daydream view

Using Google Cardboard is great for a brief introduction to the virtual world, but Samsung and Oculus have shown us just how powerful a smartphone can be as a VR system with Gear VR. Google’s answer is Daydream, a higher level platform that uses all the lessons learned from cardboard making to create a more cohesive virtual experience. Their first headset, the Daydream View, takes the recently announced Google Pixel and uses it to create this new experience. Here’s how this new setup compares to existing smartphone-based VR systems built by Oculus and Samsung.