Ever since the Nintendo 3DS proved that you don't need bulky glasses to view images in 3D, smartphone and tablet makers have been systematically releasing their own glasses-free 3D devices with varying results. None of these, however, have incorporated the experience with console-like controls to play casual apps or streamed video games. That's where the WikiPad comes in, with its no-glasses 3D screen and attachable gamepad to give a more immersive gaming experience.
The WikiPad may not be the first tablet with glasses-free 3D, but it is the first one that incorporates the feature with an attachable game controller. The 8-inch, 1080p touch screen allows for 2D and 3D viewing and playback of video formats including H.264, VC1, VOB, ISO, M2TS, and FLV. Using Android 4.0, the device operates as a standard tablet, but the attached gamepad allows for more control when playing games by adding dual joysticks, a direction pad and four face buttons. The WikiPad also includes mini HDMI and USB 2.0 ports, 8GB flash storage, micro SD expansion port, and both front and rear facing cameras.
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The WikiPad will be on sale in the spring through retailers and through the WikiPad website. The tablet will cost around US$200 while the controller will be priced at $50.View gallery - 11 images