Let’s be honest: Sometimes when you turn on the news, you just want to escape to another planet for a little while. As important as it is to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world, we all need a break from time to time. Until the recent advances in technology, instantly escaping to another world was never an option. Fortunately, virtual reality has become a trend that nearly everyone can get their hands on!

Gone are the days when you’d have to go to a local arcade to experience virtual reality. Now, with over 77% of Americans owning a smartphone, the majority of us can use our phones to hop right into another dimension at any time. Dive into this week’s trend alert to learn more about how you can boost your marketing with custom virtual reality viewers!

A Glimpse Into the Future

If pins or magnets are too bland for your brand, consider switching it up with the V-Box Virtual Reality Viewer. By simply slipping your smartphone into the bottom and installing your favorite virtual reality app, you’ll be on your way to your next adventure. Whether you want to escape to an island during your lunch break or you are looking for a distraction for your curious nieces and nephews, these custom virtual reality viewers are sure to entertain. Made of silicone, the viewer easily collapses so it can fold flat and fit into a pocket or bag. Perfect for any trade show, employee appreciate gift, or swag bag! Be sure to take a look at some of the top virtual reality apps so you can make suggestions to your coworkers or clients.

Virtual Reality on the Go

This virtual reality viewer is a bit different from the rest. The Folding Virtual Reality Goggles resemble, well, goggles! Great for marketing campaigns, these custom VR headsets come with a clear plastic case featuring your logo or custom design. That way, your glasses will stay nice and secure! The unique look paired with the latest smartphone craze makes for one of the most interesting promos out there. Just think of how many people will be stopped in their tracks when they walk past your trade show booth and see these sitting on the tabletop. If you’ve already been there and done that with custom pens or stress balls, it’s time to switch things up with this new trend.

An Alternate Universe in Your Pocket

Maybe you want to get your hands on a fun virtual reality viewer, but your budget just doesn’t have room for something fancy. After all, you want your event to be both fun and affordable. Before you get too disappointed, we’ve got the solution you need! The Veracity Virtual Reality Headset is made of cardboard, making it both economical and easy to carry around. Event attendees are way more likely to hang on to a giveaway item if it’s compact and lightweight. If you’re planning an upcoming convention and want to stand out from the other guys who are handing out keychains or notebooks, this is sure to grab some extra attention. Anyone who passes these up just simply doesn’t like having a good time!

If virtual reality isn’t really your style but you still want to stay up to date with the trendiest promotional products, be sure to view our entire Trend Alert series. You’ll find fun items ranging from PopSockets to brain teasers, making your next event a total hit!

About the author

Kelsey Skager

Kelsey is a master of promotional products with over five years of marketing and industry experience. She is proud to have been featured on ABC 7 Chicago News and NPR.