Sharp’s dual view LCD – different angles, different view

I’ve seen this monitor before, but when I saw this on TechEBlog, I figured I’d post about it for those who haven’t seen this before. As the headline says, looking at Sharp’s new LCD from different angles can give you different views. Look at the image below – the view on the left is the same LCD viewed in a mirror. Notice the different image for the different angles. I have no idea how good the view differentiation is, but this is something that would just be cool to have. And being a geek, sometimes really cool is the only reason I need to want something.

With a parallax barrier superimposed on a normal TFT-LCD, these Sharp displays can show different information simultaneously depending on the viewing angle.