Forget booking flights and buying passes. If you’ve ever fancied a pop-in with Elizabeth, Charles, Willy or Kate, now you can do it, free of charge.
Thanks to the technology wizards at Google, now we can all take a 3D walking tour of Buckingham Palace from the comfort of our homes, offices or classrooms. All we need is a pair of cardboard Google goggles and our smartphones.
As part of their new Google Expeditions Pioneer Program, Google is selling cardboard virtual reality headsets for $20 bucks. The headsets attach to our smartphones and allow us to download and watch a variety of guided 3D video tours that include visits to Yosemite, Mt. Fuji, the Great Barrier Reef and Buckingham Palace.
Google created the technology mainly for teachers to allow their students to experience free expeditions around the globe from the comfort of their classroom. According to their polls, most kids want to visit Buckingham Palace the most. Um, us too!
With these cardboard headsets, users are able to walk through the Queen’s seven staterooms, including the Green Drawing Room and Picture Gallery, and take in the rest of the mansion’s famous splendor.
Google is currently featuring 150 expeditions with their cool cardboard technology, and the roster keeps growing.
Count us in for the Buckingham trip!