Google Cardboard Basics: How To Get Started With VR
Google Cardboard has been around for quite a while, but not all of us are as familiar as we should be (or want to be). In this post, we are taking a closer look at the basics of Google “Cardboarding”, how it works, what models are out there and, most importantly, why you should give it a try and how to go about doing that.
So, let’s start at the beginning. Google Cardboard is a DIY virtual reality platform that works with your smartphone and is quite low-cost.
One of the benefits of Google Cardboard, besides the price, is portability. Some Cardboard models are fully collapsible, but even in their full form they take up very little space and don’t weigh much.
Despite its affordable price, small size and low weight, Google Cardboard can offer you a fulfilling VR experience. It is very easy to use and gas a great potential as a learning aid.
So here’s what you do with your first Google Cardboard.
The only two thongs you will need to get things going is your phone and the accessory itself.
You can start by heading to the Play Store and downloading Cardboard application to get you started. It will introduce you to all the necessary information on using the accessory. There are plenty of other apps to explore for Cardboard and you can check out a nice selection in our post on 5 Best Apps For Google Cardboard.
Once you have the Cardboard app, insert the phone into the Cardboard frame and hold it to your face. Make sure the phone is positioned correctly and the image is centered. Then you can enjoy the experience, jumping from one VR experience to another. To enhance the experience, you can add a powerful set of headphones and get fully immersed into the exciting world of VR.
Google Cardboard 2.0, released at this year’s I/O, comes with a few changes and upgrades. It can be used with phones as alrge at 6 inches and even featured a wide-edge gap to fit phones in cases. This version also comes with adjustable lenses, letting you control each lens independently until you find the perfect viewing angle.
So, there are quite a few options to choose from and a great deal of virtual fun to look forward to. Whether you are at home, at the office on the plane or even at the beach – this simple VR gadget can prove itself to be great pocket entertainment.