CES 2007: iZ3D Updates to a 22-inch Widescreen 3D Monitor

This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.
This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

An updated, larger, and wider version of the iZ3D Three-Dimensional gaming monitor we reviewed in September is being launched at CES. Along with an improved look—they went black from silver—there are slightly less nerdy-looking glasses as well. The new specs look like goggles from that weird undersea part in Star Wars Episode I. We'll check these out at CES and let you know if there've been any significant improvements, and whether they still give me a headache.

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Incidentally, we figured out it was because there's something wrong with my eyes or brain—we forget which—that caused me not to see 3D in the monitor.

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3D Monitor Review [Gizmodo]

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There are a couple reasons why some people are not able to see 3D. This is some of the literature we use when people ask us this question.

Binocular Vision Disability: A visual defect in which the two eyes fail to work together as a coordinated team resulting in a partial or total loss of binocular depth perception and stereoscopic vision. At least 12% of the population has some type of binocular vision disability. Amblyopia and strabismus are the most commonly known types of binocular vision disabilities.

Here is the link to a site that has some good information on stereo vision and ways that you can test this before purchasing a 3D monitor.

http://www.vision3d.com/whycant.html