Our favourite Twitter reactions to Google's Daydream View
27th April 2017
The Google Daydream. Oh my God. 10/10 😍😍😍😍😍— Andrew Weatherman (@andrew49er1) 26 December 2016
We’ve seen some pretty mind-blowing tech advances over the past few years – and as we continue torpedoing into the digital age, things don’t look like they’ll be slowing down anytime soon.
Here in the smartphone world, we've seen the landscape change dramatically in recent years, with the introduction of AI in particular making phones smarter, faster and easier to use than ever before. Not to mention the groundbreaking progress we’ve been making here at EE – as we continue to build a data network capable of powering all the new tech-led features.
Those of you with your finger on the pulse, though, will know that there’s one piece of modern tech that’s been raising heart rates all over the world: virtual reality. As one of the most eagerly-anticipated releases of recent years, VR has the potential to entirely change the way we create, consume and engage with entertainment – putting YOU at the heart of the story. You are Sherlock. You are Lara Croft. You are Frodo.
It changes everything.
So when Google launched its game-changing VR headset Daydream View, it’s fair to say the internet went pretty mental. With an intuitive hand-held controller – designed with in-built smart sensors that recognise your gestures and movements – Daydream View caused quite a stir as users flew through space for the first time, explored new worlds, or just kicked back in their very own VR cinema.
From all corners of the globe, people flooded social media to tell the world just how utterly blown away they were. Twitter, these are your best reactions…
Minds were definitely being blown...
Google Pixl and Daydream View have to be my favourite things right now, this is insane— Dave @ i60 (@DaveClawz) 11 November 2016
Just tried Google’s Daydream View VR headset. Blown away.— Thomas Byttebier (@bytte) 1 November 2016
When it came to VR films and TV, very little time was wasted...
Google daydream is incredible... The movie watching experience alone has me hooked - watching the movie on a big screen in a forest— Leighland (@l4stewar) 13 December 2016
So I got a Google Daydream headset and I never knew how much I'd love @Netflix in VR until I tried it. It's amazing.— Plowkiller (@_Plowkiller) 26 December 2016
Long-haul flights will never be the same again...
Daydream View is so damn comfortable.. that's how I watch movies on planes from this point on.— Mike Bithell (@mikeBithell) 2 November 2016
Finally played around with Google Daydream yesterday. Amazing for such a portable VR experience. Next test - take on a plane #Google— Simonas Zizliauskas (@simasz) 30 March 2017
For others it was all about the gaming...
I started playing WonderGlade on Google Daydream. It's fun. A little too fun. I keep indenting my face with goggle marks.— Edward (@MisterBionic) 9 April 2017
Scotland was AMAZING! I had a go at the Google Daydream VR in the car playing a kart game on the way home it felt so real and weird!!— Rage🔥#i60 (@RageDarling) 21 November 2016
Dan knew precisely what he wanted for Christmas…
Just tried Daydream View (Store Demo) ITS AMAZING! can people just put a little towards it for my Christmas present? It's only £69 all in.— Dan monaghan (@dmon1990) 9 November 2016
It all got a bit real at times…
So Google Daydream arrived — utterly insane — kids are going to love it — the 360 Shark video scare the crap out of me— Jason Kneen (@jasonkneen) 14 November 2016
Even teachers were getting excited!
Oh my god one of the students brought in the Google Daydream VR dealy. It's amazing. VR's gonna go mainstream this is it.— It's Dan!!! danny (@ddfoxfriend) 28 November 2016