Oakley + 3D = First Optically Correct 3D Eyewear On Earth!
By: Foster Scott (Contributing Editor)
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On October 20, 2010 Oakley announced they are releasing 3D glasses that are the best way to view the upcoming movie “Tron: Legacy”, however these superb 3D optics will enhance other 3D movies as well. Future Avatar sequels for example; will jump off the screen in never before seen optical clarity when using these “TRON Limited Edition 3D Gascan featuring HDO-3D™, a collection of proprietary lens innovations that have achieved the first optically correct 3D eye wear on Earth”. Oakley claims they “virtually eliminate the ghosting or “crosstalk” between images that reach each eye from one moment to the next, a potential problem with inferior 3D eye wear”.
Oakley best describes a second key difference between Oakley 3D eye wear and conventional designs. What helps set Oakley’s 3D glasses apart is the lens curvature. “Greater curvature around the eyes provides a wider field of view, but without highly precise optics, even a mild curve can cause visual distortion. Oakley technology maintains optical clarity so the wearer can enjoy a wide field of sharp vision. The curvature of Oakley 3D lenses has the added benefit of minimizing distracting glare”.
The glasses will be out in November and the new Tron movie hits the big screen in December, so if you love all 3D movies, you may want to put some money away now as these will set you back about $150 bucks. Great that they will work with other 3D movies, I just need to warn you not to wear them outside.
If you want real sunglasses, Oakley is coming out with a pair that is also Tron inspired. I have yet to find a price on the “TRON” commemorative sunglass that are based on a design from the company’s Elite Collection. I found just what is on the Oakley “Tron” press announcement. Sans price, the post stated “This non-3D eye wear is a special edition of Oakley Elite Pit Boss® and features HDPolarized lenses with High Definition Optics® (HDO®). Engineered with ultra-lightweight titanium plates, the frame is embellished with graphics inspired by TRON: Legacy”.
One thing for sure is either pair will take a hit to your wallet right before the Christmas Holiday, so for something that is free to enjoy now, you can do the following and then thank me later.
Don’t forget to comment below. MRT is curious who would put out that much for 3D Glasses just because they are Tron branded, or for you 3D movie fanatics is this a must have?