Google Cardboard for iPhone - anyone tried it yet?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jsameds, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. Jsameds macrumors 68030

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    I have a google cardboard on order from Amazon which should be arriving Monday, and an iPhone 5 to try it on.

    Just wondered if anyone has tried it already and if you have any tips/recommendations?
     
  2. SeilerBird macrumors regular

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    I bought one about six months ago and I will less than overwhelmed.
     
  3. Jsameds thread starter macrumors 68030

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    As far as I'm aware it was only 3rd party support previously but now there's official iOS support.

    Have you tried the new Cardboard app? It was only released a couple of weeks ago.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-cardboard/id987962261?mt=8
     
  4. nagromme macrumors G5

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    I've been playing with Cardboard on my 6 Plus using the Unity engine and it's a ton of fun!

    There are also some neat demos out there--hard to wade through the bad ones, but most are free. There's a good one about flying through a brain, but I forget the name.

    Google's own demos are so-so, ironically. The cave is the best.
     
  5. willentrekin macrumors member

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    The Star Wars app has some awesome Cardboard-compatible VR in it.
     
  6. SeilerBird macrumors regular

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  7. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

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    I got a free one from Verizon a while ago. My kids and I have played around with it- there are some ok apps. Its nothing my extremely awesome, but it is fun, and at least it's different.
     
  8. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    I have one for my 6s Plus. The 1080p display on the Plus helps with clarity, but there's still a lot of screen door effect. It's neat, and Cardboard is cheap enough that little is lost if you get bored with it. It's pretty rare that I use it these days. I'd be more into it if there were no screen door effect. It's the one and only benefit I can see to Samsung's 4k phone displays.
     
  9. G-Ziss macrumors regular

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  10. beernut macrumors 6502

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    let's say you were viewing something like this regularly on your phone:
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    Viewing through cardboard viewer, the image is magnified so it appears like this:

    [​IMG]
     

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