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Google Cardboard? Yeah, iPhone Can Do That


Back at Google I/O this year attendees were given their very own Google Cardboard. Basically a virtual reality headset made from cardboard (ala Oculus Rift). Of course that being Google I/O it would seem the novelty would only work with Android. But it turns out that iPhone users can also have a go with the recyclable hardware. All they have to do is have the right app. CBS news is reporting that there are a few apps on iPhone that will allow Cardboard to work as intended.

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One of the best examples of the genre is Dive City Rollercoaster. This app places you in a rollercoaster with loops, dives and corkscrews. The app takes advantage of your iPhone’s accelerometer, so you can look around as you’re riding; you aren’t restricted to a straight-ahead view. If you have tried Google Cardboard on Android, this app might seem familiar — there’s a version of it in the Google Play store as well.

And there are others. Moorente is a virtual duck- hunt, where the sky is filled with dozens and dozens of 3D rendered birds. Move your head around and stare at them a moment, and your shotgun automatically fires, blasting them out of the sky. It’s not much of a game, nor is it especially realistic. Instead, Moorente demonstrates the potential of virtual reality, and it’s an amusing diversion to drive the point home.

Other options include The Height, a tech demo in which you walk around a very tall structure, and any number of 3D videos in YouTube. To find them, you can search YouTube for “3D split screen. ” Read More here…

So there you go. Have you been wanting to try Google Cardboard but don’t have an Android? Now you can. You can buy your own cardboard or build your own. Check out the source links below.

  Source: CBS  Source: Google Carboard  Source: Buy Premade Cardboard

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