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Panasonic TY Series Review

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The Panasonic TY Series 3D glasses are active-shutter glasses with rechargeable batteries. Your Panasonic VIERA 3D TV includes a USB terminal for charging the glasses, and only two minutes of charging gives you about three hours of use. At a full charge, the glasses last up to 30 hours. To conserve battery life, the glasses automatically shut off after a five-minute period of inactivity or if they are out of usable range.

The nose pads on these 3D shutter glasses are adjustable, making them comfortable on most faces. If you wear prescription glasses, you can wear the 3D glasses over them without the nose pad. Panasonic also includes a specialized band that attaches to the top of each frame to help you adjust the eyewear further.

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The glasses are lightweight at 27 grams, which is a little less than an ounce. This is much lighter than most prescription glasses and should be easy to get used to. The glasses aren't the best choice for families with children, however. Panasonic does not make a smaller version of this series for kids. In fact, it recommends that no one under the age of 6 use the glasses.

Taking care of your 3D glasses ensures they last. Panasonic understands that the purchase of shutter glasses is an investment in your 3D home entertainment system, so it provides you with a special cleaning cloth, two sets of nose pads, an adjustable band for universal fit and a hard glasses case. The nose pads are different sizes, so you can use the smaller pad for smaller noses. Panasonic also includes a one-year warranty, which protects against hardware malfunction and defective parts. Depending on where you purchase the 3D glasses, you may be able to purchase additional warranties.

Panasonic offers great 3D technology and long-lasting, rechargeable batteries. The company gives you a variety of options to make sure the glasses are comfortable, but it doesn't have a smaller version for children. Still, the Panasonic TY Series 3D glasses are a good choice for young couples or families with older kids.

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