Many 3D screens need some form of 3D glasses for it to work properly, at least to our eyes. The Spatial Reality Display by Sony is one of the few that doesn’t. And naturally, that sort of tech comes at a pretty price.
The Sony ELF-SR1 Spatial Reality Display is a 15.6-inch screen that comes fixed at a 45-degree tilt. It also has an eye tracking camera that helps to get the 3D working for unaided eyes. While the display itself is a conventional 4K screen, it’s basically two 2K screens for each eye.
The way this works is that the eye tracker, well, tracks your eyes. In response, the Sony Spatial Reality Display shifts the micro-lenses on top of the pixels of each side to match your eye movement. This allows for the 3D images to look as if they are floating on top of the screen.
In essence, this works in a similar way as the Nintendo 3DS, but with far higher resolution and far more sophisticated tech. The eye tracking on the Sony Spatial Reality Display works on three axes, up-down, left-right, and forward-backwards. The adjustments are also made at frequencies “on a millisecond level”.
But for it to not cause the kind of headaches associated with the handheld console, it needs to be run with a “powerful” Windows PC. Mac support is also expected some time in the future.
Of course, tech like this doesn’t come cheap. Made specifically for professionals, the Sony Spatial Reality Display costs US$5000 (~RM20773). It starts shipping in November.