If your 2012-2013 Samsung 3D TV didn't include 3D glasses, or if you need an extra or replacement pair, the SSG-5100GB should do the job — affordably. These active glasses have special liquid crystal lenses which lighten and darken in precise coordination with the 3D content displayed on the TV screen. Each eye sees a full 1080p image, just a slightly different version, which is necessary to create the 3D effect. The glasses communicate wirelessly with the TV via Bluetooth®, and they're compatible with Samsung LED-LCD and plasma 3D TVs. These glasses are powered by a long-life battery which lasts up to 150 hours. Designed to fit adults and kids, and can be worn over eyeglasses. Warranty: 1 year.

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What's in the box?

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  • 3D active glasses
  • 2 Ear-pieces
  • CR2025 3V lithium battery
  • Cleaning cloth
  • User's Guide
  • Regulatory Compliance Information

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Features

Overview: The Samsung 3D Active Glasses (SSG-5100GB) include one pair of 3D active glasses with built-in Bluetooth and replaceable CR2025 3V lithium battery; as well as detachable ear-pieces & cleaning cloth. Samsung's 3D active glasses allow you to experience high-definition (full 1080p) 3D entertainment from 2011-up Samsung 3D-ready LED-LCD & Plasma TVs from a 3D-ready Blu-ray player (with 3D movie), or satellite/cable provider broadcasting in 3D.

3D Active Technology: When you put the 3D active glasses on and look at the compatible Samsung TV screen, this active 3D technology first blocks the left and then the right lens (faster than the blink of an eye, so you don't even notice), displaying the screen's images separately to each eye. This "staggered" effect provides far more lifelike 3D (three-dimensional) images, than previous technologies.

Bluetooth Technology: The Samsung 3D Active Glasses use Bluetooth (2.4GHz RF band) to receive a video signal from your compatible Samsung 3D-ready TV.

Note: The Samsung 3D Active Glasses will need to be initially paired to your compatible Samsung 3D-ready TV.

Compatibility: The Samsung 3D Active Glasses (SSG-5100GB) are compatible with 2011-up Samsung LED-LCD & Plasma 3D-ready TVs (D, E, and ES series). You must also have a 3D-ready Blu-ray player with 3D content, or a satellite/cable provider broadcasting in 3D.

Note: Not compatible with previous Samsung TV's which featured a 3D Sync IR output, or 2010 Samsung 3D-ready TVs with IR emitter.

Comfortable Fitting: Samsung's 3D Active Glasses (SSG-5100GB) offer a comfortable fit for hours of viewing. The Samsung SSG-5100GB offers a comfortable fit through its lightweight frame and flexible ear-pieces.

Operating Range: The Samsung's 3D Active Glasses (SSG-5100GB) provide a viewing range between 6' and 19.5' from your compatible Samsung 3D-ready TV.

Note: If the 3D glasses move outside of the recommended operating distance, the signal from the TV will be disconnected and the display of the 3D glasses will turn off after several seconds. If you lie on  your side while watch TV with 3D glasses, the picture may look dark or may not be visible. When viewing 3D video under fluorescent lighting (50-60Hz), you may notice a small amount of screen flickering.

Battery Powered: The Samsung 3D Active Glasses (SSG-5100GB) are powered by a single CR2025 3V lithium coin-type battery (included). The battery can last up to 150 hours when powered on.

Cautions:

  • Please note that if you watch 3D TV for too long while wearing 3D glasses, you may experience headaches or fatigue. If you experience headaches, fatigue, or dizziness, stop watching immediately and rest.
  • Pregnant women, people with heart issues, people who get easily nauseous, as well as person with epilepsy should not watch 3D videos.
  • Use this product only for viewing 3D TV. Don't use it for any other purpose. If you use the 3D glasses as normal glasses, sunglasses, or protective goggles, your eyesight may be damaged.

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Excellent 3D Samsung Glasses

Written By TM, Brownsburg, IN on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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These 3D glasses are amazing for the price. I am using them with an epson 5020e projector and they sink immediately by pressing a button on the glasses. They are incredibly light weight, which is a big advantage over other 3D glasses. Picture color, etc. is excellent using these glasses. Great bargain for a great price!

Pros: Very light weight Great color Price

Cons: None for me

Samsung SSG-5100GB 3d glasses

Written By Mike, Philadelphia Pa on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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These 3d glasses from Crutchfield arrived quickly, they are exactly as described. They fit comfortably over glasses and require the Cr2025 cell batterry that came with them. One pair of glasses comes in the box (not two in case someone thinks that a pair means two lol) at a great price.

Pros: Comfortable, lightweight, Easy to use.

Cons: None so far! As I have owned them only for a few weeks now.

3D glasses

Written By MarkT, Wake Forest NC on Monday, March 24, 2014

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They work and easy to use! My granddaughter loves the 3D!

Pros: My Granddaughter approves!

Cheap and effective.

Written By Dave, Philly on Friday, March 14, 2014

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Good price. Do what they're supposed to

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Non-rechargeable battery must be replaced

SSG-5100GB active 3D glasses, non-rechargeble.

Written By Jeff B, El Paso, Tx. on Sunday, February 16, 2014

Works great, easy to use and easy to replace battery.

Pros: Inexpensive.

Cons: Not re-chargeable.

top notch

Written By gsaavedrakc, Olathe,KS. on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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very realistic image from this pair of goggles.

Pros: light weigh,

Cons: none.

3D Glasses

Written By Walter J, Oakdale, NY on Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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On/off switch very small. Screen appears darker with glasses on. All considered , a good buy for the price.

Pros: Price is right.

Cons: Small on/off switch. May have to adjust screen brightness with glasses on

Great glasses

Written By Anonymous, Battle Ground WA on Sunday, December 15, 2013

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Great glasses. Lightweight and comfortable to wear even over usual glasses.

Pros: Good fit, comfort. Great 3D effect.

User friendly

Written By John john, Charlottesville , va on Monday, December 09, 2013

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Bought this 3D glasses to replace my Expensive one, I couldn't even notice the difference , very EZ to use , cost is unimaginable compared to its features .

Pros: User friendly

Cons: Down side is , it remains always open, not a foldable one , so you'll Need a safe and secure case to store it.

WOW!

Written By David, Alachua, FL on Sunday, December 01, 2013

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These glasses work great, fit well not too tight.

Pros: light weight.

Cons: the lens could be larger but I am just being picky. :)

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These glasses are only listed as being compatible with Samsung TVs. However, I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help find glasses that will work for you. [ Jeff  Mar 14, 2014 ]  Staff