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Mattel View-Master 2.0 takes Google Cardboard VR to another level

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The VR View Master 2.0 Will Be the Best Google Cardboard You Can Buy

We found the View-Master to be an impressive piece of kit, with a decent design and some strong educational content - albeit with a couple of basic faults.

This new iteration of the View-Master, which Mattel showed off at the New York Toy Fair last weekend, fixes numerous original's minor - but often annoying - faults. And when they finally did come back a year ago, it of course had virtual reality incorporated into it, as it should.

I remember seeing this two weeks ago about the Mattel's View-master returns with VR capabilities. The biggest improvement being that the DLX now includes a headphone jack adaptor, so you no longer have to endure the muffled sounds coming from your smartphone's speakers inside the enclosure.

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.

The VR View Master 2.0 Will Be the Best Google Cardboard You Can Buy
Mattel View-Master 2.0 takes Google Cardboard VR to another level

View-Master 2.0...and headphones.

While one player views the world of Escape the Labyrinth through the viewer, the other will use a physical book of clues to aid his or her teammate through a series of riddles and puzzles. There will be new dinosaur-themed reels, in addition to the current wildlife, space, and destination experiences. Experience Packs will be sold separately for $14.99 and the Labyrinth Game will be sold for $19.99. Both will be released along with the View-Master DLX 2.0 this fall.

Mattel didn't give an exact release date for the View-Master View DLX, but it will debut in the fall before the busy shopping season kicks off. It will cost you a bit more than the original with a new $40 price tag, but the improvements more than justify the small increase.

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