Video: Eyes-on with Toshiba’s Glasses-Free 3D Laptop Prototype
No offense to Nvidia or AMD, but we’re just not keen on donning 3D glasses. And most consumers have already voted with their wallets that they’d rather not wear them, either. But can you really enjoy an immersive 3D experience without the specs? Yes, and we’ve seen it first hand. Toshiba pimped out a Japanese Qosmio for a technology demo at CES, which has a special 120-MHz display, a bunch of electronics tacked on the back of the screen, and a webcam utility that tracks your eyes to make sure you’re within the optimal viewing area.
Provided we were sitting right in front of the notebook, the video clips and trailers we watched had plenty of depth. In certain scenes objects jumped right off the screen, just as if we were wearing glasses. While we noticed some flickering here and there, the technology is in its early stages. But not that early. Toshiba hopes to bring a glasses-free 3D laptop to market this year. We can’t wait.
Check out the video below to see how this technology works.