Rockchip's Tablet Does 3D Without Glasses

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It looks like we'll soon see more gadgets that can do 3D without forcing users to wear glasses. Chinese manufacturer Rockchip recently showcased a prototype tablet device that can display 3D video and images without requiring any special spectacles, according to Engadget

Details about the unreleased tablet, dubbed the Supernova X1, are currently hard to come by, with nary a spec sheet available, so specifics regarding how the devices' 3D output actually works are also unknown--beyond the fact that it doesn't require eyewear.

Engadget's Chinese site offers a little more in the way of details; their report says that the Supernova X1 will require video "to be 'processed' in some way"--whatever that means--to produce the 3D effect. The report goes on to compare the device to Nintendo's upcoming 3DS handheld, detailing that Rockchip's mystery tablet will let you adjust the 3D effect or disable it entirely.

Rockchip's Supernova X1 is currently only a prototype, with more solid details expected to be announced at next month's IFA. But devices like this, along with Nintendo's 3DS and Toshiba's rumored TV efforts are making one thing clear: Glasses-free 3D is coming sooner than originally thought.

Would you like a 3D-capable tablet, especially one which works without the need for eyewear? Let us know in the comments.

[Via Device Mag, Engadget]

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