Google’s New Cardboard Headset Supports iPhone
The latest Cardboard version can now fit larger phones with screens up to 6 inches. The recently launched Cardboard virtual reality app by Google is now supported on iOS. The new Cardboard headset was announced at I/O 2014, which adjusted a magnetic switch and lenses in a paper box using Velcro to attach phone to users’ face.
Until recently, the magnet controller was replaced with a regular cardboard button that works with all kinds of mobile phones. The phone attached to a persons’ face lets them experience virtual reality (VR). The new version supports iPhones and it is easier to put together.
The new iPhone app lets users explore the city and its environment, look around using a kaleidoscope (do not get confused; it’s just the virtual version) and view 3 dimensional pieces from museum collections.
Cardboard released ‘Jump’ is an extraordinary camera rig that allows people to stitch together their own virtual reality clips. The camera rig allows them to put together cameras (360 degrees) and shoot videos through them while the software allows users to stitch together the film using virtual reality.
Another update called the ‘Expedition’ is a virtual learning experience for students in a classroom. The Expedition setup allows the entire class to go on trips virtually. The company provides mobile phones along with sets to all students including one tablet for the teacher. Students can take a tour through the app while the teacher can control what they see and their experience.
According to Google, the app has been downloaded nearly a million times from the Google Play store and it has been a success among Android users.