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Google Cardboard

A 3D virtual reality headset constructed of cardboard, introduced in 2015. Designed by Google and made by third parties, Cardboard holds an Android smartphone and uses the Cardboard app or a third-party app to display a stereoscopic view. The app is controlled by head movement and the smartphone's built-in accelerometer, as well as a magnet slider on the unit that interacts with the phone's magnetometer. See accelerometer, virtual reality and Daydream VR.


Stereo Views in Cardboard
This is a Cardboard holder from Planetz Tech and a Galaxy Note 3 phone. The current scene is from Google Earth, which is one of the demos in the Google Cardboard app. The silver circle on the left side is the magnet slider.


Stereo Views in Cardboard
This is a Cardboard holder from Planetz Tech and a Galaxy Note 3 phone. The current scene is from Google Earth, which is one of the demos in the Google Cardboard app. The silver circle on the left side is the magnet slider.
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