Google Cardboard puts virtual reality in everyone’s reach

By July 21, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

By Dave Johnson

It’s not often that you can get a truly breathtaking technological innovation for the cost of a few dollars in cardboard and a magnet. But that’s what Google (GOOG) has recently managed to pull off with its aptly named Google Cardboard.

At the recent Google I/O, the search company’s annual tech summit, attendees were handed a curious Viewmaster-like visor made almost entirely of cardboard, scored and folded together like an origami version of virtual reality gadget Oculus Rift. And indeed, that’s exactly what the goal of this project was intended to be: A low-tech version of the Kickstarter-funded VR headset.

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