Monster Cables Announces the First Universal Active Shutter Glasses

Posted Tue Jun 29, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

You'll need an adapter, but they'll work with every 3D television out today.

It's really easy to rag on Monster Cables. The company's not exactly a pillar of integrity with the way its cables are marketed, and the same can be said of most other Monster offerings.

The Monster Vision Max 3D glasses are an exception. They fill a niche that's been left empty by the major TV manufacturers. Simply put, they're 3D glasses that work with any television. You know, like it should have been done in the first place.

Max 3D glasses don't come cheap, but considering the cost of active shutter glasses, they're not far out of the normal range.

You'll have to shell out $249 for a set that includes a single pair of glasses and a transmitter kit, but after that initial investment, they're $169 each. Plug the transmitter into your television, put on the glasses and enjoy.

There's one thing 3D Max glasses do differently, and that's transmit data. While most 3D glasses get sync data from IR connections – which are broken if you turn your head – 3D Max glasses rely on RF signals. That means no desynchronizing just because you looked away.

You'll be able to pick up the Monster Vision Max 3D glasses this September.

Source: eCoustics

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