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NBC Universal
Rolls Royce
General Eletric


Touch button
Touch button
Light weight
Light weight
Ultra low cost
Ultra low cost
Outer case with instructions
Outer case with instructions

V1 Google cardboard (inspired)

Our v1 Google cardboard (inspired) viewer is a flat packed / self assembled DIY unit. Based on the Google cardboard V1.0 It's the earliest VR Cardboard model. All you need is a VR compatible smartphone and you're ready to play. Released in 2014, it's the most widely known Cardboard VR unit. You can find a link on how to create these at home here.

We don't sell the V1 Google cardboard any longer, it's an outdated original Google cardboard model that presented issues with the magnet, such as limiting the amount of phones it can be used with and a potential to lose the button due to the magnets coming loose.

We sell the V3.1 instead, it's an updated model, it fits more phones and has higher quality lenses, it's also the same price. You can click here to see the update.

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Accessories for V1 Google cardboard (inspired)

For hands-free viewing
Auto-navigate to content
For added comfort


They are great! The quality is very impressive.

Thomas Cook

The Syfy/Expanse units worked out great for NY Comic-Con. We handed out nearly 800 units to attendees of the panel on Thursday. They look great, and arrived just in time.

NBC Universal


V1 Google cardboard
  • We’ve since updated this model to our V3.1 units
  • The V1.0 cardboard fits up  5.1” phones which is quite a large array in the smartphone world at around 85% of VR compatible phones however, out of all cardboard units we offer, it’s the smallest phone range of all the VR cardboard units we offer
  • Because of the outer packaging it’s great for mass marketing, there’s a large amount of design real estate for large images/logos. The packaging is easily removed to reveal the cardboard unit
  • Hole for Augmented reality support
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Thomas Cook
Thomas Cook
William Hill
William Hill


  • Packaging and Assembly:  Flatpacked / DIY
  • Unit size in box:  21 x 20 x 1.8 cm
  • Unit size assembled: 
  • Unit weight:  130 grams
  • Interaction method:  Magnetic button
  • Uses:  Works with VR compatible phones up to 5.1" screen size
  • Lens size:  25mm
  • Shipping box size:  48 x 48 x 48 cm
  • Shipping box weight:  16kg (volumetric weight)
  • Each carton holds:  100 units


Name Developer Compatible with Maximum display size Assembly time Storage Material Use of smartphone Lenses Augmented Reality / Daydream ready
V2.0 models V3.1 VR Slim™ V2.1 Nano VR ™
Google Maxbox VR™ Maxbox VR™ Maxbox VR™ Maxbox VR ™
Android 4.1+, iOS Android 4.1+, iOS Android 4.1+, iOS Android 4.1+, iOS Android 4.1+, iOS
5.5 inches 5.5 inches 5.5 inches 5.5 inches 5.5 inches
16 seconds 20 seconds 54 seconds 40 seconds 50 seconds
Outer sleeve Outer sleeve Simple case Simple case Simple Case
E - flute or F flute corrugated F flute corrugated Card material Corrugated card Card material
Capacitive button Thumb tap hole Thumb tap hole Capacitive button Thumb Tap hole
Large 34mm lenses Large 34mm lenses Large 34mm lenses Large 34mm lenses Large 34mm lenses
Optional augmented reality hole Optional augmented reality hole No optional augmented reality hole No optional augmented reality hole No optional augmented reality hole