Glasses-free 3-D devices to hit market

Wearing those glasses while watching a 3-D movie may soon become a thing of the past.

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2010, 11:48 AM IST

Washington: Wearing those glasses while watching a 3-D movie may soon become a thing of the past, as new glasses-free 3-D devices are about to hit the Japanese market.

These gadgets, described as ``autostereo`` to distinguish them from the kind requiring eyewear, would include game consoles, cameras, cellphones, and tablet computers.

Among the first will be autostereo 3-D TVs, just now hitting stores in Japan, and Nintendo`s 3DS handheld games console, due for release worldwide early next year.

Currently, getting glasses-free 3-D means giving something up-brightness, for example, or the ability to watch with a friend.

But developments in research labs may bring autostereo 3-D without trade-offs.

ANI