Nvidia launches wired 3D glasses at $100 Less than the un-wired

Nvidia seems to have seen a market among gamers who are not willing to pay $199 for the wireless version of its 3D Vision glasses, which allow users to view computer games and movies in stereoscopic 3D. Hence, in a hope to jumpstart a new market (by making 3D more affordable for mass market gamers), Nvidia is introducing a pair of WIRED stereoscopic 3D glasses today for $99.

Nvidia, the Santa Clara California based graphics chip maker showcased the new WIRED model at the Computex 2011 trade show in Taipei. The glasses use Nvidia’s active-shutter technology, which offers higher quality 3D than ordinary 3D glasses, allowing users to watch in 1080p, or high-definition. But since the wireless glasses need to be charged, taking the manufacturing costs higher; hence the company thought rolling out the WIRED version a good idea.

By embracing the cheaper WIRED 3D glasses, a gamer will have at its disposal about 525 full-HD 3D games that use Nvidia’s technology. In addition, a user can also watch Blu-ray 3D movies and view streaming 3D video from YouTube and 3DVisionLive.com with the glasses. Not stopping the benefits there, the wired glasses also support 65 different 3D Vision computers. In the words of Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision at Nvidia, the company has built the largest ecosystem of 3D products around 3D Vision.

Last but not the least, if the buyer contemplates the fact that the glasses come with a 10-foot-long universal serial bus 2.0 cable, then the distinction of WIRED and UN-WIRED just fades out.

Availability: The wired glasses are expected to be available in late June from the Nvidia store, retailers, and web sites.

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