This holographic photo frame can display iPhone Portrait mode snaps in 3D

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Brooklyn-based startup Looking Glass is crowdfunding a new holographic photo frame that can display depth-mapped iPhone photos in 3D.

Credit: Looking Glass
Credit: Looking Glass


The Looking Glass Portrait is a 7.9-inch photo frame-shaped display that allows 3D objects, like a depth-mapped 3D image snapped by an iPhone 12 Pro, to be viewed from multiple viewing angles and various perspectives.

Powered by a built-in Raspberry Pi 4, the Looking Glass Portrait can function without a computer to deliver 60 frame-per-second holographic images. Users can snap those images using an iPhone's LiDAR sensor or TrueDepth camera, or other depth-sensing camera products, and edit them in an included HoloPlay Studio app.

Unlike similar 3D or holographic displays on the market, the Portrait can be viewed by multiple people -- essentially making it more like a holographic picture frame than competing devices.

At $349, the Portrait is one of Looking Glass' most affordable products. Its other holographic and display units range from $600 to $6,000 and up.

The device is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, however, so interested early adopters can pick up a Looking Glass Portrait at an early introductory rate of $199.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    Now if it could just look a little bit better support audio and video....oh wait a minute, there are digital frames that can already do this, at a fraction of the cost. I see this just being another landfill product.
  • Reply 2 of 8
    NOT holographic. It's a lenticular stereogram.
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  • Reply 3 of 8
    I would think that Apple has all of these pieces in place now to use a modern computer display (iMac, MBP) to do this using Apple's existing frameworks.   Just need the GUI front end ,,,, perhaps through Photo app
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 8
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 12,116member
    Powered by a built-in Raspberry Pi 4, the Looking Glass Portrait can function without a computer 
    Well, it's functioning with a Raspberry Pi 4, which is a computer. 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 8
     I think it looks pretty cool, but I’ve always been a sucker for anything 3D related.
    I used to love the mono-tone holograms that you sometimes saw in the 80s
    watto_cobraoseame
  • Reply 6 of 8
    The article image makes it almost appear like the original Star Wars holograms.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 8
    charles1 said:
    NOT holographic. It's a lenticular stereogram.
    Is that true? Asks someone who doesn't know the difference, but assumes a stereogram is an image made of two parts like red blue 3D as opposed to what this is, which uses a depth map or 3D models out of Blender et al. 

    Either way it's cool and I ordered one. 

    JinTech said:
    Now if it could just look a little bit better support audio and video....oh wait a minute, there are digital frames that can already do this, at a fraction of the cost. I see this just being another landfill product.
    There are cheaper products that do the same thing? Link me :D
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  • Reply 8 of 8
    oseame said:
    charles1 said:
    NOT holographic. It's a lenticular stereogram.
    Is that true? Asks someone who doesn't know the difference, but assumes a stereogram is an image made of two parts like red blue 3D as opposed to what this is, which uses a depth map or 3D models out of Blender et al. 

    Either way it's cool and I ordered one. 

    JinTech said:
    Now if it could just look a little bit better support audio and video....oh wait a minute, there are digital frames that can already do this, at a fraction of the cost. I see this just being another landfill product.
    There are cheaper products that do the same thing? Link me :D
    Yeah, it’s a lenticular display. Their use of the term “holographic” is misleading.

    oseame
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