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Gunnar Phenom 3D Glasses Review: A Slick Extravagance
« on: July 29, 2010, 12:55:31 PM »

Whats the worst thing about 3D? The glasses. Gunnar Optiks realized that and decided to come up with their own line of fashionable, pricey 3D glasses.

Let's take them for a spin.


Stylin': Today's movie theater RealD 3D glasses are big headache-inducing affairs, so clunky that they manage to avoid being even geek chic. Enter the Gunnar 3D glasses with a choice of either Anime or Phenom frames, frames which look pretty great when you're wearing them.

Comfy: These feather-weight glasses include spring-tension hinges and rubber grips. The three times I used them in movies I ended up forgetting they were even on my head. Fantastic fit and feel.


Pricey: It's hard to make an argument for paying $100 for something you get for free every time you need to use them. Sure, the Gunnar 3D glasses are amazingly comfortable and look great, but they cost $100 more than what you usually use during a 3D movie. While you could in theory also use these for home viewing on a 3D television, they'll only work on RealD 3D TVs. Now that makes sense.

I'm all for fashionable optics, but I'm not sure how relevant they are when you only wear them in a darkened theater. I think Gunnar should make the lenses interchangeable so you can pop them out and switch them with something that will protect your eyes from the sun too.

Phenom Graphite 3D glasses were developed by Gunnar Optiks. Retails for $99 USD. A pair of the glasses was given to us for reviewing purposes. Watched three movies with them on, mocked other theater-goers for their lame eyewear.

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Re: Gunnar Phenom 3D Glasses Review: A Slick Extravagance
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 12:31:29 AM »
Sounds like a waste of money to me.

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Re: Gunnar Phenom 3D Glasses Review: A Slick Extravagance
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 10:53:08 AM »
hahaha are they serious?? really 100 bucks? um yea i read that and all i thought was hmmm whos going to buy those and go the the theater by me, ill get those in the parking lot  on the way out, becasue that would be THE only way id get them. 100 bucks? i dont spend that much on any kind of assessory, hell i wont pay that much for anything. * video game stuff doesnt count in that statement*

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Re: Gunnar Phenom 3D Glasses Review: A Slick Extravagance
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 08:18:36 AM »
is it polarized?
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