Cardboard Oculus Rift» from Google has become a bestseller




The official Google blog published an interesting statistic. It turns out that since the announcement of inexpensive virtual reality glasses Google Cardboard, collected from cardboard, rubber bands and cheap plastic lenses, the search giant was able to sell much more than 500 thousand copies unusual accessory.
«Картонный Oculus Rift» от Google стал хитом продаж

Cardboard, allowing to get points like Oculus Rift artisanal been developed Google employees within the framework of the program “20% of free time” – when employees can spend one day a week to work on projects not related directly to the interests of Google.

Designer of the most simple and affordable materials (cardboard, rubber, Velcro, plastic), you can buy off the shelf for $ 19, or do it all yourself from scrap materials (for this, Google has provided free drawings carefully accessory.
«Картонный Oculus Rift» от Google стал хитом продаж

The most important and expensive part replaces points symbiosis lenses and your smartphone – smartphone replaces the screen, a set of sensors and a processor / data transmitter. Other work is done free software, forming a stereo image processing and “user input”.

Need to get started with glasses information is available not only for users, but also for developers – if you want in two clicks you can find all the necessary SDK.


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