View-Master’s retro VR headset is getting bigger and better this Fall

View-Master’s retro VR headset is getting bigger and better this Fall
Credit: View-Master / Twitter

Mattel revived its iconic View-Master toy brand last year when it unveiled a $30 VR headset that supported Google’s Cardboard platform. It’s now set to launch an improved version this fall that it demoed at the ongoing New York Toy Fair.

The upcoming View-Master Viewer DLX includes enhanced optical lenses with a focus wheel for adjusting sharpness. There’s also a headphone connector so you can enjoy more immersive sound than your phone’s speakers will afford you.

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Gizmodo says the DLX also features an improved latch for the phone enclosure that ensures your handset won’t suddenly drop to its death, as well as a new mount that can accommodate a wider range of device sizes.

Along with the headset, you can purchase ‘experience reels’ for $14.99 each that let you view various sights around the world as as well as from outer space, in 3D.

The Viewer DLX will reportedly retail for $40 when it launches later this year, along with Mattel’s $300 ThingMaker 3D printer which is now available to pre-order.

➀ View-Master [Twitter via Gizmodo]

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