Nvidia announces 3D Vision 2 glasses with improved technology

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Announced earlier today, Nvidia revealed the second generation of its 3D Vision wireless glasses kit. Compared to the previous model, the 3D Vision 2 glasses have 20 percent large lenses allowing for a wider viewing area. In addition, the new version of the glasses offer a higher color fidelity due to a more efficient design when it comes to blocking out external light. The previous version was designed from hard, black plastic that would dig into the side of a user’s head leaving indentations. The new version has been designed out of a much softer composite material and should end up being more comfortable for users. The new version of the 3D glasses are also backwards compatible and will work with previous content.

nvidia-glasses-techNvidia is hoping that more computer users will invest in 3D gaming technology and start playing the library of 550 3D-compatible PC games with the glasses. According to the company, the number of 3D-capable notebooks have increased by 126 percent over the first six months of 2011 and the number of 3D monitors has increased by 112 percent in the same time period. Nvidia is recommending pairing the 3D Vision 2 glasses with a monitor that supports the 3D LightBoost technology. Nvidia claims that the technology delivers 3D images that are twice at bright as monitors without the technology in addition to decreasing the ghosting effect.

Announced hardware that will be supporting the 3D Vision 2 glasses include the ASUS 27-inch VG278H 1080p monitor, Toshiba Qosmio X770 and 775 as well as the Toshiba Satellite P770 and P775. While the 27-inch Asus monitor comes with the 3D Vision 2 glasses for a hefty retail price of $699, consumers can purchase the glasses kit later this month with a wireless USB IR emitter for $149. The glasses can also be purchased separately for $99 through the Nvidia site or other authorized retailers. 

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