S3 / Diamond heeft vandaag een nieuw 3D shutter brilletje aangekondigd. De Diamond Monster Shades is vergelijkbaar met 3D shutter brillen van o.a. Elsa en Metabyte en dient middels een verloop kabeltje op de VGA uitgang aangesloten te worden. Hier de press release van Yahoo Finance:
The future's so bright, you've got to wear shades. S3® Incorporated (Nasdaq: SIII - news) today announced the newest addition to its award-winning family of 3D gaming products -- the Diamond Monster Shades(TM) 3D glasses.
Featuring advanced 3D stereoscopic shutter technology and a hip, ergonomic design, Diamond Monster Shades enable PC users to view a 3D game through specially-designed lenses, that take the spatial relationships created from the game, and creates an illusion of depth for immersive 3D gaming. A tethered version of S3's Diamond Monster Shades is scheduled to ship to retail stores nationwide in November for an estimated retail price of $69.95 with a non-tethered version to ship in January 2000.
``Whether the user is a discriminating PC gamer or a novice computer user, S3's new Diamond-branded Monster Shades is a cool, must-have accessory for playing 3D games,'' said Michael Buchanan, Senior Director of Desktop Multimedia Products for S3 Incorporated. ``S3 is always on the cutting-edge, evaluating and developing new technologies that propel PC gamers into the most realistic 3D environment possible. Diamond Monster Shades does just that and is a perfect compliment to our broad line of popular 3D gaming and audio accelerators.''
S3's Diamond Monster Shades are designed for ease-of-use and maximum compatibility, so PC gamers can start enjoying them from the second they open the package. Whether the user likes to play old PC game favorites or the latest 3D masterpiece, Diamond Monster Shades provides support for hundreds of PC titles designed using the DirectX, OpenGL and Glide application programming interfaces (APIs). Diamond Monster Shades is also compatible with all leading 3D game engines, including S3's Savage4, Nvidia's TNT, TNT2 and TNT2 Ultra chips and 3Dfx's Voodoo II, Voodoo Banshee and Voodoo III. Support for S3's Savage(TM)2000 is planned.
Additionally, S3's new Diamond Monster Shades is packaged with hardware, a connector cable, driver CD-ROM and a user guide. A trial version of Electronic Arts'® Need for Speed III(TM) and a full-version of Lucas Arts'® Star Wars®: Shadows of the Empire are also included. S3 also provides a Diamond Monster Shades Mood Kit, featuring snap-on color frame attachments that enable users to customize the color of their Monster Shades to fit their mood.
Installation and System Requirements
Diamond Monster Shades connect to the user's PC via a connector cable to the VGA output on the system's graphics accelerator. The product is compatible with any Intel Pentium II or III, AMD K6-2 or compatible system and requires a CRT monitor capable of a minimum of 120 MHz refresh rate.