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Virtual reality apps for Android and iOS


Google Cardboard

Built by Google, and presented at the Google I/O 2014, this is one of the simplest, easiest, and cheapest ways to get your foot into virtual reality. You can build your own with a pizza box following the instructions given by Google on their website.

It doesn’t come with a headstrap, so you have to figure out how to attach your own if you want to play games that require a controller. It do comes with a magnet button, that you can use with some apps and games that are ready for it.

There are a lot of places where you can buy the cardboard (if you don’t want to, or can’t build your own):

You can read more here, here, and here.

Durovis Dive

Durovis DiveThe Durovis Dive is the first Virtual Reality smartphone holder for consumers. The Durovis Dive works with Android or iOS smartphones featuring a gyroscope and an accelerometer and a display not larger than 5 inches.

Durovis Dive is produced and brought to market by Shoogee, a start-up company with place of business in Muenster, Germany. Stefan Welker, a German software engineer, established the basis for the Durovis Dive. He presented his OpenDive to the public in May 2013 as a free-version for developers, which was well acclaimed in the relevant expert group at an early stage of the Dive project. Together with the OpenDive inventor, Shoogee managed further development of the Open Source solution towards a product for consumer market which was released in November 2013.

You can read more, and buy one, on their website.

Refugio 3D

Refugio 3D is another DIY kit made with cardboard, quite similar to the Google Cardboard, but with cool adjustable lenses. You can buy one of those kits directly from their website, and it comes with a head-strap and big lenses. There are also various editions, for different device sizes.

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