The Best Inventions of 2021
November 10, 2021 6:15 AM EST

SPECIAL MENTION: A 3D future might not require special glasses or headsets after all. The Looking Glass Portrait ($349), a picture-frame-like device that showcases images in 3D, allows virtually anyone to capture images and videos on their phones and display them in 3D, right from their desktop. The company behind the product, Looking Glass Factory, says it’s hoping to democratize 3D technology by leaning on the tools that already reside in most people’s pockets—namely a smartphone that features a camera with Portrait mode. —Jared Lindzon

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