Google Cardboard Review: The World’s Most Simple VR Headset


Google in a bid to encourage the development of virtual reality (VR) technology and VR apps, launched the Cardboard in 2014. For all those tech inquisitive Virtual Reality seekers who cannot afford bigger brands like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive can try to grab their hands onto the Google Cardboard, which is reviewed to give a more exploration-friendly and joyful VR experience. Here’s the Google cardboard review, that will take you into the world of smartphone virtual reality.

Virtual Technology as a breakthrough has brought in the market, The HTC Vive, a marvel of technical wizardry and game-design prowess, a union of clever ideas and impressive hardware. However, this is not what the Google Cardboard product attempts. Their product is an idea for the masses to construct their VR headset from just the cardboard price, and hence, educate themselves of this blooming technology.

Every deserving company, electronic gadgets and App development that has a strong and following customer base in the technological market are jumping onto the cutthroat competition of Virtual Reality technology for a reason. Each of these enterprises is shedding out doles of money in shaping up what will be in the future generations to come, the next frontier in electronics lifestyle entertainment- Virtual Reality! The consumer masses also need to keep moving at a steady pace in growing along this technological shift. It is only expected that we do the same and be ready for what is to come and change how we viewed gaming or video technology.

Google Cardboard Review

With the initiation of these Google 3D glasses in the market, it is not announcing itself as a serious contender entrant in the Virtual Reality arms race, at least not just yet.  This Google Cardboard review in falling towards the VR market could be far more important in its concept of bringing about a dirt-cheap, often promised, largely indiscernible technology to its fans that are spread all over the world in masses. With the Cardboard price, Google triumphantly succeeds in presenting the most accessible way to investigate transverse and use Virtual Technology.

Cardboard VR Design

The Google 3D glasses are particularly called CARDBOARD because one can just purchase it off a tech store (like a toy). It is more like using this product to educate the masses and prepare them for what is coming, Virtual Reality! In all our experiences as children, we often had toys that put-to-together and built into something substantially technology-oriented. The same works with the Cardboard.


Once purchased, you can use your ideas to construct your very own headset using simple materials such a Velcro, tape adhesive, and of course the most important- Cardboard! After putting together your headset and it is ready, you can use your Android smartphone to try out the various VR applications available in the Google Play store.

Cardboard Setup


There are several options out there. Check out the Google’s Cardboard kits page or the EightOnes VR kit at Amazon. The options are plush, fun and many. Download these kits, buy them or build your kit with their step-by-step instructions. It is exactly like when we played games as kids and not on an HD screen. These Cardboard kits make for an exciting tool to learn from, especially in primary education schools where the kids can interact with each other in building something that will take them closer to understanding the future on-coming of VR technology.


This device hence makes for a very engaging product and a breakthrough in reaching the most corner of the masses. Do not ever expect that cardboard kits come pre-assembled. They never did, they never will. You will most probably receive them in a padded envelope including contents such as a VR headset, a Velcro head strap, and an instruction sheet. That is it. From here, on and forth the customer needs to build it.


Version 2.0 of the Google Cardboard adds a bit more to the fun. With its clever design, it has replaced the magnet that the original version had a trigger tap that directly taps onto the screen. The magnet was used to interact with apps; now one can do it directly with the trigger. The new cardboard is a little larger to accommodate phones with bigger sizes like Sony Xperia, iPhone 5 and above versions, and android new version phones. For the ones who know, many VR apps are shooting in daily on Google Play and Apple’s App Store. These VR demos are what can be viewed with the cardboard goggles. As expected, devices with higher-resolution displays are going to fare better.

Google Cardboard vs Samsung Gear VR vs HTC Vive


The amalgamation of Virtual Technology and Social Networking is the only way to keep a balance in creating the world that can visualize in 3D motion graphics as well as interact with every individual that is hooked onto the system. This had been brought about, in a turn of events, when Facebook acquired Oculus for $2 billion.

One cannot expect to shell out a total of $1500 for the entire Oculus Experience. The HTC Vive falls in this bracket of high powered VR experience that is real technology but is a pricey PC tethered eventuality. The Google Cardboard does not fall into this category of VR exposure. One can compare it to Samsung’s Gear VR headsets , which will set you back for $200, and work only with select Samsung phones.

Cardboard Price

Fully assembled kits are available for $16.99. You can also order just the parts — lenses, magnet, Velcro, and NFC chip for $7.99.

Virtual Reality is the new beginning of things to come. There is no way of saying to anyone especially a friend who tells you, “Man, you have got to try this!”. All you need is $30 and a smartphone to transport you into the world that will soon become the future of gaming, digital viewing as well as filming technology. Conceptually, the Cardboard is a great buy and a perfect deal. Putting up demonstration goggles up on the rack for a more robust VR gear and then hosting events will up the game for Google as well as bridge the gap for those just experiencing VR firsthand. It is the best marketing tool for the better things to come.

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