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

By November 25, 2011March 24th, 2020Newswires

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

Oakley’s GASCAN passive 3D shades look better than the cheap glasses from LG or RealD, but come with an exorbitant price tag

By Campbell Simpson

We found out about Oakley’s GASCAN 3D glasses when LG announced a collaboration between the two companies, and we were immediately dubious.

Passive 3D (the tech that LG refers to as its ‘Cinema 3D’) glasses are generally very cheap — they’re the kind that you’ll pay $1 or $2 for at the cinema, or around $20 for two slightly-more-sturdy pairs with some LG branding. There is a small range of passive 3D TVs available on the market, the most distinguished of which is the LW6500 Cinema 3D TV by LG, but other passive proponents include LG’s cut-price competitors Kogan and Ohki.

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