Archive for 3D

Nintendo demonstrates glasses-free 3D on the Wii

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on March 3rd, 2011

So after its 3D capable handheld protable gaming device, which is all the rage, Nintendo is now incorporating glasses-free 3D technology into the Wii gaming console. Nintendo Producer Hideki Konno showed a demo of how Wii Nunchuck can be used to control the 3D depth effect in a special version of Mario Kart Wii.

The demo was shown at the GDC 2011 event in San Francisco. There’s no word on how soon gamers will be able to play 3D on their Wii, but we would guess it won’t take very long before you are racing Mario and friends in 3D.

Hasbro Transformers Cine-Mask 3D glasses

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2011

If you somehow thought that the last Transformers movie was good, then you’ll no doubt want to see Transformers: Dark of the Moon this summer. You’ll also likely want to add $10 to the cost of each ticket, since Hasbro is offering these Transformers Cine-Mask 3D glasses.

They will be selling these in stores before the movie’s release and they are available in Optimus Prime and Bumblebee versions. The masks each have a standard set of RealD 3D glasses, which makes them suitable for most theaters out there and other 3D movies. Sadly there’s no adult sizes available.

Mitsubishi 92″ 3D Home Cinema TV

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on February 21st, 2011

Chances are most of us have a home theater TV screen from 32 inches to 50 something. But how about a 92 inch TV? Mitsubishi’s new TV is exactly that size and is the latest addition to its 3D Home Cinema TV line. It uses Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology to bring your home theater to life when you’re watching HD or 3D movies.

It packs in 4 HDMI inputs, multiple speakers and speaker outputs to hook up to your audio system and Bluetooth so you can stream audio to the TV. The Mitsubishi 92″ 3D Home Cinema TV will cost you $6,000 and will be available soon.

Samsung demonstrates new 3D SmartTV that won’t cause dizziness

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on February 20th, 2011

There’s why it doesn’t cause dizziness, because you can’t take your eyes off of those cute gals on either side. I’m assuming that’s the reason, anyway. Samsung has demonstrated its latest 3D Smart TV in Korea. It comes with a variety of interactive features and media accessible via Samsung’s Smart HUB. This allows you to enjoy VOD content, use Skype or GTalk, YouTube and will also give you access to any of your media on external devices or on your network (DLNA).

And you can control your TV viewing experience directly from your Samsung Android Smartphone or your GalaxyTab Tablet. Sounds like a winner to us already, but it gets even better. Samsung has announced that this TV will feature new 3D glasses with Active shutter, which have been improved to reduce dizziness and eye fatigue. Which likely means that headaches will be reduced as well.

YouTube to support 3D mobile uploads

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2011

YouTube and LG has announced that it will start accepting mobile uploads in 3D, allowing users to share 3D videos. LG’s Optimus 3D will be the first to have the option, with its glasses-free display, allowing it to support much of the 3D content that it records.

We don’t have any specific details, but it should mean that any device with stereoscopic 3D should support it too. This move will allow amateur 3D video to be easily spread and distributed via Youtube for us all to see.

Mitsubishi 3DS-100S 3D Starter Pack for older Samsung and Mitsubishi 3D TVs

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on January 28th, 2011

Want more 3D in your life? Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America has announced a new 3D Starter Pack that allows owners of both Mitsubishi and Samsung 3D-ready DLP TVs to enjoy 3D home entertainment. The Mitsubishi 3DC-100S is available online right now and offers two pairs of active shutter 3D glasses, a 3D emitter, an updated 3D adapter with remote, an HDMI cable, and a Disney 3D Blu-ray disc full of 3D trailers of movies.

The new 3D starter pack will cost $449.99 and converts all mandatory 3D signal formats prescribed by HDMI 1.4a for display on Mitsubishi and Samsung 3D DLP TVs.

Toshiba announces dynabook 3D Notebook

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on January 21st, 2011

Toshiba is launching a 3D notebook just like everybody else, with the Launch of the Toshiba Dynabook T441/D8B, which is one of the companies first 3D notebooks. The Toshiba dynabook 3D features a 15.6 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, an Intel Core i7 2630QM 2GHz processor and a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics card.

