Digital Contents Expo Tokyo: Pioneer's awesome 3D display "Floating Vision" (video)


Pioneer has showcased the Floating Vision at the Digital Contents Expo in Tokyo (that ended Sunday), another 3D display that doesn’t require you to wear glasses (yawn) to view 3D images. It’s not bad at all though, even though visitors flocked to Sony’s booth to see their stereoscopic 3D display (which was a bit cooler).

You can connect the Floating Vision to a PC via USB 2.0 to view images or videos “floating” over the display (5.7 inches, 640 × 480 VGA resolution). What’s pretty cool is that you can “interact” with the image, as the device detects your hand movements. It’s also possible to “control” an image with your voice (the device has a mic on its front). Both Windows PCs and Macs are supported.


The device is sized at 179×185 ×146.5 mm and weighs 1.1kg. And best of all, Pioneer actually sells the device already on their website for $540 [JP]. Ask the Japan Trend Shop or Geek Stuff 4 U in case you live outside Japan and you’re interested in getting one.

Here’s the video of the FV-01 in action I took at the expo: