STATES CHRONICLE – One of the most affordable VR sets, Google Cardboard in now available outside the US in four countries: Canada, the UK, France, and Germany.
The gadget, although in US stores from 2014, is now sold through the official site outside the American borders. We are curious to know why it took the tech giant so much time to release a product meant for the masses. Wasn’t Google unusually evasive in this case?
Regardless, the price tag for this “baby” is 20 (CAD) Canadian dollars, in the UK, it is £15 and in France and Germany you can buy it for €20. Buy two, get one at minus five bucks the initial price, and you arrive at a CAD 35, £25 or €30 offer.
The alternative for the Google Cardboard is either the Mattel View-Master Starter Pack VR or the Tech C1-Glass VR portable Viewer. It’s not yet clear if the California-based Mountain View Company will sell these toys to the four countries where Cardboard is going, but both are currently available for purchasing within the US.
As we’ve mentioned before, the Google Cardboard VR is much more affordable than its far more sophisticated counterparts now on the market. It is compatible with a broad range of 4 to 6-inch smartphones and their Android or iOS accessories.
If you have more funds to dispense on this type of gadgets, Facebook’s Oculus Rift and HTC’s promising Vive experience could be a better choice. But if you don’t have that kind of money, Google lets you try out the technology with their Cardboard VR set.
If you’re a newbie to this equalizer tech toy, you should know the gadget is designed to work with games, apps and videos on your smartphone, but if you’re not interested in any of it, it has another trick up its sleeve. With Google Cardboard, you can travel, sing and dance on stage with your favorite artist or experience other adventurous, thrilling situations.
It’s a DIY product that can be assembled in a few simple steps with quality lenses and a robust laminated part to last you, as the Chinese say, “long time.”
With the Google Cardboard VR set being now available in four key countries, we are eager to see how far will this technology spread.
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