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The super cheap 3D marketing stunt anyone can do (all you need is a smart phone)

Cardboard Camera is now making virtual reality photos a possibility with just your smart phone – which makes this idea one of the cheapest and coolest ways to market to your audience.

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Virtual reality for your [business] world

The thought of looking at myself in 3D is something I can do without. It’s bad enough I have to put up with myself every morning when I shave. But 3D versions of places and products that I’ve had my hand in does interest me a lot. I’m banking that a whole bunch of other folks like the idea as well. Which is why the logical extension to 3D cardboard glasses is to view your android photos in 3D.


So close you can touch it

Cardboard Camera turns the smartphone in your pocket into a virtual reality (VR) camera. It’s simple to take a photo: just hold out your phone and move it around you in a circle. Later, when you place your phone inside a Google Cardboard viewer, you’ll get to experience something new: a VR photo.

According to Google’s official blog regarding the same, VR photos are three-dimensional panoramas, with slightly different views for each eye, so near things look near and far things look far. You can look around to explore the image in all directions, and even record sound with your photo to hear the moment exactly as it happened. With Cardboard Camera, anyone can create their own VR experience.



Your business in 3D

I’m no longer trying to wrap myself around the entrepreneurial aspects of cardboard glasses. Think of the benefits of a 3D image applied to your latest startup: new shoes, a hybrid automobile or a new-fangled leash for your dog. Whatever it is, in 3D it will grab potential clients by the collar and really shake them up.

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It wasn’t that long ago that I excitedly urged you to order a bunch of Google Cardboard Glasses, add your company’s logo via a sticker and send them to all your clients with a link to your personal YouTube Channel. Now you take it one step further with imagery of your latest business pursuits. It’s the next best thing to being there!


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Nearly three decades living and working all over the world as a radio and television broadcast journalist in the United States Air Force, Staff Writer, Gary Picariello is now retired from the military and is focused on his writing career.

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