[FPDI] Samsung Exhibits Wirelessly-charged 3D Glasses

Nov 2, 2011
Tetsuo Nozawa, Nikkei Electronics
The 3D glasses exhibited at Samsung's booth
The 3D glasses exhibited at Samsung's booth
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The glasses being charged
The glasses being charged
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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd exhibited 3D glasses using magnetic resonance wireless power supply technology at FPD International 2011, which took place from Oct 26 to 28, 2011, in Yokohama, Japan.

In January 2011, the company showed the glasses at 2011 International CES, which took place in the US, and released them in South Korea.

Samsung developed the 3D glasses in collaboration with Silhoette, an Australia-based glasses maker. With a weight of about 27g, they are one of the lightest 3D glasses in the industry.

They have many unique features. For example, they use Bluetooth to synchronize 3D video and a TV, instead of infrared ray.

However, the uniquest feature of the glasses is their capability of being charged by using magnetic resonance wireless power supply technology. When the glasses are placed on a cylindrical charger, it automatically begins to charge the glasses. Its charging time is two to three hours. Four pairs of the glasses can be charged at the same time.