There is a huge positive side to this - my kids are always on my iPhone and any kids/toy integration has to be good. I toss them my phone all the time, this would be a "purpose" toy.
Love my kids but this is priced way too high for a viewmaster! I'm sure they would love to try it out but that is crazy. The shady part is "charges may apply for apps in the future" so you have to wonder what the final cost of this toy will be.
PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) enters the 3D entertainment category on April 3 with the introduction of MY3D, a unique handheld viewer which allows users to attach their iPhone or iPod touch and immerse themselves in a 3D entertainment experience. Touting both proprietary 3D technology and unique 360-degree content, Hasbro is bringing to market premium entertainment and gaming experiences for iPhone and iPod touch users. The MY3D viewer will be exclusively available at Target stores and Target.com on April 3 and is expected to roll out to retailers nationwide in June 2011.
"MY3D provides consumers with a jaw-dropping 3D, 360-degree entertainment experience," said Ira Hernowitz, senior vice president of marketing for Hasbro North America. "MY3D gives iPhone and iPod touch users a highly intuitive and unique form of 3D entertainment, an experience that pushes the envelope for gaming and entertainment."
The MY3D viewer features two access openings which allow users to interact with the Multi-Touch display of iPhone or iPod touch, and includes four different cradles to fit a user's specific model of iPhone or iPod touch (not included). The MY3D viewer is compatible with iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 as well as second, third, and fourth generation iPod touch.
To experience MY3D, users must first visit the App Store and download available MY3D apps to their iPhone or iPod touch. The first available apps include MY3D PRESENTS..., MY3D 360° SHARKS, MY3D SECTOR 17, MY3D TELEPORT L.A., MY3D BUBBLE BOLT, MY3D TUNNEL PILOT, and MY3D SHATTERSTORM*. Once an app is downloaded, users can immediately begin to immerse themselves in the 3D content and/or 360-degree environment.
Each of these initial apps offer different and engaging experiences for users of all ages and interests including an underwater shark adventure, virtual tour of Los Angeles, galactic battles, and a tunnel race against time. With MY3D users can see through the eyes of a shark as they explore and hunt virtual ocean locations, experience the sights and sounds of the Santa Monica Pier, and man the gunner station of a space ship as they protect a vital section of the galaxy. Hasbro is also working with some of the leading names in 3D entertainment including DreamWorks Animation, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and Warner Bros. for potential custom content and theatrical trailers.
The MY3D viewer will be available in either black or white for an approximate retail price of $34.99. For more information visit MY3DNow.com.
"As the first retailer to carry MY3D, Target is offering exclusive access to this innovative 3D entertainment that won't be available anywhere else at launch," said Nik Nayar, vice president of Merchandising, Target. "MY3D delivers the latest in 3D technology, creating a fun and interactive virtual world that we know Target's guests will enjoy."
The MY3D PRESENTS..., MY3D 360° SHARKS, MY3D SECTOR 17, MY3D TELEPORT L.A., MY3D BUBBLE BOLT, MY3D TUNNEL PILOT and MY3D SHATTERSTORM app are available from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. At launch, MY3D apps will be available for free; charges will apply for some MY3D apps in the future. Not all apps are available in 360 degree viewing. Not all apps are compatible with all generations of iPhone and iPod touch listed above.
*The following are the first MY3D apps available on the App Store:
Introduces you to the exciting world of MY3D, showcasing 3D movie trailers, cool video demos of additional my3D apps, slide shows and more. MY3D PRESENTS... is updated regularly on your device as new content is available for you to sample.
Explore and hunt the living ocean through the eyes of a shark! MY3D 360° SHARKS immerses you in an underwater shark adventure. Choose your shark and then roam underwater, exploring and hunting for new species of prey. As you explore, search for treasure, shipwrecks and other surprises, and learn about the species around you. You can even break the surface to see the upper world. With six unique environments, there is always a new adventure around the next reef.
Read more at m.engadget.comWelcome to MY3D SECTOR 17, a one-of-a-kind 3D, 360 degree shooter game in which you are the galaxy's last defense. Assume your role at the gunner station, select from an arsenal of weapons, and stop all enemies as they approach. Move fast because danger comes from above, below, and behind you. Watch out for asteroids! With 22 incredible 3D levels including an "endless" survivor mode, cool bosses, upgrades, and multiple weapons, it's time for you to dominate the battle.