iPhone J.D. Does Google Cardboard, and He Likes It

Sometimes I feel sorry for iOS users. (Okay, not really, but it’s a good way to intro a blog post.) And after reading this post from iPhone J.D., I was slightly saddened that Jeff’s only just now beginning to experience Google Cardboard.

Google Cardboard

Of course, you’ve known about my love for the small, cheaply made device since Christmas 2014. And hopefully you’ve read my posts on YouTube’s 360° video venture. They’re all quite amazing.

Jeff’s experience was no different than anything experienced by those who’ve tried Cardboard. Recently, we had a family gathering that brought relatives from both sides of the aisle to our home. My father, father-in-law, and others gleefully played Cardboard games and videos, including VR Roller Coaster and Battle 360 VR (be careful, you will get dizzy).

Sadly, I see that Jeff’s only looking forward to content through The New York Times app. But there is plenty of non-NYT content from Google’s own Cardboard app for iOS, and the same virtual reality roller coaster app — get a swivel chair for an even more fantastic experience.

Here’s a list of some of my favorite Google Cardboard apps (in no particular order):

  1.  VR Roller Coaster
  2. Battle 360 VR
  3. Stereogram for Cardboard
  4. VR Cinema Pro for Cardboard
  5. VR Hunting for Cardboard (requires fast processing for a smooth experience)
  6. Caaaaardboard!
  7. Discovery VR

I also see the Cedar Point has a VR app for promoting its Valravn ride I have to try out.

So iPhone users, welcome to the VR fan club. And since Cardboard’s on iOS, perhaps we’ll see even more of a revolution in virtual reality technology.

If you’ve tried Cardboard, and you have a favorite app, I’d like to know about it. Leave a comment below.


Update (11/18/15)

I just discovered this Kickstarter campaign to launch an in-the-pocket Cardboard viewer.

Figment Cardboard

The project is called “Figment,” and as you see, it’s a phone case/fold out Cardboard viewer for iPhone 6.

We’ll still have to see whether the project gets full backing, but I think it’s a pretty cool concept.

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