We’ve been talking a lot about VR recently, and with good reason. There’s a lot of exciting things happening all across this emerging tech market, and every company wants in on the action. Google’s Cardboard VR initiative makes it simple and inexpensive to get a taste of the VR experience, while the HTC Vive plan to take gaming to an entirely new place later this year with SteamVR.
No one would seriously compare Cardboard to Vive, since one requires a serious gaming PC and the other works with just about every smartphone on the market, but when you look at the headsets side by side you can see how much they all have in common. Since we happened to have a Gear VR and a Google Cardboard unit with us during our last HTC Vive demo, it seemed like the perfect time to see what they look like side by side.