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Virtual Master Real Brings Augmented Reality Fishing To Your Hands

By Chris Scott Barr

Fishing can be a nice, relaxing way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Of course you actually need a good deal of time to not only get to a spot that has fish, but you need to gather up your gear, pick up bait, etc. Well the people at Takara Tomy have decided that such things are too much of a hassle, and instead decided to introduce this augmented reality Virtual Master Real to let you fish anywhere.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy fishing. I just think that using a plastic gadget to do so takes all of the enjoyment out of the activity. My favorite things about it are sitting on the shore in the country smelling the fresh air. Catching the fish is only one small part of the fun.

However, if you’re itching to real in that smallmouth on your lunch at work, then technology is your savior. This device has a built-in 0.3MP camera that shows what’s going on in front of you, but with fish swimming around. I’m not exactly sure why that is appealing, but I’m clearly not the target audience. This should be out sometime in July for around $77

[ TakaraTomy ] VIA [ UberGizmo ]