With the new Star Wars movie premiere rapidly approaching, items related to the story are increasingly popular and you can now get your Star Wars Cardboard for free.
- Google is giving away free Star Wars themed Cardboards in limited edition
- You can choose from BB-8, R2-D2, Kylo Ren or a Stormtrooper
- You can only order one item per account from Google Play Store
Google is still maintaining its partnership with Lucasfilm and is now giving away Cardboard VR headsets through Google Play Store, and since it’s free of charge, the supply will probably last for only a very short time. Devices like this are usually priced between $15 and $25. There are four models which you can choose from: two droids – BB-8 and R2-D2 or Kylo Ren and a Stormtrooper.
Unlike other virtual reality sets, such as Samsung Gear VR or Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard is a more rudimentary device which turns your smartphone in a sort of virtual reality goggles. Its name come from the material it’s made of, which as you probably guessed is cardboard.
Although the other VR sets are also ‘phone-holders’ can track your body movements, Cardboard can only track the movement of your head. However, you could get a sense of what virtual reality is and how VR devices work, especially since they are for free.
This isn’t the first time Google is giving away Cardboards. It happened already in the past both online and at certain events such as the Game Developer Conference. Nevertheless, this is the first time that Google uses Cardboard as a means of advertising a movie.
The marketing initiative is however quite good and will bring more popularity both to the device and the movie. Besides, what better choice do they have than Star Wars when it comes to high-tech devices? It probably represents the climax of sci-fi, which nowadays major tech companies are trying to reach and to turn it more towards science than towards fiction.
The Star Wars themed VR devices are limited edition and are only available for shipping in the U.S. Shipping is also free of charge. The only downside is that you can only order one item per account. But hey, this is what family and friends are for. With such a good offer they will soon run out of supplies. Therefore, it is recommended that you hurry up and head to the Store to order your free Cardboard Stormtrooper or R2-D2.
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