April Fools: Google Cardboard Plastic puts “real” in “virtual reality”

Google Cardboard PlasticRecent rumours suggest that Google’s virtual reality ambitions go far beyond Google Cardboard. A more rugged version of its first VR viewer could be unveiled at Google I/O with more products, including an all-in-one VR headset, possibly coming later this year. In the meantime, it yesterday announced Google Cardboard Plastic, billed as “the world’s first actual reality headset.”

It’s our latest step toward truly immersive technology—a new viewer that lets you see, touch, smell and hear the world just like you do in real life.

Google Cardboard Plastic promises a “4D integrated perspective, 360° spatially accurate sound, 20/20 resolution, and advanced haptics for realistic touch sensations.” Made with polymethyl methacrylate, It is also waterproof, lightweight and best of all does not require batteries.

Google is quite confident that this will be the VR headset to beat all the competition. As the narrator asks in the video below, “What’s realer than real? Probably nothing. Or maybe something. I doubt it, though. I think we’re done.”

Google Cardboard Plastic will be available in six different colours. Additional combination of tints, patterns, and add-on accessories are also coming soon. Google has not yet announced pricing or availability details.

Anyone cancelling their Oculus Rift or HTC Vive orders to pick up a Google Cardboard Plastic instead? Let us know below.

Source : Google