Google Cardboard Turns Your Android Into a DIY Virtual Reality Headset

It’s not exactly the [Oculus Rift VR Headset], but who cares what the outside looks like if the virtual reality experience is any good? The Cardboard app lets users watch YouTube, virtually carouse on Google Street View or virtually scale the Himalayas with Google Earth, among other immersive demos. […] Google provided directions to put together the viewer, which is made from cardboard, velcro, magnets, and lenses (NFC tag optional). If you’re curious, the app is available in the Google Play store, and cardboard is available at your local hardware store, and probably some local recycling bins. – Kate Knibbs, Gizmodo