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Google Cardboard Review
Virtual reality, reality made by mankind. Virtual reality is supposed to completely immerse the user in a made dimension. Sony has created a patent to make a device that will create actual virtual reality.Currently, the term "Virtual reality headset" is used for devices that allows the user eyes to perceive the dimensions of a virtual world. Many VR headset have been created, but most of them are very expensive and cannot be afforded by consumers. Luckily, a man by the name of Palmer Luckey is developing a VR headset called the Oculus Rift which is consumer affordable. The Oculus Rift isn't the only new VR headset that was announced. Google has created it's own VR headset called Google Cardboard. Can the Cardboard put up a fight against the Oculus rift, let find out.
What everybody thought was a joke was actually the real deal. To actually make use of the device, you'll need a smartphone with a gyroscope. As it's name implies, Google Cardboard is mostly made out of cardboard. Other materials used to make the Cardboard are velcro, lens, magnets, a NFC tag (optional) and a rubber band. You can either make one yourself or buy a pre-assembled one from a manufacturer. Assembling the Cardboard is fairly easy. If you find trouble assembling, search in Youtube as they will have many videos in assembling or making the Google Cardboard.
First, start the official Google cardboard app (If the box doesn't have a NFC tag), then place it in the box. It will then start the tutorial. The Cardboard does offer you an immersive experience. You'll feel like your looking at the world through glasses. It won't offer you the complete experience that the Oculus Rift will offer. But, does the Oculus Rift cost about $15, is the Oculus Rift disposable. The answer are no. There are various apps built for VR in the Playstore.
The Cardboard may not give you the best experience, but does offer developer the ability to better create apps for future VR headsets like the Oculus Rift. It also allow as to get a glimpse of how great VR will be like in the future. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating for a device like this. The Google Cardboard is a sign on how fast is technology developing. Thank you for reading my article and have a nice day.