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Oakley's $160 3D glasses: pricy, pretty and polarised

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We found out about Oakley’s GASCAN 3D glasses when LG announced a collaboration between the two companies, …

So, we’ve established that passive tech is (comparatively) cheap. Why are Oakley’s GASCAN 3D glasses a whopping $159.95, then?

To be honest, a lot of it comes down to branding.  …

When it actually comes to watching 3D, we didn’t see any discernable 3D ‘depth’ difference between the cheapest $1 RealD glasses we picked up from Hoyts, the glasses bundled with LG’s 47LW6500 TV, the glasses from Kogan’s 55in, and the Oakley GASCAN 3D glasses.  …

Where the Oakleys are noticeably and immeasurably superior is in the way they block the wearer’s peripheral vision.  …

The technology and research required to create these curved 3D lenses goes some way to justify the Oakley GASCAN 3D glasses’ high price tag.  …

Read the full story here: http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/408507/oakley_160_3d_glasses_pricy_pretty_polarised

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