NY Times, Google Cardboard, And CueCat

The New York Times is bundling a giveaway of over a million Google Cardboard VR kits with their print versions. VR is often hailed as the next big thing, but an ArsTechnica article wonders if the quaint, low tech Cardboard device will scare away (or bore) more users that it converts.

Ars even brings up a historical precedent, in the form of the rather ghastly CueCat scanner device; a tech giveaway from the turn of the century that fell flat on its puss.


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