The Best Of The Best In 3D TV Glasses
You may have the latest 3D TV set but uncomfortable 3D glasses can ruin the whole experience. Most 3D TV sets have their own brand of 3D glasses, so let's take a look at the top ten 3D TV glasses available to help you make the best decision.
A lightweight and comfortable design. Although not adjustable, Samsung do provide alternative sizes for children. The battery is rechargeable through any USB port and you can continue to use them even while recharging. Battery life is around 30 hours between charging.
The LG glasses are rechargeable, but it is not recommended to use them while charging. However, after two hours charging - using the USB cable provided - the glasses are operational for 40 hours.
Although not rechargeable, battery life is around 100 hours. Unlike the LG and Samsung offerings, the Sony glasses are adjustable, enabling them to fit over a normal pair of prescription glasses. Solid, with an expensive feel, they are slightly on the heavy side.
The Panasonic glasses do not feature a rechargeable battery, but battery life is around 75 hours. They are also adjustable with two different nose pads.
A smart feature is the ability to switch between 3D and 2D at the flick of an inbuilt button, but many would likely prefer a rechargeable battery, although they do come with a spare battery.
These are the lightest glasses around, but do not feature a rechargeable battery. You can expect up to 50 hours viewing from each battery, so make sure you have a spare battery close by.
These are adjustable with alternative nose pads to suit a range of tastes, can fit over prescription glasses and are also relatively lightweight. You can expect up to 75 hours continuous viewing from the non-rechargeable battery.
The ViewSonic glasses are designed specifically for ViewSonic 3D projectors. They are slightly cumbersome, in that they don't fold, but this feature enhances the durability aspect. Unlike most glasses, the ViewSonic requires two batteries.
Mitsubishi 3D TVs do not come with 3D glasses, so you'll need to purchase a starter pack that includes two pairs of glasses and an infrared emitter to get the 3D effect. The starter pack however does not include spare batteries or a cleaning cloth.
Unlike the other glasses in our top ten, the XpanD glasses are universal and compatible with most brands of 3D TVs, allowing you to use them with different TV brands. Although the battery is not rechargeable, the glasses come with two spare batteries.
Our best advice? Try them before you buy them, to avoid later disappointment!