Google Gets Serious About Cardboard
Google has doubled down on Cardboard, its low-tech virtual reality device, just as Samsung releases the Gear VR and Oculus buys two VR companies.By Matt Picht | December 13, 2014
Cardboard is the next big thing in tech, at least according to Google. The company's silly-looking virtual reality viewer got a serious makeover this week.
You might remember Google Cardboard from Google's I/O Conference back in June. The low-tech headset, essentially a piece of folded cardboard and some lenses, turns an Android phone into a VR machine.
The effect works by breaking up a smartphone's landscape mode into two separate portrait screens, one for each eyeball. The Cardboard viewer holds the phone up to the lenses, magnifying each screen to create a 3D effect. (Video via Tested)