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|Buy the Google Cardboard|
|Basic specs||Price: $ 1513 €12 £1,580 ¥ The prices we display are estimates and can differ from the actual market prices. Prices vary by resellers and countries.|
|Field of view (FOV)||—|
Google Cardboard review
The Google Cardboard is an entry-level smartphone VR viewer made by Google. This cardboard viewer enables users to get a first, basic experience with virtual reality.
Users have to hold the viewer up to their eyes with their hands (handheld VR), as there are no head straps.
Google Cardboard is also the name of Google’s content platform, which is compatible with many different viewers and smartphone VR headsets. The Cardboard app is freely available for download on the Google Play as well as on Apple’s App Store.
Cardboard viewer main features
- Open design: users have the possibility to craft their own Cardboard viewer thanks to Google’s instructions.
- Open SDKs: developers are free to design applications for Google’s Cardboard platform.
- Wide smartphone compatibility: it is possible to use any smartphone with Android (4.1 or higher) or iOS (8.0 or higher) and a screen ranging from 4 to 6 inches.
Google Cardboard price
This handheld VR viewer is available at the manufacturer price of $15 (see on Amazon).
Google also develops the Daydream View 2.
|Google Cardboard tests and ratings|
|Bobby Techknow||Watch video|
|Geek Street||Watch video|
|Price The prices we display are estimates and can differ from the actual market prices. Prices vary by resellers and countries.||$ 1513 €12 £1,580 ¥|
|Field of view (FOV)||—|
|Room scale The device is able to precisely position itself in 3D within a given room volume. Also called 6DoF.||—|
|360° tracking The minimum capability required to produce an immersive experience. Also called 3DoF.||Yes|
|Positional tracking Positional tracking allows the device to precisely position itself.||—|
|Built-in front camera A front facing cameras allows to see the real world without taking the device off.||—|
|Eye tracking Tracking the user’s gaze to improve image sharpness and detail specifically where the user is looking.||—|
|Hand tracking Hand tracking allows direct interactions with hand gestures, without requiring controllers.||—|
|Usable with glasses||—|
|Screen size (mobile)||4 inches|
|OS (mobile)||Android, iOS|
|Weight||96 g3.39 oz|
|Dimensions||90 × 55 × 150 mm3.54 × 2.17 × 5.91 in|
|Micro SD Card||—|