Occasionally, a toy takes things to the next level and blows us away. MERGE Cube is definitely within that category.

This innocuous-looking cube doesn’t seem like a showstopper at first glance, but when you combine it with your smartphone you are suddenly holding a magical holographic object. If you buy the separate VR googles you find yourself totally immersed in a VR world.

If you’re feeling a bit guilty about sticking the kids in front of an iPad, this offers an alternative guilt-free immersive and educational experience for them. The only problem is you might end up getting a bit jealous.

We have no hesitation in awarding it The Grade Recommended status.