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Google Cardboard, turns your Android smartphone into a VR device

Among the new things that Google has introduced during its I/O Tech Talk earlier is the Cardboard – a do-it-yourself Virtual Reality viewer made of everyday items that can be found in your home or local hardware store.

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To put it simply, the Google Cardboard is a DIY kit that uses your Android smartphone to turn it into a Virtual Reality device. It is also cheap as the materials can be found in your garage or can be bought at your local hardware store – cardboard, lenses, magnets, velcro, and rubber band. You can also add an NFC tag if you like.

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To use the Cardboard, just run the Cardboard app on your Android smartphone, secure it inside the viewer and you’re good to go.


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Watch TechCrunch’s video below to see it in action:

Mind you that Cardboard viewer isn’t for sale and is made to encourage developers to create VR applications using Google’s open software VR Toolkit. But if you want to make one for yourself just click the source link below for insructions.


This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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7 Responses

  1. kirito says:

    Aincrad, here I come!

  2. jdGONEMAD says:

    cool. malamang maglalabas ang cd-r king ng ganyang klaseng accessory.

    • Mon says:

      Sana nga, since google developed the software and promoting DIY kits, kahit cdr king na gumawa nung kit dito sa pinas hahaha

  3. none says:

    poor man’s oculus rift..


  4. Frost_Mufoy says:

    Oculus rift has become irrationally expensive, and I thought google cardboard would be the same experience, but it’s not. It’s..well, cardboard. Sold at a decent price. I go through http://www.googlecardboard.com for affordable parts to experience a much cheaper virtual reality.

  5. Tipid mode says:

    got mine from http://tech.apcei.com.ph ;) I selling my extra for 400 pesos. :)

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