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  • 3D Coming to iPhone with Hasbro’s My3D Device


    Hasbro is working with Apple to develop a peripheral that allows 3D images to be viewable on an iPhone or iPod Touch. The My3D peripheral will allow users the ability to view content in 3D and offers them a unique 360-degree field of view. It resembles a pair of binoculars and has a slot for an iPhone or iPod Touch. Starting next spring, it will be available for $30 wherever Apple accessories are sold.

    Hasbro is working to develop 3D apps that will offer users a unique experience not previously available. Currently, there are several categories of apps being explored including: gaming apps, travel apps and entertainment apps. Hasbro has partnered with Dreamworks Animation to develop material for the device. Megamind will most likely be the first of many titles to get a movie tie-in gaming app.

    Hasbro worked closely with Apple on this project and hopes other developers will make good use of the device. With more than 125 million iPhone and iPod Touch users worldwide, Hasbro hopes the My3D accessory will catch on in a big way. My3D is sure to help Apple maintain its popularity as a gaming device. With Nintendo set to launch their 3DS handheld gaming system next year, My3D should help Apple stay competitive in the 3D gaming arena. My3D is an intriguing device, but it’s unclear at the moment just how gamers are supposed to use the device and have access to the touch screen during game play. Let’s hope My3D isn’t the next Nintendo VirtualBoy.

    Source: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 3D Coming to iPhone with Hasbro’s My3D Device started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 46 Comments
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      As dorky as it looks, these could actually be kind of fun. Especially at the reasonable price. I'll check out the reviews once it's out and perhaps I'll grab one myself.


      Quote Originally Posted by vruls View Post
      Ok so they can make a 3D add-on for the the ipod touch or iphone, before they can make a freaking D-Pad really????
      They can and they did:
      http://www.icontrolpad.com/
      http://www.22moo.com.au/GameBone.html
      and possibly http://www.cp-design.com.au/portfolio/iphone-game-pad/
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Quote Originally Posted by Treeml View Post
      two words.

      3D porn
      +1



      What would be really cool is to plug your iPhone into this, then have a headstrap so you can go handsfree! THEN all they need to do is provide some kind of Augmented Reality app where -- now this is the really awesome part -- you can look through the binoculars and see what your nice HD camera sees -- BUT IN 3D!

      Imagine looking through this thing and seeing the world around you in 3D!
      It will almost be like real life!

      Genius!
    1. Dragonx151's Avatar
      Dragonx151 -
      Wouldnt it just be awesome if it could turn your Ip4 camera pics into 3D pictures? would b cool idea if it was possible

      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      Hellooo, thats for home use most of the time, so you can play on your bed or living room. The society controls you, I dont care about what they say, If I want to use it, I use it, I control the society and Im sure if they see you with one of them, they are going to be crazy to try it out.
      Took the words outta my mouth, and you bet I'd wanna try it out! Haha anything new is always an eye catcher and ppl always want to kno what it is and try it out. Pretty cool gadget even if it's just for pictures..
    1. Tfost's Avatar
      Tfost -
      I don't mean to sound negative. But aren't there better things in technology to pushing besides 3d crap. Everything is 3d this 3d that these days and it's not even that cool
    1. cranie's Avatar
      cranie -
      For god's sake people, it's an updated GAF Viewmaster!
    1. Tfost's Avatar
      Tfost -
      Or just get a real life. And an actual girl!

      Quote Originally Posted by quidam_brujah View Post
      +1


      What would be really cool is to plug your iPhone into this, then have a headstrap so you can go handsfree! THEN all they need to do is provide some kind of Augmented Reality app where -- now this is the really awesome part -- you can look through the binoculars and see what your nice HD camera sees -- BUT IN 3D!

      Imagine looking through this thing and seeing the world around you in 3D!
      It will almost be like real life!

      Genius!
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      Can you say headaches. Seriously, you'll be staring at your screen from what...2-3 inches away. It has failure written all over it.
    1. Wrassle's Avatar
      Wrassle -
      Quote Originally Posted by quidam_brujah; View Post
      THEN all they need to do is provide some kind of Augmented Reality app where -- now this is the really awesome part -- you can look through the binoculars and see what your nice HD camera sees -- BUT IN 3D!

