With a 6-inch screen and a small, foldable design, Looking Glass’s smallest holographic display to date, the Looking Glass Go, has officially started a KickStarter campaign. With the help of the company’s Luma AI technology, users can create 3D slideshows from 2D photographs. You can converse with 3D characters that are powered by ChatGPT through the Liteforms app.
AR and VR headsets are the newest big thing when it comes to immersive displays. But Looking Glass Factory has been developing holographic displays for years that don’t need special glasses, and it recently unveiled the Looking Glass Go, its most portable gadget to date, which folds up like a picture frame.
With a 6-inch screen that measures 1440 x 2560 (491 ppi) and a 58-degree viewing angle, the Go can be powered by USB-C or an additional “battery dongle.” With a weight of only 235g, its dimensions of 16 x 8 x 1.9 cm (6.3 x 3.2 x 0.76 inches) are not too far from those of a standard smartphone. It features a 3.5 mm headphone port in addition to forward, rewind, and pause controls for controlling slideshows.
Naturally, a device such as this can only be useful if it has relevant content to show, and Looking Glass has obviously considered this aspect. Photos shot with the iPhone in portrait mode may be simply examined because they already have depth information. The Luma AI program may also be used to create 3D photographs from 2D ones that already exist. Furthermore, you can converse with interactive 3D characters created by ChatGPT through the Liteforms app.
Although virtual reality and augmented reality headsets unquestionably offer a more immersive experience, the Looking Glass Go is positioned as a more natural, headset-free method of viewing holographic pictures. In addition to being a stylish, eye-catching tabletop device, it has the benefit of being viewed by multiple people simultaneously, which facilitates sharing memories with others.
Launched on Kickstarter, the Looking Glass Go reached its $50,000 initial target in less than an hour. The retail price will eventually be $300, but for now backers may purchase it for a limited time only for $199.