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The future of augmented reality toys
Augmented reality has become one of the technologies that look cool and promise a lot, but is still used in no more than a gimmick. This is as true for the world of toys, and the world of technology. Nevertheless, this year could be a turning point, where the international toy fair can be any indicator. Core technologies in mobile devices is currently powerful enough to attract additional reality that goes beyond the usual overlay virtual world real.
The latest trends in toys based on augmented reality
You’ve probably seen a few basic options for augmented reality, such as the revival of book pages and temporary tattoos. There were a few toys with digital content, which is printed code with physical toys.
New keys Power Rangers Super Megaforce Legendary Ranger went a little further. Physical toy / key unlocks a special area in the application, where the kids can see themselves in the form of a transformed “superreyndzhera” before the fight with the bad guy. Instead of playing for the character, they become superheroes.
Most interesting toys and games augmented reality involve children in the process, instead of making them passive observers. For example, Smart Car from Thames & Kosmos is a robotic vehicle that children gather and start using the application for iPhone / iPad. In addition, the car comes with tags augmented reality that gives children an opportunity to create a virtual landscape for cars.
Best toys with augmented reality this year
One of the best examples of active participation on the Augmented Reality Toy Far steel sets colorings Virtual Studio Pro from Crayola. They come with special colorings template cars or children’s fashion that kids can color with crayons, colored pencils or markers. When capturing an image with the application Crayola dress or a car turns into a virtual model.
Design, color, stencils and all that could ever paint children falls into the virtual world. And the technology that is behind all this, is powerful enough to ensure that children do not need to be perfect, and even retouchers can go beyond the line coloring. The application automatically smoothes color and design that gives a sophisticated look to the creation screen.
Crayola goes further, allowing children to create a virtual fashion show and even race. From start to finish the children remain active creators rather than passive spectators. Thanks to such things augmented reality actively moving forward.
The Future of Augmented Reality
There are still lots of potential that can be unlocked augmented reality, especially when it comes to educational toys and games. Chinese virtual cubes, of course, are not bad, but the kids still need to work with the physical cubes, possibly with the addition of computer programs. Tactile sensations make it easier to remember the information and learn faster. In combination with digital tutor physical cubes can become the education system.
While augmented reality has many uses, most likely it will find a powerful echo in the field of toys and games. Thanks to her toys will never stagnate and never become boring. Companies are constantly updated digital content can alter the physical or toys as needed. It’s not like wooden blocks nailed to the floor.
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