- Carolina Milanesi
Attendees at tech trade shows are accustomed to getting plied with all sorts of shwag, but those who attended Intel’s event on Wednesday got something different: barf bags.
Intel had to hand out the paper receptacles, which are typically reserved for hapless passengers on bumpy airplane rides, to attendees at its press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada – a precaution in case audience members got sick during the virtual reality experience.
Those in attendance strapped on Oculus Rift VR headsets as Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich walked the audience through demos of everything from helicopter views of the desert to court-side basketball seats.
Some people are still very sensitive to virtual reality and Carolina Milanesi, a consumer technology analyst with Creative Strategies, admitted to feeling a little dizzy when jumping out the helicopter in the virtual reality demonstration.
Despite the dizzying display, Milanesi said she didn’t see any of her fellow attendees avail themselves of the bags. Overall, Milanesi told Business Insider she was impressed by the demonstration and thought Intel’s display was the kind that would get people more excited about virtual reality uses beyond video games.
You can watch the experience (bring your own barf bag) in the video of the presentation. The plane jump us at the 36:00 minute mark: