long for the price drop, now when will it be cost …well that didn't take long for the price drop, now when will it be cost price plus 100% profit??? Alternative is use google cardboard, BT often give them out for free, so do some restaurants and various other places or buy one for a couple of quid


Cardboard is not even close to the same experience. The leap between that and this is immense.
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Don't really get who this product is aimed at.

"In short, Daydream is all about bringing exciting and absorbing VR experiences to those who can't afford a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Here's everything you need to know about it."

But it's compatible only with top end phones like the pixel and the S8, which on release were far more expensive than even a HTC Vive?!
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 10th Feb
jaydeeuk11 h, 15 m ago

Don't really get who this product is aimed at."In short, Daydream is all …Don't really get who this product is aimed at."In short, Daydream is all about bringing exciting and absorbing VR experiences to those who can't afford a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Here's everything you need to know about it."But it's compatible only with top end phones like the pixel and the S8, which on release were far more expensive than even a HTC Vive?!


There's plenty of people who regularly get fancy phones on contract or up front, but wouldn't really spend the additional large sums on both a gaming PC and a Vive/Oculus Rift, even if they could afford it.
I'm really 50/50 on one of these, I've been waiting for a drop in price like this to consider it...

I'm hesitant as have a pixel 2 as opposed to a 2 XL, so I'm wondering whether the pixel 2's screen resolution / size is decent enough? If I had an XL I wouldn't hesitate.

Can anyone give me an opinion on its use with a pixel 2?

Cheers in advance!
jaydeeuk13 h, 52 m ago

Don't really get who this product is aimed at."In short, Daydream is all …Don't really get who this product is aimed at."In short, Daydream is all about bringing exciting and absorbing VR experiences to those who can't afford a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Here's everything you need to know about it."But it's compatible only with top end phones like the pixel and the S8, which on release were far more expensive than even a HTC Vive?!


I bought one, I actually found one on eBay around launch for £35 brand new.

I have the PSVR, which I love, however I prefer the daydream for watching movies as the image quality is better and there are no wires. Netflix, YouTube and films stored locally work great on it. Sometimes after a long day at work, coming home laying down in bed with a movie is just awesome.

Games on the daydream are good too but I mainly use it for vids.

Edit - I use mine with the pixel XL
Edited by: "bass2655" 10th Feb
Yeah great value, far better than the Samsung head gear
Smoking hot, great find
To those in the know, what's so great about this headset? Other than just aesthetics and comfort?
Gods.Grannie6 h, 54 m ago

I'm really 50/50 on one of these, I've been waiting for a drop in price …I'm really 50/50 on one of these, I've been waiting for a drop in price like this to consider it... I'm hesitant as have a pixel 2 as opposed to a 2 XL, so I'm wondering whether the pixel 2's screen resolution / size is decent enough? If I had an XL I wouldn't hesitate.Can anyone give me an opinion on its use with a pixel 2?Cheers in advance!


Really good question, would like to know also
Still waiting for one from Apple... could be waiting a while
Might aswell just wait for an Oculus Go if this is the standard you want from VR
well that didn't take long for the price drop, now when will it be cost price plus 100% profit??? Alternative is use google cardboard, BT often give them out for free, so do some restaurants and various other places or buy one for a couple of quid
OperateOnMe25 m ago

well that didn't take long for the price drop, now when will it be cost …well that didn't take long for the price drop, now when will it be cost price plus 100% profit??? Alternative is use google cardboard, BT often give them out for free, so do some restaurants and various other places or buy one for a couple of quid


Cardboard is not even close to the same experience. The leap between that and this is immense.
Got one for ~£35 from CEX to go with my Pixel XL, soon after launch.

Thought it was pants, but then I've been spoilt by proper VR. The was a lot to like but all rubbish without 6dof. If you're after a budget way of watching movies in VR (ish, again no positional tracking) then this is prob best bet, assuming you have a 1440p comparable phone. But I found couldn't be bothered with the flaff, standalone headset would be much better

I'd imagine the Oculus Go will be better, but wouldn't bother with these until the likes of Oculus Santa Cruz is out
Edited by: "maxcovergold" 10th Feb
Thanks OP, ordered for my moto z. Saw that Elton John video on youtube last week and thought “this vr stuff is starting to get good”
Thanks. Ordered to use with my S8+
Gods.Grannie10 h, 20 m ago

I'm really 50/50 on one of these, I've been waiting for a drop in price …I'm really 50/50 on one of these, I've been waiting for a drop in price like this to consider it... I'm hesitant as have a pixel 2 as opposed to a 2 XL, so I'm wondering whether the pixel 2's screen resolution / size is decent enough? If I had an XL I wouldn't hesitate.Can anyone give me an opinion on its use with a pixel 2?Cheers in advance!


I've got GearVR with Galaxy S6 the resolution of the 3 year old S6 is 1440P and well it's just about passable. I'd hate to think what 1080P would look like.

