Yes you read that right, it’s not about the money it’s about the user experience at least that is what I think the Cardboard from Google is all about. Still on I/O this year, Google gave away a cardboard which is an Inexpensive version of Virtual Reality devices like the Oculus Rift which was acquired by Facebook for about 2 Billion Dollars.
Well Google’s Cardboard is made of a magnet, a few lenses, rubber band and a cardboard (You can use a pizza box) plus your smartphone. All you have to do is download the app and voila you have you own virtual reality box.
This Cardboard took me a while to assemble but the experience was worth it. See, like the Oculus Rift It has 2 plastic lenses that focus on the phone screen to help you view the Images clearly. The Cardboard uses the magnet to click or simulate the screen touch and enter into another activity.
I don’t know what Google has next in store for us on the Cardboard but my view is that they might be working on an inexpensive version of an Oculus Rift and avail it to the developers and see what they can come up with for smartphone users, whatever it is, I think this is a cool way of innovating.
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