The toy manufacturer Fisher-Price has announced a new partnership with Spatial View that will bring back some of the 3D photos from the View-Master back to life in digital format for 3D-dnabled devices. The digital 3D content will be available through a specialized digital content store expected to be available in late Q1 this year that will offer a selection of titles consisting of national parks, travel, nature, and history that will be sold in packs of 18 to 21 images for $1.99 USD.
Since 1939, View-Master images have brought the world to life for children and adults alike through its iconic reels and viewers. With over 1.5 billion reels sold, the View-Master image archive contains thousands of images covering a century of pop culture, current events, nature, science, history and travel.
The access to the digitized View-Master reels will be available through Spatial View’s 3DeeSlide accessory for the iPhone 4/4S, allowing users to see View-Master images in 3D, without 3D glasses. Support for 3D-capable Android smartphones, Windows PCs, and 3D TV platforms is also expected to follow after that.
– For more information or to be notified when the View-Master 3D images will be available…
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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…
– For more information about Spatial View’s 3DeeScreen addon for laptops…
Tags:3DeeCentral·3DeeScreen·3DeeSlide·Autostereoscopic 3D·Spatial View
After publishing the review of the 23″ Planar SA2311W 3D Vision-ready LCD Monitor I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people in Europe where they could get the monitor from as apparently it is not as easy to find it as in the States. So after checking, if you live somewhere in Europe (like me), you can contact one of the European partners of Planar that has the monitor in stock and can ship it to the European country you live, the company is called Schneider Digital (based in Germany). Besides the Planar SA2311W 3D monitor, they also have other high-end 3D-capable solutions from Planar and other professional products such as Nvidia Quadro cards, professional autostereoscopic 3D monitors from Spatial View and Tridelity Display Solutions etc. The’ve ensured me that 23″ Planar SA2311W 3D Vision-ready LCD monitor is available on stock, you just need to get in touch with them to arrange for the shipping (the total price may vary depending on where you live). The price of the monitor should be about 500 Euro with VAT included, so the rest depends on the shipping.
Also if you’ve already found the Planar SA2311W 3D monitor available somewhere else in Europe, please do share the information where with the other readers. And for people living in the States, the monitor is available for $495 USD directly from Planar. You can also check with other Planar partners around the world for availability, as there is a list of their partners available on the official website here.
Tags:3d monitor·3d vision·Autostereoscopic 3D·nvidia quadro·Planar Europe·Planar Germany·Planar SA2311W·Planar SA2311W in Europe·Schneider Digital·Spatial View·Speed3D