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Nvidia 3D Vision Glasses Go Wired, Cheaper

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Scanlia
    Great.
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  • Thunderfox
    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
    I might give it a try, when the time comes.
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  • godnodog
    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
    Good to see more affordable glasses, but 120Hz monitors are still expensive
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  • alidan
    godnodogGood, but i´ll still have to wait cause my screen is only 60Hertz, and apparently the requirements is 100Hertz100hrz for crt
    120hrz for lcd
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  • baddad
    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
    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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  • lamorpa
    godnodogGood, but i´ll still have to wait cause my screen is only 60Hertz, and apparently the requirements is 100HertzWhy 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?
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  • reggieray
    dimarI might give it a try, when the time comes.Agreed, probably years from now.
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