What a pro! I'm a 67 yo artist, collector, chef and entertainer who will place this refurbished gem in my living space for all guests to enjoy Mo in Michigan. Thank you so much! Good job on fixing your viewmaster, they look great once the optics are cleared. You're a Chef?
View-master 3D viewer & box with 24 view-master reels, dating from ss. | eBay
The Good The Mattel View-Master is inexpensive and easy to get up and running, plus it looks pretty darn cool. It works with both Android and iPhones. The Bad The Experience Reels aren't exactly coming thick and fast. It's not designed to work with headphones, which might prove frustrating. And it requires your phone. Yes, we're talking about that View-Master, the stereoscopic image viewers that have been delighting children since , re-imagined for the age of virtual and augmented reality. Mattel has rebooted the brand and created this, a VR accessory for your phone.
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As a child, clicking through static images on the classic View-Master toy took me to remote parts of the planet. Now Mattel is bringing the retro toy into the future with the addition of virtual reality, which encourages interaction by bringing images to life. Mattel is aiming high with the View-Master. It wants kids to take virtual degree tours of cities, see classic sites, go on undersea adventures and even play with dinosaurs. Unfortunately, a hands-on test of this new View-Master left me disappointed.
View-Master is the trademark name of a line of special-format stereoscopes and corresponding View-Master "reels", which are thin cardboard disks containing seven stereoscopic 3-D pairs of small transparent color photographs on film. The View-Master system was introduced in , four years after the advent of Kodachrome color film made the use of small high-quality photographic color images practical. Tourist attraction and travel views predominated in View-Master's early lists of reels, most of which were meant to be interesting to users of all ages. Most current View-Master reels are intended for children.