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Mar 18, 2012

This Tiny Display Measures Less Than an Inch But Still Packs As Much Resolution As the New iPad

Cramming a QXGA display with a resolution of 2048x1526 into a device as small as the iPad might seem like an impressive accomplishment. But Forth Dimension Displays have managed to squeeze that same number of pixels into a display that's smaller than an inch.

And since Apple claims that it's impossible for the human eye to discern individual pixels on their Retina Displays, you might wonder what's the point of having so many pixels on such a tiny display unless you intend to hold it right up to your eye. But that's exactly what they've been designed for.

Forth Dimension Displays is hoping to revolutionize near-to-eye microdisplay hardware, like virtual reality goggles that have so far been a disappointment thanks to their low-resolution displays that don't exactly draw you into the action. In fact, by next year they're hoping to have a high-end gaming accessory on the market using the hi-res displays which would cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,500 to $2,000. And if more OEMs started adopting the company's technology, that price would certainly drop over time. More here.

8 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

That's interesting news. Just goes to show that there are better products out there that just don't have the huge backing that Apple do.

Jim said...

Virtual Reality a reality? Amazing how they could fit all those pixels in a display less than an inch!

R said...

Interesting!

Admin said...

Fourth dimensional displays? Wow, what has this world come to...

Trolske said...

Wow, imagin some FPS games with this device..this would be awesome.

duffboi said...

Very impressive. Those retina displays sure captured my attention and interest, but now this... wow

G said...

that's some impressive tech

Stormtrooper said...

I hope that it will appear in the near future.