Japanese media artist Jitsuro Mase might be the first person to bring 3D to the iPhone. His invention, i3DG, is a groundbreking device that lets you watch movies in 3 dimensions, without the need of those dorky glasses.

Both production and playback of the video don’t require special technology or equipment, which means that you can watch any movie in 3D. So how does this work?

i3DG is a playful analog extension to an iPhone or an iPodTouch, converting its 2D display into a layered 3D view. Using the old technique of placing a half-silvered mirror at a 45-degree angle in front of an image, in a new context, the project extends upon 3D displays and iPhones. As a peripheral gadget, i3DG can support a wide range of different applications, from  3D videos and animations to accelerometer-based games.

Sounds pretty amazing? Wait until you watch this video:

There is no indication about when this will go into production or how much it would cost. One thing is sure though: I’m getting one of those as soon as they hit the shelves. You?


  • Brandz

    COOL! 😀

  • rizo g

    imagine that on the retina display and in landscape mode

  • drublic

    show me something like a movie or game to see this really working, like that just it looks like a toy that I wouldn’t even carry it around just to show the “coolness of 3D on my iphone”

  • Pissed_Off_NERD!

    Holy Faaaaaaack I want One!!!!!!
    But I do agree with @Drublic

    I wanna see what a real movie looks like on that thing first!

  • jedoonat

    Well, I hope they change the design to landscape. From the looks of the demo, it was in portrait. Quite interested to see if this catches on.

  • abanibi

    Very unimpressed.
    First of all, this isn’t true 3D but a 3-layered 2D which means it will only have depth in 2 extra layers which is very far from true 3D vision.
    Another thing is you will have to hold your device in a certain angle and won’t be able to use the touchscreen all the while you use it, plus it’s a very small screen.
    It’s a cool idea, but I definitely won’t purchase that or anything similar.

  • Jay

    There is no landscape mode on that thing. hope they will improve it somehow before proceeding into mass production.

  • icyhotonmynuts

    wtf is that shit? *not impressed*
    I thought you were going to show us a hardware mod to make looking at the screen seem to pop out – not layered. Try watching an actual movie on that. Good luck.

  • Twited21

    I found myself just stareing at it
    It’s a gimmick docent actually have a decent use
    Sort of thing you buy show to your mates then put away for 6 years

    Limited uses

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  • Z

    I’m a little disturbed by the “lots of visual content available”. The clips they were playing were designed for the accessory. I doubt it would work for movies for 2 reasons:
    1. As already mentioned, landscape mode is not available, therefore, layer 1 and 3 will reflect black screen, when played in portrait.
    2. It will not work for movies that have not been shot in consideration of the 3 layers, so don’t keep your hopes up.

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  • StanTheMan

    I will never get these three minutes of my life back again…

    • Justin

      But… You can get three layers!

  • MFCH

    Kinda cool. I’d like to play with one, but probably wouldn’t buy one. Looks like the viewing area is 1/3 of the already tiny screen. Much rather wear glasses or skip “3d” all together.

    Cool vid though 🙂

  • iXanczy

    If you have watched the movie above, you may have recognized that the “movie” he was playing was made for the i3DG. The movie was three layers too, so this thing would probably destroy a “normal” video. This is all guesses, but if you look closely you’ll may agree with me.


  • Ben

    I wanna see that on an ipad

  • Frederico179

    Hope that they make a landscape version and and iPad version!