Just in case 3-D wasn't immersive enough for you already, Oakley has come up with a way to make it even more so: polarized specs with wraparound lenses that minimize the chance any pesky non-3-D imagery will get to your eyes. Two years in development, the glasses were ready just in time for the $150 limited edition TRON: Legacy tie-in that was announced in late October. Since then they've been made available in a non-TRON edition as well. Either way, the point is the same: "to create a better immersive experience," as Oakley CEO Colin Baden put it, by minimizing distortion while widening the field of vision.
The arrival of high-tech 3-D eyewear represents a milestone of sorts, both for 3-D and for TRON. For 3-D, glasses that aren't throwaways are yet another sign that the illusion has arrived, or at least that manufacturers are willing to bet on it. As for TRON, offering a pricey 3-D tie-in is a nifty way to underscore the retro-futuristic appeal of a movie that's obviously intent on making Atari-era computer graphics look hyper-cool.