By Lisa Carlin
NVIDIA has introduced its range of new 3D Vision products, which deliver greater realism and immersion than ever for 3D games, movies and photos, according to the company. These products include the NVIDIA 3D Vision 2, the next generation of NVIDIA’s 3D technology gamer-inspired glasses, and 3D LightBoost, a display technology.
NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 glasses: These were designed specifically for gamers and 3D enthusiasts. The lenses of these glasses are 20 per cent larger than those in first-generation glasses, resulting in a wider viewing area and increased external light blocking. In addition, the 3D Vision 2 glasses are made of soft composite materials for more comfortable fit with gaming headphones. The glasses, feature advanced active-shutter and IR wireless technologies. They are also fully backwards-compatible with all existing 3D Vision Ready content and supporting products.
The 3D Vision 2 glasses kit, which includes one pair of 3D Vision 2 glasses and a wireless USB IR emitter comes for $149, will be available worldwide in October.
NVIDIA 3D LightBoost: is a new display technology that delivers up to 2X brighter 3D images than existing 3D solutions, and improved color quality, says NVIDIA. It also increases environmental lighting, making gaming keyboards and mice more visible, and reducing 3D ghosting.
The first NVIDIA 3D LightBoost-certified desktop display is the ASUS VG278H, a 27-inch LED full HD (1920×1080) monitor. It is also expected to be available by the end of October. The ASUS VG278H includes a pair of the 3D Vision 2 glasses and is priced at $699.
Additional 3D LightBoost-compatible displays from Acer and BenQ are expected to ship in the coming months. 3D LightBoost compatible notebooks include several Toshiba models — Satellite P770/P775, Dynabook Satellite T572, Dynabook T572, and the Qosmio X770/X775 — with others expected in the coming months.
NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro technology is a combination of wireless active shutter glasses and advanced software, which automatically transforms business-oriented applications into full stereoscopic 3D. The 3D Vision Pro technology is designed for multi-user, collaborative viewing and production environments, and features long-range, bi-directional 2.4GHz radio communication.
Lisa Carlin writes on gadgets and geeky things for techtaffy.com. She can be reached at [email protected]