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Review: Google Cardboard
When Charlotte Ward tried out Google's cardboard virtual reality headset she was pleasantly surprised.
Fancy a low-cost virtual reality experience? When my friend handed me Google’s new virtual reality headset, I was pretty doubtful I was going to get a decent virtual reality experience from what looked like a set of origami cardboard goggles. However, I really rather surprised.
This headset is made from cardboard with two biconvex lenses, and has a slot in the front for a smartphone. By downloading the YouTube app, selecting a 360° video to watch and clicking the VR headset icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the video, you can simply slot your phone in the headset and look through it. The app then splits the video in half and along with the new 360° videos that are around, you are now able to experience the “virtual reality” that the gadget creates.
“'By choosing any 360° video on YouTube you can be riding a roller coaster one minute and walking on safari the next, all in your own living room...'
Overall, I would recommend trying one out for yourself, or even considering giving it to your mates as a gift. Although the graphics might not be perfect, you can add some imagination to your £9.99 and be skydiving and watching stingrays swim over your head in no time.
You can purchase your own VR Cardboard Headset from the Google Cardboard website, or get a similar pair from Amazon.co.uk by various sellers.
Some more 360° You Tube Videos to try using your android smart phone YouTube app - click on the titles to open these separately: