Hammacher Schlemmer Has a No-Glasses 3D Tablet

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Looking to buy a tablet this holiday season? Hammacher Schlemmer has an interesting solution costing $349.95: a glasses-free 3D tablet. The company claims this is the only tablet on the market that displays 3D movies and images without those pesky glasses.

According to the company, 3D delivery is accomplished by using a parallax barrier layer placed on top of the 8- inch screen. The device delivers a slightly different set of pixels to each eye, thus creating a depth of field when held in specific angles... and without color-distorting lenses.

Based on a brief list of specs, the tablet has an 8-inch touch-based screen with a 1280 x 800 resolution, backed by Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" and a battery promising five to seven hours of use on a two-hour charge. The company claims that playback "automatically distinguishes between 3D and 2D content." The tablet will even convert 2D material for a 3D-like effect.

The 3D tablet also packs 16 GB of internal storage, an SD card slot for up to 32 GB of even more storage, and support for USB flash drives via a presumed microSD 2.0 port. Other features include Bluetooth and likely Wireless N networking, a 2MP camera on the back, a 0.3MP camera on the front, and a wireless keyboard case. The tablet measures 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.75 inches and weighs a mere one pound.

Unfortunately, the product description isn't specific about other hardware details like the processor and amount of RAM. There's also no indication that the tablet is pure Android, or a forked version without Google's services. Still, this could be a neat toy this holiday season for those with a spare $349.95.

For more information about the No Glasses 3D tablet, head here.

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  • Never heard of Hammacher Schlemmer... are they like some sort of HP?
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  • weren't those the names of the two germen guys in beerfest?
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  • I'm sick of parralax barrier being the only auto-stereoscopic (aka glasses-free) tech being used. There is far better tech available that can use a camera to track your eyes and aim the pixels directly at them. No need to keep your head still like with 3DS and other parralax barrier displays.

    Parralax barrier is way too heavy handed of an approach to glasses-free 3D. Keeping your head still and stiff while trying to play a game or watch a movie gets tiring quickly.
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