I own a Pixel 2 and kept the S6 for VR.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 10th Feb
jaydeeuk113 h, 52 m ago

Don't really get who this product is aimed at."In short, Daydream is all …Don't really get who this product is aimed at."In short, Daydream is all about bringing exciting and absorbing VR experiences to those who can't afford a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Here's everything you need to know about it."But it's compatible only with top end phones like the pixel and the S8, which on release were far more expensive than even a HTC Vive?!


And what about the £1000+ PC you need to drive the Oculus or Vive?

Far more people have the latest mobile phones, than those who have high end VR capable gaming machines. So an 80 quid device that let's them experience a few things in VR will appeal to more people than you think.
EmperorRosko1 h, 47 m ago

And what about the £1000+ PC you need to drive the Oculus or Vive?Far more …And what about the £1000+ PC you need to drive the Oculus or Vive?Far more people have the latest mobile phones, than those who have high end VR capable gaming machines. So an 80 quid device that let's them experience a few things in VR will appeal to more people than you think.


You don't need a £1000 PC to run on VR

I am using a £500 Custom Built Gaming PC from Late 2015
I can play VR games on low - medium
It runs well on most games I've tried. Only game I've had problem with is Onward
Btw, there is a version 2 out if the headset but it's not available in Europe as far as I know. It may only be available in the USA. V2 has an additional strap that goes on top, looks really good.

Not sure how much it'll cost to get sent to UK. I just wanted to point it out.
Norseg5 h, 45 m ago

You don't need a £1000 PC to run on VRI am using a £500 Custom Built G …You don't need a £1000 PC to run on VRI am using a £500 Custom Built Gaming PC from Late 2015I can play VR games on low - mediumIt runs well on most games I've tried. Only game I've had problem with is Onward


VR is all about frame rate and visual fidelity, otherwise it looks and feels horrible.

I love how people pluck out £500 out the air just to attempt to win a debate. I can guarantee that with a 3 year old £500 machine you are not playing at full resolution, and with low settings therefore not actually playing VR how it should be. Project Cars 2 would be a slide show on your rig. To enjoy VR you need high settings and close to a solid 90fps, as agreed by most professionals, any less and the immersion is lost.
bass26552 h, 39 m ago

Btw, there is a version 2 out if the headset but it's not available in …Btw, there is a version 2 out if the headset but it's not available in Europe as far as I know. It may only be available in the USA. V2 has an additional strap that goes on top, looks really good. Not sure how much it'll cost to get sent to UK. I just wanted to point it out.


If you check the pictures of this, this one is the V2 as it has the head strap on the top
Gods.Grannie21 h, 49 m ago

I'm really 50/50 on one of these, I've been waiting for a drop in price …I'm really 50/50 on one of these, I've been waiting for a drop in price like this to consider it... I'm hesitant as have a pixel 2 as opposed to a 2 XL, so I'm wondering whether the pixel 2's screen resolution / size is decent enough? If I had an XL I wouldn't hesitate.Can anyone give me an opinion on its use with a pixel 2?Cheers in advance!


I have a daydream and use it with my pixel 2 without any issues. It works really well and I've had no issues whatsoever with resolution, 1080 is perfectly fine - it still has 441 ppi.
bass26555 h, 0 m ago

Btw, there is a version 2 out if the headset but it's not available in …Btw, there is a version 2 out if the headset but it's not available in Europe as far as I know. It may only be available in the USA. V2 has an additional strap that goes on top, looks really good. Not sure how much it'll cost to get sent to UK. I just wanted to point it out.


It is the updated V2 daydream. They haven't updated done of the images in the store but I bought one a few weeks back and it's defo the new one.

Also, I'm pretty sure the coral colour is only available in the second version.
So it's just a really posh VR headset, right?
heedrick3 h, 44 m ago

If you check the pictures of this, this one is the V2 as it has the head …If you check the pictures of this, this one is the V2 as it has the head strap on the top


Nice, only looked at post pic.
One way to make sure that you are looking at the 2017 v2 version is to check the colours: Fog, Coral and Charcoal. There are lots of bargains for the original v1 but it will not be in these colours.
Ideal for Xhamster?
80 quid for a £5 vr headset and £9 bluetooth remote ?


Throwing money straight down the drain
scousethief5 h, 3 m ago

80 quid for a £5 vr headset and £9 bluetooth remote ? Throwing money s …80 quid for a £5 vr headset and £9 bluetooth remote ? Throwing money straight down the drain


I think you'd struggle to get the durability, comfort and usability of this with a £5 headset.

Having used a few (including cardboard), I'd say that even the unbranded £20 ones are uncomfortable beyond novelty.



I'm waiting to see how much the 'Daydream' Lenovo Mirage / Oculus Go are, as I think standalone is the best way to go with these
EmperorRosko11th Feb

VR is all about frame rate and visual fidelity, otherwise it looks and …VR is all about frame rate and visual fidelity, otherwise it looks and feels horrible.I love how people pluck out £500 out the air just to attempt to win a debate. I can guarantee that with a 3 year old £500 machine you are not playing at full resolution, and with low settings therefore not actually playing VR how it should be. Project Cars 2 would be a slide show on your rig. To enjoy VR you need high settings and close to a solid 90fps, as agreed by most professionals, any less and the immersion is lost.


