You already prefer your movies in 3D, so why get stuck with 2D when enjoying your photos? Kick those flat images to the curb with the Nikon NF-300i, an autostereoscopic digital photo frame that, oddly enough, no one can buy.
That’s right, you can’t purchase one. Instead, Nikon will loan you a unit when you sign up with My Picturetown, a cloud-based 3D conversion and picture hosting service. You pay a subscription to the service, send them your stash of 2D JPEGs and pull down the converted 3D stills down to your borrowed frame’s memory for display.
The Nikon NF-300i has a 7.2-inch LCD (800 x 600 resolution) with double-density lenticular lenses for enjoying all those 3D images in glasses-free convenience. It can, of course, be used for 2D photographs, too, which you can save at the integrated 4GB of storage. For connectivity, the device comes with ethernet, 802.11 b/g WiFi and one USB port.
It’s running a modified version of Android 2.1, with dedicated apps for displaying the pictures and playing movies (no Market access, though). A bunch of widgets are also in tow, including ones for displaying time, weather, feeds and more.
My Picturetown will only be available in Japan, in the meantime, priced at ¥1,995 (around $24) for a month or ¥19,950 for an entire year ($244). With the membership, you get hosting for the images, three 3D conversions a month and one Nikon NF-300i, which you can keep until you unsubscribe. Honestly, this sounds like a bad deal. We guess this is test run for the 3D frames, though, aimed at those with piles of disposable income.