Consumers Can Explore the 3D Experience Prior to Purchase at Altex Computers and Electronics and NCIX Computers
iZ3D Inc., designer, developer and pioneer of advanced stereoscopic 3D visualization systems, has further expanded its nationwide presence in brick and mortar stores. Altex Computers and Electronics is a popular regional chain in Texas and also offers online purchasing. The second new retailer is NCIX Computers, a regional chain in British Columbia that also offers an online store.
“The clear advantage for iZ3D to be in brick and mortar stores is customers can experience the amazing difference between 2D and 3D gameplay. iZ3D places all the 3D technology in the monitor, so that users can wear iZ3D’s inexpensive passive polarized glasses. The monitor features a 170° 3D viewing angle so the whole family can play together. iZ3D is compatible with over 99% of off-the-shelf games. Users can visit our website to see the ever increasing list of compatible games,” stated David Chechelashvili, VP Marketing for iZ3D, Inc.
iZ3D is currently offering great rebates on its website to make buying a 3D monitor even more affordable. The new iZ3D “3D Bucks Rebate Center” provides a listing of all available rebates.
iZ3D brand monitors are both top-of-the-line 2D monitors the entire family can use for everyday applications and, with the push of a button and a pair of passive 3D-glasses, provides an immersive 3D gaming and entertainment experience for the home.
The iZ3D 3D monitor solution includes:
- 22-inch wide screen 3D/2D keyboard switchable LCD monitor
- 3 pairs of passive polarized 3D glasses (5 other models are available online)
- Version 1.09 iZ3D Stereoscopic 3D and Anaglyph 3D software drivers (other DirectX and OpenGLQB drivers are available online)
- Power and video cables
- Quick-start guide
- Free membership into iZ3D’s upcoming 3D gaming network and updates on tournaments
Monitor specifications are:
- 22-inch wide screen LCD
- 1680 x 1050 resolution
- Up to 170-degree 3D viewing angle
- 5ms response time
- 700:1 contrast ratio
- 16.7-million colors
- 300 nits
- Dual video inputs
The system requires a graphics card with dual video outputs (VGA, DVI, or HDMI). The software is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Vista operating systems and games and content written for DirectX 8, 9, 10. Most games written in the last six years are already designed for 3D, but until now lacked a way of displaying them properly. A list of games that have been compatibility tested by iZ3D, MTBS and customer testers can be found at www.3drulez.com.
Availability and Pricing
The iZ3D 22-inch monitor has a MSRP of $399.00 USD and is currently available in the U.S. at Fry’s Electronics, Micro Center, and Altex Computers and at NCIX stores in Canada.
The iZ3D Version 1.09 Driver and other drivers and 3D media players are available at www.iz3d.com. The standard iZ3D S-3D and anaglyph output are included with the purchase of an iZ3D monitor. The exclusive ATI 3D DLP output is free to AMD customers. All other drivers can be purchased at $49.99 per output.
About iZ3D Inc.
iZ3D Inc. is a leading innovator of 3D stereoscopic viewing display solutions. In addition to the design and marketing of 3D LCD displays, the company enables 3D content creation and promotes the accelerated proliferation of 3D for entertainment and professional applications.
To present an uncompromised 3D experience, the company’s development approach to 3D stereoscopic viewing puts the 3D technology in the display to minimize the cost of expanding the system, and includes optimizing displays for gaming, home entertainment, and professional applications. Each solution is compatible with multiple dual output graphics cards and includes high-performance LCD displays, lightweight passive polarized glasses, and blazingly fast software.
The company is also developing next generation solutions and enabling content for home entertainment and professional applications needing 3D displays to view visually rich movies, photos, and three-dimensional graphics with amazing depth, brightness, and resolution.
iZ3D was formed as joint venture of Taiwan-based Chi Mei Optoelectronics, a worldwide leader in TFT-LCD manufacturing and Neurok Optics LLC, a US-based 3D technology developer and marketing company. The company distributes its products at the iZ3D online store and through major online and retail outlets.