Step by step video instructions to assemble the ‘Google Cardboard’ virtual reality headset
Retail Package Contents
- Bi-convex lens mount
- Bi-convex asymmetric spherical lens
- Small magnet and washer for ‘click’ functionality
- Adhesive velcro straps for securing phone in headset
- Rubber band for holding handset in place
- NFC tag – preprogrammed to launch the ‘Google Cardboard’ official Android app
Note – due to customer demand our headsets also come supplied with a free head strap and Velcro adhesive strips. While this is not within the official Google specification – many customers appreciate the ability to use the device hands-free.
Our Google Cardboard headsets also include numbered steps printed on the card to aid assembly of the device – also much of the assembly.
Check out our YouTube video below showing the BrizTechVR Google Cardboard V1 unboxing and assembly process-
Firstly, tear open the retail packing for the product and remove the BrizTech VR Google Cardboard headset. The device comes folded in its packaging. The primary assembly such as inserting the lenses and magnets has already been completed as part of the packaged product – so it’s simply a case of assembling the unit, following the numbered tabs printed onto the Google Cardboard headset.
Contained inside the packaging are all the required components as per the official Google Specification – alongside a free head strap including the required adhesive tabs. Also included is a pre-programmed NFC tag which on Android devices with NFC enabled will install or open the official Google Cardboard app when a compatible phone is inserted into the headset.
Note – some variations of the Google Cardboard do not include the tear away retail packaging – but do include the same components as all other headsets available.
Next – begin assembly of the headset by inserting the numbered tabs into their corresponding slots. The image on the right shows the first two of these connections – and the headset has been folded back on itself to insert the number two tabs.
Tab number one is the screen divided used to ensure the stereoscopic 3D images presented on your handset are split between eyes – and the second of the number tabs secures the lens holder in place to ‘wrap’ the unit with the rest of the cardboard headset (see step 3).
Ensure the numbered tabs are securely joined together to ensure the integrity of the unit – especially importantly is tab one – if not securely fastened it can an unobscured the view of the phone display- though this can later be adjusted.
The next step is to ‘wrap’ the lens holder in the remaining section of cardboard to form the headset. Insert and secure tabs three through five – inserting the numbered tabs in sequence for to form the main structure of the headset.
This creates the basis of the Google Cardboard headset and all that remains is to secure the unit in place – detailed in the next step.
As with previous steps – ensure all numbered tabs are secures inserted into the third corresponding hole. At this point in the assembly in may be required to hold the unit in shape before progressing to the final step.
The final step in the assembly progress is to secure tabs three through five (which should be in case the lens holder) – by removing the adhesive sticker cover from tab number six and secure this to its corresponding site of the unit as pictured in the image to the right.
Peeling the adhesive sticker on tab six and connecting to the corresponding numbered panel on the headset will secure the unit – completely the basic assembly.
At this stage the user may opt to attached the included head strap – this can be done using the provided adhesive strips which can be fitted to the side of the headset and each end of the elasticated strap.
Congratulations – your Google Cardboard headset is now ready for use. For Android phone users with NFC-equipped phones – the process couldn’t be easier. Enable NFC on your device and place above the included NFC tag attached to the headset. This will download the official Google Cardboard app – a great way to get your first taste of 3D virtual reality. Once downloaded and installed (provided NFC in enabled) – the Google Cardboard app will open automatically each time you insert your device into the headset.
For Android users lacking NFC – or those looking to explore the wide range of 3D VR apps for your phone – the Google Play store has a dedicated section for Google Cardboard compatible apps including the official application, as well as a growing collection of exciting and immersive content.
Some of our person favourites include a 360-degree video of a ‘Paul McCartney’ concert, and for the thrill-seekers – ‘Roller Coaster VR’ which lets you ride a deserted roller-coaster amidst a tropical island for an exciting VR experience.
For Apple device users – search the app store for ‘VR’ or ‘Google Cardboard’ to find compatible apps. There are also a number of 3D videos available on YouTube which when viewed full screen are compatible with Android and Apple devices.
QR Code Viewer Profile
Use our custom QR viewer profile to ensure that your device works seamlessly with the Google Cardboard app ecosystem. You can scan the QR code using your Google Cardboard official application to ensure the best performance.
Please appreciate the limitations of the material the headsets are made from: for example, cardboard units not water-resistant, potentially combustible (especially if
lens are facing a strong light source as the lens will act as a magnifier).