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Beware from the Cheaper Chines Clones of the 3D Vision Glasses

April 20th, 2010 · 17 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


It seems that some Chinese company already has managed to make a clone of the 3D Vision shutter glasses, surprisingly they do look almost like the original (at least the glasses) with the IR transmitter being somewhat strange. The product was noticed on eBay being sold under the name of “3D Adventurer” and being sold by a person from UK, claiming it is fully compatible with the original 3D Vision glasses, but at a lower price than the original. I suppose that some people might get attracted by the lower price, but have in mind that there might be problems in terms of compatibility and other issues, so my recommendation is to not to rush and beware of such non-original products. At least until does a thorough review of them and we have more information on their level of compatibility, quality, durability etc., although I’d still prefer the original from Nvidia. It seems they might’ve done a good job with the glasses, but the IR transmitter actually looks quite bad and a bit far from being comfortable to use, especially controlling the level of the depth, or at least it looks like that. Maybe if the Chinese guys did not try to just copy, but also to improve them further they would’ve been a more interesting product and not just attract with a lower price, bundled with a lot of unknown factors… ;)

If you want to take a look at the original listing at eBay for more info…
Somewhat of a review of the 3D Adventurer in Chinese(English Autotranslation)

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Ordering Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 from Japan

August 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Shooting in 3D

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The Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 digital camera that is most likely the first portable consumer solution for taking Stereo 3D pictures and shooting movies in S3D is already available for some time in Japan and still only there. And since there is a lot of interest in this product from both Europe and USA from people that are using different solutions for visualizing stereo images and movies some guys in Japan have noticed a good opportunity. If you are very eager to get one of these digital wonders you can order one directly from Japan via eBay, it takes up to a week for delivery and will cost you between $600 and $640 for the camera and $20-$40 more for shipping. Still you’ll need to consider the additional customs tax depending on your country that you’ll have to pay and the VAT, but since there is no other way to get this particular digital camera for the moment it is worth buying it through eBay. The Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 camera being sold online from Japan is of course a Japanese model, meaning you won’t get manuals in English, but the menu of the camera can be switched between Japanese and English so no worries. The power adapter is also an universal one that can be used within the AC 100V to 240V, 50/60 Hz range so again no worries no matter where in the world you live. Personally I’m still considering between getting this camera and Viewsonic PJD6211 or PJD6221 (I’m on a tight budget), but one of the two is definitely going to be ordered by the end of the month… ;)

To view the current offers for Fujifilm FinePix REAL 3D W1 from Japan…

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