Viewsonic delivers its own $99 3D glasses

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Viewsonic delivers its own $99 3D glasses
Say hello to the latest competitor in the 3D glasses market as ViewSonic has unwrapped its PGD-150 shutter shades. Don't expect to set these up with those IR-syncing flat panels that are all the rage recently however, these particular glasses are designed for DLP Link compatible 3D projectors... like the ones ViewSonic sells. With a reported 50ft effective range and 70 hour battery in a ruggedized design, we're figuring these are probably more suited to a workplace environment that so many of the projectors we've seen are destined for, but if you want to wear them in your own living room we won't stop you.

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ViewSonic® Brings Cost-Effective 3D Projection to Life

PGD-150 3D glasses complete ViewSonic's 3D Ready projector line

WALNUT, Calif., April 12, 2010 – ViewSonic® Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the launch of its own PGD-150 Active Stereographic 3D shutter glasses. Designed to work in tandem with ViewSonic's DLP® Link™ 120Hz / 3D Ready projectors1, these unique glasses provide an immersive 3D experience ideal for use at home or in the classroom.

"From our 3D Ready projectors to desktop displays, ViewSonic has been among the first to offer solutions in this space. When paired with our DLP Link 120Hz / 3D Ready projectors, our new PGD-150 glasses provide users a truly immersive experience," said Erik Willey, director of projector product marketing for ViewSonic. "We are excited to help open new worlds of viewing possibilities and put 3D within reach for a wider sector of the population – whether for work, entertainment or learning."

For teachers looking to make the educational experience more engaging for their students, or home users hoping to bring cinema-quality 3D experiences into their media rooms, ViewSonic's PGD-150 Active Stereographic shutter glasses offer a bold new approach. Boasting a 50ft effective use distance for maximum flexibility and active shutter glass design for a blur-free 3D experience, these glasses work perfectly in tandem with large scale presentations or solo media viewing. The PGD-150's sharp 1000:1 contrast and TN Type LCD shutter ensures each vibrant 3D image is displayed with perfect clarity.

Molded in durable plastic, the ViewSonic PGD-150 Active Stereographic 3D shutter glasses feature a ruggedized water- and dust-proof design and operate with long lasting lithium batteries for up to 70 hours of usage before replacement.

ViewSonic's PGD-150 Active Stereographic 3D shutter glasses are currently available for an ESP of $99.

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