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Ray-Ban introduces foldable Aviator sunglasses

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Wearables, Design,

Ray-Ban foldable aviators

Ray-Ban shades are popular enough as it is, but the company isn't resting on its laurels. Instead, it's introducing a new foldable model of its iconic Aviator sunglasses. This new addition to the 55-year old Aviator line will sell for between $195 and $295, depending on style. You can find them in some retail shops now, and they'll be available on the Ray-Ban site in short order as well if you'd rather purchase directly.

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Bleeding Edge TV 447: PixelOptics shows us the glasses of the future

We chat with Mark Graham of PixelOptics in this episode. PixelOptics impressed us with its futuristic take on corrective vision and glasses. As you'll see, they've been able to put liquid crystal into the lenses, along with circuitry in the frame, that allows you to enable and disable the bifocal mode on your glasses with a tap of the frame. You can also enable an auto on/off by way of the accelerometer. Even if you don't wear glasses, this is a very cool look at what can be done. This video was recorded at CES 2012.

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Tom Ford Launches $3K Glasses

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Fashion Designers, News, Accessories,

Tom Ford Glasses

Tom Ford is launching a luxury new eyewear collection. The special edition optical eyewear line will retail for an incredible $2,950 and is set to feature 1950s inspired designs for both men and women.

"Inspired by the enduring elegance of 1950s eyewear, Ford has created a new frame for women and a frame for men made of the finest quality gold-plated metal with precious water buffalo horn on the front and the temple tips. These gently retro-influenced frames represent the highest levels of design and fabrication in eyewear. Subtly luxurious and crafted with meticulous workmanship, the two styles are some of the most refined ever offered by TOM FORD EYEWEAR. (sic)," the company said in a press release.

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Bleeding Edge TV 439: Gunnar Optiks at CES 2012

We bring you a full rundown of Gunnar Optiks in this episode. Gunnar makes some amazing computer and gaming glasses that significantly reduce eye strain and make a long workday (or gaming marathon) a super pleasant experience on your eyes. Gunnar also makes prescription models, as well as 3D eyewear. We bring you a rundown of how the technology works, and a look at the Spring 2012 Gunnar Collection. You can check out Gunnar glasses on Amazon. This video was recorded at CES 2012.

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Solid Alliance Bookmark USB Drives

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Accessories, USB, Storage,

Feather USB DriveGlasses USB Case

This might be just the thing to give for Father’s Day, to encourage both book reading and computing. Solid Alliance has taken the concept of the old type of bookmark and combined it with a new USB drive. One is a 30 x 168 x 2mm Feather while the other is a 33 x 152 x 2mm pair of Glasses. Each holds up to 2GB memory and has a price of JPY 4,100.00 (~$42.00.)

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Danny Gokey: From Musician to Model?

Danny Gokey“I want to come out with a line of glasses,” Danny Gokey revealed after his third-place finish on . “I would really like to start a Danny line or a Gokey line.”

But why stop there? Gokey wants to try his hand at modeling those specs, too. “I would love to be an eyeglass model. I’m serious,” he added. “That would be so cool.”

doesn’t seem too downtrodden about his elimination from the nation’s most popular reality show. In fact, he doesn’t seem all that concerned with music. “I would love to do anything glasses-wise,” he made sure to hammer the point home.

Well Danny, guess we’ll be seeing a lot of you in vision ads in the future (sorry about the pun).

(You can find all the American Idol 8 posts here.)

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Political Fashion Trendsetters

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Television, Style,

Sarah PalinMichelle Obama on The View

Had Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination, there’s a chance we would be talking about a demand on pantsuits right now. (Probably not, but it’s possible.) But since she wasn’t, the fashion focus has now been placed on the other females currently in the political spotlight.

Ever since Sarah Palin’s appearances at the Republic National Convention, interest in the candidate’s $375 glasses have reportedly quadrupled. According to Italee Optics Inc., the manufacturer is now having to produce the eyewear around the clock.

This news comes months after Michelle Obama appeared on The View in another must-have piece. Once it was revealed that her black-and-white dress was an off the rack item purchased at White House Black Market, the retailer was flooded with calls for the $148 garment.

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What You See is Literally What You Get

Cam GlassesDVR

Last week we showed you a spycam in a pen, but if you are the type that tends to lose them, you can do your 007 thing with the Digital Glasses Camera and DVR with built-in color monitor. Record both color video and audio with 32 MB memory, or expand with a SD/MMC card (neither included.) You can also add time and date stamp and the cam is compatible with either NTSC or PAL.The glasses and recorder are available for £695 (~$1448.00.)


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Black Bar Glasses Can Make You Look Infamous

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Wearables, Misc. Tech,

Black Bar GlassesEven if you are not a Paris or Britney, you can look like one in your own humiliating poses with these Stupidiotic Black Bar Glasses. Better still, next time one of your buds passes out in a stupor, put them on him/her, take a picture, and send it to them with a note that you have will be putting it on Flickr unless he/she comes up with a really nice Christmas gift this year. The glasses are available at our fave Danish site for DKK 79,00 (~$15.00.)

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Russian Artist Devises Virtual World

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech, Science,

Virtual GogglesGoggles View

In a world of 1s and 0s…are you a zero, or The One? The Matrix exists, at least in the world of Russian designer Alexei Shulgin. He has created goggles that use filters to transform reality into a virtual world. The artist says that they work similar to filters in Photoshop, such as inverted colors and boost coloration. The glasses’ images can be projected on a screen and can work for several hours on one charge. We understand that the gadget really doesn’t do anything, still there is always room for another warped view of the planet.


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