Note: If you’re looking for instructions for our VR Kit V2 – click on this link!


  1. Head strap
    To be attached at the velcro strips at the side of the assembled VR Kit
  2. Thank You and ‘Get Started’ card
    Quick link to this webpage to get started. Thank you for choosing EightOnes, we would highly appreciate it if you would drop us an awesome review to share your experience with other customers on Amazon
  3. Velcro strips
    To keep your phone in place within the kit for usage
  4. 45mm focal lenses
    The right lenses for your VR Kit. Just look through them after your assembled your kit!
  5. NFC tag
    Programmed to get you started in Virtual Reality as soon as possible.
    Note: Only compatible with certain Android smartphone models
  6. Magnetic rings
    For use with magnetic input within Google Cardboard app
    Note: Only compatible with certain Android smartphone models
  7. Rubber Band
    To be used to prevent the phone from sliding out (although the velcro strap should hold your smartphone tightly


Please note that certain smartphone models may not be able to take advantage of all of the EightOnes VR Kit awesome features
Fully compatible with: Google Nexus 4 & 5, Motorola Moto X, Samsung Galaxy S4 & S5, Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Partially compatible (magnetic input not working): HTC One, Moto G, iPhone 5 / 5s / 6
Partially compatible (magnetic input not working & headtracking/rendering issues): Samsung Galaxy S3


  1. Unpack your EightOnes VR Kit
    Note: You may want to use a paper cutter/scissors for a cleaner cut/finishing for your VR Kit
  2. Assemble your EightOnes VR Kit by aligning the numbered tabs to one another
    If you are stuck with the assembly, we have prepared a simple video to guide you through this process
  1. Seal up the final section of the EightOnes VR Kit using double sided tape provided
    Note: Feel free to add glue for a stronger assembly
  2. Download the list of compatible apps we have prepared below
  3. Slot in your phone, look through the lenses and enjoy VR


You can also check out our original VR Kit or VR Kit XL assembly video on Youtube:


Please note that the EightOnes VR Kit V2 does not come with NFC, head strap or magnetic clicker. The magnetic clicker function has been replaced by our new capacitive touch button mechanism which you can check out in the video below.

To get started with our EightOnes VR Kit V2, just watch the video below. If it doesn’t work, you can also check out the video on Youtube:

In this video, we will cover:

  • Unboxing VR Kit V2
  • Assembling VR Kit V2 (in 3 simple steps)
  • Removing protective film on lenses
  • Setting up your viewer in the Cardboard app
  • Where to find the QR codes (for the Cardboard app)?
  • Inserting your phone into the VR Kit
  • Capacitive touch button demo for Android and iPhone (tip: to see how it works, look through the nose hole)
  • Rubber band demo


iOS – Recommended Apps

Dive City Rollercoaster by Dive Games
Go on a rollercoaster ride. The sensation of speed and movement is compelling and was enough to confuse both stomach and inner ear of our resident VR enthusiast at EightOnes.

Moorente by Die Etagen GmbH
Go on a hunt for virtual ferruginous ducks. Just “aim” your gun at an overhead duck (i.e. keep it in your crosshairs for a second or two) and blammo!

Stereoscopic Tunnel Effect by John Tsiombikas
Take a non-stop tour through a hypnotic tunnel. By default, the app isn’t configured for 3D, so tap the screen and enable stereoscopic rendering before slipping your iPhone into Cardboard. You may also want to adjust the position of the screen divider.

The Height by Shoogee GmbH & Co. KG
A game about heights set in a futuristic abstract cityscape. The Height challenges you to explore a 3D-rendered scaffolding, collecting items as you go. To start or stop walking, you must look down at your feet for a few seconds. (Like, literally look down.) Very cool, but not for those afraid of heights.

Tales From The Minus Lab by USC ICT MxR
Explore “Tales From The Minus Lab”. Simply load the app onto your iPhone or iPod touch and insert it into your 3D viewer. Hold the viewer up to your eyes and “look” around The Minus Lab. You will fly forward in whichever direction you’re looking in.

Dive Zombie by Kazuya Noshiro
Attack the zombie before the zombie attacks you! Challenge the high score while you’re at it

Android – Recommended Apps

Google Cardboard by Google
Try out a set of demos showing immersive experiences on Android, and get inspired to build your own:

  • Earth Flyover – Fly through a set of 3D places in Google Earth
  • Street View Tour – Be guided through a historical site
  • YouTube – Watch popular YouTube videos on a giant screen
  • 3D Object Viewer – Interact with 3D objects
  • Photo Sphere Viewer – View your own personal photo spheres
  • 360 Video Viewer – Experience an immersive 360 degree video
  • Windy Day – An immersive 3D animation. Follow the mouse on his adventure.

Chrome Experiments for Cardboard by Google
No need to download any apps. This is accessible via Google Chrome on your phone. The experiences include:

  • Collector – Collect coins before time runs out in this 3D game
  • Shiny Sound – A shiny, dynamic music visualization
  • Reel – A classic stereoscope toy, re-imagined for Cardboard
  • Bears – Visit bears on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula
  • Reef – Take a virtual helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Coaster – Twist and turn on a virtual roller coaster
  • Music – Watch a musical score fly by in three dimensions
  • Gallery – Browse the experiments in a 3D gallery

Tuscany Drive by FabulousPixel
Welcome to Tuscany! Explore the beautiful Tuscany. There’s a small virtual world to explore, you can look around, and move about by looking at your feet to start or stop walking, and then facing in the direction you want to go. You can head indoors, go upstairs and look at the view.

Dive City Rollercoaster by Dive Games
Go on a rollercoaster ride. The sensation of speed and movement is compelling and was enough to confuse both stomach and inner ear of our resident VR enthusiast at EightOnes.

Lantern Festival VR by Axiomworks, Inc.
A typical night view of Lantern Festival celebration. Serene mountains lit by full moon reflect in river, and flickering lanterns are both in the air and on the surface of the water. The Lantern Festival is celebrated in many orient countries, including China, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. During the festival, people launch paper lanterns both to the sky and to the water.