With so many different goggles on the market, companies are racing to come up with software for them, like VRTIFY. They can give you a front-row seat to dozens of concerts by creating Immersive Music Experiences in Virtual and Mixed Reality.

In no small number of households, some of those holiday gifts carry the label “Virtual Reality,” which is why this morning we’ve asked our man in tech, David Pogue, for a virtual reality check:

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this past week, you might have wondered why people were strapping contraptions to their faces. Are they blindfolds? Scuba masks? Some kind of unpleasant eye exam? Nope; they’re virtually reality headsets.

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