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Comparing the Lens Size and Weight of the 3D Vision 2 3D Glasses

October 16th, 2011 · 3 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


We know that with 3D vision 2 active shutter glasses Nvidia has increased the size of the lenses used by 20%, but what this means in terms of the increase of the width and height of the lenses? On the photo above you can see 3D Vision 2 (left) compared to MonsterVision Max 3D glasses (right) with the Monster glasses being the ones with the biggest lenses I’ve seems so far among active shutter glasses. On the photo you can see that Nvidia’s new 3D glasses are almost catching up to the Monster’s 3D glasses in terms of size, so here is the width and height of the visible size of the lenses between these three 3D glasses, measuring roughly the size with the minimum and maximum height and width:

3D Vision:
Lens height – 26-32 mm
Lens width – 36-54 mm

3D Vision 2:
Lens height – 30-35 mm
Lens width – 36-58 mm

MonsterVision Max 3D:
Lens height – 30-41mm
Lens width – 38-58 mm

And since the lenses of the glasses are not with an exact rectangular size it is harder to confirm these 20% size increase between the first and second generation 3D Vision, but let us believe Nvidia on this one. I was personally more interested by the fact that the lenses of the new 3D Vision 2 glasses have roughly the same width as Monster’s 3D glasses, although they are not as high. This is a good news, considering the fact that all 3D Vision ready 3D LCD monitors are wide aspect ones, but with 3D projectors there are still quite a lot of models with 4:3 or 16:10 aspect ratio and for these bigger not only in width, but also in height lenses can be considered better.




And now for what is the weight of the old and new 3D Vision shutter glasses. As you can see from the photos, the 3D Vision glasses (on top) are a bit lighter at about 51 grams and the new 3D Vision 2 glasses (on the bottom) have a bit of extra weight for a total of about 56.2 grams. Not much of a difference, but the weight is increased a bit. According to Nvidia the new glasses should be able to provide you with up to 60 hours of usage on a single charge, the same amount of time you get with the revised version of the old 3D Vision glasses. As I’ve already mentioned in a previous post the new 3D Vision 2 glasses use a built-in 70 mAh lithium-ion rechargeable battery. And just as a comparison some of the 3D HDTV manufacturers have managed to reduce the weight of their active shutter 3D glasses to less than 30 grams (with less usage time on a single charge however), so there is more to be desired in terms of weight reduction for the next generation… ;)

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 badelhas // Oct 17, 2011 at 04:31

    arent the monsters dlp glasses? Have u try them? How are them?

  • 2 Gustav // Oct 18, 2011 at 02:15

    I just my got my Version 1-glasses but no screen. Could I get the new Benq XL2420t and take benefit from all the improvements, like lightboost and cross-talk reduction? I am okay with the lens size since I will only get a 24″ screen and I think they are comfortable enough. Are there any other difference when it comes to the glasses or are the biggest change in the screen?

    Should I sell my V1-glasses while I still can or just get the new screen and be happy? :)

    Thanks in advance!

  • 3 Airman // Oct 29, 2011 at 06:03

    I really wish nV would release a wired version of the 3DV2 glasses.

    I bet they would way much less.

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