1. Sim_8_3's Avatar
    Why am I not surprised by this? I don't want to say anything negative about Google but I'll just say this I don't think much of the chromebook so I guess you get the idea, I don't think I would consider the Pixel or Daydream at this time, I wouldn't mind trying them, but it's this kind of of experience that makes me questions Google's foray into the phone and VR realm, I guess only time will tell where it goes.
    10-27-2016 11:34 PM
  2. Russell Holly's Avatar
    Phones get warm in VR. All of them. Demo stations are a bad indicator because it's a constant in and out of people using the headset, which means the phone is exposed to that environment for much longer than usual.

    That your glasses fogged up isn't necessarily a result of that heat. The lack of airflow in the headset required to cause this is interesting through, especially with the open sides for ventilation.

    Still, bad experiences are a terrible thing. What do you think you'd like to try next?
    10-28-2016 11:13 AM
  3. LezCronut's Avatar
    I visited the google pop up store in NYC and tried the daydream headset. Honestly i was really disappointed with the resolution and the fact that the phone got really hot. It made the phone so hot that my glasses fogged up and i had to stop.

    I'm still not sure if google has the right approach to VR . A standalone device probably would make more sense, provided it is cheap enough. I'm still not sold on VR as yet
    Edit: a word
    Well yes even Galaxy S6 which has 577 ppi display shows pixelation. I think it's normal to see screen door effect on most smartphones today.

    What about the build quality? What about the weight? Is it heavy or light?
    Is it comfortable? Outer layer is made of fabric.
    10-28-2016 11:28 AM
  4. JDGAFFLIN's Avatar
    That's concerning. I'm really interested in getting a Pixel XL, and of course I'm excited about Daydream.

    Hopefully a solution is found.
    10-28-2016 11:53 AM
  5. clrdust's Avatar
    I have tried a lot of headsets and they all make the phone extremely hot. i dont think its anything to do with the headset but the processing required by the phone.
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    10-28-2016 01:17 PM
  6. Theot's Avatar
    I am not surprised because the daydream headset looks like it will hold heat because of the material and the fact you are sealing the phone in the thing. At least with the gear VR it's open on the back.
    10-28-2016 03:44 PM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    I'll know more in 4 to 6 weeks hopefully! Just waiting on my code and then I'll order one!
    10-28-2016 03:52 PM
  8. 1213 1213's Avatar
    Daydream will always be budget vr.

    To give a comparison, its like buying a $200 phone and comparing it to a flagship.
    10-29-2016 05:21 AM
  9. badelhas's Avatar
    The only good enough VR experience currently, in my humble opinion, is the HTC Vive. The rest are half baked solutions. It's a pity its still so expensive, though...
    LezCronut likes this.
    10-29-2016 05:58 AM
  10. Hugh Mongus's Avatar
    Very good resort not so much for families on a budget but it is really relaxing it is paradise!!! Mermaids had expensive food though very worth it. House keeping was absolutely perfect but I would personally like other staff to be more happy because of course you are at Day Dream Island!
    I second this.
    10-29-2016 06:47 AM
  11. Abhignah's Avatar
    For how long did you use it ?
    10-29-2016 10:58 AM
  12. Ptaswath's Avatar
    Is daydream bad??
    10-29-2016 11:52 AM
  13. Theot's Avatar
    The only good enough VR experience currently, in my humble opinion, is the HTC Vive. The rest are half baked solutions. It's a pity its still so expensive, though...
    I think the PSVR is going to give the Vive a run for its money.
    10-29-2016 01:03 PM
  14. badelhas's Avatar
    I think the PSVR is going to give the Vive a run for its money.
    In what sense, if a pc with a 1070 nvidia gpu is many times stronger than the PS4?
    10-29-2016 05:33 PM
  15. Theot's Avatar
    In what sense, if a pc with a 1070 nvidia gpu is many times stronger than the PS4?
    Cost of ownership. It will outsell the vive and most people will be happy with the experience. I think there's going to be a very small percentage of people willing to invest in the hardware to run a Vive.
    10-29-2016 06:53 PM
  16. 1213 1213's Avatar
    In what sense, if a pc with a 1070 nvidia gpu is many times stronger than the PS4?
    Content of course. Content is everything. Sony is in the best position and has a large player base already.

    But isn't there a ps4+ of some sort coming out with better hardware for vr?
    10-30-2016 05:29 AM
  17. Mathias Hintikka's Avatar
    I think the content point is inescapable. As much as it pains me (I have an Xbox One S) to admit that the PS4 is almost certainly going to be the early winner in VR, it seems clear.

    They have a huge user base of gamers, hardware in millions of living rooms, and the head start on content.
    10-30-2016 05:59 AM
  18. badelhas's Avatar
    Been tethering for hours and its cool as a cucumber!
    Which experiences have you tried?

    Cheers
    10-30-2016 07:49 AM
  19. pkcable's Avatar
    Which experiences have you tried?

    Cheers
    I don't have my Daydream yet still waiting on the coupon/code so I can order it.
    10-30-2016 03:54 PM
  20. John States's Avatar
    My Pixel should be delivered in three weeks. I hope it won't get too hot. I haven't ordered a Daydream yet but I'm still strongly considering it.
    10-31-2016 02:25 AM
  21. JDGAFFLIN's Avatar
    I haven't had a chance to try the Daydream yet. I looks to be a nice set-up, but this is like the 4 person I've read about being disappointed with it.
    11-01-2016 09:47 AM
  22. clrdust's Avatar
    Hey if you are getting pixel and it comes for free. no need to be disappointed by it.
    11-01-2016 10:09 AM
  23. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    There is always the chance that a firmware update will fix that heat issue.
    11-01-2016 10:40 AM
  24. Swapnil Vartak's Avatar
    That's disappointing to hear.. But we'll have to wait for more user reviews and more long term use analysis to make a judgment of the daydream...
    11-02-2016 04:11 AM
  25. Warawut Choksaengthong's Avatar
    I think the problem is that at the store the phone is on and off all the time for demo. That's why it get hot.
    And when you put the phone in Daydream heat can build up easily because no ventilation.
    11-02-2016 05:22 AM
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