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Nvidia 3D Vision Glasses Go Wired, Cheaper

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 33 comments

Never worry about having a charge again.

Tired of suddenly losing all depth while gaming with your Nvidia 3D Vision glasses on your face? Nvidia has the answer with a new product:  Nvidia 3D Vision wired glasses.  Besides not needing to be recharged, the new glasses are cheaper at $99 (U.S. MSRP), and offer the same 3D quality and features of 3D Vision wireless glasses.

Nvidia 3D Vision wired glasses include a 10-foot USB 2.0 cable for direct, easy connection to a 3D Vision PC or notebook.  This makes it ideal for LAN gaming events and iCafe gaming centers, as it does not require batteries and the cable can easily be secured to a PC with an optional computer lock to minimize theft.

“3D Vision provides gamers and enthusiasts with the world’s largest ecosystem of 3D products and features,” said Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision at Nvidia.  “3D fans have been waiting for more affordable glasses, and we’re expecting our new 3D Vision wired glasses to hit the sweet spot for them.”

Nvidia 3D Vision wired glasses are expected to be available beginning in late-June 2011 from the Nvidia Store, as well as from leading retailers and e-tailers.

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    Thunderfox , June 1, 2011 10:09 AM
    The sweet spot for me will be when there is a universal standard for it so I don't have to worry about whose monitor or glasses I buy. Unless a monitor I want anyway happens to have 3D Vision support built in, I don't foresee myself ever investing in it.
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    Scanlia , June 1, 2011 10:08 AM
    Great.
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    Thunderfox , June 1, 2011 10:09 AM
    The sweet spot for me will be when there is a universal standard for it so I don't have to worry about whose monitor or glasses I buy. Unless a monitor I want anyway happens to have 3D Vision support built in, I don't foresee myself ever investing in it.
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    dimar , June 1, 2011 10:15 AM
    I might give it a try, when the time comes.
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    godnodog , June 1, 2011 11:04 AM
    Good, but i´ll still have to wait cause my screen is only 60Hertz, and apparently the requirements is 100Hertz
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    ravewulf , June 1, 2011 11:18 AM
    Good to see more affordable glasses, but 120Hz monitors are still expensive
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    alidan , June 1, 2011 11:42 AM
    godnodogGood, but i´ll still have to wait cause my screen is only 60Hertz, and apparently the requirements is 100Hertz

    100hrz for crt
    120hrz for lcd
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    baddad , June 1, 2011 11:50 AM
    The wireless classes have a 40 hour play time, why would you need them wired, I've never run out of power with mine.
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    Thunderfox , June 1, 2011 11:53 AM
    Heh, there's the rub. For a decade everybody had CRT monitors that could have done this easily with only the need to buy the glasses, and now they come out with this sort of thing once the world has already moved to 60hz LCD's.
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    reggieray , June 1, 2011 1:04 PM
    dimarI might give it a try, when the time comes.

    Agreed, probably years from now.
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    idlerp , June 1, 2011 1:05 PM
    lamorpaWhy would your wait cause your screen to be 60Hz? I'm sure it is the LCD driver hardware. Do you think if you don't wait it will cause your screen to run at >=100Hz?


    ...Maybe a $200+ monitor and the $99 glasses aren't in his budget at this time as opposed to only having to buy the glasses.
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    mik101 , June 1, 2011 1:07 PM
    @lamorpa

    Your comment is a joke right? He has to wait because you need a 120hz LCD monitor to use them, and clearly his (note: most aren't). So, unless he wants to buy a new monitor at the same time, then he has to wait, because it won't work.
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    mik101 , June 1, 2011 1:33 PM
    lamorpaNo. He seemed to be saying the wait itself was the cause of his current monitor's 60Hz refresh rate (read his comment again). His sentence makes more sense if you substitute the word 'because' in the place where he typed the word 'cause'. It takes on a more sensible meaning.


    I see what you're saying, but when you read comments on the internet, you need to realize many people don't speak English as a first language, or they may use poor grammar. Look at what people are trying to say, rather exactly what they type. The grammar Nazis will take care of the rest.
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    mik101 , June 1, 2011 1:34 PM
    I know I missed a "than" there. Keyboard is too small. My bad.
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    ironmb , June 1, 2011 1:50 PM
    I can't wait for this 3d fad to go away.. i've tried it and let me tell you.. the only thing good that came out of 3d gaming, was the 120hz monitor. 3d will soon roll over and die.
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    rebel1280 , June 1, 2011 1:58 PM
    All i know is that i can no longer watch anime on a 120hz LED tv, just ruined it for me, i can see every layer and they make the anime look cheap lol
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    lamorpa , June 1, 2011 1:59 PM
    mik101I see what you're saying, but when you read comments on the internet, you need to realize many people don't speak English as a first language, or they may use poor grammar.

    A cause/because mistake is not an ESL issue, no one would make a translation mistake for those two completely different words.
    esp.: causar / porque
    fr.: causer / parce que
    deutsch: verursachen / weil
    российский: вызывать / потому что
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    MauveCloud , June 1, 2011 2:15 PM
    ThunderfoxHeh, there's the rub. For a decade everybody had CRT monitors that could have done this easily with only the need to buy the glasses, and now they come out with this sort of thing once the world has already moved to 60hz LCD's.


    One problem with that is that CRT monitors only supported high enough refresh rates at low resolutions.
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    Thunderfox , June 1, 2011 2:54 PM
    lamorpaA cause/because mistake is not an ESL issue


    Is english your second language? Native speakers commonly use Cause as a shortened form of Because.

    I suppose if one wanted to be anal about it it could be written with an apostrophe in front of it to make it clear that the word had been intentionally shortened, but again, that isn't necessary if one assumes that the readers are native speakers. They will understand it either way.
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