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?

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