Visitors get a taste of virtual reality at the Douglas County Fair
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- With new technology at the Douglas County Fair this week you can be in two places at once.
Visitors can find an alternate reality with a pair of “magical glasses” that will take you to another world.
"It will put you in the middle of the forest or you can go see the dinosaurs, or you could even just take a look at the stars. But wherever you look it will put you in a different situation," says U.S. Cellular’s Kelly Daugherty.
The company is bringing a virtual reality experience to the fair with its ‘Middle of Anywhere Mobile Tour.’
While the virtual technology has been around for years, the Samsung headgear on hand has only been around for about a year.
"About 60 percent of consumers now are utilizing their devices for things like gaming, so we're using it for games,” Daugherty says. “We're also using it for applications like Netflix and even shopping. So you'll have a virtual showroom that you could maybe be sitting on your couch and shopping in a store that could be five miles down the road."
You can have your own virtual adventure by trying on the goggles, which is a free experience at the Douglas County Fair.
The fair continues through Saturday.