3D screen protector clinches top prize

3D screen protector clinches top prize
The 0.1mm-thick EyeFly3D screen protector can turn a smartphone into an instant 3D screen display using apps.

A screen protector that turns ordinary mobile devices into 3D viewing platforms clinched a coveted prize at the Institution of Engineers Singapore Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2013.

The product - EyeFly3D-emerged top in the Technology Innovation category on Friday.

The result of a joint collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology and Research and Temasek Polytechnic, it is said to be the first glasses-free 3D accessory for smartphones.

The 0.1mm-thick screen protector can turn a smartphone into a 3D display screen without affecting touchscreen sensitivity, brightness and resolution.

The creators used plastic film layered with half a million high-resolution mini lenses through nanoimprinting, enabling the plastic to project distortion-free 3D and 2D content.

The EyeFly3D has been available online at $44.13 each and in selected stores here since its official launch in April. It is sold by local company Nanoveu, which will roll the product out to Europe, the United States, Australia, Japan, China, and other Asian markets by early next year.

EyeFly3D is compatible with limited Apple devices but Nanoveu chief executive officer Alfred Chong said it will cater to a wider product range, including Android phones, soon. A kit for converting existing games into 3D versions is also in the works.


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