Get your Cardboard
Google Cardboard brings immersive experiences to everyone in a simple and affordable way. Whether you fold your own or buy a Works with Google Cardboard certified viewer, you're just one step away from experiencing virtual reality on your smartphone.
With a wide variety of viewers to choose from — including the new I/O 2015 viewers that support screens of up to 6 inches — you're sure to find one that fits you just right.
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How do I know which viewers will work with Cardboard?
All of the viewers here carry the Works with Google Cardboard badge, which means they work with your Cardboard apps. So find the viewer that fits you (and your smartphone) best, then enjoy your favorite immersive experiences. Listing policy
The viewers listed here are certified to be compatible with software using the Google Cardboard SDKs. Beyond this software compatibility, Google makes no claims on the safety, quality, or functionality of these viewers. These companies are listed in no particular order.
If you would like to certify a viewer for Works with Google Cardboard, visit the manufacturers page.
How do I know which viewers will work with my phone?
Choose a viewer that fits your phone's screen size. Most Cardboard apps work with Android 4.1+ and the latest iOS smartphones.
Where can I find apps for Cardboard?
From the Google Cardboard app on Android and iOS, you can discover Cardboard apps by selecting “GET APPS.” You can also find more apps by visiting the Play Store or by searching for "Cardboard" or "Virtual Reality” on the Apple App Store.
Can I use Cardboard if I wear glasses?
Yes, Cardboard works with most glasses. Some glasses may be more viewer-friendly than others, and some viewers may be more glasses-friendly than others. Check the specific viewer’s website for details.
Can I use a pizza box to make my own Cardboard viewer?
Yes. Make sure you order an extra large.
Build It Yourself
To build your own viewer all you need are a few everyday items you can find in your garage, online, or at your local hardware store: cardboard, lenses, magnets, velcro and a rubber band.Download instructions For manufacturers
CardboardCorrugated cardboard sheet, preferably E Flute (corrugated cardboard comes in a variety of thicknesses called "flutes"), available at many art supply stores and online . For best results, you should look for strong, thin cardboard (sturdy shoe box rather than moving box). Minimum size: 8.75in (22cm) by 22in (56cm), and 0.06in (1.5mm) thickness. Online sources here and here
LensesThis is the trickiest component. Lenses that have a 45mm focal distance might work. Biconvex lenses work best because they prevent distortion around the edges.
VelcroTwo strips of regular strength adhesive-backed velcro. Approximate size: 0.75in (20mm) by 1.25in (30mm).
Rubber bandOne rubber band, to prevent the phone from sliding out. Minimum length of 3.2in (8cm).
NFC tag (optional)One sticker NFC tag. Program it with the URL cardboard://v1.0.0
Make it yours
Whether you're buying a pre-assembled viewer or building one from scratch, there's almost no limit to how creative you can get with Cardboard, as these eye-catching examples prove.