I had a try of Google’s Cardboard today and was impressed, and scared about how it felt.
Cool that it is made out of cardboard so they can ship it to you for about $25.00. Two eye pieces inside give you the realistic view. Simple velco on top to hold together most phones that are under 5 inches in total. Just for Android at the moment and must be running Jelly Bean 4.1 or above. A ring on the side the phone so when you pull and release the ring, your phone’s magnetometer detects changes in the magnetic field.
A very realistic feeling especially with Google Earth and a roller coaster app. The cardboard tends to absorb your oil from your forehead, so not something you want to pass around at a party. Good gift idea perhaps?
Check out the hands-on from the crew at TechCrunch
So the scary is what will prolonged exposure to VR be? After a few seconds of standing and using Cardboard, it took me a minute to regain my whereabouts. I’m sure that better units like the Oculus Rift will have a very intense, but amazing experience when you incorporate sound, then smell?
Will be interesting to see how it plays out, I’m sure I’ll have one strapped on in the near future.
How about you?