Posted Tue Nov 2, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
Designer glasses packing passive 3D tech will hit shelves later this year.
Let's get one thing out of the way up front. There is absolutely no practical reason to own designer 3D glasses. Even assuming that theaters knock off the $3 upcharge since you brought your own, you'd need to see 75 3D movies to even it out.
That is, of course, if you're willing to try and get that discount. There's bound to be some hassle over the extremely rare case of the guy with his own glasses and considering that most theaters had to upgrade their projectors for 3D, you may be out of luck.
Gucci's new designer 3D glasses run $225. That's a step over the Oakley Tron glasses, but you can bet the movie itself is going to look exactly the same. Sure it's a lot to pay, but you'll look good. In the dark. Facing a screen. For two hours.
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