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This holographic photo frame can display iPhone Portrait mode snaps in 3D

Credit: Looking Glass

Brooklyn-based startup Looking Glass is crowdfunding a new holographic photo frame that can display depth-mapped iPhone photos in 3D.

The Looking Glass Portrait is a 7.9-inch photo frame-shaped display that allows 3D objects, like a depth-mapped 3D image snapped by an iPhone 12 Pro, to be viewed from multiple viewing angles and various perspectives.

Powered by a built-in Raspberry Pi 4, the Looking Glass Portrait can function without a computer to deliver 60 frame-per-second holographic images. Users can snap those images using an iPhone's LiDAR sensor or TrueDepth camera, or other depth-sensing camera products, and edit them in an included HoloPlay Studio app.

Unlike similar 3D or holographic displays on the market, the Portrait can be viewed by multiple people — essentially making it more like a holographic picture frame than competing devices.

At $349, the Portrait is one of Looking Glass' most affordable products. Its other holographic and display units range from $600 to $6,000 and up.

The device is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, however, so interested early adopters can pick up a Looking Glass Portrait at an early introductory rate of $199.