Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Google Figured Out How To Turn Any Phone Into A Virtual Reality Headset For Next To Nothing (GOOG)


Google IO

At the end of Google I/O, Google's annual developers conference on Wednesday, Android boss Sundar Pichai announced that audience members would be getting some swag. 

Among the takeaways: A piece of cardboard. 

Sure enough, when we left the auditorium, Google employees handed out pieces of cardboard. 

At first it looked like nothing much. But after putting it together, we soon learned that with just some cardboard, a magnet, a rubber band, some magnifying glasses, and the Cardboard App, you, too, can fly around a virtual space, just like you can with the Occulus Rift VR glasses. 

You can find detailed instructions on how to use it — and even make one for yourself  — on Google's site.

Google Cardboard looks like what you think it looks like: a piece of cardboard.

But once you open it up ...

... you see what's hidden inside.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider