Sonys puts price on its 3D glasses
Sony has just announced the price of its 3D glasses to accompany its new range of 3D devices – from TVs and Blu-ray players – and they aren’t cheap. The home entertainment giant has put the tag of $155 (around £100) on each pair of Active Shutter goggles.
The company announced the pricing on pairs in Japan, and it’s going to be a tough additional outlay to swallow, especially if you have a large family who don’t want to watch 3D treats in shifts.
Part of the reason for the pricing is the fact that Sony’s brand of 3D relies on a flickering lens on the glasses to create the 3D image, so the specs themselves need electronics and battery power to function.
Not only that, but you’ll also need an accompanying infra-red light emitter, costing $55 (£37). Both items are due this way in June, but the good news is that you get to choose from three colours of specs – blue, pink or black. Yay.