Eyes Wide Open
If you're the kind of person who loves owning the latest in computer hardware, you'll be writing to Santa soon to bring you some PC 3-D gaming glasses. These spectacles are something to covet. The glasses add depth perception, making you feel as though you have entered into the world of your game—as if you are in the game itself. These glasses are beyond Wolfenstein. PC 3-D gaming glasses help transcend the limitations of your flat computer screen.
But before you run to the nearest computer store, educate yourself on the ins and outs of buying PC 3-D gaming glasses. Make sure you get the glasses that best fit your needs. Otherwise, you'll be stuck with an expensive toy that sits in a drawer, unused. Read on for tips on how to choose the right kind of PC 3-D gaming glasses.
While the technology on which the glasses are based remains the same from pair to pair, there are many differences in the wide variety of glasses on the market. The glasses run the gamut in terms of aesthetic design, for instance. Some of these glasses are light as a feather and wireless, but you can find glasses without such frills for less money.
The view these glasses have on offer is dependent more on the graphics card that comes with your computer, rather than the brand name, so the manufacturers have learned to offer other incentives to make their deal the most attractive. For this reason, it's very important to really check out the shelves and make sure you see everything on offer. Go to more than one store to case the PC 3-D gaming glasses scene.
Try A Pair
Some stores allow you to try out a pair and this is an offer you should accept. As you wear the glasses, try to imagine how they would feel and work during an hour of heavy-duty computer gaming. It's possible you'll decide to pay a bit more for a better model, after a trial run.
For some people, the issue with PC 3-D gaming glasses concerns eye-strain. All the standard pairs warn against using the glasses if you have epilepsy, or tend to eye-strain and fatigue. If gaming the old way, with a flat computer monitor leaves you with tired eyes, you may not be a good candidate for the glasses. If you have a friend who owns a pair, ask if you can give them a try. That way you can give the glasses a test run and you won't invest in something that doesn't work for you.
Another consideration is the LCD flat-panel monitor. These are not compatible with PC 3-D gaming glasses. Make sure you check compatibility before making the purchase. It's also important to check whether your video card is a good match with the glasses you purchase. You may have to do a bit of research. You'll need to know the manufacturer and the model of your video card. Some glasses work with a variety of graphics cards but others work only with specific types of cards. You'll want to read that box well before you make your purchase.
Now go ahead and splurge. You deserve a new toy. Have fun!