The inescapable truth is that you can not escape talk of tablets and 3D these days. Not with the consumer electronics industry adamant that both of them will soon become de rigueur, if not the desiderata of everyday life. The ongoing IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin offers the blasé tech buff no respite either, with tablets and 3D dominating the event. That said, the Aiptek i2 (
) is probably a product that you might not want to overlook.
Currently being showcased at IFA 2010, the i2 is a pocket-sized 3D camcorder capable of capturing 3D video and stills. If you don't have a 3D TV at home, it is still possible to view the recorded video in 3D on a standard display using bundled software to re-encode it. Of course, you will still need red and blue 3D glasses for it to work.
The i2 features a 2.4-inch 3D display on the back and supports up to 32 GB of expandable storage. It doesn't cost an arm and a leg, but on the contrary, it is quite affordable - unless of course you treat the Indian government's $35 tablet as a benchmark for affordability and yourself as the personification of parsimony. You can make the i2 all yours for $200.