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12 days of technology, Day 1: Google Cardboard

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The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about finding the perfect gift for the ones you love. That’s why this holiday season, MyITpros is stepping in and doing all the shopping for you! Whether you’re technically savvy or not, we’ve picked out 12 awesome gadgets that are sure to make you the gift-giving hit of the season. 

Check back each day to discover the next perfect present during our 12 days of technology!

What it is: Google Cardboard

Virtual reality has been sweeping the tech scene, but popular devices like the Oculus Rift will run you high into the hundreds if you’re thinking of giving one as a gift. For those of us with tight purse strings, Google has brought us Google Cardboard with which to delight the VR enthusiasts in our lives!

The device is exactly what it sounds like: a viewer made from cardboard that lets you slide your smartphone into the headset. Open any VR app, game or video and, voilà, it’s a VR experience! Admittedly, Cardboard is not as immersive as the higher-end solutions, but it’s still impressive for its price point. Cardboard supports most Android and iOS phones with screen sizes of 4 to 6 inches and an interactive click button.

The viewer is also easy to assemble—in fact, assembly only takes three simple steps. What’s more, the custom, high-quality lenses and partially laminated body provide durability and an optimal viewing experience. Cardboard also has its own app to help you set up your viewer, find VR content and get your VR experience going!

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How much it costs: Starting at $15

No, that price isn’t missing any zeros—Google Cardboard starts at just $15 for the standard headset! But if you want something that looks a little cooler, Google offers a variety of designs to pick from on the Cardboard website that range from $15 to $40.

You can also purchase the viewer on Amazon, with Prime shipping available!

Who to buy it for: The adventurer in your life

We all know someone who thrives on new experiences and new places. And while nothing can beat a real-life adventure, they’ll be delighted to strap on their Google Cardboard and “get away” without the hassle of packing!

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