One of the reasons that consumers haven’t started to adopt 3D devices like TVs in force is that they all need glasses. Some of the TVs now use passive glasses rather than expensive active sets, but glasses are still needed. One of the only consumer devices on the market that doesn’t require glasses is the Nintendo 3DS. Purveyor of strange goods Hammacher Schlemmer has unveiled a new tablet that supports 3D.
The tablet is called The No Glasses 3D tablet and the name tells you what the device is all about. It has an 8-inch LCD screen able to show 3D content by delivering a slightly different image to each eye. The company says the tablet is able to create depth of field without being uncomfortable and without needing lenses of any sort.
The tablet has 16GB of internal storage and supports USB drives and SDHC memory cards up to 32GB in size. That means you can play content from removable media and expand you storage capacity when needed. The tablet can automatically convert 2D content to 3D.
The tablet runs Android 4.1 for the operating system and has touch capability. The tablet also features integrated Bluetooth. WiFi isn’t mentioned, but it’s unlikely that the tablet lacks WiFi. A 2MP rear camera is integrates and the tablet has a 0.3MP front camera for video calling. The 8-inch screen has a native resolution of 1280 x 800 and the internal battery promises 5-7 hours of use per charge. The tablet costs $349.95 and is set to ship on December 30.