Sony 360 Degree Display

Sony’s had their struggles with R&D, as evidenced by the failed Mini Disc and UMD formats.  Now it looks the behemoth has plans to release a prototype spherical like display that could achieve massive fanfare or be lost in the annals of obscurity.

While I’m not sure what the practical applications could be – I suppose a digital photo frame that could be viewed from 360 degrees would work – the idea of being able to view an image from any angle (yes porn), no matter where you stand is pretty captivating…and without any special glasses.

Specs include a 13×27-cm device with 24-bit color image measuring just 96×128 pixels.  Small yes, but remember that this is a prototype and supposedly they’ve got plans to show it off at the Tokyo Digital Content EXP0 2009 this coming Thursday.  I just wonder if the tech can ever be cheap enough to end up in my home’s living room (or bedrooms).

[via Engadget]

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."