I’ve decided to start a section on my blog called ‘Because Mama Saves’. I’ll be posting sales and deals as I find them! No long blog post to read thru: just straight to the links! Today I’ll be posting about L.O.L Surprise Toys.
If you happen to click thru and the prices have changed, the sale is most likely over.
Today I received a package with 3 VR (Virtual Reality) Viewers from Unofficial Cardboard. The kids and I had so much fun playing with these! With Unofficial Cardboard VR Viewers you can watch any 360 video from the YouTube app in virtual reality.
At under $10, these VR viewers are an affordable way to maximize your Olympics watching experience or really anything on YouTube360
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So, let’s start with how to assemble your Unofficial Cardboard VR Viewers.
If you flip your flat viewer there should be dotted arrows printed across the back.
There is an outside cover you can put to the side.
Pop open the viewer and take the bigger flaps and fold them in.
Fold the smaller flap on top and tuck the ends into the viewer.
Open the appropriate app and set up VR mode.
When ready, place your phone (screen side facing the glass part) and fold the cardboard flap up to cover the back of your phone.
Pull the elastic and tuck it into the tab to keep your phone in place.
Using the Unofficial Cardboard VR Viewers to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics live was a great experience for me and older kids (ages 6 and 2). It was so fun! Definitely a very unique way to experience the Olympic games without leaving the house. All 3 VR viewers came well packaged and was easy to assemble. Although made of cardboard the Unofficial Cardboard VR Viewers were surprisingly sturdy. (The passed the handled-by-a-2-year-old test). The quality of the print was great and the glasses worked well with the apps mentioned above.
Max (my 6 year old) said he wanted to watch all of his YouTube videos this way so we tried out a few Minecraft 360 videos off the YouTube app and he enjoyed that as well.
He especially liked this one.
*You can view this video (and any other YouTube 360 video) by clicking the glasses icon on the bottom right corner of the video on your smartphone in the YouTube app.
If you have a 360 camera you can record your marriage proposals, weddings, baby birthdays, birth videos, kids parties, family reunions…whatever! And watch and relive these moments over and over again with your VR viewers. I haven’t had much experience with VR but it definitely feels like it will be a normal part of how we share content with others!
So what do you think of the Unofficial Cardboard VR Viewers? Do you think you would purchase one for your next sporting event get together? Imagine having a Super Bowl or World Series party with these! Or maybe even custom printing them and using them at your next corporate event! The options are truly limitless.
Disclosure: I have received the Unofficial Cardboard VR Viewers for free in exchange for an honest review and content on my blog.
I’ve been wanting to buy my almost 2 year old daughter some form of dough or molding sand. On one of my daily trips to Target this week I just happened to notice MODO Modern Dough in the toy section conveniently placed next to the Play Doh. The modern packaging caught my attention and the colors looked bright and fun.
This package comes with 3 colors, containers with stamps on the sides and a wooden sculpting tool. I picked up a box with the Pink, Purple and Green colors.
As far as I can tell, MODO Modern Dough is exactly like Play Doh
It has the same or very similar texture to Play Doh. The colors are similar and nothing I would say is hugely different than other dough brands. This stuff smells the same as Play Doh. Heck, they could have just changed the packaging and sold it to me for more expensive, who knows. The only significant difference is that it’s definitely more expensive. The pack of 3 shown in my photos are about $5 at Target and it’s only available in stores. I couldn’t find this product online anywhere. (Sorry can’t link it!)
Here’s the good side:
My kids had a lot of fun playing with MODO. They loved the stamps and the carving tool. Everything was simple enough for my 23 month old to do and my 6 year old had fun teaching his little sister how to sculpt things with dough.
I do love the packaging
And the containers are definitely reusable! When our MODO Modern Dough dries out, I’ll most likely fill these containers up with some home made play dough, slime or sand. Aesthetically pleasing, for $5 I think this makes a great inexpensive gift for any kid ages 2+.
What Do You Think?
Would you purchase MODO Modern Dough for your kids or a gift? Let me know in the comments below!