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I wrote about a future I envision where people would were those “goofy 3D glasses” on a regular basis. Now it appears that I may have been a pessimist in my vision. Marchon Eyewear has announced that it has licensed RealD technology for use in a line of 3D-compatible sunglasses.

New 3D sunglasses from Marchon don't look like the goofy glasses you get at the local cinema.

The glasses will be available through a variety of retail channels, including eye-care professionals who will be able to make them with prescription lenses. And when you go to a local cinema showing a 3D movie using RealD technology, you can just wear your own glasses. Oh, and when you’re outside, the company claims that they will block 100% of UVA and UVB rays.

Now, these are only passive glasses, and thus won’t work with home 3D-capable HDTVs that require active shutter glasses. But it shows that the 3D phenomenon is real enough for at least one company to start making some styling accessories for it.

Posted by Alfred Poor, July 15, 2010 6:00 AM

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Alfred Poor is a well-known display industry expert, who writes the daily HDTV Almanac. He wrote for PC Magazine for more than 20 years, and now is focusing on the home entertainment and home networking markets.