Ah, the View-Master – the 1970s’ answer to virtual reality goggles. Yes, it’s nostalgia time again, as Leeds-based Watt Design has dreamt up a little slide-show of its wares featuring such retro icons as the Monster Munch creature and the Smash robot. ‘We’ve found the View-Masters are such great ice breakers that we have to stop ourselves from showing them off before presenting the pitch work,’ says Watt ‘strategic samurai’ (groan) Tim Orrell. They’re sharper than the average pencil.
Games and augmented reality features for children sit alongside artificial intelligence features for parents, who can ask questions to find out about their child’s progress.
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