Well if you’ve been wondering what all the hype about the new Google VR (Virtual Reality) is all about, then I’ve got good news for you. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride with me.
Perhaps the first thing you should know to set your mind at peace is that:
Google Cardboard gives you a rich virtual reality experience without a major sticker price!
What this simply means is you do not have to sell your kidney to get one. You can even build one yourself!
You may have seen a touch of enthusiasm for Google Cardboard ascent to the surface of late. At Google I/O 2015 we saw the dispatch of a more widespread viewer and also another classroom experience where educators and understudies can have synchronized virtual “fieldjourneys”. The Google Cardboard application was even made accessible on the App Store for iPhone 6 and 6+ users. Some exceptionally cool stuff, which is the reason individuals are discussing it. It doesn’t matter that everything at I/O 2015 was made of cardboard. Seeing and perusing about this stuff doesn’t help much in the event that you don’t see exactly what Google Cardboard is, however. So lets take a couple of minutes and try to settle that.Google Cardboard is a complete virtual reality platform. It was developed at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris as one of those famous 20-percent time projects, and we first saw it at Google I/O 2014. The hardware side of Google Cardboard uses low-cost viewers, with the reference design made of foldable cardboard (hence the name) 45mm plastic lenses, and a magnet or capacitive-taped lever to operate the screen. Once you get everything folded into the right configuration (most kits come pre folded and assembled) you slip your phone into the front of the viewer (usually held in place by velcro or rubber bands) and run an app designed to work with Cardboard. You can also buy viewers made from plastic, or aluminum, or EVA foam. Or viewers that look completely different, but work great.
The viewer only needs to do two things — hold the phone in front of the lenses at the right distance, and provide a way to interact with the screen. As with most things of this nature, the right software is important. Once you have your phone in the viewer and are running a Google Cardboard-compatible app, software magic takes over. The software splits the screen into a right and left pane — one for each of your eyes — and applies a bit of distortion that corrects any barrel distortion the plastic lenses creates. The effect is a stereoscopic image that completely fills your field of vision, and immerses you into a virtual world. Using a magnet on older versions, or a lever with a capacitive end to touch the screen on newer versions, you interact with things in your world. Developers can also use the motion sensors in your phone to navigate through things. That is the technical clarification. In simple terms, it’s all really straightforward. Amass your viewer, open a Google Cardboard perfect application, and spot your telephone in the viewer. Utilize the magnet switch or the pushbutton to do things like open entryways, change scenes or shoot at pumpkins.
It’s exceptionally cool, simple, and an incredible VR experience at little to no cost. Google Cardboard is economical (you can utilize your current smartphone and manufacture a viewer with $4.00 worth of parts and a pizza box) and something you have to experience to comprehend why individuals are amped up for it.
You never know one of these days I just might try it. So? What say ye? Would you like to try it one of these days? Let us know in the comment box.