NVIDIA’s new 3D Vision 2 glasses share some similarities with the originals in terms of their lense shape overall look, but a number of aspects have been tweaked for better performance and comfort.
As we mentioned on the previous page, the lenses used in the 3D Vision 2 glasses are 20% larger, to allow for wider viewing angles. The shape of the glasses has also been changed slightly to better wrap around the wearer’s head and there is a ridge along the inside-top end that helps block more light, for better immersion.
NVIDIA says the glasses feature a “gaming inspired design”, but what that means isn’t exactly clear; they just look like a hardcore pair of sunglasses to us. Additional design cues include NVIDIA badges on both sides, and new, slimmer arms, made from a soft composite material. Instead of wrapping around the wearer’s ear, the arms on the new glasses hug the head, so they’ll fit easily under a headset and are more comfortable during longer gaming sessions. The glasses also include adjustable nose-pieces to ensure a better fit for users and even allow enough room to fit over some prescription eyewear underneath.
In addition to the new 3D Vision 2 glasses, NVIDIA has also worked with its partners to help bring Lightboost enabled notebooks and monitors to market. Toshiba has a couple of notebooks already in the works, and although we don’t have confirmation just yet, others are likely to follow suit. Asus is also at the ready with a 27” Lightboost enabled LCD—the VG278H—which we were able to test out with a pair of the new 3D Vision 2 glasses.