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Top 35 VR Trends in August

From VR Espresso Machines to AR Dancing Instructors

— August 27, 2017 — Tech
The August 2017 VR trends raise fecund metaphysical questions. Reality is a matter of perception; there's no such thing as reality except in that people are able to process it. Who's to say whether virtual reality is any different from the supposed real world? Being in a virtual world is exactly as real as being out of one. The August 2017 VR trends might simply be called the August 2017 R trends then, but for clarity's sake we've stuck with the former.

Virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality have become so popular that there is even a subgenre of emerging tech peripherals devoted to them. The 'Scroll' ring, for example, is a discreet ring that serves as a subtle controller for AR environments, helping users to stay low key while immersed in the technology. Further, the 'Vive N Chill' is a set of cooling fans designed to keep users from overheating while wearing bulky VR headsets.
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Collaborative VR Studios
Collaborative VR Studios
Medium's 'Studio Share' Lets Artists Sculpt Together in Virtual Reality
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34
VR Design Apps
VR Design Apps
'Google Blocks' Uses a Simple Interface for Building Models in Virtual Reality
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33
Collaborative VR Apps
Collaborative VR Apps
Volkswagen Group is Using Long-Distance VR Apps to Foster Teamwork
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32
Live Flight-Tracking Apps
Live Flight-Tracking Apps
Flightradar24 is an App That Allows Users to See Flight Patterns
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31
VR Physics Games
VR Physics Games
'4D Toys' is a Physics-Based Puzzler Set in a Virtual World
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30
AR Dancing Instructors
AR Dancing Instructors
'Dance Reality' Uses Apple's ARKit to Teach People to Dance
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29
VR Cooling Fans
VR Cooling Fans
The Vive N Chill Keeps Users Cool While Wearing Builky VR Headsets
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28
Underwater Train Voyages
Underwater Train Voyages
'Eurostar Odyssey' Takes Passengers on a Virtual Journey Under the Sea
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27
AR University Acceptance Letters
AR University Acceptance Letters
This Chinese University is Using AR to Issue Acceptance Letters
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26
VR Service Training Programs
VR Service Training Programs
This Fast-Casual Restaurant Training Leverages Google Daydream
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25
Interactive Bear Toys
Interactive Bear Toys
Roby d'Bear is a Robot That Blurs the Lines Between Tech and Reality
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24
Inclusive VR Subtitles
Inclusive VR Subtitles
'Theater for All Ears' is Helping More People Enjoy Live Theater
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23
Virtual Reality Advertisements
Virtual Reality Advertisements
Google is Experimenting with Ads to Be Placed Inside of VR Worlds
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22
Omni-Industry AR Headsets
Omni-Industry AR Headsets
The Lenovo DaystAR Augmented Reality Headset is Multifunctional
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21
AR Photography Apps
AR Photography Apps
'Lumyer' Adds Animated Augmented Reality Effects to Photos
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20
Inexpensive AR Headsets
Inexpensive AR Headsets
The 'Mira Prism' Headset Has Been Unveiled at a Cost of Just $99
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19
AR Jersey Apps
AR Jersey Apps
The Kings + Golden 1 Center App Shares the Look of the Team's New Nike Jerseys
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18
Mixed-Reality Mobile Games
Mixed-Reality Mobile Games
Brave Explorers Brings IRL Gamescapes to Life With its Mobile App
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17
360-Degree Photography Apps
360-Degree Photography Apps
'Lookabout' is a Community for Sharing Immersive Panoramic Photos
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16
Sign Language-Converting Gloves
Sign Language-Converting Gloves
Language of Glove is a Low-Cost Alternative to Similar Innovations
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15
Mixed-Reality Board Games
Mixed-Reality Board Games
'Echelon' is a Hololens Game That is Like Star Wars' Holochess
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14
VR Concert Films
VR Concert Films
Queen is Now Sharing a 'VR the Champions' Experience Online
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13
VR Espresso Machines
VR Espresso Machines
Google's Daydream Team is Experimenting with Training in VR Environments
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12
Fantasy Franchise-Themed AR
Fantasy Franchise-Themed AR
Disney and Leovo are Partnering to Develop Star Wars-Themed AR
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11
Connected DIYer Tape Measures
Connected DIYer Tape Measures
The Plott 'Cubit' Tape Measure Offers Advanced Features for DIYers
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10
VR Champagne Tastings
VR Champagne Tastings
Nicolas Feuillatte is Set to Host a VR Tasting Experience
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9
AR Shopping Apps
AR Shopping Apps
Fashion Retailer YOOX Now Lets Users Try On Accessories with the Lumyer App
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8
VR-Enabled Sportscars
VR-Enabled Sportscars
The Autonomous Maserati Genesi Concept Lets Drivers Explore a Virtual World
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7
High-Tech Pop-Up Barbershops
High-Tech Pop-Up Barbershops
The Lynx 'Find Your Magic Shop' in Dublin Includes a "Magic Mirror"
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6
Augmented Reality Museum Apps
Augmented Reality Museum Apps
'Reblink' Brings Classic Historic Paintings to Life
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5
Discreet AR Wearables
Discreet AR Wearables
This Innovative Ring Design Allows AR to Be Easily Integrated into Life
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4
Artful Multi-Sensory Restaurants
Artful Multi-Sensory Restaurants
'Tree by Naked' Offers an Immersive Dining Experience
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3
VR Gin Tours
VR Gin Tours
Slingsby is Inviting Fans to Immerse Themselves in the 'Spirit of Harrogate'
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2
Bespoke Wimbledon Beer Pop-Ups
Bespoke Wimbledon Beer Pop-Ups
The Stella Artois Vantage Point Was Present at Wimbledon 2017
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1
Holographic Display Smartphones
Holographic Display Smartphones
RED Has Designed the World's First Glasses-Free Holographic Phone
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