It's no big secret that people hate 3-D glasses
, which have probably been the biggest barrier to the widespread adoption of 3-D TV. Consumer glasses are ugly, uncomfortable and expensive. But while we wait for Toshiba to get its glasses-free 3-D
tech to market, Gucci
is now catering to vain geeks who worry that the movie theater handouts aren't flattering enough (or are dipped in a soup of commoner's germs
). Gucci's $225 aviators hold a pair of passively polarized 3-D lenses, rather than the more expensive, battery-powered active kind. The company claims that the lenses have been treated to provide the best image possible, and transmit more light than your typical pair of 3-D glasses.
You'll be able to wander down to your local Gucci boutique and grab a pair starting this December, thereby ensuring that you're the most fashionable person sitting in the dark with nobody looking at you.