Hasbro My3D (Image courtesy Hasbro)

Hasbro To Unveil My3D Accessory For The iPhone – Remember The View-Master?

Hasbro My3D (Image courtesy Hasbro)
By Andrew Liszewski

There will probably be more details on this once Hasbro officially unveils it today, but starting next Spring the toy maker will be selling this $30 ‘unneccessory’ (unnecessary accessory) for the iPhone and iPod Touch that will let users enjoy 3D content while looking through it like a pair of binoculars. The idevice slides into the bottom of the viewer and I assume it uses a split-screen methodology with each side providing a slightly different view to produce the 3D effect, since I doubt this $30 contraption includes a polarizer.

The My3D was apparently developed with help from Apple and besides being able to enjoy 3D movie trailers and other video content, you better believe it will be the catalyst for an avalanche of 3D apps like games, storybooks and even travel guides. So in essence we’re looking at the 21st century version of the Viewmaster.

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