Blackview Alife P1 Pro packaging doubles as Google Cardboard


blackview alife p1 pro google cardboard

Blackview are shipping their latest Blackview Alife P1 Pro mobile phone in packaging that has been pre-converted to Google Cardboard goggles.

Google’s budget VR viewing spectacles, or as they are more commonly known “Google Cardboard” are a great low-tech invention that can turn any Android smartphone in to a VR headset (when used with the correct applications).

The idea is a novel one and was even used for the launch of the OnePlus 2 which allowed people from around the world to view the launch event in their own homes while feeling up close and personal.

Google Cardboard headsets can be made or even bought as cheaply as $5 online, but Chinese phone maker Blackview have been ingenious enough to convert the packaging of their latest Android smartphone in to a pre-made Cardboard VR viewer.

This is a very clever piece of marketing/recycling! It is one of those ideas will likely take off and see other manufactures go down the same route, but so far Blackview are one of the first.

Blackview will begin shipping the Alife P1 Pro on the 13th August. If you haven’t already bought one you can pick one up on Aliexpress or Everbuying.

Previous Bluboo Xtouch will feature 2.5D suspended screen design
Next Slim and business like, this is the Elephone M2

18 Comments

  1. RoS
    August 12, 2015

    Very nice idea.

  2. Stuart
    August 12, 2015

    That’s genius!

  3. Aeonia
    August 12, 2015

    Would love to see this on more smartphones…

  4. realjjj
    August 12, 2015

    I suggested this kind of packaging a few months ago in a comment here https://www.gizchina.com/2015/05/29/elephone-p7000-pioneer-unboxing-and-hands-on/

    • Muhammad Yasir
      August 12, 2015

      good one !

  5. Guest
    August 12, 2015

    Very nice idea.

  6. Stuart
    August 12, 2015

    That’s genius!

  7. Boni M.
    August 12, 2015

    Would love to see this on more smartphones…

  8. realjjj
    August 12, 2015

    I suggested this kind of packaging a few months ago in a comment here http://www.gizchina.com/2015/05/29/elephone-p7000-pioneer-unboxing-and-hands-on/

    • Guest
      August 12, 2015

      good one !

  9. quodvadis
    August 13, 2015

    Wow this is one of the best idea that’s come out of phone space yet.

  10. quodvadis
    August 13, 2015

    Wow this is one of the best idea that’s come out of phone space yet.

  11. Mesterio
    August 16, 2015

    Nice!

  12. Mesterio
    August 16, 2015

    Nice!

  13. Pip_X
    September 20, 2015

    New Alife P1 Pro is even slower than my 4 years old Galaxy S3
    https://vid.me/HLNz
    Skip to 2:00 to see the slowness.
    All other phone sent to reviewer most probably having higher spec (MT6735) compared to the one sold to consumer (MT6735M).
    It also overheats very much::::
    http://i.imgur.com/hYLCXn2.jpg

  14. Guest
    September 20, 2015

    New Alife P1 Pro is even slower than my 4 years old Galaxy S3
    https://vid.me/HLNz
    Skip to 2:00 to see the slowness.
    All other phone sent to reviewer most probably having higher spec (MT6735) compared to the one sold to consumer (MT6735M).
    It also overheats very much::::

  15. dave316
    March 4, 2016

    LOL,appreciated to your really pretty professional and detailed comprehensive publication about the google cardboard.
    With advances in technology, the performance of electronic products has been greatly improving, 3D glasses are no exception, the affordable but really fashionable VR glass which must be the pretty new hottest item during 2016 designned specifically for cell phone has come into being ,you could enjoy the distinctive open scenes and unique 3D picture after putting your cell phone into the glass,just check out onu-mall

  16. dave316
    March 4, 2016

    LOL,appreciated to your really pretty professional and detailed comprehensive publication about the google cardboard.
    With advances in technology, the performance of electronic products has been greatly improving, 3D glasses are no exception, the affordable but really fashionable VR glass which must be the pretty new hottest item during 2016 designned specifically for cell phone has come into being ,you could enjoy the distinctive open scenes and unique 3D picture after putting your cell phone into the glass,just check out ONU-MALL ONLINE STORE