Glasses convert headache-inducing 3D movies into glorious 2D
By Ben Coxworth
July 4, 2011
Despite the current proliferation of 3D movies, cameras, televisions and mobile devices, there are those of us who still question whether 3D is here to stay, or if it's just a marketing gimmick that will eventually peter out. One thing's for sure: with current technology, the viewing of 3D movies gives some people headaches, or makes them feel dizzy. If you're one of those people, but you don't want to be left out when your friends go off to see My 3D Dinner With Andre, this might be just what you need - De-3D glasses.
In a typical 3D movie, there are two overlapping images on the screen. Wearing 3D glasses allows one of those images to be seen by each eye, instead of both images being seen by both eyes, creating a stereoscopic three-dimensional effect.
The De-3D glasses work by taking the image intended for the right eye, and delivering it to both eyes. The system is said to work in any cinema that uses Real 3D technology.
You can purchase the glasses online from ThinkGeek, for US$8.99. Now, if only they could find a way of converting surround sound into mono ...