We bring you a full rundown of Gunnar Optiks in this episode. Gunnar makes some amazing computer and gaming glasses that significantly reduce eye strain and make a long workday (or gaming marathon) a super pleasant experience on your eyes. Gunnar also makes prescription models, as well as 3D eyewear. We bring you a rundown of how the technology works, and a look at the Spring 2012 Gunnar Collection. You can check out Gunnar glasses on Amazon. This video was recorded at CES 2012.
Samsung announced an upcoming price drop for its current 3D glasses, which will complement its recently redesigned and streamlined active shutter glasses. The SSG-3100GB 3D glasses are now $129, but starting May 1 they will retail for $50 per pair. They don't need recharging and can run for up to 70 hours before the battery has to be replaced.
The $50 glasses aren't only a new low point in the cost of active shutter 3D glasses, but they're also the key to letting users enjoy their 3D HDTVs with no additional investment. Samsung will include two pairs of SSG-3100GB glasses with all of its 3D HDTVs for free.
This does not include the D7000 and higher LED TVs and D6500 and higher plasma TVs, which will continue to include the SSG-3100M 3D starter kit with which they were already bundled, which also includes the two pairs of glasses and a 3D Dreamworks movie.
Theater 3D is up to 50% brighter, has one half of the visual crosstalk distortion, handles fast action motion without blurring images, has a wider horizontal viewing angle and has none of the annoying flickering of Active Shutter 3D that may cause eye strain.
If that doesn't have you sold, then you'll be pleased to know that the TV comes with four pairs of 3D glasses for an entire family, as well as built-in dual-band Wi-Fi and Vizio Apps such as Amazon Video On Demand, Netflix, and Vudu.
Look for it this month at Costco, Sam’s Club, and online for a steep $3,499.99.
We caught up with the folks behind Gunnar Optiks, makers of high quality 3D glasses, as well as some great computer glasses, and outdoor fashion shades as well. We wanted to focus specifically on the 3D technology, as well as the computer shades, since we know a lot of you out there spend hours looking at computer monitors, television displays, and mobile devices screens all day. The company is founded and run by people with some serious optics knowledge, and they are about to hit us hard with purchasable 3D glasses, including prescription glasses, so you have your own pair when you hit theaters, rather than the generic huge ones.
The computer glasses I was originally skeptical about, but after wearing them for just a few minutes, you realize the benefit. Here are the Gunnar computer glasses that we’ve been rocking recently, if you are interested. Definitely worth it, we say. Hit the video above for all details on what Gunnar Optiks has going on.
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Last January, we got a chance to see Panasonic‘s 3D demonstration on their 103-inch screen, and it appears that the company was able to shrink it down for the typical consumer, and they’ll be showing it off at CEATEC 2009 next week. Their 50-inch screen is meant for the typical consumer (starting with early adopters.) To take advantage of 3D on this set, you need to use it alongside a 3D-compatible Blu-ray player along with shutter glasses. There is no word on a price point, but these 3D TVs should be all the rage next year.
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I’m sure you have noticed with all the 3D movies in the theaters these days, that 3D is the latest thing—or, at least, the latest returning thing. Well, it wouldn’t be the first time, and there have been a barrage of products at CES last January that seem to tell us that 3D is not only back, but it might be here to stay.
It would appear that YouTube is trying to get its hand in the 3D game. YouTube is currently testing out the idea of 3D videos by offering a few 3D View Style options. Granted, contributors will have to purchase special (and often expensive) video cameras in order to display their mundane activities in 3D, but it could be worth it. You can check out one of the 3D videos on YouTube now.
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You know that some of us dig the commercials more than the Super Bowl itself and although there will be less of them this year because of the bad economy, there will be something to make up for it. This year, in addition to talking creatures and other assorted weirdness, the 60 sec. 3D SoBe Lifewater commercial is the first ever crossover with “Monsters vs Aliens,” the new DreamWorks movie that will be out March 27. Look for the spot at the end of the second quarter. You can get the glasses at local grocery stores, Dollar General and K-Mart. Better hurry as there are only 125 million pairs available.
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With the Minoru (which means “reality”) Webcam from Novo and a pair of glasses, you can see in 3D via Skype, Microsoft Live Messenger and other IMs. It apparently also makes 3D images and videos that can then be uploaded to social sites such as YouTube, although those wanting to see it will need glasses, too. Arriving in December at a price of $100.00, we figure that this is a bit overpriced and overcomplicated.
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Hyundai has unveiled a new 3D LCD monitor that utilizes TriDef Technology. The 22-inch W220S appears normal to the naked eye, but add a pair of the nerdy glasses and you get interlaced stereoscopic 3 dimensions. The screen features a a WSXGA+ resolution (1680x1050,) a brightness of 300cd/m², a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a HDM/DVI-D interface, and 2 built-in 3W speakers. Available so far only in Japan, it carries a price of €590 (~$908.00.)
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