[Review] Google Cardboard is the perfect & cheap Rift

  1. AsadP
    KitKat Oct 30, 2014

    AsadP , Oct 30, 2014 :

    Oculus Rift DK2 (not d*ck) is priced for $350.

    The Google Cardboard however retails for about $10 or under.

    My uncle kindly let me keep his second pair so I made it just a few minutes ago to play with again (from yesterday). It was about £5 for kit and wasn't the official kit but still works as great.

    Let me just say that this thing is AMAZING and will give you a quality VR for what the price is as compared to people who don't want to invest their hard earned money into the OcRift.
    My OPO was the only phone which would work with the magnet button but the Z2 or Nexus 4 didn't seem to work properly, I think it was just the kit.

    The Kit was simple enough to follow without instructions and if need be I can disassemble and re-assemble for people's curiosity.

    Functions & Ease Of Use

    The OPO passes with flying colors on this piece of hardware.
    Magnet button works perfectly.
    Phone placement - sits in well and doesn't wobble or wedge out of place and fall into the lenses.

    That's all there is really to say about the Kit & OPO together. It literally will give you endless hours of fun and will make you want to explore Google Play Store for apps and more apps that are created for the Cardboard or VR in general.

    Apps Used

    Google Cardboard - LINK
    A must have just after you create the VR Kit.

    Orbulus - LINK
    It's ******* huge. (couldn't of put it any other way)
    but it's worth the scenery that is given to you to look at within the app :)
    Has a Zooming function which is pretty nifty to play with.

    SwivelGun (Logride shootout) - LINK
    Bit of frameskip but graphically it looks quality, gameplay is pretty fun and I was impressed with the fluidity of the log itself.

    Dive City Rollercoaster - LINK
    Rollercoaster has fluidity, overall smooth & graphically is pleasing.
    Who wouldn't use a rollercoaster VR app on VR hardware?...

    VR Cinema - LINK
    Pro is like £0.61p which gives you extra functions and playback formats so I haven't purchased yet but might do.
    This app lets you run videos in SBS (side-by-side) to let you enjoy movies/pictures in 3D.
    Works flawlessly on the OPO with sound.

    So that's it folks. I made some Sellotape alterations to my Kit so it would stay sturdy but it's worth it for the OPO!


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  2. Uberlight
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 30, 2014

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    Oct 30, 2014

  4. zanburrile
    Eclair Oct 30, 2014

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  5. rajkumar
    Jelly Bean Oct 30, 2014

    rajkumar , Oct 30, 2014 :
    Good. I heard it's sold online for $1.99. Did you make it yourself??? Pretty impressive.

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  6. AsadP
    KitKat Oct 30, 2014

    AsadP , Oct 30, 2014 :
    Ts' what she said.

    You have to get it either off EBay/Amazon/**

  7. AsadP
    KitKat Oct 30, 2014

    AsadP , Oct 30, 2014 :
    Well the cardboard came but not instructions or instruction stickers so technically it was laid out for me but yeah you have to make it.

  8. zanburrile
    Eclair Oct 30, 2014

    zanburrile , Oct 30, 2014 :

  9. sam amith
    Gingerbread Oct 30, 2014

  10. sam amith
    Gingerbread Oct 30, 2014

  11. darkwhing
    Donut Oct 30, 2014

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  12. sravs448
    Froyo Oct 30, 2014

  13. RMuraj786
    Gingerbread Oct 30, 2014

    RMuraj786 , Oct 30, 2014 :
    Is it fully compatible with the opo

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  14. AsadP
    KitKat Oct 30, 2014

    AsadP , Oct 30, 2014 :
    Yes fullest to the fullest.

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  15. RMuraj786
    Gingerbread Oct 30, 2014

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  16. quza
    Jelly Bean Oct 30, 2014

    quza , Oct 30, 2014 :
    Basicly everywhere in china, just google or ebay.

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  17. josephm1
    Gingerbread Oct 30, 2014

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  18. AsadP
    KitKat Oct 30, 2014

    AsadP , Oct 30, 2014 :
    I wouldn't mind trying this on my PC to be honest.

  19. AsadP
    KitKat Nov 2, 2014

  20. willielc
    Gingerbread Nov 2, 2014

    willielc , Nov 2, 2014 :
    Thanks for the review. I was wondering if this would fit the OPO....

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