The cheapest and easiest way to get access to virtual reality in your own home is still Google Cardboard. The device is made of cardboard, has a couple of lenses, a velcro strap, and a slot for your smartphone. And that’s it. Currently there is not a huge library of virtual reality content for users to choose from, but that is going to change dramatically with Google’s new Cardboard Camera app that lets users take virtual reality photos. A user opens the app, takes a photo in much the same way as a full 360 panorama, and then slides the phone into Cardboard for a full, 3D virtual photo experience. A neat feature is that the user can also record audio while taking the photo so that a user is immersed in the sound of a location as well as the imagery. This new app promises to give everyone the power to make great virtual reality content. The app is currently only available on Android.
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