If you’re wanting to get involved with VR on the cheap, the Google Daydream View has always been a great option – now that it’s half price that’s even more true.
VR is currently one of the biggest trends in tech but not everyone has the budget or space to accommodate more advanced setups like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. That’s where portable VR headsets like the Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View make a great alternative.
The Google Daydream View simply requires you to slot in a compatible phone, such as Google’s own Pixel phones, or the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S9. After installing the companion app you’re off and ready. Nice and simple and no need to carve out some space in your living room.The Daydream View also comes with a Bluetooth controller for gaming.
Normally, the Google Daydream View costs £99, which was one of our chief complaints when we reviewed it. Our Mobiles Editor said “This is a perfectly decent headset for a few throwaway VR experiences, but the higher starting price and minimal upgrades make it far from vital.”
The good news, then, is that for a short time you can bag yourself the Google Daydream View for half price at just £49 with free delivery. That’s a far more palatable price if you want to try VR out. Currently you have a choice of either Coral or Charcoal colours (Fog has already sold out).
Our review concluded: “It’s a comfortable headset that looks good and has a developing library of content. It also has a great remote that makes playing games and navigation easy. The Daydream View isn’t for someone intent of full-on VR – it’s more for those who will pass it round the table at family gatherings. It’s bite-sized VR, and it’s best to know this before jumping in.”
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