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The first production Poppy.

Those who ordered Poppy, the device that can turn your iPhone into a 3D camera, are about to have some fun this holiday season.

Joe Heitzeberg with Poppy in the KIRO Radio studios. (Erynn Rose photo)

Poppy is the oddly-shaped 3D photo and video viewing device that uses an iPhone to create what is best described as a next-generation View-Master. Created by Seattle entrepreneurs Joe Heitzeberg and Ethan Lowry (UrbanSpoon co-founder) this past summer, Poppy’s Kickstarter raised nearly 500 percent of its goal.

Now, first batches of the device are through production and being shipped to Kickstarter customers. Writing from China, Heitzeberg said that the first run went smoothly with high quality.

“We are pinching ourselves,” wrote Heitzeberg, a software vet.

The device is shipping by next week to fulfillment partners and Heitzeberg said “with a little luck, some of you may receive your Poppy by Christmas.”

We had a chance to try out Poppy when we interviewed Heitzeberg on the GeekWire radio show and learned all about the story behind Poppy. Listen to the segment here, or read the Q&A here to find out more.

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