Google Cardboard, a tech giant’s low-cost practical existence headset that’s literally done of card and works with phones, is now concordant with Street View.
Google announced on Tuesday that users can wear a headset and knowledge Google Maps Street View in a new, immersive way.
The headset, that costs as small as $10 and is accessible for squeeze online (or we can make one during home), works with any Android phone that can fit within a hilt — however, 4.7-inch inclination are a limit. Users afterwards open Street View in Google Maps on a phone, double-tap a lower-right, look-around idol on a dilemma of a arrangement to sync all up. After that, a headset shows a 360-degree perspective of a location. This means it’s probable to copy looking adult during a skyscraper in Shanghai while sitting in an unit in a U.S.
Google’s been expanding a map interface for some time, and it continues to get usually cooler. There’s a whole lot some-more in Google Maps than only Street View these days: for example, Business View takes people inside of restaurants, departments stores and even film and TV sets. There’s an indoor floorplan feature, too, so people can map out a inside of locations — such as Madison Square Garden — before streamer inside in genuine life.
Earlier this month, Google announced in a blog post that it has shipped some-more than 500,000 Google Cardboard headsets. Citing a expansion for mobile and a Android brand, a association pronounced it was expanding a VR efforts by employing some developers.
BONUS: Travel by time with Google Street View
Have something to supplement to this story? Share it in a comments.