Virtual Views in a Classic Case
- What: View-Master Virtual Reality
- When: 4 years and up
- Why: Virtual reality without all the extra equipment
- Where: Amazon
View-Master has gone three dimensional, and now offers a virtual reality viewer in addition to the beloved classic from my childhood. The new improved View-Master virtual reality viewer requires three elements – the viewer, a smartphone, and an app of your choosing.
I like the explorer series, which transports you to a land of dinosaurs, into outer space, under water, or on a trip through the Smithsonian. With a reasonable price point for the viewer itself, and lots of ways to expand the set, it makes a great gift.
If your kid enjoys Planet Earth or other documentary series, take them to a new level with this virtual experience using your phone. But beware. Bigger folks might vie for the opportunity to take a peek as well. Luckily, most of the experiences are short enough that taking turns is reasonable, and little arms won’t get worn out holding the viewer.