XpanD X103 3D glasses will arrive in 12 colors in June; priced in $125-$150 range
After slipping in for a debut at CES 2010 earlier this year with a few different sets of 3D glasses, XpanD has some more information on a "universal" pair of shades. The X103 3D glasses are being touted as compatible with "almost all the new 3D-ready TVs of all brands."
The X103 3D glasses are being touted as compatible with "almost all the new 3D-ready TVs of all brands." In other words, basically any IR-enabled set.
While the first priority of the X103 glasses is 3D-viewing, XpanD is definitely shooting to make a fashion statement with these, making them available in 12 colors and in both adult and kid sizes. But they're going to cost somewhere between $125-$150. You could get a cheap pair of real eyeglasses for the same cost. (Or at least the frames.)
One of the issues with getting onto the 3D bandwagon, especially in public places, is the glasses issue. It's expensive for movie theaters to supply them (and more expensive to replace them when their inevitably stolen), and most people aren't going to want to carry them around and/or pay the price themselves.
However, while the price is more than I would pay right now for a pair of 3D shades, these don't seem too bad. The combination of nearly-universal capability and a fun yet natural design works in XpanD's favor. Someone could even probably wear these outside, and he or she would just look like a hipster.
Do these 3D glasses intrigue you? Enough to actually drop $150 for a pair?