Virtual Reality in Cardboard
When Google released their Cardboard project to developers we couldn't resist giving it a try.
Several paper cuts later we had our successfully constructed set of VR goggles.
Quickly slotting in a smartphone and firing up the Google Cardboard app, we were greeted with a surprisingly good VR experience using Google Maps to fly-through a mountain range, a virtual theatre for YouTube videos and an example of a virtual tour guide.
The cardboard itself also has some ingenious features such as a sliding magnet on the side to trigger the magnetic dock sensor inside the phone enabling you to use it as a 'ViewMaster' style button.
To pimp up your goggles even more there are now NFC and Bluetooth sensors available to add auto app-launching, etc.
Next step is for us to start playing with the Cardboard SDK and create our own apps - watch this space!