Hasbro is bringing an View-Master/Virtual-Boy experience to the iPhone and iPod touch starting this Spring with an add-on dubbed “My3D.”
The $30 kit will be used with some specially designed apps that allow for 3D tracking—and that’s the kind of thing that can move this idea beyond a mere gimmick. Basically, it allows you to view a 360 degree virtual world in 3D through your iPhone binoculars.
So far there is a lot of talk about apps for movie trailers and educational apps where viewers are given virtual tours of museums, landmarks and undersea worlds. Naturally, there is also talk of the vast gaming potential of something like this. Thanks to improvements in technology, “my3D” could succeed where the Virtual Boy failed. It all really depends on whether or not they can deliver a library of quality apps.