Samsung and Silhouette Introduce World's Lightest 3D Glasses

Posted Tue Jan 4, 2011 at 07:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

They're a bit odd looking, but they're lightweight and potentially quite comfortable.

Designer 3D glasses are all the rage these days -- with companies at least -- consumers seem lukewarm at best. Still, the folks at Samsung are betting a new pair of glasses will help lure customers like 3D catnip.

The new specs, designed by Austrian firm Silhouette, use active shutter technology and store the electronics in two back compartments for a much less bulky looking front-end. They're also the lightest 3D glasses to date.

Though comfort was a concern in design, we can't help but wonder exactly who these will work for. Too large a head and the glasses stop being wrap-arounds. We'll certainly find out come CES.

One particularly interesting note is that Samsung says these new glasses will charge wirelessly, which could be a nice step forward in convenience.

Source: Engadget

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Tags: CES 2011, High-Def Retailing, 3D, Industry Trends, 3D Glasses, Samsung (all tags)