We had the opportunity to test out Acer’s SpatialLabs Stereoscopic 3D devices at Acer’s booth in Computex 2023 and it is by far one of the most incredible innovations at the convention. The Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition, in particular, blew us away.
In a small soundproof booth, we had a quick session with the gaming laptop that showcased not only the 3D visuals but the audio as well. The amount of depth was amazing and takes you deeper into the game.
The Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition uses stereoscopic cameras to continually track your eyes and head and uses the information to render the 3D effect in real time. It works by tracking your eye movements and adjusting the images on the screen accordingly, allowing you to see the depth and realism of the game without any glasses or accessories.
For the audio part, these same stereo cameras are used to track your ears. It then uses beamforming audio technology to “throw” sound in specific directions around your head, making it sound like you are listening to audio on more speakers, rather than just the two.
It’s hard to describe how it sounds, but the best I can say is that it adds an element of surround sound and realism to the game, making it even more immersive that it allows you to perceive distance and location just by audio.
The technology used on Predator Helios 3D 15 SpatialLabs Edition is just one of the innovations showcased at Acer’s Computex booth. I, for one, am very excited to see where this leads in the future of not only gaming but other applications as well.
For more on Acer SpatialLabs, you can go to their official site here.