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Google, one of the largest and most influential tech companies on the planet, decided to enter the virtual reality space with a smartphone shell made of cardboard. True story! It gave away a kit to Google I/O attendees in 2014, and then posted the plans online so anyone with an empty pizza box or stray shipping carton could hack together a lo-fi VR device with a handful of cheap parts. Cardboard might sound silly, but it has caught on in a serious way: the plans have been downloaded more than 500,000 times, there are dozens upon dozens of compatible apps, and now LG and Mattel are creating plastic versions. You can even buy a standard cardboard viewer from third-party companies if you don’t want to make one yourself. Whether you plan to build or buy, it’s easy to get started with this entry-level, ultra-affordable VR experience. Here’s how.
Current Cardboard apps are largely short, straightforward experiences, but it’s incredibly cool to be able to try out VR without a significant investment of money or time. You already have an Android smartphone, right? Assuming it’s recent enough to run the app and fit into a shell, your expense shouldn’t be more than $20-25 for a basic viewer, or less if you decide to build the thing yourself. It’s not as immersive an experience as the strap-on Oculus Rift, which requires a PC and is still in development, or Samsung’s Gear VR headsets, which cost $200 and only work with the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and Note 4. But it’s an easy way to get a feel for what’s possible with modern virtual reality, and beyond the low cost of the headset, most of the available apps are free.
WHAT DO I NEED?
At the base level, you’ll need a phone that runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or newer. And you’ll also want the free Cardboard app, which includes various VR demos and serves as a hub for any compatible apps you download. Beyond that, there’s some variance between which devices work with which versions of the headset, as well as which are fully compatible and which are only somewhat compatible. Google doesn’t help much with this part of the equation—for whatever reason, the company has removed the list of compatible phones from the Cardboard website. Maybe that’s Google's way of encouraging people to embrace the DIY philosophy and figure out workarounds for devices, but it makes getting started just a bit more confusing for the average smartphone owner. The original viewer, released in 2014, is best used for phones with approximately five-inch screens or smaller. The Nexus 5, Galaxy S6, S5, and S4 are all ideal devices, and the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus are also fully compatible. Not every phone plays nice with the magnetic switch used in this viewer, however: the Moto X, for example, has issues with it. Currently, Google only provides printable plans for the original viewer, so if you have a phone other than those mentioned, it may or may not work properly with some VR apps.
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