This case brings glasses-free 3D to your smartphone and tablet


Yes, you read that right – a case that brings glasses-free 3D to your smartphone or tablet. A case. One that can snap both to the back and front of your device... What? How?

The MOPIC 3D case looks simple enough — you could even mistake it a your run-of-the-mill plastic snap-on case — but it certainly isn't one. It does work as a regular case, though, but the real magic happens when you snap it over the display. That is, you get a glasses-free 3D effect, similar to what you may have seen on the Nintendo 3DS and the LG Optimus 3D.

Now, we haven't seen the MOPIC 3D case in person, since its creators are somewhat secretive of their product at this point, and the depth effect cannot be recreated on video, but if previous such endeavors are anything to go by, it's likely a "pop-up-book-type" affair. In other words, it likely creates a somewhat shallow depth effect with some objects appearing to hover slightly over the display.

The company behind the case is currently keeping mum on how the whole thing actually works, but we've seen similar products in the past, and it's probably the same basic principle applied to a smartphone case. Previous such undertakings for bringing glasses-free 3D to the masses have primarily relied on some form of the lenticular lens system, or an array of magnifying lenses, designed to display an otherwise flat image at different angles to produce an illusion of depth. Judging by the channeled surface of the MOPIC 3D, it likely employs a lenticular lens system as well.

Either way, its still a cool accessory and it's expected to be available at “around the cost of a regular protective case,” according to Canadian YouTuber Lewis Hilsenteger (of Unbox Therapy fame) who was sent an early version of the MOPIC case. When will it make it to the market is a question that we can't answer yet, though Amazon has it listed as "Currently unavailable".

The MOPIC 3D will be available for iPhone 6/6s/7 models, as well as the Samsung Galaxy A5, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy Note 5, and the Galaxy Tab S1. For more info on availability, check out MOPIC's official website, linked below.



source: MOPIC

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10 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2927; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

In which countries would it be available in?

2. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

hmmm... i remember people complaining so much when the HTC evo 3D came out... interesting... put it on an Iphone.... and WAHLA!

3. nikhil23

Posts: 442; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

true. I seriously thought 3D was next big thing in industry when LG followed with launch of Optimus 3D, but this technology died too soon. Not many tvs ship with 3D now a days. Not sure how the displays are going to evolve in near future

4. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Because back then the tech was too early for its time The display was not sharp enough, the CPU and GPU were too weak, contents were barely available, etc But still, now that people have VR and AR and all other fancy stuff, I still don't think glass-free 3D displays can do any good

5. MOPIC

Posts: 5; Member since: May 15, 2017

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6. MOPIC

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7. caffeineandpixels

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 12, 2017

It's simply a lenticular lens that fits on top of the phone's screen. Which means there's still got to be software that interlaces the different angles of dimension together so that they line up with the lenticules of the lens, so you see the 3d. This should work fine for single person viewing, like a phone. It doesn't work well on a tv for multiple people viewing from different angles in the room, which is why glasses-free tv's have not taken off.

8. MOPIC

Posts: 5; Member since: May 15, 2017

Our software uses eye tracking technology to deliver perfect images to the user. It locates the user's eyes and readjusts 30 times per second with regard to the user's position. We encourage one person at a time for simple, comfortable use and obtaining the best-of-breed of our app. Best of all, it is the best 3D theater for one person to hold onto with your mobile phone. Additionally, for most people, experiencing 3D is too expensive and inconvenient at home and we we think that 3D TV failed because of competing standards, high prices and goofy glasses. Smartphones have grown incredibly powerful and prevalent and we provides a better 3D experience than other mobile solutions that cost far more and can permanently cripple a phone.

9. MOPIC

Posts: 5; Member since: May 15, 2017

Our software uses eye tracking technology to deliver perfect images to the user. It locates the user's eyes and readjusts 30 times per second with regard to the user's position. We encourage one person at a time for simple, comfortable use and obtaining the best-of-breed of our app. Best of all, it is the best 3D theater for one person to hold onto with your mobile phone. Additionally, for most people, experiencing 3D is too expensive and inconvenient at home and we we think that 3D TV failed because of competing standards, high prices and goofy glasses. Smartphones have grown incredibly powerful and prevalent and we provides a better 3D experience than other mobile solutions that cost far more and can permanently cripple a phone.

10. MOPIC

Posts: 5; Member since: May 15, 2017

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