Cramming a QXGA display with a resolution of 2048x1526 into a device as small as the iPad might seem like an impressive accomplishment. But Forth Dimension Displays have managed to squeeze that same number of pixels into a display that's smaller than an inch.
And since Apple claims that it's impossible for the human eye to discern individual pixels on their Retina displays, you might wonder what's the point of having so many pixels on such a tiny display unless you intend to hold it right up to your eye. But that's exactly what they've been designed for.
Forth Dimension Displays is hoping to revolutionise near-to-eye microdisplay hardware, like virtual reality goggles that have so far been a disappointment thanks to their low-resolution displays that don't exactly draw you into the action. In fact, by next year they're hoping to have a high-end gaming accessory on the market using the hi-res displays which would cost somewhere in the neighbourhood of $US1500 to $US2000. And if more OEMs started adopting the company's technology, that price would certainly drop over time. [Forth Dimension Displays via Dvice]