Image Credit: Unofficial Cardboard

Image Credit: Unofficial Cardboard

If you caught the Google I/O presentation a couple weeks ago, you might remember Google Cardboard. At first we all thought it was a joke, but it’s actually a very cool and interesting piece of engineering. It acts as a virtual reality headset similar to Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus, but on a budget. Google’s vision with this actually uses your smartphone to power the imagery. Everyone in attendance at Google I/O received one Google Cardboard kit for themselves, but what about those of us who weren’t lucky enough to be in attendance? Don’t worry, you can still get your own.

Google provides their own instructions on how to build Google Cardboard on your own, but it doesn’t come out quite as good. So how about a kit that is built to Google specifications and shipped to you? Available right now, you can pick up a laser cut Google Cardboard kit, either assembled or disassembled, for $29.99 shipped. To get a little extra off, you can enter the code cheapskate10%off to take the price down to $26.99.

This kit starts shipping right now and supports phones like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 as well as many other Android handsets. They note that it only fits phones up to 5.1″ inches but that really depends on the physical size of the device. A larger version is in the works for larger devices. 

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