In 1939, the View Master made its debut. It was used to help fighters in World War II and it was used to prep doctors for delicate surgeries. Now the toy is getting a new lease on life thanks to a great partnership between Mattel and Google. The View Master is coming into the virtual reality age, thanks to a little help from Google.
The 3D View Master is a partnership between Mattel and Google, using Google’s Cardboard VR viewer. It’s pretty cool technology, all things considered. Not only do you get the cool 3D view, you’re now able to enter the world. The new View Master is an app that works with smartphones and uses reels to activate the various programs. You slide your phone into the location, you point the View Master at the circle, and then the program starts up. At certain points, you can click on a button on the phone to explore the world you’re looking at in more depth.
All in all, it’s a very fun way to revitalize an old technology, and I really hope it takes off, because my ViewiMaster is still gathering dust at my parents house in its carrying case with its discs. If there was a good way to bring that to life again, I’m a happy kid.Technorati Tags: 3d view master, cool toys, google, google and mattel to make virtual view master, mattel, view master, virtual reality view master, virtual view master