Google Patent Develops Cardboard as Package Concept

Google has been very successful with its Cardboard VR viewer, with over 10 million shipped and the firm has now filed a patent for a smartphone package that can be re-used to make a viewer. In the past, Coca Cola has made its packs convertible to viewers and McDonald’s ‘Happy Goggles’ were made from a Happy Meal box.

Smartphones with support for Google’s Daydream platform are said to have performance with a Cardboard viewer close to that of the Gear VR. Alcatel, which bundled a free viewer with the Idol 4S, used the VR viewer as the holder for the handset as you can see in this ‘unboxing’ video.

google cardboard vr headset smartphone packagingA patent for a Google cardboard VR headset made from smartphone packaging