Hasbro My3D brings 3D experience to iPhone, iPod touch

Hasbro My3D brings 3D experience to iPhone, iPod touch

Summary: It's official: everyone has to have a 3D product of their own these days. Today's new entry is Hasbro's My3D handheld viewer for the iPhone and iPod touch.

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It's official: everyone has to have a 3D product of their own these days. Today's new entry is Hasbro's My3D handheld viewer for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Looking like a cross between an old school View-Master toy and underwater binoculars (if there is such a thing), the 360-degree handheld viewer offers "a jaw-dropping 3D" experience. That might be a bit far-fetched (look at the darn thing), but it seems like a fun enough toy for kids to use with their parents' iPhones and iPods.

Of course, one might be wondering about content that would render this 3D accessory necessary. To answer the call, Hasbro is launching seven free, 3D apps for users of all ages. The content ranges from basic 3D movie trailers and a puzzle game underwater to some more exciting stuff like a 360-degree shooter game and a racing game that takes place in underground tunnels.

Set to retail for $34.99 in either black or white, the Hasbro My3D will debut at Target stores exclusively on April 3, followed by a roll out to other retailers nationwide in June.

Topics: iPhone, Smartphones

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  • RE: Hasbro My3D brings 3D experience to iPhone, iPod touch

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    james347
  • RE: Hasbro My3D brings 3D experience to iPhone, iPod touch

    Looks like an update to my old Viewmaster, which by the way, I loved!
    boomchuck1
  • RE: Hasbro My3D brings 3D experience to iPhone, iPod touch

    Just picked one up to see if I can view my 3d photos taken with the Fujifilm real 3D camera. I needed to convert the MPO files of the camera to a side by side format using Stereo Photo Maker. Fairly easy to do.

    It does work but the resolution is not as good as I would like. I'm using a second gen Ipod. A 4th would probably be better because of the HD screen.
    Photoguyjld
  • It's a Stereo Opticon and nothing more

    And I'm expected to pay $35 for this?
    jmskala
  • RE: Hasbro My3D brings 3D experience to iPhone, iPod touch

    I'm not sure why they can't attempt steroscopic 3d with the slightly out of alignment green and red, with some basic glasses or something like Real3D in the cinema.

    if it worked, you could kiss goodbye to Nintendo 3DS sales.
    neilpost