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Hands-on with Sony's 2012 3D glasses

We take a quick peek at Sony's latest 3D active shutter glasses.

Christopher MacManus
Crave contributor Christopher MacManus regularly spends his time exploring the latest in science, gaming, and geek culture -- aiming to provide a fun and informative look at some of the most marvelous subjects from around the world.
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Sony's latest 3D glasses. Photo by Christopher MacManus/CNET

LAS VEGAS--Tucked away toward the rear of Sony's CES booth sit a pair of refreshed 3D active-shutter glasses for the new year.

I make this look good. Photo by Christopher MacManus/CNET

The updated model, TDG-BR750, represents a new design philosophy in the company for 3D specs. Essentially, less is more. In fact, Sony's new frames look eerily similar to Samsung's ultra-light SSG-3500CR 3D glasses.

Gone is the bulky, plastic design of previous generations: the new Sony glasses look vastly better and are much more comfortable. The BR750 weighs only 1.2 ounces, and is made mostly of titanium. That is a noticeable difference in comparison to last year's model, the TDG-BR250, which is mostly made of plastic and weighs 2.1 ounces.

I can personally vouch that the BR750 should also fit people with larger heads much better than previous models. With the diminished weight, the glasses also feel like they will be much better suited for extended 3D viewing sessions.

Pricing and availability were not immediately available for the BR750, but these should hit store shelves when Sony's 2012 3DTV's go on sale sometime during the first half of the year.

The BR750 charges via USB. Photo by Christopher MacManus/CNET