“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.” -Christopher Morley
And to let you experience an entirely different and life-like world while reading a storybook, lately at E3 2012 conference, Sony unveiled a novel interactive storytelling peripheral for PlayStation 3. Wonderbook, as the device is dubbed, is primarily meant to transform usual storybook to augmented reality. Using PlayStation Move and PlayStation Eye, Wonderbook has the capability to create 3D pop-ups on a screen connected with Sony PlayStation 3, which change according to the page opened in your book.
To this endeavor by Sony, J.K. Rowling, the author of famous Harry Potter series has contributed the first title, called Book of Spells. To experience virtual pop-ups and interactive images, you will have to use the PlayStation Move controller as a wand. On opening the Wonderbook, you will be directly taken to the Hogwarts library. Chapter wise, the book will further allow you to read as well as practice 20 virtual spells, such as Expelliarmus, Wingardium Leviosa, and Incendio — alike Hogwarts students. Also, it will enable you to find out mischievous notes and witty anecdotal facts. Wonderbook: Book of Spells will provide an insight of the values a wizard or a witch has to acquire.
Wonderbook by Sony is an amazing concept to enjoy a range of other interesting titles, virtually.