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Personal Stylish 3D Glasses For Watching 3D Movies at the Cinema

July 22nd, 2010 · 3 Comments · Other S3D Tech

If you are tired of wearing those uncomfortable and ugly looking disposable passive polarized 3D glasses that you get each time in the cinema, then you have some options. There are already a few companies that offer much better looking, better built, even better performing and of course more expensive passive polarized 3D glasses designed for movie theaters using RealD technology for projecting and viewing the 3D content (circular polarization). Among the most recent companies that started to exploit this new market are Gunnar Optiks and MicroVision Optical…



Gunnar Optiks currently offers only two different models of 3D Movie glasses from its Attache collection – the Anime and Phenom. Both models are with a price of $99 USD, which you can consider a bit high, but I like more the design of these glasses and the build quality is better. So if you go to watch 3D movies more often and prefer to watch them in a 3D Cinema equipped with RealD, then these glasses may be completely worth it instead of using the cheap plastic ones that you get in the cinema. Gunnar Optiks is claiming that their glasses are also superior in terms of optical quality thus making the 3D experience even better when watching a 3D move with them…



Microvision Optical offers a bit bigger assortment of RealD-compatible 3D Movie glasses. They have total of 29 different models that are separated in 8 product lines, so you have a lot more options here to choose from. These glasses are all plastic and a bit cheaper than the Gunnar Optiks’ models, Macrovision Optical’s 3D glasses cost between $30 and $35 USD a pair. Microvision Optical claims to have superior optics in their products as well as that their 3D glasses can be worn like a normal pair of sunglasses when you are not watching a 3D movie. The reason for that being is the fact that the lenses they use also block 100% the UVA and UVB ultraviolet light from the sun, just like a good pair of normal sunglasses, but unlike other traditional 3D glasses.

More about Gunnar Optiks’ 3D Glasses Technology…
To see MicroVison Optical’s 3D Movie Glasses Collection…

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Michael // Jul 22, 2010 at 19:24

    The complaint about 3D glasses looking dorky is the most ludicrous statement supported by the media and such a waste of resources for these companies to address it. It’s something you wear in a pitch-black movie theater where no one can see you, so why does the look of the glasses matter? Are people that vain (maybe they are) that they’ll ridicule someone at a cinema if their glasses aren’t cool?

    I give Microvision Optical for at least making them somewhat useful, but they can never be dark enough to use as proper sunglasses YET not dark so it can be properly used inside a Real D screen.

    I’d like to see them make the cheap glasses bigger so they’ll fit people with large heads, and over prescription glasses. That’s the more pressing concern right?

  • 2 salsa // Jul 22, 2010 at 22:06

    Michale, agreed! This “3D glasses are dorky” is basically saying “haha! / 4-eyes! / loser nerd!” which, as a glasses-wearer, I don’t appreciate.

    Anyway, these are nice, but what we really need are 2D glasses– frames with two left or two right sets of filters– for movies with crap 3D effects, either shot 3D or converted! I had to take off my 3D glasses watching the horribly cut 3D trailers before Toy Story 3D– painful crap.

  • 3 Robert // Sep 2, 2010 at 20:50

    Michael, There are 3D glasses over perscription glasses. They are called “Fit-Overs” and Salsa if you had worn better 3D glasses than you wouldn’t have taken off your glasses. You get what you pay for. If you spend a little $ than, you will not have this problem. What do you expect when you use the recyclable glasses the theater gives you.

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