Sunday, March 4th 2007

IO2 Launches “3D” Screen

As manufacturers get closer and closer to 3D screens, IO2 has launched its Heliodisplay which gives a pretty convincing 3D image. This holographic-style display works by projecting a 2D image onto a cloud of microscopic droplets (probably water, although this isn’t confirmed), giving an image with fully rendered colors and legible text, at a resolution of 1024 x1024 pixels. One of the impressive features of the display is its mid-air touch sensitivity, allowing an interactive display for performing actions such as rotating objects – this makes it ideal for use in environments such as museums. It isn’t cheap though - the touch sensitive model costs $19,400 – and image quality is still lacking behind CRT and LCD displays, but IO2 is likely to continue improving the Heliodisplay.

Source: PC World
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20 Comments on IO2 Launches “3D” Screen

#1
ex_reven
thats efffing awesome

i didnt think theyd get this far in 3d scape this early
i hope they push on so that i can have one by the time im 20 :D

imagine grenade spamming in 3D Holograph :D
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#2
tkpenalty
The age of the 3D displays has arrived... lets bash up "cyber doll"!!!!
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#3
BXtreme
i didn't expect it to come that fast, but now it's here :D
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#4
Seany1212
by: ex_reven
thats efffing awesome
Your damn right it is, i want one :D
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#5
ex_reven
$20000 lol...
i could build like 18 1337 pcs for that much
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#6
Pinchy
Thats an ownage monitor :D
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I wanna play Supcom on that puppy.
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#9
PyroInc
saw a big one of these on discovery channel
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#10
Scavar
Yeah I a special on the Discovery channel about these things.

Best part, it could lead to stuff like Holodecks, except with the user wearing a suit :P
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#11
Benpi
A 3d screen??????
works by projecting a 2D image onto a cloud of microscopic droplets....
costs $19,400
The reason people spend $300,000 on a Lamborghini, is because a Lamborghini is cool.

$19,000 for a fake 3d screen similar to the ones we've all seen on extremely old-school arcade machines 15 years ago is ridiculous, because the device isn't even cool. What a pile of trash.
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#12
KennyT772
this looks roughly like the holographs in the star wars movies..craziness.
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#13
zuckel
we had a news about this about half a year ago. it's not working on 'water droplets' but on ionized air that it blows upwards from the slit. on that the image is projected using a laser. and it's nowhere near 3d, it's just a flat image sitting in mid-air. on the videos from the last news post the 'screen' was all kind of blurry and moving because of the gas stream.
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#14
Namslas90
Now that would realy bring porn to life, but who's gonna clean up the mess!!
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#15
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: Namslas90
Now that would realy bring porn to life, but who's gonna clean up the mess!!
maybe the monitor comes with a little man to clean up after "the mess"
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#16
anticlutch
by: Benpi
A 3d screen??????

The reason people spend $300,000 on a Lamborghini, is because a Lamborghini is cool.

$19,000 for a fake 3d screen similar to the ones we've all seen on extremely old-school arcade machines 15 years ago is ridiculous, because the device isn't even cool. What a pile of trash.
Beauty, or "coolness" here, is in the eye of the beholder. You may not like it and consider it to be stupid and a waste of money, but other people such as myself think that this tech is interesting and "cool".
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#17
ktr
by: anticlutch
Beauty, or "coolness" here, is in the eye of the beholder. You may not like it and consider it to be stupid and a waste of money, but other people such as myself think that this tech is interesting and "cool".
eye of the beholder and the fatness of you wallet :laugh: :pimp:
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#18
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: ktr
eye of the beholder and the fatness of you wallet :laugh: :pimp:
agreed.
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#19
mandelore
thats bleedin nice, but here is the age of soddin annoying 3D adverts..
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#20
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
by: mandelore
thats bleedin nice, but here is the age of soddin annoying 3D adverts..
by: Random Murderer
agreed.
;)
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