      Imagine looking through this thing and seeing the world around you in 3D!
      It will almost be like real life!
      or you could tape toilet paper tubes to your face and get the same effect!

      Genius![/QUOTE]
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      This, along with 3D TVs and movies is, in my opinion, just stupid. I am happy that for once I am not chomping at the bit to get the newest technology. If things go the way of 3D devices I am sure I will convert over eventually, but I can finally wait until prices come down BEFORE buying
    1. spooneditr's Avatar
      spooneditr -
      It sounds interesting indeed. Cant wait to see more about this device. As per virtual boy, I hope it doesn't either!
    1. fatherq's Avatar
      fatherq -
      i cant imagine how funny it could be to tilt ur head left and right!!HAHAHA
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      It's funny how much profit they turn. Come on, you know this thing is a 15˘ piece of plastic to them.
    1. trigun989's Avatar
      trigun989 -
      for 30$ it will prly be crap anyways
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      It's funny how much profit they turn. Come on, you know this thing is a 15˘ piece of plastic to them.
      Maybe, in raw materials.
      Add in these costs:
      Production Machinery
      Fuel for the machines (electric or otherwise)
      Packaging
      Labor
      Warehousing
      Shipping
      Marketing
      Licensing fees/royalties
      Patents
      Management

      There's more, but that list illustrates my point.

      They're realistically going to be lucky to make 8% profit, and the $30 is retail not wholesale. Walmart sells at retail prices, they BUY at wholesale, so the wholesale cost is probably only $18-$20 each.
    1. kickerman65's Avatar
      kickerman65 -
      Oh man i can't wait for the iPad version haha
    1. corkey20000's Avatar
      corkey20000 -
      I think many of you are missing the point. It's not meant to be worn around and played while on the subway, it's a toy..from HASBRO...that does 3D...on a BEAUTIFUL screen. Think of it like the future kaleidoscope.

      That price is great as well. Excited to see where this goes. I think it would be fun to have one with the galaxy
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by CynicalDriver View Post
      Maybe, in raw materials.
      Add in these costs:
      Production Machinery
      Fuel for the machines (electric or otherwise)
      Packaging
      Labor
      Warehousing
      Shipping
      Marketing
      Licensing fees/royalties
      Patents
      Management

      There's more, but that list illustrates my point.

      They're realistically going to be lucky to make 8% profit, and the $30 is retail not wholesale. Walmart sells at retail prices, they BUY at wholesale, so the wholesale cost is probably only $18-$20 each.
      Why are people always on edge and so serious on this forum? And while talking about a toy? I seriously wonder how you're supposed to interact with your device while it's in there though.
    1. darkrom's Avatar
      darkrom -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheYoungHustla View Post
      You have got to be an complete idiot to use something that looks like binoculars to look at your phone. Come on, how stupid would that look.
      Well think about it for a minute...you will only be using this at home most likely. Unless you wanna carry it around REALLY bad. Yeah you might look stupid but for $30 to add true 3D to just about anything, I'll give it a try.
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tfost View Post
      Or just get a real life. And an actual girl!
      Quote Originally Posted by Wrassle View Post
      or you could tape toilet paper tubes to your face and get the same effect!

      Genius!
      [/QUOTE]

      OMG -- seriously? The dripping sarcasm in my post was that lost on you guys?

      Imagine looking through this thing and seeing the world around you in 3D!
      It will almost be like real life!
      If you have two functioning eyeballs you already SEE IN 3D!
      Why did I even need to explain this?
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Quote Originally Posted by quidam_brujah View Post

      OMG -- seriously? The dripping sarcasm in my post was that lost on you guys?

      If you have two functioning eyeballs you already SEE IN 3D!
      Why did I even need to explain this?
      Hahah! +1 man. I was just lurking in this thread waiting for someone to say that.

      On a second note, everyone cares what society thinks. Some may care less than others but we all care and anyone who says they don't care at all is a bold-faced liar.

      I won't be spending $30 on these glasses until they look like some off the shelf sunglasses and less like a weird alien mask.