Whether you consider 3D to be a fad or not it looks like it’s here to stay for a while. Unfortunately, the cost of getting a 3D TV is too high for the majority of households. The Nintendo 3DS provided a decently priced option for 3D gaming, with the extra bonus of not needed glasses. However, Snakebyte has announced that they will be showcasing their new HDMI cable at E3, which they claim can turn any 2D image into a glasses-free 3D experience.
The Snakebyte HDMI cable apparently will take advantage of certain principles of human vision which allows 2D images to appear as 3D. There is probably some really complex science behind this, but I prefer to explain this by dubbing it as sorcery. The new cable will work with basically anything with an HDMI port, such as computers, TV’s, DVD players, or video game systems. The Snakebyte 3D HDMI cable could be a more economical solution for 3D gaming, for those without pricy 3D TV’s or gamers sick of playing Pilot Wings on their 3DS.
This all seems a bit too good to be true to me, and I’m going to remain a bit skeptical. I’ve never been a big fan of 3D, but I’m still very interested in how this will work. It could just end up being a slightly enhanced 2D image not worth the price, or a huge step for 3D gaming. I’m also anxious about how much this will cost. HDMI cables go for quite a bit in the stores and I can’t imagine this one being too cheap.
Those interested in Snakebyte’s new technology can look forward to its first reveal at the E3 conference and its eventual release in 2011.