Interested in finding out about the world of virtual reality? Forget plunking down $100 plus on a headset, because you can grab Google’s Cardboard VR viewer for free right now from a Verizon Wireless store as part of a #WhyNotWednesday promotion. And if you happen to be a Star Wars fan, the deal is even sweeter.
There is one caveat however … you must be a current customer of Verizon Wireless. It’s a tough stipulation, but one that we understand.
There are four designs to choose from: BB-8, R2D2, Kylo Ren, and a Stormtrooper. Everything else about them is the same. These special edition viewers work just like the basic Google Cardboard viewers that usually cost between $15 and $30.
What’s even cooler is that Google Cardboard works with both Android phones and iPhones. You should be able to insert any phone up to about 6 inches in size. You will then need to install the Cardboard app, which is available in both Google Play and the App Store.
From there, it’s just a matter of downloading Cardboard-compatible apps from the respective app stores. You can even watch virtual reality videos on YouTube or take a virtual trip to anywhere using Google Street View.
The only downside to Google Cardboard is that there isn’t a strap, so you’ll have to hold it up to your face.
If you’re uncertain of where the Verizon Stores in your area are, you can hit up Verizon’s official page and enter your zip code. The carrier did say that this offer is valid only until the supply runs out, so you’re better off heading to a store now rather than later.