April 1, 2016

Virtual Reality Just Got Actual: Introducing Google Cardboard Plastic

Seriously, you've never seen anything like this before.

Now that VR has hit the mainstream, it's difficult to imagine the world without it. Like, if we can't slap on our Oculus Rifts and go virtual bowling, how the hell else would we enjoy everybody's favorite leisure activity, right?

But get ready: it looks like the always innovative Google has ushered in the next generation of virtual reality with its game-changing VR headset. Dubbed Google Cardboard Plastic, the headset boasts some incredibly powerful features that manage to turn virtual reality into "actual reality." And, believe us—once you try these babies on, you'll never see the world in the same way ever again.

"This is technology that’s as powerful as you are. But not any more powerful than that."

Technical specifications

  • 4 dimensions!
  • 360-degree sound!
  • 20/20 resolution!
  • Seamless integration!
  • Works with all apps!
  • 4 modes: zoom, airplane, camera, portrait!
  • Comes in 6 colors!

Google Cardboard Plastic's "zoom" mode is highly intuitive and requires just a few inputs from your legs to operate.
Google hasn't commented on whether the "airplane" mode is some sort of flight simulator or is strictly designed for in-flight safety. Either way, we love it!
Finally, something for us filmmakers! "Camera" mode allows you to take photos and videos with your favorite camera!
Even though Google pretty much pranked themselves this April Fool's Day with the whole Gmail "mic drop" debacle, they've really redeemed themselves with Google Cardboard Plastic.      

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What's the date today again?

April 1, 2016 at 3:07PM

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Jonathon Sendall
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Haha, camera mode!

April 1, 2016 at 5:54PM

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Oakley Anderson-Moore
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Pro tip: Sunglasses pair perfectly with the google cardboard plastic to provide some great ND filtration!

April 1, 2016 at 7:16PM

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Looks so strange with it

April 2, 2016 at 7:26AM

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Sameir Ali
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Wowzer.

This took me a little while to catch on

April 6, 2016 at 1:46AM, Edited April 6, 1:46AM

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