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Mattel brought its A-game to the Toy Industry Association's Toy Fair in New York this week by reimagining a pair of products for the modern generation. One of those products is the ThingMaker, a $300 3D printer that allows kids to easily and safely make their own toys, and the other is a retooled View-Master based on Google's Cardboard VR viewer. It's a logical fit—for decades the View-Master has been treating eyeballs to rudimentary 3D experiences by inserting paper cards with photos in them. A pull of the plastic lever would cycle through the various photos, which in a sense you could liken to an early version of virtual reality. Now that technology has advanced leaps and bounds since the original... Read more...
In December, Google proudly announced that its innovative Cardboard VR contraption had made it into the hands of over 500,000 consumers since its introduction in mid-2014. With a price tag of $20 or less, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many enthusiasts were willing to give Google a shot with its vision of virtual reality considering that competing solutions like Samsung’s Gear VR cost $199. Google is now taking everything that makes Cardboard great and is pairing it with a household name that many of us came to know very well as children: Mattel. Together, Google and Mattel have developed the next generation of the View-Master, a photo viewer that I spent countless hours starting through... Read more...