Movie-goer punts 3D-to-2D cinema specs
Are you regularly forced to sit through 3D kids' flicks in the cinema, generating inevitable headaches and eyestrain, powerless to do anything except hide behind your popcorn and cower at the daunting visuals?
Next time you're dragged into such a situation, bring a pair of these along and convert films back to their regular dimensions.
Who needs aspirin when you have 2D Glasses?
Creator Hank Green is actually a fan of 3D. However, his wife couldn't stomach the effect and to make sure he wasn't alone in a trip to see Tron 3D, Hank did a spot of DIY on a pair of RealD glasses.
Technically, the glasses feature two identical polarising lenses, blocking the same part of the image broadcast, so both eyes see the image intended for only one of them. Of course, the image is still polarised and will appear darker than usual, but at least you'll be able to accompany 3D freaks to the multiplex when the next opportunity arises.
Pick up a pair of 2D specs on Amazon for $8 (£5).
Take the RealD specs you paid extra for when you last visited the cinema and you could muster up your own, cheaper attempt instead. Where's that masking tape gone? ®
Apple have released a product with similiar function
It's called the i-patch.
You pay extra to get into a 3D screen, suffer the fuzzier and darker picture with poorer contrast, and have to wear uncomfortable specs (over your own glasses, in my case), all so you can sit with someone while *they* "enjoy" the 3D experience while you *don't*?!?
That someone had better be worth it, that's all I can say......
Obligatory Amazon review
The customer reviews are well worth a look.
Great for special needs
My kids have autism and the family is active in the local Autistic Society. A fair number of the children can't cope with 3D movies but some others can. I was about to make a pair of these glasses for someone to try and fix the problem that one of their kids wants to see 3D and the other doesn't. Their whole family will be able to go and see the same film.
I agree it's not for everyone but this does solve a real problem we have.