Google and Mattel unveil a VR-powered View-Master

The View-Master is making a comeback this year with a little help from Google and the magic of virtual reality technology. The search giant joined Mattel on Friday in introducing an updated version of the classic children’s toy that offers a VR experience similar to Google Cardboard.

Using the new View-Master won’t be to tricky if you have any experience with Cardboard or even Samsung’s Gear VR. Just pop in your phone and explore the virtual world around you. Based on a short animated video from Mattel it looks like the company also plans to sell different apps for the device in the form of physical discs, with experiences ranging from a tour of San Francisco to the solar system to a “dinosaur adventure.”

It sounds like the toy-maker also plans to release an iPhone app along with one for Android, though we’re still waiting for final details like pricing and a release date. The futuristic new View-Master is set to launch sometime this fall, and you can sign up now for updates via the source link below.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...