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Consumer Reports’ Advice On How To Get VR For Less

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Consumer Reports joined Into Tomorrow this week to tell us how to get VR without paying a hefty price:

Ever wonder where to find the best virtual-reality and 360 degree content, but do not want to pay a hefty price? Consumer Reports electronics spokesman James McQueen is here to tell us the best places to find this content.

Spending a small fortune on a VR headset is hard to justify, just to experience 360- degree video and immersive storytelling. You can experience VR for a lot less with the Google Cardboard (starting at $15). While low-priced headsets are easy to find, great VR content is not. Although, it may be difficult to find, here are some of the best places to start exploring.

As you might expect, Google Cardboard headsets has a well-stocked library of content developed for the device and if you don’t have VR headset handy, you can still explore the worlds inside YouTube’s 360-degree videos on your smartphone. Even Facebook offers VR content, aggregating videos from brands, and populated with content from the feeds of friends.

As many of us know interactive storytelling is a hallmark of VR, the VRSE app takes storytelling to a whole new technology. Within the app, you’ll find 3D films and recent collaborations with NBC and The New York Times. For the world of virtual reality companies want to take it a step further and bring VR to classrooms.

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For Into Tomorrow, James McQueen – Consumer Reports

Dave recommended Mobile Passport, an app to help you get through customs faster:

Do you travel outside the US often — or are you planning an international trip? Well our own Horacio has discovered an App called Mobile Passport. It’s an app that replaces the blue customs form when returning to the country. Their website says: “Follow the MOBILE PASSPORT CONTROL signs and skip the lines! Show your passport to the Customs & Border Patrol officer and scan the barcode on the CBP receipt. And that’s it!”  It’s not as good as my Global Entry, but it might at least help anyone without Global Entry and worth looking into. You just need a US or Canadian Passport and a smartphone. Mobile Passport is available for iOS and Android.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

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