View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack
I vividly remember growing up as kids and how much fun we had playing with our view master which was a cool means of escaping and seeing things and places we had never seen before being presented right before our eyes. It was fun, very versatile and amazing for the time. Today the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack takes that experience and takes it to even greater levels making it much more superior than the first.
This toy is a great upgrade for the traditional View master that’s over 75 years old to date. unlike the old version that involves you skipping through images you are immersed in a in dept 360 degree world that has rich sound, video, mini games and educational content for kids to play with as they learn.
Whats inside the box?
Inside this box of this unit that’s created by Mattel you will find:
- The viewmaster headset.
- Preview reel.
- An adapter for your phone
Like the traditional unit we still use reels but there function has been upgraded as it works along with your phone. Your phone along with the app scans the reel and you are immersed in the reels consent that includes:
- Wild life
- Underwater and more.
The units come with three (3) reels with content from National Geography. The App can be downloaded from your phones App store or Google Play. The sample reel which you are given contains only samples as the name implies and is meant to only get you off to a start out of the box.
If you need any of the packs mentioned above you will have to order those along with your View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack which is sold separately.There is lots of content jammed packed into each reel which is a good thing.
Looks really kid friendly and can work for adults as well. The preview reel that looks like a traditional reel does not go into the Viewmaster as you might assume but allows for you to load content once you scan the reel after setup.
How to set it up?
You will need to open and attach your phone which can be a Samsung,LG, Apple device or other unit much like any other VR headset that common today and you will need to have the accompanying app on your phone installed. From here you can load your demo reel or load fresh reels and once setting up and lunching you can close the view master and look through the eye piece section.
When you look at the demo reel that you can place on a surface things will come alive and you can look around which is very cool. It best to place the reel on a flat surface and stay a distance of about 10 inches or less, you can scroll through the digital icons and select the ones you want to experience.
You can pull the lever to zoom in on specific objects and get full 360 view of them, the kids will be able to view fun facts, games and much more and the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack is a great leap forward from the very first model so long ago that really imersive.
The View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack will work well with all the following devices and can work even with newer devices not mentioned here or released yet such as : iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5,5s, 5c with iOS 8 and above, Samsung Galaxy S6, S5,S4, Note 4, Moto X 2014, Droid Turbo, LG G4, LG G3, HTC one, Nexus 6, Nexus 5 and newer devices that I did not list above such as the Galaxy S7, LG G5, iPhone 6s and more.
If your device has a case on you will need to remove it in order for it to fit the view master with the top of your phone to the left for proper orientation.
Who is this for?
This toy is really great for kids ages 7 and up and can be also great for adults as well. Provides fun VR experience in an improved view master style that promises to be a great combination of education and fun for children.
Overall its a great experience that very educational but you may want to from time to time give your hands a break as it straining on the arms considering you will have to hold the view master to your face and its best that you use this while in the comfort of your house with some room to view the full 360 experience but watch out for furniture and stuff in your way.Overall this is a very solid product that sells for a great price and is a deal for your money considering all you will be getting but remember to pick up an experience pack to spice things up with yours today.
Why you will want to buy?
- Works with your smartphone: Apple or Samsung.
- Great for kids as its educational.
- Fun to use and interact with and is very flexible as content can be added over time with experience packs.
- Very affordable.