April 12, 2010 by Arlen Schweiger
Those 3D glasses aren’t going away, so you might as well find a pair that doesn’t make you look too geeky. Good thing the new PGD-150 from ViewSonic appears to be pretty sleek, and even comes with three sizes of custom interchangeable nose pieces so it’s stays comfy with all that 3D viewing you’re going to be engaging in soon.
For one thing, ViewSonic says it made the PGD-150 Active Stereographic 3D shutter glasses with an education setting in mind, so it says the product is “designed for heavy classroom usage and easy cleaning.”
That’s a nice perk, but we’ll be especially interested in how the frames do with home theater viewing when mated to ViewSonic’s own DLP Link 120Hz/3D Ready projectors, especially as more 3D TV and Blu-ray content is introduced.
The company says the glasses are good for viewing at up to 50 feet, which ought to make theater viewing from 10 to 15 feet away pretty darn sharp through the PGD-150’s TN Type LCD shutter and 1,000:1 contrast.
Batteries are included, and expected battery life for the glasses is 70 hours before needing replacement. Also, the build quality features a plastic, dust-proof design, ViewSonic adds, which should guard against the worst your old sofas or theater chairs manage to kick up.
The glasses are out now, with an estimated street price of $99.
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