Technology related items are the fastest-growing category of promotional products.

Over the last 10-15 years technology has evolved in a big way with the improving functionality of the smartphone. We’ve seen incredible advances in wearables, mobile phone accessories, power banks and rechargers. Wireless ear buds are this year’s big trend.

Virtual Reality is another technological trend we are seeing more and more of. VR simulates an environment that mimics the real world and transports us to entirely new realms, while our feet stayed planted in the real one.

The history of commercial VR spans back to the 50’s with the invention of the Sensorama, which although it looks like medical apparatus, had stereo sound, a 3D display, smell generators and even a seat, that vibrated according to the content on screen.

In 1966 the iconic stereoscope Viewmaster merged two slightly different images of the same scene to create a 3D image. Generations were introduced to the sensation of being immersed in another world by holding up a wraparound device.

Gaming in the 90’s saw huge design leaps in VR hardware and software and in 2009, game changer Oculus Rift, the next generation VR, came into play. We are seeing 360 degree photos and video functionality gaining fast traction thanks to the introduction of VR headsets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Reality technology has even made it’s way into the promotional world with this fold-out cardboard mount for a smartphone. Using your smartphone and VR apps, this quality viewer puts the world of VR right in your hands, affordably.

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