The Pocket Flix was created by Ideal Toys in 1978. It was a battery-operated movie viewer that accepted film cassettes. Clips from movies, TV shows and cartoons were available.
There was talk of it being able to carry phone signals and display newspapers and books. Some even thought it could become a way of sharing documents and pictures. While it never got that far, it foretold devices such as the iPad.
The New York Times and Google gave away over a million virtual reality headsets. They also presented a virtual reality documentary.Read More