Microsoft is currently working on a new Google Cardboard killer, they have named it as the Microsoft VR kit. Microsoft is hosting a Virtual Reality hackathon in Russia, where it will be handing out Microsoft VR headsets to developers.
This is a leaked information and there is no official information about the event as yet.
According to a report by Thurrott, the event will be held next year and that microsoft will aggressively promote this event. However there is no information about when these devices will be available for the general public.
The device is a combo of a lumia device and a cardboard box. It is speculated that Microsoft may release the design for free just as Google did.
Google recently launched a new mobile app for the Cardboard. The app named as the Cardboard Camera lets you create stunning panoramic virtual reality photos, with 360 degree coverage. The app is available in the Google Play Store for most android devices.
Taking pictures is a breeze with this app, the user simply has to move the camera for a whole 360 degree in a circle take a panoramic photo using this cardboard camera app.This app also has the ability to record audio and the image when seen using the cardboard will appear to be 3D.
Google says VR photos are three-dimensional panoramas that come with slightly different views for each eye. Near things look near and far things look far, and one can look around to explore the image in all directions.
“With Cardboard Camera, anyone can create their own VR experience. So revisit the mountaintop that took hours to hike, or the zoo where you saw (and heard) the monkeys, or your birthday party with the cake out and candles still lit. Capture the moments that matter to you and relive them anytime, from anywhere,” Google further explains in a blogpost.