The VR experience is cool, but I couldn't last long enough to get through the setup process and install some VR apps.Got my Daydream VR yesterday and used it for just under one hour. My device actually got too hot to handle and upon viewing my last 360 video in youtube VR I got an over heating message and my device powered off. I immediately removed it from the headset and the metal was almost too hot to hold onto. Thank god this pile of junk was free. No way would I pay for something that puts my $900 Pixel XL at risk of permanent failure. I know an hour of constant viewing seems a bit much but it really isn't all things considering. I wont be using this thing and will likely sell it for around $30 here very soon. Otherwise it will just spend time in a droor. I enjoyed the viewing experience but it wasn't worth the risk of damaging the internal components of my device. Maybe Google will come up with some sort of usb c fan we can plug in while we use the headset. Until then this thing will get zero use from me.
Well then you're lucky because mine gets "oven mitts hot"! I even tried again today and it was so hot I shut it right off. The 2nd time I used it I got an overheat message and the device shut itself off. If the device gets hot enough to turn it's own self off, I'd say that's way too hot. Like the poster before you said. How did this make it passed any type of testing if it gets the phone hot enough to shutoff? Play it long enough and you'll see the phone shut itself down.
Calm down. I'm glad you like it, I don't.What?! Maybe we're not seeing things exactly the same, but even on my lower end Pixel, it doesn't look near as bad as other headsets. It's a neat addition to a phone experience and I for one am glad that I got mine for free. If you were expecting PS4 Pro graphics from a mobile device, then you need your brain checked. For what this experience is meant to provide, it's extremely competent.
I got the overheating message today but didn't see it yesterday though.
I've watched a few and although they do make it seem as though you're there the quality of the video's are kind of poor. Well, certain videos anyways. Everything just seems very washed out. It's no big deal but it bothers me a bit but I do understand the VR just works by magnifying your screen so you can see all the dots in the screen very well.I just got that status and email yesterday afternoon but no package tracking number like they said it would in the email.
Edit: to those of you that got your daydream VR have you tried to watch videos/movies on it? If yes what is your opinion on it? I know it's more of an interactive device but I mean the VR ready videos. For example YouTube videos with the cardboard icon.
I will try it more in the next weekend to see if I will get the overheating thing
Pre ordered mine in the UK from Carphonewarehouse. It's amazing! Everything from the 360 YouTube videos, go karting game to viewing old panoramic photos I took years ago are awesome! Caution though ... The phone gets very hot! Up until now, phone has always run cool, today was the first time it got pretty hot after about 20 minutes on daydream.