As the long-awaited sequel to ‘Return of the Jedi’ is slowly approaching its premiere, there are a lot of other parties attempting a partnership with the movie. And who better than Google to partner up with the movie and offer an exciting virtual reality experience to the millions of excited fans? Head on down to the Google Store for free Star-Wars themed VR devices.
Google is offering free VR devices
Recently, Google has been handing out free virtual reality devices, at various special occasions.
Last week, the company offered Super Bowl themed devices, as a result of a partnership with Visa, The Bank of America, and the New England Patriots.
Now, as the last days until The Force Awakens premiere are counting down, Google offers a number of free Star Wars themed devices on their Google store.
They have four models to offer, fans having to pick between BB-8 (the new, highly marketable as a children’s toy, droid), a First Order Stormtrooper, Kylo Ren (the new Sith), and everybody’s favorite, R2-D2.
The Google Cardboard device is quite cheap, since it is literally made out of cardboard.
No, the name isn’t just a clever gimmick, as the virtual reality device is actually made out of the traditional packaging material.
It usually comes at about 15 to 25 dollars, but as we’ve all heard, it’s totally worth it. Since the device is technically only a socket for your smartphone, the bulk of the work is done by the various apps accompanying it.
Sure, Google Cardboard is not just a socket; it also offers a couple of lenses, allowing you to use your mobile phone as a kind of a stereoscopic device.
And the millions of users worldwide vouch for the unforgettable experience. The device offers a veritable virtual reality experience.
It’s not as advanced as, say, Oculus, but it’s definitely the cheapest VR alternative on the market.
This is the first time Google has used their VR device to partner up with a film, but this is bound to be a successful endeavor.
This is because Lucasfilm decided to use VR extensively to promote the new Star Wars movie, and the special effects gurus at Industrial Light & Magic are developing apps hand-in-hand with the older, more experienced developers at Google.
The partners promise a true Star wars experience, as alongside the apps there will also be nine special videos available to those using the device, offering more knowledge about the new film as well as additional features.
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