IPhone users rejoice! With the release of the V2 cardboard kit, accessible virtual reality is now available for iOS users. These kits still stay true to the principles of simplicity and affordability.
The need to evolve
Google's foray into the virtual reality game unlocked a host of VR devices - at least, for Android smartphone users. After Google revealed the first kit at the I/O conference in 2014, a host of manufacturers (such as I AM Cardboard) began making their own versions of the Google Cardboard kit. I AM Cardboard took things a notch higher by creating innovative products that departed from the basic cardboard kit design.
Everything was awesome - at least, for Android users. But how about iPhone users? It was time to let them in on the fun. It was time for the Google Cardboard kit to evolve once again.
iPhones and the V2 Cardboard kit
The new V2 Cardboard kits come with a conductive strip that replaces the magnet clickers that came with the earlier cardboard models. That, and the addition of a new SDK and Cardboard app means you can now experience accessible virtual reality on your iPhone.
Taking on a bigger-is-better approach, these newer kits can also fit larger phones - up to iPhone 6 Plus-sized units. To top it all off, it’s even easier to use. And with the availability of popular VR apps such as VR One Cinema, Insurgent, Sisters, and Insidious, you can break reality using your iPhone.
The V2 kit is simple, affordable, nifty, and easy to use- just like the first kits - but with wider compatibility. With these new and improved cardboard kits, users can now spend hours lost in virtual reality fun, whether they have an iPhone 6 or a Nexus 6.