KOREA/FRANCE: LG partners with Paris-based eyewear designer for premium 3D glasses
While Korean rival Samsung is already offering prescription 3D glasses back home in Korea, LG has announced a new range of premium 3D specs, due on sale worldwide next year.
To be launched at CES 2011 in January, the new glasses have been developed in association with Paris-based eyewear manufacturer Alain Mikli, and are said to offer greatly improved design, fit and comfort.
Rather than the plastic of current 3D glasses, the new models use metal, and have optimised balance 65:35 front to back, a new nose-pad co-patented by the two companies to give a better fit, and longer, spring-hinged arms to hold them more securely in place.
They're claimed greatly to reduce viewer fatigue, with LG saying that 'of all the challenges facing 3D technology acceptance, the glasses always rank near the top.
'3D viewing glasses don't have to be ugly and uncomfortable. We've just proven that, with Monsieur Mikli's help, in creating what are probably the best, most stylish 3D glasses in the world.'
Following their CES roll-out, the new glasses will be made available with LG's 2011 range of premium 3D TVs.