AR Play

Augmented reality is incorporated into various children's toys

Implications - Augmented reality is increasingly being used in children's toys, both for outdoor and indoor use. The incorporation of this emerging technology into kids' products speaks to the desire for tech to fuel play, while still offering enough variety and flexibility to please parents who are more old-fashioned in their approach to establishing how their children interact with games.
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AR Companion Apps - 'Follow Me Dragon' Makes It Possible to Interact with a Mythical Creature
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This Year and Hot 2,475 Clicks Pub: Sep 21, 17
AR Companion Apps
'Follow Me Dragon' Makes It Possible to Interact with a Mythical Creature
One of the newest apps to be launched for updated iPhone devices with ARKit support is ‘Follow Me Dragon,’ which makes it possible to truly care for an imaginary friend that can only be... [More]
Augmented Reality Blasters - Merge Labs Debuted a New AR Blaster that Brings VR Games to Life
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This Year and Hot 1,626 Clicks Pub: Jan 9, 18
Augmented Reality Blasters
Merge Labs Debuted a New AR Blaster that Brings VR Games to Life
Merge Labs’ AR blaster was recently unveiled at CES 2018, demonstrating that the company is looking to bring AR toys to the masses. The company’s newest product, the ‘6DoF Blaster,&#... [More]
AR-Infused Laser Blasters - Nerf's Laser Ops Pro Blasters Utilize AR for Single-Player Experiences
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This Quarter and Hot 397 Clicks Pub: Jul 4, 18
AR-Infused Laser Blasters
Nerf's Laser Ops Pro Blasters Utilize AR for Single-Player Experiences
Nerf’s new Laser Ops Pro blasters are replacing traditional foam projectiles with AR-powered laser guns. Equipped with built-in IR receivers, the blasters offer force feedback without the use... [More]
Playful Cardboard-Repurposing Apps - IKEA Toybox Uses AR to Bring Used Cardboard Boxes to Life
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This Quarter and Hot 592 Clicks Pub: Jun 25, 18
Playful Cardboard-Repurposing Apps
IKEA Toybox Uses AR to Bring Used Cardboard Boxes to Life
Time and time again, parents find themselves discovering that kids love putting their imagination to work when it comes to playing with something as simple as a cardboard box—and the new IKEA... [More]
AR Car Playsets - The Hot Wheels AR App is Bringing Modern Tech to Classic Kids' Toys
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This Year and Mild 248 Clicks Pub: Feb 21, 18
AR Car Playsets
The Hot Wheels AR App is Bringing Modern Tech to Classic Kids' Toys
Mattel is taking a cue from Lego with the release of its new Hot Wheels AR app. The company plans to launch an AR app in the fall of 2018 with users being able to point a phone or tablet at Hot... [More]
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