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Nvidia launches wired 3D Vision shutter glasses

Cheaper but just as annoying
Mon May 30 2011, 02:00

GRAPHICS CHIP DESIGNER Nvidia has launched a wired version of its shutter glasses used as part of its 3D Vision system.

Last week Nvidia announced a tie-up with Mozilla and Youtube that resulted the video sharing website supporting Nvidia's 3D Vision system for its 3D videos, and now the firm has announced an updated, lower cost version of the shutter glasses that are needed to use 3D Vision.

Although Nvidia's wired 3D shutter glasses might look similar to the wireless ones it has been flogging for the past 18 months, the firm says this revised design has more flex, resulting in a better ergonomic fit. The wired glasses are intended for users who view 3D content in a traditional PC environment for gaming rather than lounging around in front of a big telly watching movies, though they can be used for that so long as the sofa is not too far away.

Nvidia stated a price tag of $99 (£60), though it didn't quote UK pricing and availability at launch.

It's a smart move by Nvidia to launch a lower cost version of its 3D Vision shutter glasses. However if it manages to get rid of them completely then it might be onto a real winner. µ


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