A Closer Look at Google and Mattel’s Updated View-Master

Now kids are getting in on the virtual reality bandwagon

One of the biggest announcements at Toy Fair 2015 was a partnership between tech giant Google and toy giant Mattel. The two teamed up to revamp the old View-Master system, turning the nostalgic children’s toy into an augmented reality/virtual reality headset. The updated viewer takes elements from Google Cardboard; simply put your smartphone into the viewer, and the devices seemingly transport you to a 3D world. It also has 360-degree capability, meaning as you move your head, your viewpoint moves within the scene. Check out Katie Linendoll in the video above as she tries on the new creation.

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