Want to experience virtual reality without going broke? Google cardboard is the best way to do that!
You probably heard already about virtual reality headset such as the Oculus Rift or Playstation VR, but those headsets are selling for quite a lot of money. If you want to experience virtual reality but don’t want to spend tons of money in the process you better read this!
So, what is the Google Cardboard?
Google cardboard is actually a super cheap way to experience virtual reality with your smartphone. It.s a VR headset made out of cardboard, two 40 mm plastic lenses, a rubber band and some velcro to hold everything in place. What it does is turn your smartphone into a virtual reality headset to make you experience real-life experience from your home. For example there an app with google to visit different city’s, you just launch it and you could be in New York in seconds just by wearing it. It works with pretty much any smartphone android and ios as well, I am using mine with an iPhone 5 and it works perfectly.
How does it work?
The way it works is that your phone is gonna track your head movement, while you got the headset on, there are a lot of different apps that are compatible with it, it displays images on you phone screen so you can look all around you and feel like you are in a different place. ( I was just looking at the Eiffel tower 10 minutes ago). It may not sound as much a device made of cardboard but it works really good, I think it’s definitely worth the money spend.
What can you do with it?
They are tons of apps already made for Google cardboard, you can play games, watch videos, discover the world and much more! The best way to get started is to download the Google cardboard apps and it shows you a little bit how it works, it takes you to a couple different city’s like Paris, Venice, New York, there’s a couple of museum to visit as well. You can watch videos on Youtube, you just have to move your head around to choose one and it make’s you feel like you are watching it on a giant screen.
If you have any questions about it be sure to leave them below and I would be happy to help.
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