"Star Wars in VR: These are the Google Cardboards you're looking for"
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Star Wars in VR: These are the Google Cardboards you're looking for
Another day, another Star Wars collectible.
But this one, you don't have to pay for.
I'm Bridget Carey.
This is your CNET update.
You can visit a galaxy far, far away in virtual reality with the Star Wars app.
And Verizon is giving away free Google cardboard headsets in four different Star Wars character designs.
There's R2D2, BB8, Kylo Ren, and the Stormtrooper.
The Galactic Empire of Verizon gave us a private It's secured experience to check them out in person.
There are 200,000 of these being given out to Verizon customers in stores.
Verizon is one of the sponsors of the upcoming movie The Force Awakens.
But you don't need this collectible version to enjoy the Star Wars universe in virtual reality.
Any VR headset will do.
And you could find a plain Google Cardboard set for just three bucks on eBay.
The main Star Wars app has been updated with a new feature called [UNKNOWN] spy.
Inside you'll find short 360 degree video clips.
In stereoscopic 3D, which Ts the movie.
The first one has you on the desert planet Jaku getting a message from BB8.
A new one comes out every few days, with nine in total.
And they're all gonna tie together into a story.
And don't forget, Google Cardboard works with the iPhones or androids.
These are not the droids you're looking for.
And there's more news in the world of virtual reality.
If you happen to have a Samsung Gear VR headset which costs a hundred dollars.
It now comes with a web browser.
So yes you can browse the web and watch videos in a panoramic view with something strapped to your head.
As if your Internet searches weren't strange enough already.
Gear VR went on sale a few weeks ago in the US and it just arrived in the UK on Wednesday.
It only works with the Galaxy Note 5 and the new Galaxy S 6 models.
But if you really want to feel like you're living the movie, forget VR.
You may have to travel to Omaha, Nebraska to watch The Force Awakens in the Alamo Because the theater built a lobby that looks like it's straight out of the Death Star.
And there is even a Death Star in the Death Star.
There's a ten foot model hanging from the ceiling that lights up.
You can sit on the emperor's throne and order from a concession stand that's stocked with snacks worthy of a Sith lord.
That's it for this tech news update and there's more at cnet.com.
From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
See now, this is the droid you're looking for.