Google and Mattel partner to bring back the View-Master as a VR headset
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The retro-styled View-Master is back and this time it’s been fused with virtual reality. View-Master maker Mattel has announced that it’s partnered with Google to create a new version of the device that utilize’s the company’s Cardboard VR tech.
The original View-Master utilized a small, colorful reel, which users placed in the device to see images with a 3D effect. For the VR version, you’ll need a smartphone running a custom Mattel app to recreate the effect (the device will also works with any other Cardboard-compatible app for more traditional VR experiences). The reels will still exist, however, and will be sold separately to provide different experiences, like giving you a view of Alcatraz or other iconic locations. According to…