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Nvidia 3D Vision 2 review

3D takes a step in the right direction

Our Verdict

Subtle improvements make for a much clearer viewing experience, but these glasses are still uncomfortable

For

  • Peripheral vision dramas sorted
  • Bigger lenses

Against

  • Disappointingly uncomfortable
  • High price

Nvidia's new 3D Vision 2 Wireless Glasses are designed to work with its new LightBoost technology and cut out annoying periphery dramas with 20 per cent bigger lenses.

Maybe you love 3D, maybe you hate it. Wherever you stand on the begoggled viewing experience, though, chances are you'll have at least a couple of niggles.

Stereoscopic 3D is no infant in technology terms, but it is experiencing teething problems as it gradually invades your household media setup.

For starters, it's inconvenient and uncomfortable to have to wear special glasses every time you want to play a game or catch a movie; not to mention expensive if you're shelling out for several sets of glasses. Then there's the flickering in your periphery, the headaches and the lack of image depth.

Samsung has made good progress in addressing the comfort issue with its SSG 2 and 3 series 3D glasses, and while 3D monitors that don't require the goggles at all aren't too far away, the industry isn't just sitting on its hands until then.

Tech Specs

Product Type3D Glasses
Glass TechnologyShutter
Brand NameNVIDIA
Application/UsageMonitor, Notebook, All-in-One PC, Projector, Television
Battery RechargeableYes
Viewing Distance4.57 m
Synchronization MethodInfrared
Height40.6 mm
Width165.1 mm
Depth162.6 mm
ManufacturerNVIDIA Corporation
Product Name3D Vision 2 Wireless Glasses
Product Line3D Vision 2
Manufacturer Part Number942-11431-0003-001
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nvidia.com
Marketing Information

Discover the difference NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 can make in your gaming experience. The new gamer-inspired glasses have 20% larger lenses to give you the most viewing area with the least light leakage. They also work great with the innovative NVIDIA 3D LightBoost technology, which makes your screen up to 2x brighter for better 3D gaming and video viewing. Plus, 3D Vision 2 glasses are built from state of the art, softer materials designed to deliver more comfort and better fit.

Package Contents
  • 1 x 3D Vision Glasses
  • 1 x 6ft USB Cable
  • 1 x Storage Pouch
  • 2 x Nose Pieces
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Software CD
Weight (Approximate)56 g