Its believe it's over 90fps it is smooth and it does look great still

Because it's dates doesn't mean it can't run games
After all a PC should last longer then 2years and a few months, it's not a 3year old machine

It's a 2yr 2month old Machine
Even if 2yrs old doesn't mean it's unable to play Games, it certainly can play game, I can play modern games at High Ultrawide 1080p 60fps

If it's a low graphic game then I can run Max and get like 300fps
I want to buy a GTX 1080 but miners have ruined PC gaming
Edited by: "Norseg" 13th Feb
Norseg12th Feb

EmperorRosko:VR is all about frame rate and visual fidelity, otherwise it …EmperorRosko:VR is all about frame rate and visual fidelity, otherwise it looks and feels horrible.I love how people pluck out £500 out the air just to attempt to win a debate. I can guarantee that with a 3 year old £500 machine you are not playing at full resolution, and with low settings therefore not actually playing VR how it should be. Project Cars 2 would be a slide show on your rig. To enjoy VR you need high settings and close to a solid 90fps, as agreed by most professionals, any less and the immersion is lost.Its believe it's over 90fps it is smooth and it does look great stillBecause it's dates doesn't mean it can't run gamesAfter all a PC should last longer then 2years and a few months, it's not a 3year old machineIt's a 2yr 2month old Machine Even if 2yrs old doesn't mean it's unable to play Games, it certainly can play game, I can play modern games at High Ultrawide 1080p 60fpsIf it's a low graphic game then I can run Max and get like 300fpsI want to buy a GTX 1080 but miners have ruined PC gaming



I was running Oculus rift at full refresh rate & resolution with a graphics card from 2013, the machine was £700 total too including SSD, 16gb ram, etc etc.

You don't need to drop a grand to get a good VR experience, so please don't act like you do.
Virtute53 m ago

I was running Oculus rift at full refresh rate & resolution with a …I was running Oculus rift at full refresh rate & resolution with a graphics card from 2013, the machine was £700 total too including SSD, 16gb ram, etc etc. You don't need to drop a grand to get a good VR experience, so please don't act like you do.


It said you quoted my comment

For Some reason it shows his comment in my comment
Just to make it clear. I didn't say that
I am against his comment.

Your right, you don't need max graphics to enjoy VR
Edited by: "Norseg" 13th Feb
My Daydream has been delivered

Will test it on Friday.
Norseg13th Feb

It said you quoted my commentFor Some reason it shows his comment in my …It said you quoted my commentFor Some reason it shows his comment in my commentJust to make it clear. I didn't say that I am against his comment.Your right, you don't need max graphics to enjoy VR



I messed up my reply, haha
jUsT2eXy13th Feb

My Daydream has been delivered Will test it on Friday.


What's your verdict on it?
Does this work with a landline phone?
dz121 h, 31 m ago

What's your verdict on it?


I think it's a great gadget with huge potential.

The Daydream headset is comfortable, feels premium, is well built and the Bluetooth controller makes it easy to navigate.

It's definitely an upgrade over a cardboard style VR headset.

VR content is growing and watching my film collection on Plex (renders as a big cinema screen) and travelling through space via Discovery Channel VR was cool. I have yet to try Netflix VR.

However, I've been spoilt by 1080p/4K graphics and so the Daydream experience is a slight let down (my expectations were very high and likely unrealistic) since the graphics in my opinion are best described as being somewhere between standard definition (480p) or at best HD 720p depending on the content. I totally understand why they are like that and I'm sure in the future mobile devices will offer what the PC/Console VR experience offers.

I haven't had a chance to explore everything and I'm sure I will find content that will look visually stunning and deliver some of my expectations.

I think console VR will help push VR into the mainstream and it'll definitely be my next VR investment (Xbox).

Hope that helps. I'll try and update my post in the next few days once I've had a proper chance to test it.
Edited by: "jUsT2eXy" 19th Feb
jUsT2eXy19th Feb

I think it's a great gadget with huge potential.The Daydream headset is …I think it's a great gadget with huge potential.The Daydream headset is comfortable, feels premium, is well built and the Bluetooth controller makes it easy to navigate.It's definitely an upgrade over a cardboard style VR headset.VR content is growing and watching my film collection on Plex (renders as a big cinema screen) and travelling through space via Discovery Channel VR was cool. I have yet to try Netflix VR.However, I've been spoilt by 1080p/4K graphics and so the Daydream experience is a slight let down (my expectations were very high and likely unrealistic) since the graphics in my opinion are best described as being somewhere between standard definition (480p) or at best HD 720p depending on the content. I totally understand why they are like that and I'm sure in the future mobile devices will offer what the PC/Console VR experience offers.I haven't had a chance to explore everything and I'm sure I will find content that will look visually stunning and deliver some of my expectations.I think console VR will help push VR into the mainstream and it'll definitely be my next VR investment (Xbox).Hope that helps. I'll try and update my post in the next few days once I've had a proper chance to test it.


Any updates? Thanks
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