Berlin Internationalen Funkausstellung is not a consumer Electronics Show unexciting. Of course, there are not nearly as many new gadgets to play with as you will find even the most docile of years CES, but there is much else around to leave any buff Tech satiety. Yet the most exciting gadget this year – for me at least – was not a new tablet , or cell phone , or even Android controlled robot vacuum . No, the highlight of my week was the clip-on 3D glasses , which LG reps given to each interested spectator as they entered the booth of the company. These dead-simple, yet completely life-changing specs were almost certainly dominated by the 20/20 vision-disabled, but for people like me who does not support drag a pair of glasses over another just to watch Kung Fu Panda in three dimensions, those clip-ons that you see above are the absolute best swag I could hope to find.
There really is not much for them. The 3D experience was identical to what you get with traditional passive glasses – they simply snap on top of your glasses, rather than relying on their own. They also offer UV protection, and communicate seamlessly with the TV. Well, okay then. While the participants could get their own pair free at IFA, you can also find these online for about $ 20 – LG sold as the AG-F220. I want them to become more widely available and more affordable as well. So listen, Hollywood: if you never give me five extra dollars at the box office to watch an animation shot his paw wear fur directly to my temple, the better to be waiting on the other side of the digitization of the ticket.