Other specifications include 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB hard drive, a 0.3 megapixel web camera, one USB 3.0 port and three USB 2.0 ports. It also features HDMI, Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and it will come with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Sansa unveils universal 3D glasses

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2011

3D TVs are gaining in popularity, but it will take time for many to adopt it. Regular 3D TV, which requires glasses might be embraced more if…well if you ditch the glasses. They are nerdy and expensive. That’s why Sansa is offering Universal 3D glasses. I mean, what if you buy a 3D TV and you lose the glasses? Or they break?

Well, Sansa’s 3D glasses will recognize 3D signals coming in from any 3D TV. The glasses cost $100 a pair. Still expensive, but at least they work across the board. They recharge via a USB cable and can be purchased in 3 different sizes, small, medium and large and they even come with a nose piece if you wear spectacles.

Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition goes 3D

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on January 12th, 2011

Want proof that 3D has jumped the shark? Are we still saying that? Whatever. Look, supermodels in bikinis are fine just how they are. There’s no need to add 3D. Even if they were naked, 3D would not improve it. But Sports Illustrated thinks it is a good idea.(or they actually know better, but are going to embrace the trend to sell issues)

SI plans to sell and rent special 3D video content that ties in with its annual swimsuit issue. The content will be available to customers who have new Sony Bravia HDTVs that are 3D-capable, and a PS3 or qualified Blu-ray player running Qriocity’s rental service. You could buy it for $8, or rent it for $5. Or just choose not to be a sucker.

Fujitsu ESPRIMO FH/99CM 3D desktop computer doesn’t require fancy glasses

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on January 12th, 2011

3D is still the in thing for manufacturers and now Fujitsu Japan is planning to offer another 3D item. The ESPRIMO FH/99CM desktop computer features a naked-eye 3D display, with the screen measuring in at 23-inches and it supports Full HD resolutions.

It should be available over in Japan starting February 25th for $3,100. Some specs include: A Blu-ray drive (3D Blu-ray support), Core i7-2630QM (2.00GHz) CPU, Intel H65 Express chip set, 4GB memory, 2TB HDD, IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports and Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit).

Lenovo L2363d 3D monitor with 3D webcam and 3D glasses

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on January 6th, 2011

NVIDIA’s 3D Vision technology has been installed in the Lenovo L2363d, which features both 3D output and input, thanks to a pair of webcam lenses embedded in the top bezel. The 1920 x 1080 display is 23 inches diagonally and yes, it requires the active shutter glasses to enjoy the 3D content.

So what do you think? Is this the 3D monitor for you?

XPAND unveils world’s first personalized 3D glasses

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on January 6th, 2011

XPAND has announced the world’s first set of personalized, universal 3D glasses today at CES. They use LCD active shutter technology and are fully compatible with every make and model of 3D TV, computer and gaming console, and can be used in theaters.

With the accompanying iOS or Android app on your smartphone, you can even customize the viewing experience to fit your eyes’ unique needs. Pretty cool. These glasses communicate using Infrared, Bluetooth, Radio Frequency and DLP-Link, and you can expect them to hit stores in April of this year.

Samsung’s new and light 3D designer glasses

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2011

Samsung is making quite the fashion statement, together with glasses maker, Silhouette, with their new world’s lightest 3D designer shutter glasses. They weigh just 28g, 10g lighter than regular 3D glasses and they have been ergonomically developed so that one size fits all. The glasses can be easily adjusted allowing an adult or child to wear them. Of course they will make their debut at this year’s CES.

Some other features include auto on/off support, wireless charging and you can attach to your normal glasses.

360 degree 3D camera works like an insect’s eye

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on December 5th, 2010

This alien looking device is actually a new type of 3D camera that offers a 360 degree panoramic view of its location. What many people do not know is that “3D TV” is not really 3D at all, It’s stereoscopic TV, because if you move your head to the side, your perspective doesn’t change.

But this device could change that by allowing for changes of perspective while delivering a three dimensional image. I’m no scientist but it has something to do with how the multiple lens array lets you determine the distance to any object in the image. It could offer our future a truer 3D experience.

Viewsonic delivers new 3D devices

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on November 16th, 2010

Stereoscopic 3D is all the rage this year. Big name consumer electronics manufacturers are outing all kinds of 3D devices and small names as well. Viewsonic is introducing their range of 3D devices Stateside.

There’s the $180 3DV5 pocket camcorder that can do 720p video recording and shoot 5-megapixel still photos in both 3D and 2D. Then there’s the similarly priced 3DPF8, an 8-inch digital photo frame that also supports 3D videos and photos. And you won’t need a pair of 3D glasses to go with it.