Samsung’s 3D Glasses Are up for Pre-order

Posted Mon Mar 29, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

If you need 3D glasses for the Samsung 3D TV you’re planning on picking up, you can order them now, in both traditional and rechargeable flavors.

Planning on picking up one of Samsung’s new 3D TVs? For now, they’re still coming with that handy starter pack that included 'Monsters vs Aliens' and two pairs of their SSG-2100AB 3D Active glasses, but chances are you’ll want to watch with more than just one other person.

3D glasses are finally available for preorder on Amazon, and while pricing isn’t surprising, it’s still not too encouraging. The SSG-2100AB glasses that come in the starter kit can be had for $149 each. A new piece of information though, is that they’re not rechargeable. As soon as they die, you’ve got to have a new battery handy.

Of course, if you want to step up to rechargeable, there’s a price hike involved. The rechargeable SSG-2200AR glasses come at $199 a pair. The functionality may justify the price, but the look sure doesn’t. While Samsung’s Touch of Color looks fantastic on televisions, it just looks silly on glasses.

But wait, you can’t leave your son or daughter out of the 3D experience! Samsung’s got you covered though, with the $179 SSG-2200KR glasses, which look more like swimming goggles than glasses. They’re rechargeable, which is nice, but they also look pretty breakable, which is not.

Source: Amazon

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