If you have been a fan of the Mattel View-Master device in the past, You might be interested to know that this week Mattel has unveiled its next generation View-Master that now brings with it virtual reality features.
The original View-Master was created over 76 years ago and through its life-cycle has evolved into the latest version which now replaces the stereoscopic film images with Google Cardboard-based virtual reality.
As with the majority of the virtual reality headsets that are currently available to purchase for under $100 you use your Android smartphone to provide the power for the virtual reality processing. The new “reels” designed for the next generation View-Master are now used to unlock digital virtual reality content.
The design of the latest version of the iconic View-Master has been created to provide virtual field trips for children allowing them to explore famous places, landmarks, the solar system and the planets.
“Mattel’s new View-Master viewer offers an easy-to-use and affordable platform that will empower users to take dynamic field trips where they can explore famous places, landmarks, nature, planets and more in 360 degree “photospheres.”
By pairing the View-Master “experience reel” and app with a compatible Android smartphone, users will immediately find themselves immersed in an imaginative and interactive learning environment.
Move your head. Look around. Embark on immersive 360-degree journeys exploring and learning about the world through stunning visuals.
Take a virtual field trip to Paris and sit in the shadows of the Eiffel Tower as it soars above you. Visit historic Alcatraz Island and interact with your surroundings to discover fun facts.”
For more information on the new View-Master jump over to the Mattel website for details via the link below.
Source: MattelFiled Under: Gadgets News, Top News, Toys