If you are one of those who missed out on OnePlus Cardboard sale which only costed us Rs.139 (99 + 40 for shipping), you might want to checkout DesiCardboard. DesiCardboard is an Indian company which is mass producing Google Cardboard based Cardboards. The pricing is very similar to that of OnePlus’s, though OnePlus said they were incurring losses! It costs Rs 49 + Rs 99 for shipping which makes it Rs.148. I cannot comment on the quality and material used since I just ordered one and expecting to receive it in next few days.
Version 2 DesiCardboard!
DesiCardboard has also opened pre-order for Version 2 of their cardboard. This updated version will be supporting devices of screen size upto 6 inches including iPhone as claimed by them. The updated version will also sport larger lenses with better field of view. But the price of this is marginally higher compared to version 1 priced at Rs.999. Though there is currently 50% off if you use coupon “PREORDER02″.
If you are completely new to cardboard experience, I suggest to go with version 1 for now. Cardboard is quite casual & we rarely use it after first few days of enthusiasm. If you end up using it quite a lot, you might want to consider upgrading.