Alliterations aside, one of the coolest apps that just became available is Google’s Cardboard Camera. Now, users can take a picture with their camera in virtual reality, record the sounds and relive the experience of the entire shot in VR. It’s been a long time coming, but the pictures are just incredible.

How it works

Once you open up the app, touch the camera icon and then tap the orange button to start recording while moving to the right. The camera will stop recording automagically (yup, I said it) once you’ve gone 360°.  You can stop the shot prematurely if you wish by tapping on the orange button again.

ZenFone 2 Cardboard camera
You can record the sound while taking the picture so you can relive the memory better!

One of the cool things is that you can record sound too to give you an immersive experience when viewing the photo in virtual reality. If you don’t want to include sound, you can turn it off during recording.

NOTE: Currently, x86 devices (like the ZenFone 2 – ZE551ML) aren’t supported, but you can still view VR pictures and videos. The ZenFone 2 Laser isn’t built on x86 architecture, so that will work with Cardboard Camera.

The contest


We have four Google Cardboards to give away so you guys can try it out and amaze your friends and family. Enter the contest below! Also, be sure to check out our other cardboard article “Welcome to virtual insanity” for more info on how to use the ZenFone 2 with it.

ASUS x Cardboard Camera Contest


  1. VR is an awesome thing. I wanna try it for movies, I can imagine watching a movie in a virtual cinema instead of a 40 inch tv lol

  2. I’ve looked at quite a few review for the various VR sets out there. Most don’t really do much more than what google cardboard is capable of. Great way for google to one up through simple means. VR has some great applications going forward especially in the rehabilitation field and for psychological treatment.

  3. I would love to see a google cardboard cover for my zenphone 2 I love the zenphone 2 and cardboard. the only problem is the curved back on the case can sometimes cause a tilt of viewing angle. So a back case with some extra plastic. or a version of a viewer made for our phones. I’d buy in a heartbeat…