If you are Indian you must know the word “Jugaad”, its like our second nature probably our favorite way of getting things done. Well! somebody at Google is taking inspiration from this Indian way of hacking and fixing things.
My intention is not at all to demean the folks at google who came up with this ingenious design of Google Cardboard in fact i’m writing this post for just the opposite. They deserve a cookie or you know what an entire cookie jar! If you still haven’t tried Cardboard make one yourself and try it now, i’m serious try it right now and thank me later.
Steve jobs believed in philosophy of best design is minimal design, this may really be the case with the Cardboard, it is minimal and simple. It gives a nostalgia of creating something with your own hands, pushing out the slots, at times trying to force your way through to get that final piece of cardboard at right place. One great thing about it is that you feels its your won creation, like a child who builds a castle with lego and declare himself the knight and the guardian of the castle. You will have the same feeling with that piece of cardboard, at least I had as it was my creation, and your excited tech savvy soul will not be able to wait to test it out.
How to unwrap it?
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Take your mobile phone, open YouTube, put any 360 degree video in VR mode, insert it inside the Cardboard, close down the flap and hold it tight with velcros. There you go, you have finally entered in a virtual realm. Easier than you would have thought, right?
Some of the recommended content that you need to see after you’ve set up your cardboard:
Google Cardboard App
To install the app click here.The app allows you to view these many VR experiences:
Earth: Fly where your fancy takes you on Google Earth.
Tour Guide: Visit Versailles with a local guide.
My Videos: Watch your videos on a massive screen.
Exhibit: Examine cultural artifacts from every angle.
Photo Sphere: Look around the photo spheres you’ve captured.
Arctic Journey: Fly alongside Arctic terns, create your own flower garden, relax under the northern lights and more.
Google Arts and Culture
Try this app and check out the best Virtual Reality to museums, monuments, art galleries etc. Download the app by clicking here.
TL DR: This may not be the best VR headset in the market but surely the most satisfying to your soul and pocket, so what are you waiting for go buy one or better make one!