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Planar SA2311W 23″ 3D Vision Ready 120Hz LCD Monitor

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on November 7th, 2010

Planar has a new 23-inch 3D monitor. The SA2311W display comes with a 120Hz refresh rate, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2ms response time, VGA/dual-link DVI/HDMI inputs as well as support for NVIDIA’s 3D Vision system.

It also comes with a height adjustable stand for better ergonomics. You’ll need a pair of active shutter glasses to go with it of course. Planar intends to also offer the first keyboard specially designed for users who use 3D active shutter glasses. It will be called the ProGlow and will feature seven adjustable light levels, letting gamers see which keys they are going to press.

Calvin Klein offers new pair of 3D sunglasses

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

Calvin Klein, like Gucci, has no shame when it comes to cheap marketing, so the fashion brand name is now outing some 3D-capable sunglasses.

The patent-pending curved 3D glasses from Marchon3D have been printed with the CK logo. Sure, they are more stylish than a typical pair of 3D glasses, but to me they still don’t look very appealing. No word on price yet, but I’m sure they will be expensive.

Sharp Galapagos 003SH and 005SH glasses-free 3D phones

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on November 4th, 2010

Sharp has introduced a pair of glasses-free 3D Android phones over in Japan. The Galapagos 003SH and 005SH are both for Japan’s Softbank network and both devices offer a 3.8-inch 800 x 480 pixel 3D-capable display and are powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and Android 2.2 Froyo.

The 005SH has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a 8-megapixel camera while the 003SH has a 9.6-megapixel camera capable of 720p video. The 3D content will keep you busy without glasses, with games like Mega Man, Resident Evil and Ghosts ‘n Goblins.

Gucci to release 3D glasses soon for $225

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on October 31st, 2010

We’ve seen our share of 3D glasses hit the market, but now high-end fashion company Gucci will be releasing their own 3D glasses. You can expect them around December for $225.

The glasses have “optically correct 6-base curved lenses” with a “high tech multi-layered mirrored coating which allows the wearer to view themselves in a mirror without distortion”. Would you pay $225 for a pair of retro looking 3D glasses?

Samsung adds prescription lens option to active shutter 3D glasses

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on October 20th, 2010

In an effort to stand out from other 3D offerings and entice you to buy a new 3D TV, Samsung is the first major manufacturer to offer a prescription version of their 3D glasses in Korea. The SSG-R2200 models are similar to the company’s other active shutter 3D glasses, but they’re made to order from an optometrist.

This way you will actually be able to see that glourious or not so glorious 3D. These should be available in the US eventually. No word on pricing yet, but hopefully it won’t be too much.

Toshiba Satellite A665 3D notebook coming in October

Posted in 3D,Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on September 29th, 2010

If you have been waiting to get your hands on a 3D notebook that can shoot that 3D video out to your TV, Toshiba has a new offering coming next month that will fit the bill. The notebook is called the Satellite A665 3D Edition and it uses NVIDIA 3D Vision technology.

The notebook ships with a single set of active 3D glasses and has a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The machine can be fitted with Core i5-460M or Core i7-740QM CPUs. The machine has up to 6GB of RAM available and has 640GB of storage.

Sharp BD-HP90S 3D Blu-ray Player is skinny

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on September 3rd, 2010

Sharp is all set to release a new feature-rich 3D Blu-ray player in November, called the Sharp BD-HP90S. This slim Blu-ray player can play 2D or 3D Blu-ray discs and packs in Wi-Fi to grab BD-Live content from the web without wires. There is also a USB port that allows media playback from external drives.

LED indicators let you know if you are watching movies in 3D, or Aquos “Pure Mode” for enhanced images. The Sharp BD-HP90S 3D Blu-ray player is priced at £379.99 or about $584.

Mitsubishi announces Full HD 3D TVs with built-in HDD and Blu-ray Burner

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on August 25th, 2010

The 3D TVs just keep on coming and Mitsubishi is introducing some 3D TVs that offer an integrated Blu-ray player/recorder and hard drive. Of course, they’re not cheap. They will cost you $5,900, $4,700, and $3,500 for the 55-inch, 46-inch, and 40-inch models respectively.

