Over the years we have received many questions from clients and users. We have compiled a list of the most frequent ones here. If you can’t find what you’re looking for feel free to send us your question!
Cardboard works with most modern Android and iPhone phones. Phones need to have a gyroscope, in order to navigate through the VR experience in 360 degrees, whether if you use Android or iPhone. Ideally, they should support NFC too. Here’s a list we have personally tested, see our compatible phones list here.
Yes. You may want to cut flaps into both sides of the viewer. However, we suggest taking off the glasses for better comfort while enjoying your VR experience.
All Maxbox VR™ models work with Android and iPhone 6 and above. They all fit the same-sized mobile devices so you don’t lose out on functionality with any of the choices. All units allow you to interact with the mobile, and they each achieve interactivity using a thumb tap method.
V2.0 is pre-assembled and has an outer sleeve. The look and feel are slightly more robust than the flat-packed models and can give the best feel of luxury in a cardboard VR headset. These units can be created with different materials depending on the quality selected. V2.0 Standard is created with E-flute corrugated cardboard, V2.0 Deluxe is created with white F-flute corrugated cardboard. Brands like Sony Music and Krispy Kreme have chosen this unit.
V2 standard product page
V3.1 is a flat-pack unit, great for direct mail conferences and trade shows. It has a robust sleeve, that it ships in. To assemble it’s a pop-up unit that gives an assembly time of under 20 seconds. This unit is made with F-flute corrugated cardboard. Brands such as Walmart and NBC Universal have ordered this unit from us.
V3.1 product page
VR Slim is also flat-packed, this is fantastic for large volume projects such as experiential giveaways and product offerings. It ships with its own custom package box. Assembly time is under 1 minute. The material this unit is created in is a 400 gsm card. Brands such as Paramount and Nike have chosen this unit.
VR Slim product page
The best method is to set your app to handle the NFC URL: cardboard://v.1.0.0. Alternatively, you can disable NFC in your phone’s settings.
Install the Cardboard Android App and let it always handle the NFC event from the Cardboard viewer. The Cardboard app will not launch when you have another app in the foreground.
NFC is used to trigger the launch of the Cardboard Android App automatically. You can also start the Cardboard app from the Android launcher before putting your phone inside the viewer. It’s not mandatory to use an NFC tag, the VR viewer can work without it, however, you can create a custom NFC tag for your needs.
NFC tags work by allowing you to enter a URL of an app or website into the tag. When an NFC enabled device touches the tag it navigates to the URL e.g. it would take them to an app store download.
We don’t program the tags for you, we place them inside the lid of the unit ready to be programmed by you. We have a link on our website which shows you how to program a tag yourself here: How to write an NFC tag
We recommend using bitly.com website or other shortened links because each tag can only hold a certain amount of characters of URL usually 80 max.
DESIGN NOTE: If you opt for a double-sided print on the viewer, the NFC tag will cover up some of the areas on the inner side of the lid where the phone goes.
The standard quality uses E-flute corrugated cardboard. It includes full 4 colors (CMYK) print. This is the industry norm for Google cardboard manufacturers and what most manufacturers print at. Most clients use this option.
Here are images of standard quality
With the deluxe quality, we go with better cardboard and use white F-Flute corrugated with 250g of kraft paper on either side and a 5 colors (CMYK + Pantone Solid Coated) printer. This is one of the highest quality prints any manufacturer prints at, using the best cardboard material.
Here are images of deluxe quality
On both options, we use high-quality lenses, on par with Google’s WWGC certification as we’re one of the rare WWGC Google certified. companies selling this product.
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