Tuesday 28 February 2017

Google's latest headset brings real life to life

Mark O'Beirne


Google has released a trailer for Cardboard Plastic, a step forward in immersive technology as it's the world's first 'actual reality headset.'

Ah, April Fool’s Day. A day when brands embrace ridiculous stunts that turn out to be either quite funny or cringey.

One of Google’s efforts is a new headset, Cardboard Plastic, which takes a step towards truly immersive technology. Google introduces it as “a new viewer that lets you see, touch, smell, and hear the world just like you do in real life.”

Google Cardboard Plastic Director of Immersive Design Jon Wiley said that this is the “world’s first actual reality headset.” It boasts 4D integrated perspective, 360-degree spatially accurate sound, 20/20 resolution, and advanced haptics for realistic touch sensations. Sounds like pretty incredible technology...and it's also waterproof.

You can find out more about Cardboard Plastic on its dedicated website, while Google also went to the effort to produce a trailer for the actual reality headset.

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