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[PS3™ system] Updated 05/06/2013

With the launch of the PlayStation 3D Display come newly designed 3D Glasses. One pair of 3D Glasses will be included with the purchase of the 3D Display. The 3D Glasses will also be available for purchase separately for $69.99 in the USA.

3D glasses

Additional Details

  • Supports SimulView (enables two players to enjoy their own full (2D) screen while wearing the 3D Glasses for the 3D Display in supported games)
  • 3D Glasses are universally compatible with other 3D displays (Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, and Sharp ACTIVE Shutter 3D ready displays that use IR emitters)
  • Have integrated rechargeable batteries that will be charged with an included micro-USB cable

    • Three minutes of charge will get you approximately three hours of 3D play. If you want a full charge, 30 minutes of charge will get you approximately 30 hours of 3D play.

Charging the 3D Glasses

  1. Open the USB connector cover (see Figure 1) and connect a Type A-micro-B USB cable (cable included).

    Figure 1

  2. On the inside panel of the glasses you will find a BATTERY switch (see Figure 2). Switch it to the ON position.

    Figure 2


    NOTES: The 3D glasses cannot be charged when the batter switch is in the OFF position. If you start charging the 3D glasses while they are turned on, they power will turn off.

  3. Connect the other end of the USB cable to a PS3 system or other supported device.

    NOTE: The power indicator lights up during charging and turns off when charging is complete.


Question: Why are the new 3D Glasses better than current offerings?
Answer: The 3D Glasses are noticeably lighter and less obtrusive than existing active 3D glasses. Due to advancements in 3D technology they also suffer from less “crosstalk” in 3D images. They also feature an integrated rechargeable battery that you can charge using the included micro-USB cable instead of installing a new battery. The new 3D Glasses also support the SimulView feature, which enables two players to enjoy their own full (2D) screen while wearing the 3D Glasses for the 3D Display in supported games. Finally, retailing at $69.99, the PlayStation 3D Glasses are more affordable than most Active 3D glasses on the market.

Q: What is crosstalk and how do the 3D Glasses minimize crosstalk?
A: Crosstalk is 3D distortion that occurs when active 3D glasses are not communicating properly with the 3D display. This occurs most often when a user is watching 3D content and the glasses are not in a “normal” viewing angle (for example if you’re laying down on the couch sideways and your head is tilted). With the 240Hz refresh on 3D Display and 3D Glasses, this effect is minimized.

Q: Are these 3D Glasses meant only for gaming?
A: No, they excel with 3D content of all types. While the glasses have been optimized for the 3D gaming experience, they offer best-in-class 3D quality.

Q: What do the buttons on the 3D Glasses do?
A: You can turn on the 3D Glasses by simply sliding the battery switch on, which appears on the front inner right ear piece. Once the glasses are on, and you’re playing a SimulView-enabled game, you can switch between the 1st player and 2nd player view at any time by pressing the small circular power button, which appears on the top of the glasses above your nose bridge. If you hold the small circle power button for several seconds, you will power down the glasses.

Directly to the right of the small circle power button lies the micro-USB port, which enables you to recharge the glasses.