This is not a magic trick, but more of a screen protector that lets iPhone display or pretty much any other 3D phone display. It works with a special Lenticular Screen Protector called Holoscreen along with the app from Lucid.
The screen looks normal if no Lucid app is used. E-mails and texts are sharp and crisp. With the app, I can view photos and videos in 3D, and the effect looks very smooth. I have not seen the banding or ghosting that you see on some 3D screens like the Nintendo 3DS.
I can even take my own 3D photos and videos and share them with the app. The only downside is that you need a cell phone with two rear view cameras like the iPhone 7 Plus.
The two companies behind Holoscreen are Holitech and Lucid. Holitech manufactures and supplies displays for mid-range phones and Lucid manufactures AI-based 3D and depth capture software for phones. Notably, the company entered into the 3D camera functionality of its Hydrogen One phone with Red.
It is noteworthy that the Red Hydrogen One, which is actually anything but 3D-capable, is a 3D device sold for $ 1,295. One of my criticisms of thewith people who owned their own Hydrogen One.
The price of Holoscreen is much lower and is about $ 30 – $ 40 – not much more than a normal screen protector. This affordable price should allow many people to try 3D for the first time on a phone. Holoscreen wants to be 3D content, which is Google Cardboard VR.
I do not think Holoscreen turns deep-seated beliefs or hatred into 3D. But for many people interested in 3D, this seems like an affordable way to test the water. And if you do not like the 3D effect or stop looking at content over time, the holoscreen still works as a screen protector.
Holoscreen protection will be available this summer.