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Alternatives to Google Cardboard

Anonymous
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Hi guys,
I was wondering do you know any working alternatives of Google Cardboard?
I'm not talking about HTV Vive or Oculus.
I just need a VR headset with better quality a plastic finish

There are tons of VR headsets between 20 and 80 EUROS but wanted to ask you about your experience with such before purchase.

Thanks!
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Barry Kelly
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Google Cardboard for BIMx has a touch sensitive button on top that activates the control button on the BIMx screen.
I am not sure if this is true of all Google Cardboard models or if it is just the ones put out by Graphisoft.

You will find that the plastic VR sets don't have this button so don't really work with BIMx - at least that is my experience.

Barry.

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gpowless
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This is the one I purchased and it works fine. It even came with a remote control.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01E4XSX48/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Stephen Dolbee
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It looks like the one gpowless purchased has the button, although it is currently unavailable. Barry is right though, about the button. I just bought a very nice one on eBay, unaware of the need for a button. It was only $8.49 with free shipping. It is almost useless for BIMx unless I can drill a hole in it for my thumb to have access to the screen.
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Anonymous
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What about the remote controllers of most VR Headsets. Aren't they inheriting the functions of this button?

Stephen Dolbee
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Mine came with a Bluetooth remote. It will control certain features of the phone, like volume up and down, but I couldn’t get it to work with BIMx.
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Stephen Dolbee
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Yesterday I drilled a 1inch dia. hole on the right side of my vr headset. Now my thumb has access to touch the screen when needed. Maybe not the best solution, but it works.
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