Google Tech C1-Glass VR Viewer 3

Google has been pushing the widespread adoption of virtual reality for a few years now, so it’s no surprise to see the company has finally created a dedicated virtual reality section in the Google Store. In this section you’ll be able to download notable VR applications, as well as purchase a handful of virtual reality viewers directly from Google. You can buy the standard Google Cardboard headset for $15, Mattel’s View-Master VR starter pack for $29.99, as well as the Goggle Tech C1-Glass VR Viewer for $15.

At the moment there’s no link to the VR section at the top of the Google Store navigation bar, though there is a giant banner on the Google Store homepage directing users to the new section. It’s probably only a matter of time until this section gets added to the top of the site.

Rumors have been floating around recently claiming that Google might soon release a rival to Samsung’s Gear VR headset, to be released later this year. The company also may be working on a standalone headset that won’t require a smartphone or a computer to use. It’s possible we might get our first glance at Google’s new VR products at Google I/O this year, but nothing is for certain quite yet.


Google creates new virtual reality division

January 13, 2016
Jimmy Westenberg
Lover of all things Android, Star Wars, dogs, coffee, and music.
  • AbbyZFresh

    I wonder how many people actually know about the Google store. At least outside of Fanboys.

    • Brian_Goggs

      I bet quite a few. I know a lot of people who switched from Apple to Android over the year. Most are still with Android but some returned back to Apple.

    • wcjeep

      Excellent question. Same goes for Apple. I know quite a few people that use their phone for call, text and camera. That is it. Flashlight? Nope. Google Translate? Email? Google Image search? News? None of the above.

  • Tjaldid

    those glasses are the stupidest thing i have ever seen what in the hell are those?

    • Brian_Goggs

      I have to agree those are really bad!

      • The Illusionist

        Kindly share your experience with cardboard vr here. What games or movies you tested on it and why it performed badly??

        • Brian_Goggs

          I didn’t say the games or the movies were bad but the cheap looking glasses and cardboard look bad compared to Oculus and the other ones.

  • RunningGreat

    Google needs to stop this half-assed cardboard crap. Only ruins the experience for potential vr users.

    • hitsquad27

      or it gives people an affordable option to delve into VR who wouldn’t spend $300-700 to try out this young tech..VR is cool but i’m not ready to spend serious money on it…cardboard is $15…those who plan on spending serious money aren’t the people cardboard is geared to…so there’s that

      • RunningGreat

        People like to try stuff out before purchasing something expensive and google is running that experience. It’s like poison to vr. They need to stop.

  • dontpanicbobby

    I say old boy… Could I borrow your Stereopticon?