Google’s Daydream virtual reality gadget has seemed to physically trump all other virtual reality experiences, such as Samsung’s Gear VR, Facebook’s Oculus Rift and HTC’s Vive.
According to critics and different reviews, Google’s Daydream promises a more comfortable, realistic and simpler experience. To prevent from awkwardly fitting on the face or being too heavy, the design uses a softer fabric and rubber frame, where as the other virtual reality sets are structured from plastic and the eye frames are outlined with a soft, cushioning material that wears easily.
The biggest highlight of Google’s Daydream which sets it aside from its competition is its use of a controller. While other virtual gears require people to move their heads around in a dizzy like fashion to select different options or fidget with the touch pad on the side of the viewer headset, the Daydream utilizes a Bluetooth motion controller. The controller immediately pairs with your phone when you connect the headset and after placing the viewer on your face, you simply maneuver the controller with how you see it on the screen.
In terms of the actual visual experience, critics agree that Google Daydream hasn’t delivered the best one. The design of the Daydream compromises the fit of more phones than the Gear VR for example, and with that as a feature, the view of the screen is unfortunately narrower and doesn’t give off the same virtual reality IMAX effect. The app store was also agreed to be a disappointment. Granted the Google Daydream is expected to come out with more content, but as of now there is a very limited app selection.
While the Google Daydream has its pros and cons, it is still evolving.