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The Industries That Will Want Google's New Goggles Most

VR is growing up.

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This story appears in the December 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The term virtual reality is bandied about a lot. But with the exception of a few bulky, expensive headsets, most VR devices just use your phone's screen and processor -- and they don't let you do much more than passively watch 360-degree video.

Carlton Davis
Google’s Daydream View VR

Google's Daydream View VR is different: It's the first phone-based headset to let you do stuff. The gadget wirelessly syncs with the new Google Pixel smartphone (the only compatible device for now) to a Wii-like controller to create a virtual extension of your hand. Use it to move through Google Street View, swing a simulated baseball bat and interact with virtual worlds.

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