Japanese artist Jitsuro Mase has created an innovative iPhone/iPad gadget that turns the iPhone/iPad into a nifty little handheld 3d cinema.

Dubbed the i3dg, Mase’s device uses mirrors set at 45-degree angles to project mini movies into the space around your iPhone or iPad. You don’t need any special equipment or polarised lenses or anything to view the 3d projections.

The visuals are created in a layout corresponding to the position of the mirrors and Mase has already created dozens of animations that show off the i3dg’s capabilities. A series of i3dg films and animations are being shown at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011, early next year.

To see clips from some of these animations and find out how the i3dg works, see the video below.

While we’re on the iPhone, here’s another interesting device to maximise its creative potential. The Owle Bubo slots around the iPhone 4 to further enhance the 720p video capturing capabilities of the phone – providing it with a custom 37mm wide-angle lens, a high-quality microphone, and the ability to use any 37mm thread lens.

According to Owle, the Bubo gives the iPhone 4 “better colour saturation, contrast and sharpness, crystal clear sound and hugely reduced hand jitter”. It also makes it possible to use interchangeable 37mm lenses.

The Owle Bubo for iPhone 4 costs £150, or bundled with a Rotolight RL48-A, Rotolight Stand and belt pouch costs £275. For more information, go here

Staff Reporter

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