As winter slowly entreats at our chamber door, everybody is getting ready for Christmas. Only this times it will not be about the birth of Jesus but all about the new Star Wars movie. The Force awakens in VR as Google joins the hype surrounding the launch of the new installment in the Star Wars franchise.
And with the clock ticking, everybody is in over their heads in order to secure a front seat at the theater. As said, it would seem that Google wants to take part in this new move surrounding Star Wars. Thus, the tech giant announced that they have released a new series of Google Carboard headgear, featuring the beloved characters from the Star Wars franchise.
What’s, even more, enticing is the fact that Google, anticipating the fan’s needs, decided to give the headsets for free. You heard it right! You may now browse the online store and get your very own Star Wars inspired Carboard VR headgear.
Several models are available on the page, including Kylo Ren, R2-D2, BB-8 the rolling Astro droid and the ever famous Stormtrooper. According to Google’s retail section, it would seem that the pieces were so popular among Star Wars fans that they disappeared from the store’s shelves in a matter of hours.
So, if you couldn’t get your hand on a Star Wars inspired Google Cardboard, then you may still have a chance because Google announced that they are preparing a fresh batch. What’s even cooler about these headsets is that you can get them delivered to your front door.
Although the Google Cardboard isn’t exactly VR technology, you can nonetheless use the headsets in order to see photos or videos in a 360 degrees perspective. Just log on to your Youtube account and search for a clip which is compatible with the new VR technology. After that, go to your Google Store account and download the Carboard application.
Fire up the movies and after that all you have to do is slide the phone inside the device and put is over your head. The device is specifically designed as to induce the effect of stereoscopy, by alternating the depth of the pictures for each eye.
Now, in order to get a hold of one of these neatly designed devices you have to order it through Google Store. What more can you need? Star Wars: The Force Awakens launches in a week’s time, Star Wars inspired gadgets and now Google Cardboard with the face of R2-D2.
Steel yourself, young padawan, because Star Wars is coming.