The company Spatial View has been offering their addon called 3DeeSlide for iPod Touch 3rd Generation and iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the latest iPhone 4S for a while now, making these mobile devices’ 2D displays into stereoscopic 3D ones. And you don’t need to wear any kind of glasses as the adapter makes your screen an autostereoscopic 3D one, at the cost of reduction of the 2D resolution. This of course requires you to also get specially optimized content in the form of 3D videos and 3D photos, but Spatial View also has their 3DeeCentral – a website offering stereoscopic 3D content not only for the devices equipped with the 3DeeSlide adapter, but for other 3D-capable viewing solutions as well. Unfortunately the 3DeeSlide won’t make your iDevice capable of playing stereoscopic 3D games.
But Spatial View is now making things bigger, by introducing their 3DeeScreen product that does to your laptop what the 3DeeSlide does to your iPod/iPhone device – turns the display into an autostereoscopic 3D one using custom designed lenticular lens filter. The 3DeeScreen goes one step further by also adding eye tracking, using your laptop’s built-n webcam in order to provide better experience in 3D. And as the smaller mobile version, the bigger one intended for 15.6-inch laptops is designed for watching 3D movies and 3D photos, there is nothing about being able to play games in stereo 3D mode with it (although it might be possible with the help of software such as the iZ3D driver or the TriDef 3D Ignition). Regarding movie playback, and especially Blu-ray 3D movie support, the device should also be supported by ArcSoft’s TotalMedia Theater and CyberLink’s PowerDVD software video players, so you should be well covered. Spatial View’s 3DeeScreen is designed to work on most standard 15.6″ laptops with 1080p and 720p resolution displays and to be easy for installation and removing when you don’t need it (uses magnetized mounting frame).
List of Currently Supported and Verified Models:
– Asus G53J with 1080p display
– Asus N53J with 1080p display
– Dell Studio 1558 with 1080p display
– Dell XPS L502 with 1080p display
– Dell Studio 1557 with 720p display
– Dell Inspiron 1564 with 720p display
– Dell Inspiron N5010 with 720p display
– HP Pavilion DV6 with 720p display
Of course there are probably a lot of other laptops from different brands that will work with this addon, with the important thing being the fact that you need a standard 15.6-inch display in order to be able to use the 3DeeScreen. The product is expected to begin shipping on November 21st and Spatial View is already accepting pre-orders for $89.95 USD with the normal price of the product set at $129.99 USD when it launches. It sounds almost like a DIY solution to turn your normal laptop into a rival of the Toshiba’s autostereoscopic 3D mobile computers Qosmio F750 and F755. So you may want to keep an eye on this product and look for some reviews when it comes out, I might be able to also do a review after it is released…