World’s First 3D Monitor now available in Retail Stores

SAN DIEGO, CA — (Marketwire) — iZ3D Inc., designer, developer and pioneer of advanced stereoscopic 3D visualization systems, is pleased to announce that it’s popular 22-inch 3D monitor display system has leapt off the screens of online e-tailers into the real world of brick and mortar retail stores.

iZ3D’s gaming display products are now being offered nationwide in Fry’s Electronics Incorporated and Micro Center stores, specialty retail superstores renowned for merchandising innovative consumer electronics products and technology breakthroughs. In addition to the physical store locations, both retail chains are offering the iZ3D monitor through online store destinations, joining Staples Online, NewEgg, Amazon, Critical Buy,and other e-tailers.

“The move to retail is another milestone in our pursuit of bringing 3D to the home market,” stated Thomas Striegler, CEO of iZ3D Inc. “Seeing games displayed with our 3D monitor startles the imagination and shatters memories of bad 3D from 1950s theatrical effects and headache prone shutterglasses,” he adds.

In the past year, iZ3D has had growing success selling its monitor exclusively online. Since consumers lack experience with this new technology, seeing it proves a critical part of the purchasing decision.iZ3D faces the same challenges as the television industry as it educated consumers to shift from black and white to color, or standard to high definition. “You have to see it to understand it the first time, and selling our 3D monitor though retail represents an inflection point for the emerging 3D industry,” said Striegler.

Store locations in California, Arizona, and Nevada began offering the product in mid-December. The monitor solution will be available at all store locations by January 9, 2009, after which iZ3D will begin sponsoring in-store try-and-buy demo days. Consumers can easily find a listing of store locations and get information on iZ3D’s products and special offers at

In recent month’s iZ3D has made headlines as it introduced the first 3Dmonitors with custom painted designs from Smooth Creations, released itsnew industry-standard-setting 3D display driver, announced channel distribution partnerships with Ingram Micro and D&H Distributing Company,made 3D monitors significantly more affordable, and announced a partnership with AMD which included an ATI 3DLP driver and $50 rebate offer for ATIRadeon(TM) graphics card customers.

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)– iZ3D Stereoscopic 3D and Anaglyph 3D software drivers (other drivers are available online)– Power and video cables– Quick-start guide– Free membership into iZ3D’s upcoming 3D gaming network

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

The solution is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Vistaoperating systems, games written for DirectX 8, 9, (and soon 10), and requires a graphics card with 2 video outputs (VGA, DVI, or HDMI). Most games written in the last six years are already designed for 3D, but have lacked, until now, a way of displaying them properly. Games that have beentested by iZ3D, MTBS, and customer testers can be found at

Availability and Pricing

The iZ3D 22-inch monitor has a new manufacturers suggested resale price of$399.00 and is currently available at Fry’s and Micro Centers as well as online stores including,,,,,, and other onlineshopping sites.

The iZ3D Version 1.09 Driver is available at The standard iZ3D S-3D output 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.


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