Film Adds 3D to Any LCD Screen
Global Wave Pic3D: $25 for iPhones up to $186 for 23-inch displays
Glasses-free 3D may be the latest and greatest in viewing technology, but it's still far from ubiquitous. For those of us itching to get a taste of it on our current devices, Japanese firm Global Wave recently debuted film sheets that bring 3D to any LCD screen.
Whereas most competing technologies use parallax barriers to create their 3D effects, Global Wave's Pic3D uses a lenticular lens system. Among the benefits of that choice are a light transmission level of 90 percent and a 120-degree field of view, the company says. Due in August, the sheets will be sold in versions for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as 12.1-, 21.5- and 23-inch monitors. The accompanying Pic3D apps are compatible with both Windows and iOS.
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