Google celebrates April Fools’ with Cardboard Plastic, ‘the world’s first actual reality headset’

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With the release of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, it’s a very serious few weeks for virtual reality. So it’s the perfect time to lighten up with Google’s latest April Fools’ Day product: an all-new VR headset that truly lives up to the medium’s promise. That’s Google Cardboard Plastic, “the world’s first actual reality headset.”

Designed with “4D integrated perspective, 360-degree spatially accurate sound, 20/20 resolution, and advanced haptics for realistic touch sensations,” Plastic is an elegant piece of hardware that claims to let you “notice what you do, see, and feel more than before” — because it’s a clear block of plastic, obviously. As Google puts it, “what’s realer than real? Probably nothing. Or maybe something! I doubt it,…

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