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Basic specs Price: $ 1513 €11 £1,695 ¥
Manufacturer Google
Category Smartphone VR
Requirement Android, iOS
Resolution β€”
Field of view (FOV) β€”
Release date 2014
Country United States
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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.


Model Cardboard
Manufacturer Google
Price $ 1513 €11 £1,695 ¥
Release date 2014
Country United States
Status Available
Category Smartphone VR
Requirement Android, iOS
Content platform Apple Store, Google Play Store


Display type β€”
Resolution β€”
Refresh rate β€”
Field of view (FOV) β€”
Field of view (vertical) β€”

VR/AR Experience

Room scale No
360Β° tracking Yes
Positional tracking No
Built-in front camera No
Eye tracking No
Hand tracking No
Proximity sensor No
3D scanning No


Usable with glasses No
Cooling system No
Built-in headphones No
Built-in microphone No


Optional controller β€”
Compatible with third-party controllers No


Min CPU (Processor) β€”
Min GPU (Graphic Processor) β€”
Min RAM (Memory) β€”
OS β€”
Screen size (mobile) 4 inches
OS (mobile) Android, iOS


Weight 96 g3.39 oz
Dimensions 90 Γ— 55 Γ— 150 mm3.54 Γ— 2.17 Γ— 5.91 in
Battery life β€”
Fit β€”
Build materials Cardboard
IPD adjustment No
Lens-to-eye adjustment No


Micro USB No
DisplayPort No
mini DisplayPort No
Micro SD Card No
Bluetooth No
Wifi No

Google Cardboard tests and ratings

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Bobby Techknow
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Geek Street
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4.4 / 5