Toshiba Making 3-D TVs Requiring No Glasses
The biggest nuisance of watching 3-D content just might be the silly glasses. Toshiba wants to change that by reportedly making new 3-D TVs that don't require any special glasses.
Toshiba is said to be prepping three different TV models for launch before the holidays, all of which use a special screen that displays light at different angles, effectively making glasses obsolete. Not only does that mean no silly glasses, but it also means less eye fatigue and wider viewing angles.
It's likely similar to the glasses-free 3-D screen technology recently seen in the Nintendo 3DS handheld console .
The Toshiba 3-D TVs are reported to cost "several thousand dollars ," so they still won't be an impulse buy for most consumers. But if they prove popular enough, Toshiba and other manufacturers will likely make more and cheaper versions.