Rockchip’s Supernova X1 tablet brings 3D right at you, no glasses required


For as long as we've been staring into screens and displays of all sizes, two dimensions have been enough to entertain us, but now that the popularity of 3D movies and LCD TVs are becoming more mainstream, tablet makers are taking notice and exploring that third dimension.

The prototype Rockchip Supernova X1 tablet you see above brings your favorite media right at you, but without having to become a social outcast with those bulky 3D glasses that are always required. Using technology similar to Nintendo's upcoming 3DS, the glasses can be cast aside, but the video content must be processed so that the 3D effect takes hold. Besides the fact that the 3D feature can be adjusted or removed completely, not much is known about this device, which appears to be in the 3.5 to 4-inch category and could end up being similar to Archos' new line of Android PMPs that are close to release.

Personally, I couldn't care less about 3D on such a small mobile device, but then I probably was hesitant to accept those portable DVD players when they debuted more than 15 years ago. Technology marches on and 3D is clearly something that's here to stay, but are people ready to have the technology in their pockets?

[Engadget Chinese via Engadget]
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