Wearing a pair of 3D glasses is one thing, but would you be willing to keep yourself tethered to your PC? Nvidia is gambling that at least some of you will be fine with a wired set of specs, and so the graphics chip maker on Sunday announced a new addition to its 3D Vision product family, Nvidia 3D Vision wired glasses. Nvidia realizes that adding another wire to your desktop might be asking a lot, so these new glasses are priced at a buck shy of a C-note (MSRP).
"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."
Other than the addition of a 10-foot USB 2.0 cable. these are essentially the same glasses as the wireless version with the same active-shutter technology that allows games and 3D movie buffs to play and watch 3D games and Blu-ray movies, streaming 3D video from YouTube, and so forth. The wired glasses support more than 65 different 3D Vision monitors, notebooks, and projectors, Nvidia says.
Here's a quick history lesson in 3D Vision. Nvidia introduced 3D Vision back in 2009, launching its wireless 3D Vision glasses kit at $199. Two months ago, Nvidia dropped the price to $149 and promised longer battery life. With the introduction of a wired version priced at $99, this is as cheap as 3D Vision glasses have ever been.
You'll be able to buy a pair of 3D Vision wired glasses in late June from the Nvidia Store and other e-tailers and retailers.