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How to make your phone 3D

These days, we don't just have 3D movies, we have 3D televisions. Not to be outdone, Apple has now gotten into the 3D game with the iPhone.

You can turn your iPhone into a 3D gaming machine with a pretty inexpensive add-on called "My3D." Hasbro jumped on the i-bandwagon with its app series, promising an eye-popping 3D viewer that works on the iPhone 3 and 4 versions and the second, third and fourth generations of the iPod touch.

Remember the old Viewmaster? That's what this is---except your iPhone or iPod provides the images for stereoscopic 3D. A white lid is what holds your iPhone or iPod, and there are four different-sized lids for different versions of the iPhone or iPod.

We used the one for the iPhone 4. You'll have to remove any case you might have on your phone.  You'll also need to download the apps. The good news is that most of the Hasbro My3D apps are free once you activate them with a code that comes with the viewer.

The little door that holds your iPhone closes up, and has a place for your thumbs to control the phone. Within seconds, you could be watching a movie trailer or playing a game in 3D right there on your phone.

Open the door to the viewer and you see what's going on here; two half-screens showing the exact same images with one slightly shifted. Using the viewer, your eyes see just one image, but the shift creates stereoscopic 3D.

You won't find a 3D gaming experience anywhere close to this for anywhere near the price---provided you have an iPhone or iPod touch already.

There appears to be plans for major motion pictures to be released in 3D for the app and there are already many 3D movie trailers available.

The 3D game apps range from free to $4.99 in the Apple App Store.

The My3D device is $35 and is only available at Target.

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