Google’s finally allowing customers in (some) countries outside the US to buy its Cardboard VR viewers directly from the Google Store.
Listed at £15 for a single Cardboard viewer in the UK, the company is also pushing a two-pack for £25. Exactly how much fun it will be to sit in headphones wearing a Cardboard viewer while someone sits next to you wearing the same I’m yet to be convinced of; it’s a dystopian vision of the future that’s as scary as it is potentially exciting.
There is, of course, a fairly high likelihood that anyone who was really keen to try Cardboard out has already gotten their hands on a third-party option. Nonetheless, there’s now a simple route for Google to get its VR viewer in the hands of as many people as possible.
In addition to the UK and US, the Cardboard viewer is available in Canada, France and Germany from the Google Store.
Wearing cardboard on your face isn’t the most comfortable VR option out there, but it’s also a pretty damn cheap way to dip a toe in the water.