Today the internet has exploded with the revelation Star Wars type tech is soon to be not only a reality but in your pocket!
Ostendo Technologies have released news that their new chip which was almost a decade in development and is capable of producing a projected image larger than the standard TV (48 inches diagonally). This chip is tiny at only the same size as your existing smartphone's camera unit and will cost less than $50 to add. Ostendo are predicting that this will be on the market and in your hand before summer 2015.
We've recently seen the demise of other smartphones with in-built projection capability, such as the Samsung Beam, so what makes Ostendo think that this will fare better? Well by the second half of 2015 they're expecting production to start on a 3D chip!
With a lack of hologram content and capable apps / software, this might seem like a bit of a gimmick at the moment and is receiving some bad press, like 4K TV's on their release. However, in the same way as 4k has persisted and is now slowly trickling out the masses, we expect the content to catch up with the capability if it proves popular.
It isn't clear how realistic it is to expect to own a smartphone that will produce an amazing 3D hologram within the next 2 years, we sure are excited to see whether it will happen!
In the meantime, if you're looking for tomorrow's technology today, check out the Pico Genie M100 portable projector. Wireless Mirroring from your laptop / smartphone, LED light-source that produces a 70" image and it still fits in your pocket!