iZ3DThe level of immersion one can expect to get from a 3D game has alaways been severely limited by the simple reality that you’re observing the game on a 2D display. You can have all the pixels and textures in the world but that just won’t trick the human eye into actually perceiving an environment that resembles reality.

To that end, companyies are now working to alleviate that shortcoming. iZ3D is one such firm, and its 22″ H220Z1 gaming monitor is one of the first affordable 3D displays on the market.

The H220Z1 (love that name!) pulls this trick off by employing two 22″ panels and some stereoscopic magic to trick the eye into seeing more depth in the display. It’s not perfect technology, and it probably doesn’t even match what you see in a 3D IMAX movie, but it’s a start.

While we haven’t checked one out personally yet, reviews of the display seem to be of the love-it-or-hate-it nature, mostly determined by whether the 3D magic “works” for a person. Some people actually see the game more in 3D (it only works with supported games), others just see a really expensive 22″ LCD. A simple test might be able to tell you how well you’ll see 3D.

See for yourself by picking one up from NewEgg for $599 including shipping, after using promo code EMCAEBBBB, which saves you $100 (as always, you have to be signed up for the NewEgg newsletter or sign up at time of purchase to use it).

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