When MasterImage 3D announced two new displays
for smartphones and tablets, you knew a hands-on would be inevitable. Based on the company's patented cell matrix parallax barrier
, each display promises to eliminate much of the headaches typically associated with glasses-free 3D. As an added benefit of the cell matrix configuration, more light is allowed to pass through, which should prolong battery life. The smartphone display measures 4.3-inches at 720p resolution, while the tablet sizes up at 10.1-inches with a 1920 x 1200 layout. Generally, our thoughts on MasterImage's 3D technology were two-fold. First, it's absolutely true that the display is less nausea inducing, but when the image was viewed at its most proper angle, the three-dimensional effects were also less awe-inspiring. Nonetheless, the company has lined up partners for both displays and you should see the handiwork featured in consumer technology by the second half of this year.
Ben Drawbaugh contributed to this post.
MasterImage 3D glasses-free smartphone and tablet displays, hands-on