The View-Master Virtual Reality viewer is your portal to immersive, virtual reality adventures that will transport you around the world and beyond. For more than 75 years, generations of kids have been introduced to the wonder of 3-D by View-Master. Now, get ready to experience a whole new level of realism with View-Master VR that Works with Google Cardboard! This innovative system will open your eyes to the world of virtual reality. Simply download one of the free View-Master apps to your compatible smartphone (not included). Then slide your smartphone into the viewer and place the Preview Reel in front of you. A 3-D augmented reality menu will appear -- digital icons that seem to float above the reel. Make your selection by looking at the one you want to visit, then click the lever to launch yourself through time and space into 360-degree views that completely surround you. Look up, look down, look around -- everywhere you turn, you’ll find something new to see! Interact with your environment by clicking the lever to pull up videos, images, fun facts and mini-games. The Preview Reel included with the Starter Pack allows you to sample View-Master VR apps, such as Space, Destinations and National Geographic: Wildlife. You can fully explore these exotic new worlds by purchasing View-Master VR Experience Packs (sold separately). Completely kid-friendly, the new View-Master provides a safe portal to stunning locations and an immersive, imaginative learning experience unlike anything you’ve seen before! The Starter Pack includes one View-Master viewer, one Preview Reel, one adapter for the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s and a user guide. The Preview content within the associated apps is free; access to additional content and apps is sold separately. Colors and decorations may vary. Compatible smartphone required (not included): Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Note4, Motorola Moto X (2014), Motorola Droid Turbo, LG G4, LG G3, HTC One, Nexus 6, iPhone 6s plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c***, iPhone 5***, iOS 8.1 and above. NOTE: View-Master VR may also work with newer model Android smartphones not listed above that have screens between 5 and 6 inches. ***View-Master VR apps may not be optimized for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c.
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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
I was not sure how he would like it or if he could figure it out,
This review is from: View Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack (Toy)I bought this for my grandson for his 5th birthday. I was not sure how he would like it or if he could figure it out. Of course it needs some adult assistance because it requires the use of a smart phone. But when he put the View-Master up to look through it...He said Whoa!....then he turned and we got another WHOA!! He was so excited by the experience. We chose the National Geographic Dinosaurs. It displays in 3-D and is just like being in room where you can turn around and see something new. He kept saying over and over "I love this!". He could hear the sounds of the birds in the trees and see the dinosaurs moving and one dinosaur actually acts like it sees you and runs toward you roaring. It was so much fun seeing his reaction. His dad bought him the Space adventure, which also brought a lot of excitment.
We have not had the viewer long so I cannot speak to how it will survive a 5 year old...but I can tell you it was wonderful to see him and hear the excitment in... Read more
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Good present for long-distance family,
This review is from: View Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack (Toy)
I bought this for my mom, who lives across the country from me. I take pictures of my life through the app and send it to her over text/email, and she can look at the pictures in the View-Master and show them to my grandma as well. My favorite feature is the sound recording. I can talk to my mom while I'm taking the picture, like audible captions.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Poorly designed latch, needs to be broken in,
This review is from: View Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack (Toy)I got this for $9 so didn't expect too much. But the latch on this thing is beyond terrible...it is incredibly hard to open and a couple times I was afraid my phone was actually going to be stuck inside it. I have to apply so much force to open it that I hurt my fingers, and the instructions to apply pressure to both sides of the unit simply does not help. Besides that, I have downloaded all the Viewmaster app demos, and none of them are particularly impressive to me, I'm using an iPhone5, maybe they'd look better on something newer- but the Google Cardboard apps are much better. I know there is a newer version of this item, so hopefully it is better designed, but at the same time I wouldn't pay the $30 they are asking.
EDIT: after using it for a few weeks, the latch has become quite a bit easier to use, though I would still consider it a very poor design. My kids will probably never be able to open it by themselves, but I will at least bump it up one star now that my biggest... Read more
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