Have you noticed that many of the hottest titles this holiday season, including “Batman: Arkham City” and “Assassins Creed: Revelations”, are 3D compatible…assuming you’ve spent the money to buy a 3D TV?
Well if you’re like me and don’t see the value in buying a technology that has died in the 50s, and again in the 80s, or you just don’t like the idea of spending over $100 on 3D glasses, then the Trioviz Inficolor glasses may interest you.
I had a chance to spend some time in “Arkham City” with my 1080P, LG HDTV (not 3D compatible) and I was actually surprised at the depth these glasses were able to provide. The Trioviz glasses come with instructions on how to get the most of the technology with details on how far you should be from your TV, how bright the surrounding light should be and even where the optimum contrast should be.
Once I got in game, I switched on the 3D mode in the settings and even the Batman splash screen had the noticeable 3D textures. I decided a good test would be to take to the skies and soar around Arkham City to get a real feel of environmental depth. The Trioviz glasses definitely added to the over all experience.
The only drawbacks I noticed after a couple hours of use was that the tinted lenses are pretty noticeable when you first start using them. Granted your eyes adapt and you can get a pretty good range of color and depth after you’ve used them a bit. Also, the overall clarity doesn’t really match the clarity you get with the commercial 3D technology used by the actually 3D TVs.
That being said, the glasses will run you just under $30 and you don’t need to purchase anything else to get the 3D experience on a TV you already own. For that price, it’s a no-brainer for those looking for a 3D experience without investing in a technology that may not be around.
You can read more about Trioviz and purchase the glasses on their site. They would make a great holiday gift for the game who has everything.