Google Cardboard Review
Google Cardboard (view product ) is a virtual reality which competes against products like
Lenovo Mirage Solo, Google Daydream View and Google Daydream. Compared to its peers, Google Cardboard is a mid-range or lower-performing product within its category.
To review and rank Google Cardboard, we spent approximately 10 hours reviewing the top 10 virtual reality based on 30 data points such as , and (see the full criteria list).
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Google Cardboard Full Review
Google Cardboard has an overall score of 2.0 out of 5 stars
To calculate Google Cardboard's score, we look at a range of factors and compare them with other brands in the virtual reality space. We look at overall brand popularity, Google Cardboard's price point compared to other virtual reality, as well as reviews they've received from customers. We also look at e-commerce features such as payment options accepted, discount policies, shipping and returns policies, and other customer service features.
Google Cardboard Degrees-of-freedom
Based on ratings published by trusted online review sites as well as information from Google Cardboard's website, Google Cardboard performs average to better than average in terms of motion tracking compared to other virtual reality brands.
Based on a review posted on techgearlab.com, Google Cardboard was rated as fairly average for motion tracking relative to competing virtual reality brands. Check out the entire review here. Here's a brief quote from this review:
Taking credit for the largest portion of the overall score at 35%, our Interactiveness metric assessed how easy it is to interact with each headset and how accurate the motion tracking of both the headset and the remote is, if there is a handheld remote. The Cardboard didn't do particularly well, meriting a subpar score of 2 out of 10 for its performance, as shown in the graphic below.
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— Knoji Staff reviewed Google Cardboard on August 11, 2019, Read 1 degrees-of-freedom review.