Originally introduced at the New York World’s Fair in 1939, Mattel’s iconic View-Master is now available for sale on Apple’s web site with a 21st century twist. According to Apple, the View-Master Virtual Reality Viewer turns your iPhone into a “portal to immersive adventures in virtual reality.”
At a price point of $29.99, this inexpensive virtual reality headset launches kids and kids-at-heart into 360-degree virtual reality environments. According to View-Master’s web site, Experience Packs, which are sold separately, allow you to take dynamic field trips to famous landmarks where history comes alive. Currently, space, wildlife and destination Experience Packs are available for download.
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Feature image photo credit: 70’s View Master, by Jamie under a Creative Commons License.