08 August 2012

The View Master reincarnated

I don’t normally post about gadgets – I usually pop them on Pinterest – but I had to make an exception for this. 

Do you remember the ViewMaster from when you were a child, how you could insert the slide disks and see the pictures in 3D?  When I first saw this I thought it was an updated version.  But it’s a bit more than that….. with the Sanwa iPhone 3D viewer you can watch YouTube videos on your iPhone in 3D!

There’s a slot on top where you pop your iPhone 4 or 4S, and a hole underneath where you can reach your iPhone’s touchscreen for controlling volume and playback.   Because you’re so much closer to the screen the 3D movie will appear much larger than when you’re normally watching something on your phone.

It’s just been released in Japan, so hopefully it will be here for Christmas (the price in Japan converts to around $25, which probably means we’ll pay closer to $50 here!).  Of course, you could try buying from the Sanwa website in Japan (if you can read Japanese), or is there anyone you know visiting Japan soon?

It just looks like the perfect Christmas present for the difficult-to-buy-for teenage techie.

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