At 3D and Virtual Reality Expo in Tokyo, Japanese company Global Wave demoed its Pic3D sheet, which converts your Windows-based desktop laptop, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch into a 3D display. The sheet uses a lenticular lens system instead of a parallax barrier for a smoother, more consistent image, yielding a reported 90-percent transmission level and 120-degree field of view. The company’s Windows and iOS apps output video in a side-by-side format, simulating a 3D image. The software also allows you to view side-by-side content from the web, submitting the YouTube URL of a compatible video. Prices range from ¥2,000 (about $25) for an iPhone or iPod touch sheet, all the way up to ¥15,000 (about $186) for a 23-inch desktop version.
The film will come in sizes for 12.1-inch, 15.6-inch, 21.5-inch, and 23-inch displays. But here the catch is that it won’t just make all of you content look 3D.