At least for those prices they will come bundled with a pair of 3D glasses. They should go on sale on October 21st in Japan. Specifications of all three models are identical and include a Full HD LCD panel, LED backlight, Blu-ray burner that can play 3D Blu-ray discs, 1TB hard drive, DIATONE speaker system, USB and HDMI ports and an SD memory card slot.

Polaroid Eyewear to make RealD compatible 3D glasses

Posted in 3D by Shane McGlaun on August 19th, 2010

If you have been to the movie theater to see a 3D film recently you have probably watched with RealD 3D tech. The glasses that you get in a RealD theater all look like they were designed in the 80′s and are very flat and can be uncomfortable.

Polaroid Eyewear and RealD have announced that Polaroid will be producing a new line of 3D glasses that will work with RealD 3D technology in theaters around the world. The glasses that Polaroid is making are a more modern wrap around style that look better and might be more comfortable.

MSI launches first Multi-Touch 24” Full HD 3D All-in-One PC with USB 3.0

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on August 17th, 2010

MSI has introduced the first high performance 3D all-in-one machine ever. The Wind Top AE2420 comes with a full HD 3D multi-touch display, and a 120Hz high scanning frequency LED panel. When used with the bundled MSI3D Infinity shutter glasses, you should have a great 3D viewing experience, without any blurred 3D images or other problems.

Some other specs include Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, an ATI Mobility Radeon HD5730 discrete graphics chip with DirectX 11 support, USB 3.0 and MSI Premium Sound Technology.

Panasonic introduces 42 and 50 inch 3D Viera GT25 plasmas

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

The 3D onslaught continues. Now Panasonic has a new pair of 3D plasmas for gamers, with their Viera 3D GT25 range. There’s the 50-inch TC-P50GT25 and the 42-inch TC-P42G25.

The latter is the company’s first-ever 42-inch Full HD 3D plasma. Both will require active shutter glasses in order to use. Features include a 1080p panel, 600Hz sub-field drive, 24p playback and 2D-to-3D conversion. The pair should hit retail shelves by the end of the month.

LG introduces two new 3D Home Projectors in Korea

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

Everyone is releasing 3D gear, compared to the very little amount of 3D content that is coming our way. And now LG has introduced two new 3D home video projectors in Korea. The BX327 and BX277 offer 3200 Lumens and 2700 Lumens of brightness.

Both are positioned as Family 3D video projectors with a 2,300:1 contrast ratio. They feature DLP technology and come with 2 embedded speakers and a USB connector. They are priced at about 1,000,000 Won (or $842) and will come with a pair of 3D glasses.

Samsung releases four new 3D LED HDTVs

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on August 12th, 2010

Samsung is all set to release four new 3D HDTVs. The 65-inch UN65C8000 is an LED-backlit unit that supports Samsung’s Real 240Hz panel and Wi-Fi connectivity with an 8,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The 50-inch PN50C680 and 58-inch PN58C680 feature a 1080p display resolution on 600Hz panels. Both 3D HDTVs have the AllShare feature, allowing them to access media on other PCs or other DLNA-compatible devices.

Lastly, the 50-inch PN50C490 supports a lower 720p resolution display. The 65-inch Samsung UN65C8000, 50-inch PN50C680, 58-inch PN58C680 and 50-inch PN50C490 are all priced at $6,000, $2,300, $1,600 and $1,100.

Samsung prices C680 and C490 3D Plasma TVs

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2010

Samsung has kindly let us know about the pricing of the C680 and C490 active-shutter Plasma 3D TVs. To refresh your memory, the Samsung C680 features a Full-HD resolution with a 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, four HDMI ports, a USB port, as well as Samsung’s Internet and DLNA AllShare.

The Samsung C490 is a budget-minded 3D plasma TV that features 720p HD resolution and three HDMI inputs. There’s also the 50-inch PN50C680, 58-inch PN58C680, and 50-inch PN50C490 priced at $1,599, $2,299 and $1,099, respectively.

PS3 to offer 3DS Style slider for 3D titles

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on July 22nd, 2010

Looks like Sony has been paying attention to what Nintendo is doing. They have announced that future stereoscopic 3D titles on the PS3 will come with a 3D slider that allows you to adjust the depth of 3D displayed by the game. It’s similar to how the 3DS handles 3D.

The adjustment can be made using the left analog stick, using a tilt. Do you have your 3D TV yet? I doubt the phenomenon will last long, but it will be interesting to see what happens.