Top five 360 videos this week: Tour de France, Grand Canyon and more

Top five 360 videos this week: Tour de France, Grand Canyon and more Rachael Power is an editor at TechForge Media, writing about marketing tech, connected cars and virtual reality. She has written for a number of online and print titles including the Irish Times, Irish Examiner, accountingWEB and BusinessZone. Rachael has a passion for digital marketing, journalism, gaming and fitness, and is on Twitter at: @rachpower10.


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There's nothing quite like a 360 degree video, is there? Even when watching on a flat computer screen, being able to hold and drag the world inside the video makes watching normal clips a bit dull. 

Following on from our last round-up, we've seen a few videos this week that we really like the look of. Grab some headphones and your headset, and jump in below. 

1. Travel: Hidden village in Grand Canyon

 For anyone who's a fan of 'exploring' or VR travel, this video is a must see and does pretty much what it says on the tin (or in the title).

 

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2. Sport: Tour the Tour de France 

 If you're a keen cycling fan but don't fancy sticking your feet up in front of the telly, you can get up close and personal with some of the 198 cyclists in this official video.

 

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3. Culture: Google's Pride video

We love this 360 degree look at Pride celebrations around the world from Google. So much happiness in one video! 

 

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4. History: CNET's Bletchley Park tour 

This is a must see for history fans, and a very good example of a really well done educational 360 degree video. Good stuff, CNET. 

 

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5. Brands: Jaguar's Feel Wimbledon experience

We have to admit, Jaguar did send us a #FeelWimbledon Cardboard headset as part of their recent marketing campaign, but we did very much enjoy using it to watch this video, in which you actually become* a tennis player. 

*May not retain talent in real life. 

 

There you have it – five of our favourites. But we want to know, what are yours? Comment below with the links or tweet us on @vrtechnews. 

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