Usually we'd save a cool live wallpaper for our next roundup, but this one's just so groovy we had to let our readers know about it now. GyroSpace 3D is a live wallpaper that, like many others, uses your device's gyroscope for visual effects. But the space-scapes shown off in GyroSpace move around on a three-dimensional plane, coming in and out of the user's filed of view with remarkable smoothness. It's a neat effect that's not unlike a stereoscopic 3D screen, without the added hardware. Check out the video below for a demonstration.

There's a free version of GyroSpace available to everyone, though owners of older phones and tablets may find it a little taxing on their hardware. The free version has no options, just a very pretty default. The $1.59 USD paid version adds a bunch of settings to tweak, including distance, planetary rings, a pulsing background, and a rotation lock. GyroSpace 3D comes from Opotech, maker of another one of our live wallpaper favorites, Radiant Particles.

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Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Ádám Zovits

    Guess what would it do to the already unacceptable battery life of most smartphones...

    • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

      i'm gonna go with "make it better", right?! ;)

    • http://www.vrdwellersblog.com/ Miles Reiter

      Downloaded it, I'll let you know tomorrow if you'd like some evidence one way or another.

      • http://www.vrdwellersblog.com/ Miles Reiter

        Yeah, it's not very intensive. Used 2% over the course of the day, same as having browsing Facebook a couple times.

  • Harjit Sahota

    put on 3D glasses = profit? :D

  • b_to_the_randon

    OK, this is actually pretty cool. If nothing else I purchased it to support an innovative developer.

    • GazaIan

      You deserve a hug.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.richesin Jordan Richesin

    This in 3D would be an andr-orgasm. I love it and bought the full version to support the dev and this apps future development.

  • GazaIan

    Pretty freaking cool, but you can kiss your battery life goodbye.

  • Dan

    Yes, I'm a cynical bastard, but.... we know there's bound to be a "boobs" version next week, right?

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      What, precisely, is the problem with that? ;)

  • William C
  • http://www.facebook.com/arnokun Arnold Martín

    Not compatible with Xperia Neo V with android 4.0... :(

  • alexxx

    Yup, great stuff! Got it as well, it reloads randomly or when I run out of ram, I'd think its fixable. Beautiful. Needs more color options please :D

  • App8ite

    Great that it got featured on Google play, maybe my failing is my lack of simplicity http://www.app8ite.com/live-wallpapers/