Some Great Apps for Google Cardboard
There have been a steadily growing number of apps that take advantage of Google’s Cardboard Virtual Reality glasses. This kit is easy to build yourself or like me, you can opt to buy a cheap DIY kit that can be assembled in just a few minutes.
When I initially purchased the Google Cardboard 3D glasses I thought they may just be a cheap gimmick, it only cost me about $6 so I didn’t expect much and thought I would quickly get bored with it. How wrong I was, each time I use it I’m really impressed by the great visual effects that can be achieved from such as simple little device and now there are some really fun apps that can bring hours of fun and entertainment. Great for those dark, cold, wintery nights when going out isn’t too appealing and there’s nothing of value on the TV. You can read more about the 3D VR Glasses here.
I thought I would share some of my favorite’s apps so you can get more enjoyment from your own 3D Glasses and enjoy the fun of a virtual reality world.
Tuscany, birthplace of the Renaissance, is famous throughout the world for its picturesque landscapes and a wealth of history so it’s no wonder it attracts millions of tourists every year. If you download this app and view it through your 3D VR glasses you too can be inspired by the idyllic rolling hills, historic architecture and sumptuous panoramas. Get a hold of this app and be swept up in the romance of Italy. You can use this app with a controller or by engaging the auto walk by looking at the ground.
Hand Gliding is a great sport, but if you don’t feel like running off a cliff with a metal frame and some thin cloth then you can experience the thrills without leaving your living room by downloading and using this cool app. You get a great sense of actually flying, ok you don’t get the wind in your hair but you do feel like your high up above the earth, gliding over hills and mountains.
Last week the Philae lander became the first ever man-made probe to be put on the surface of a comet and now you too can experience space by talking a walk on the moon. That’s right, with the Moon Walker VR app you can follow in the footsteps of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong and take one small step from an Apollo craft onto the moon. You will however require an android Bluetooth gamepad to take advantage of this app but its well worth it.
Dive City Rollercoaster puts you in the seat of a modern day theme park roller coaster. You can look all around you as it careens around the track and it has a wonderfull sensation of actually being here. When using this you’ll actually get the sensation of steep drops and sharp corners as well as hair raising acceleration that will keep you coming back time and time again for more thrills.
Are you a McCartney fan, then if so you can now enjoy a front row seat at a performance of “Live and Let Die” thanks to developers Jaunt. This app will let you share the stage with the music legend Paul McCartney so you can immerse yourself in the performance. You just need to download the Jaunt player to you device. There are also a host of other offerings from Jaunt coming soon.
This recently released app makes it easy to view MP4 Videos on your phone in a full field of vision and simulates it in great 3D quality. It takes any MP4 Video and renders it in a split-screen view. It’s not true 3D but it will feel like you got the best seats in the house at an IMAX cinema.
To take advantage of even more 3D apps then you can get yourself an Android controller and better still make a strap for your VR headset or why not invest in one of our plastic 3D VR Headset that come with full adjustable head strap and lenses. This will free up your hands for a game controller, letting you take your VR experience to the next level.
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