The iPad 2 is capable of glasses-free 3D

Who would’ve thought that we’d see glasses-free3D on the iPad 2? Well thanks to some researchers at France’s Engineering Human-Computer Interaction Research Group (EHCI), they’ve found a way to recreate the whole glasses-free 3D experience. The researchers developed a hack called the Head-Coupling Perspective which takes advantage of the iPad 2′s camera to track the position and movement of the tablet user’s head and adjusts the image onscreen accordingly. (ubergizmo)

Special J!NS eyewear for heavy computer users

For those of you who slave in front of the computer all day long, being cooped up in your comfortable cubicle, is there some help to alleviate your “suffering” apart from eating and living right? Yes, having the right kind of peripherals go some way as well, and once you have purchased that high quality work chair, ergonomic mouse and keyboard, what else can you do? Enter the J!NS PC and J!NS Moisture (pronounced JINS), where they are two glasses that were specially designed to help ease your eyes’ pain and fatigue when facing a computer all day long.
The J!NS PC is said to reduce up to 55% “Blue Light” emitted by a computer’s display – and that alone is responsible in creating fatigue around your eyes. As for the J!NS Moisture, we are more interested in this since the pair of eyeglasses will feature a small container that can be inserted into one of the legs on the frame, delivering up to 2 hours of non-stop moisture – hence lowering the risk of your eyes suffering from being as dry as the Sahara desert. (ubergizmo)

iLuv’s ArtStation Pro iPad speaker dock looks like a computer

When it comes to speaker docks for iOS devices, apart from a handful of really unique ones, they all pretty much look the same. iLuv’s ArtStation Pro is looking to be one of those really unique ones as its design has made its pairing with the iPad truly something out of the ordinary.

The iLuv ArtStation Pro’s are speaker systems with the iPad’s being placed above the speaker, held in place with a rotating arm that will allow the iPad to be display horizontally or vertically. The combination of the speaker system and the rotating arm makes it look like a desktop computer, with the iPad as its display and it even comes with a matching optional Bluetooth keyboard and remote!

The ArtStation Pro system will be available in a choice of white/silver, or black silver and not to worry Android users, iLuv will also be coming out with a range of ArtStation Pro speaker docks for the Samsung Galaxy Tab series as well. No word on pricing or availability yet, but we’re hoping it will be soon, for the sake of iPad users out there who can’t wait to get their hands on these speaker docks. (ubergizmo)

LeapPad, Tablet for Kids

Have you seen kids play with iPads before? They're enchanted by them, mesmerized by the interaction. For some reason, they just speak them. LeapFrog thinks so too, that's why they're making a tablet for kids.

Sure the LeapPad won't be as good as an iPad, but it's only a hundred bucks, clad in tough plastic and will have over a 100 different kinds of game cartridges, books, apps and videos. I'm sure parents would love to get their kids their own tablet so mom and dad can have their iPad back.

The LeapPad comes stock with 2GB, a camera, video recorder, microphone and a 5-inch touchscreen that works with a stylus as well as a finger. $100 when it comes out in August. (Gizmodo)

Amenbo, 5 Finger Mouse

Double Research & Development Co. has come up with a spanking new input device that it calls “amenbo”, where this unique device is capable of sensing movements and pressure of individual fingers. Complete hand movements can be directly input into the computer, from where it will be utilized in a range of applications that require complete hand recognition. Here’s what the manufacturer has to say about it, “We put a mouse sensor under each fingertip, and can input the coordinates for each finger as well as the downward pressure of each finger. This means that the actual hand motions are being input to the PC. For example, it is possible for the PC to receive the finger data for however many fingers are needed for an action, operating it with one or both hands.”

All fingers are all linked by a flexible printed mesh base which is constructed from stretchable material in order to accommodate a variety of hand sizes. An obvious area where this input device will see action would be to manipulate 3D CAD data, since doing so at the moment requires using a 3D mouse and a regular mouse alongside both hands. (ubergizmo)