Cardboard is even being used by Aussies this year, as Telstra takes advantage of the concept to stream the New Year’s fireworks, with the company even providing free Cardboard units for a time.
If you didn’t nab one before they ran out, there are other ways to get them.
While Google won’t sell you a Cardboard unit yourself, if you’re not game to make one yourself, Google is providing companies with detailed specs to make units so that you can try it out, with units available between $5 and $50, many of which rely on different materials such as wood, cardboard, and aluminium.
Some of the units even support the iPhone 6, a phone that Google isn’t officially supporting with its own Cardboard app, but that other Apple app developers are supporting with similar concepts displaying vision with a split screen.
That said, most of the support is there on Android devices, and if you have phone handsets such as the LG G3, HTC One M7, Google Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S5, this concept is made for your product, making it possible for you to try the VR thing before it well and truly lands.
And it’s coming, that much we’re sure of, because if Google sees a reason to invest more resources into Cardboard, it knows Oculus, Sony, and Samsung are onto something.