I’m often asked: “Where Can I buy the Google Cardboard”, and I decided to answer this question because even myself when I was looking for one I wasn’t sure where to get it since there is no Official Google Cardboard, Google doesn’t sell it but there are a lot of company’s that are manufacturing it and a lot of different models to so, I will go over them to help you find the best Cardboard for you.
One thing important that you need to have on your Google Cardboard is the logo that says “Works with Google Cardboard”, that means it is certified by Google and you will be able to run all the applications that come with it. On your cardboard headset, you will also have a Viewer profile logo, that you need to scan to calibrate your headset with the Google Cardboard app and also sometimes with different games. This way, when you scan it, the application will know what settings you need for the kind of headset you got such as eye’s to lenses distance, phone to lenses distance all that stuff.
Where to find a Google Cardboard headset?
I Am Cardboard – www.imcardboard.com
This is where I bought my first one
This is where I bought my first virtual reality headset and I have been loving it so far. They have a good variety of different headset version, depending on your need and your preference. You can also choose the color you like, I have one in black, there is also the color blue, red, yellow, and the original box color.
They also have the giant version for those of you who have a very large phone such as the Nexus 6, Samsung Note 2, Note 3, Note 4, the iPhone 6 Plus and OnePlus one so if you have one of those phones you should be better off with the giant version.
On most of their models, you have the choice of adding an NFC tag. The only function of it is that you can program your headset to automatically open an app when you slide your phone into it, other than that it’s not that useful, unless you are always playing with the same app, but if you have lots of application, I wouldn’t recommend it.
Price: Cardboard V 1.0: 15$
Price Cardboard V 2.0: 20$
We could say that this is their original version, made of cardboard, you have 2 different version, the cardboard, and cardboard V.2.0, the main difference will only be with the function button, the cardboard V. 1.0 has a magnet switch on the side, and the V.2.0 has a conduction foam button on top of the headset so really it’s just a matter of preference. Both of these models comes, in black, blue, red, yellow, white and the original box color.
This is a really cool model, it’s made with Eva foam material, it’s more flexible and durable, might feel a little bit better on your face too since it’s a soft foam. For the command function, you can choose between the magnet or the top button from the V.2.0 models. Another big plus with the EVA model is that it comes with a head strap so you don’t have to hold it when you can playing games or watching videos. For colors, you don’t have as many choice, only the black one or the multi-colored. It’s always possible to personalize how you want.
This is a nice looking headset as well, they made it so it is super portable so that you can bring it everywhere you go, it has a retractable chassis and there is even a travel case that comes with it, unfortunately, no head strap available with this model. There is a conductive button on top for the command, like the V2.0, but it’s made with an upgraded material (more durable). You have a wide variety of colors, ( blue, black, yellow, orange, red and green).
I am cardboard is a great site to find good quality virtual reality headset for really cheap. If you are just getting started with virtual reality you will absolutely love it.
They offer fast shipping worldwide and they provide you a tracking number.
Here’s the link to their website: http://www.imcardboard.com.
If you have any questions or comments feel free to ask them below and I will be happy to help you.
Founder of allaboutvirtualreality.com