But Google Cardboard (link) is appearing to take the market by storm.

Since then virtual reality appeared to be put on the back burner by popular mainstream media and the technology industry and the concept sadly seemed to fizzle out of existence until a small upstart company called Oculus VR developed a virtual reality headset for the PC gaming market which relighted the fire and demand for immersive gaming the likes which haven’t been seen forever a decade. Enter the modern world…

Now virtual reality is a buzz word again thanks to major players in the entertainment industry realising that demand is definitely overwhelmingly greater than the supply and that consumers finally have caught up with the concept of entering the reality of the games, videos or even internet based content (we’ll get to that shortly) we finally have a market which is about to gain critical mass and become a feasting ground for those wanting to finally have the dream of their 1990s youth (me anyway) available to purchase and experience for themselves.

Since the (yet to be officially released) Oculus Rift there have bene a multitude of players entering the market scrambling fora share of the virtual reality pie.

Sony have their offering in the form of Project Morpheus and Microsoft also have their own offering in the form of the Microsoft HoloLens coined as the first “fully untethered, holographic computer, enabling high definition holograms to integrate with your world”.

Enter google….

Google decided to approach the world of virtual reality in a different way. Their vision is to allow users to experience a virtual world without having to purchase any additional hardware and “Experience virtual reality in a fun, and affordable way”. The concept is this:

Simply purchase a Google Cardboard viewer (cardboard by name and cardboard by nature) headset and experience the luxury of VR content for a fraction of the price due to the fact that the major component of the setup is the smartphone the user already has in their possession.

Simply assemble their cardboard case around your Android or iOS (Apple fanboys myself included) device and you are well equipped to begin experiencing fully immersive virtual reality content for a fraction of the price which the major players such as Sony , Microsoft or Oculus VR are asking.

What’s the catch you may ask? Simply the Google Cardboard system is limited thus far to being driven from the device within the cardboard enclosure to begin with. The capabilities of such devices is limiting in this respect and you can’t simply play PC calibre games such as Elite Dangerous or Alien Isolation using one of these devices. However, for the cost of a few cups of coffee in the local coffee house, you can experience Google Street View in virtual reality as well as a plethora of apps which have been created solely for experiencing on this affordable, ingenious bit of hard (card) ware.


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Fully compatible with the latest desktop and mobile VR (virtual reality) headsets / glasses.

All of our Zeus 360 degree virtual tours and immersive walkthroughs come with VR built in as standard and are compatible with all major desktop computer virtual reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive and mobile smartphone VR glasses such as Google Cardboard.

 

Some of our property marketing packages come with a selection of VR glasses supplied to you so please get in touch and ask about which options we can offer you.

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Real estate listings featuring virtual tours are clicked on 40% more often than those using still photos alone. When asked, 75% of all prospects surveyed said that they preferred virtual tours to assist in the decision making process. (“Planet Home Study”, 2007) Planet Home Study

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