Littlefish Loves: Google Cardboard

Everyone’s talking about Oculus Rift and virtual reality these days, and we have to admit, we’re intrigued. But shelling out the hefty price tag without experiencing what virtual reality is actually like puts us off – what if we prefer real reality? What if virtual reality makes us dizzy?

Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 08.50.41Enter Google Cardboard – the nifty new creation making virtual reality accessible for everyone. It’s essentially a box constructed out of cardboard that you stick your phone into to create a virtual reality environment. You can then use apps to build 3D games and virtual reality scenes that react to your head movement, and even create your own virtual environment from scratch (virtual trading desk, anyone?!).

Very cool. And the best part is, you can get a fully assembled Cardboard or a kit to build your own from $14.95 – just a tad cheaper than the Oculus, and the same general idea. Or if you’re feeling crafty, Google have a tutorial for creating your own Cardboard headset from cardboard, velcro and rubber band.

You can find out more about Google Cardboard here, or find a list of retailers you can buy the headsets from (and instructions to build your own) here.

Or watch the video below to see Google Cardboard in action…