Samsung to launch super light 3D glassesCES 2011: 3D glasses set for fashionable re-design

04 January 2011

Samsung 3D glasses

Samsung are set to unveil a new lightweight pair of 3D glasses at CES 2011 in Las Vegas. For more of the latest news and first looks check out our dedicated CES 2011 report.

It has brought on board Silhouette, an Austrian design firm, to try and improve the look and feel of its 3D glasses. The results, they claim, will be the world’s lightest 3D specs, weighing just 28g. The weight is distributed between the front and rear of the glasses, with the electronics placed round the back of the head.

First looks reveal a sleek and lightweight looking design that could be a big improvement on 2010’s excruciating collection of 3D eyewear.

3D glasses design is essential

At best the active shutter specs tested by Which? in 2010 were mildly uncomfortable, at worst they resembled deep sea diving goggles. Cracking the design and comfort of the glasses could go a long way to determining just how popular 3D TV eventually becomes.

Samsung claim its new glasses will fit adults and children alike, recharge wirelessly and switch on whenever a 3D signal is detected. There’s no word on price yet, but we’ll be hopefully trying them out this week at CES.

3D TV in 2011

2010 was a massive year for 3D with all the major AV brands launching high-end 3D TVs in a bid to spur the industry onto ‘the next big thing’. 2011 should be even bigger, with a slew of 3D announcements to follow at CES this week.

Which? was the first to deliver a full comparative review of the best 3D TVs on the market, rating the Panasonic VT20 as its favourite. Samsung weren’t far behind.

Find out more

Best 3D TV reviews

CES 2011 report

LCD, LED and plasma TV reviews

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