Friday, 29 August 2014

Google Cardboard from Chinavasion - Unboxing

As a follow-up to my earlier post:
http://julianh72.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/google-cardboard-very-low-cost-vr.html 

I just got my Google Cardboard https://developers.google.com/cardboard/ kit from Chinavasion https://www.chinavasion.com/china/wholesale/Home_Audio_Video/Video_Glasses/DIY_3D_Google_Cardboard_Glasses_-_Mobile_Phone_Virtual_Reality_3D_Glasses_NFC_Iphone_Android/ – not only is the kit complete with all lenses, magnet and washer, NFC Tag, Velcros, etc, but it came fully pre-assembled with the lenses and other doo-dads already installed – you just need to fold it up and drop the phone in.

Unboxing:


About 1 minute later:


The NFC tag appears to be un-programmed, but that's easily fixed with a free NFC-Writer app such as "NFC Writer by Tagstand" https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tagstand.writer&hl=en-GB - just program the NFC Tag to launch "cardboard://v1.0.0" (without the quotes) and it should launch Cardboard app.

The lenses are fine, and it works a treat with my Nexus 4!