We all know that Google is a serious company, but sometimes, even serious companies need moments like this. Yesterday, after their keynote at the I/O 2014 Conference, they had a surprise for all the attendants: a piece of cardboard. Yeah, it sounds pretty weird, as companies of this calibers usually offer some really cool gifts. But who said that this piece of cardboard wasn’t cool? Actually, we think it’s one of the coolest things you can get after attending an event. Wait until you see…
Yes, the whole thing was actually a combination of cardboard origami, magnets, velcro and a set of close-up lenses, turning into a virtual reality handset, called Google Cardboard.
You can use it with your smartphone and enjoy a really cool virtual reality experience. Also, the Cardboard app from the Play Store provides a couple of demo animations which can show you what you can use this…uhm, accessory for. Basically, the phone splits up the images, which are viewed through the lenses. Google Earth or Street View can now be used in a much cooler way.
The tool kit is still experimental, but it’s still a fun way for developers to experiment with virtual reality. Personally, we think this is awesome. Period.
What about you guys? If Google Cardboard was sold, would you buy a kit?