This Cardboard VR Headset is Bringing Virtual Reality to Real Estate

By: Alyson Wyers - Mar 23, 2015
References: commonfloor & springwise
Virtual reality goggles can be used in a number of applications, but this cardboard VR headset is being used in the world of real estate. CommonFloor Retina is half viewfinder and half Oculus Rift. The gadget enables potential homebuyers to look at multiple properties without physically occupying them.

Similar to Google Cardboard, users insert a smartphone into the contraption. The CommonFloor app immerses users into fisheye replications of available properties. Head actions control the interactive experience enabled by the cardboard VR headset. This means wearers can explore different rooms of the house and receive more understanding of the space's layout compared to pictures or 2-dimensional renderings.

Retina is especially helpful for those looking to buy in new cities or countries they can't visit on a regular basis.