As VR (Virtual Reality) slowly becomes more mainstream, as evidently seen in Samsung’s VR launch taken place at MWC 2016, the demand for the Virtual Reality is ever increasing, and premium made VR Headsets such as the Oculus Rift and Samsung’s Gear VR can cost a fortune, which is why Google’s Cardboard is a cheap alternative to experience VR on a budget.
Where to get it.
Google’s “Get Cardboard” page offers you a whole bunch of options from third party manufacturers, ranging from cheap cardboard headsets that cost pocket change, to high end premium made headsets that cost a good amount of money.
To start off, you’ll have to order yourself a compatible VR Headset with your phone (the Google Cardboard is the most basic.) Next, you’ll want to head over to the Google Play Store and download the Google Cardboard app.
Once you’ve installed the app, the first launch of the app will require you to run through a basic setup process to configure your headset/viewer. Just follow on screen instructions and breeze through it in moments.
Get some Cardboard apps
Once the setup process has been completed, you’ll be taken to the homepage of the Google Cardboard app, where a list of compatible VR apps are offered. Those of which can take advantage of the feature the best will be listed in hierarchy. There are games, media and tools that the Cardboard app offers. During special events, such as company reveals and launches, there will be special apps created especially for the launch, where users can view the event in Virtual Reality for a more immersive, real-digital experience.
And that pretty much covers, it. Google has made it pretty simple to use the Cardboard app, and virtual reality in itself is an upcoming trend, you’ll definitely want to grab a Google Cardboard viewer for future live events.
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