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Tzukuri Eyewear makes losing sunglasses a lot harder with iBeacons

Tzukuri Eyewear iphone sunglasses

Sunglasses are one of the items that are easy to leave behind and lose, and Tzukuri Eyewear is looking to make that problem a thing of the past by using iBeacon technology. Imagine, if you will, a pair of shades with an iBeacon embedded into its frame that your iPhone connects to and is aware of. Since the iPhone can tell the distance of the beacon signal, you get a notification letting you know that you left your sunglasses behind. You can see just how far away from you they are as long as you are still in range of the iBeacon signal. Pretty cool, right?

The Tzukuri Eyewear models of sunglasses are made using 3D analysis so that they look good on more faces than the average pair. They have six designs in three sizes, each of which is handcrafted in Japan and incorporate high-quality anti-scratch, polarized lenses with 100% UV protection.


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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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Zappos clearance shades: Get ready for summer

Posted by Monica Edwards Categories: Sales, Men, Women, Accessories,

It is a well known fact that if you are from Washington State, you purchase a pair of sunglasses every year. Why? because that is the only time we see the sun long enough to dig them out of our junk drawer, or go on an endless scavenger hunt trying to track them down to find them wedged between the drivers seat and console of our cars. It is a sad fact but one we live with. So instead of spending an arm and a leg on a pair of glasses yearly, I tend to go for the cheap, off the spinner rack brands that get scratched just looking at them. But this year, I want to splurge. I found my glasses IN my console this year when the sun peeked out of the clouds for a bit and tried to ignore the myriad of scratch marks on both lenses but driving was a bit tough so right then I decided, that’s it, I am going to spend more than $9.99 this year! After all, name brand glasses should last me more than one season’s worth of sun right? As long as I can locate them again next year.

Searching online for a new pair, I notice that Zappos has an awesome clearance sale on name brand chic shades. There are many styles to choose from if you have a hard time finding the right frame. I am leaning towards the Jackie Ohh by Ray-Ban shown here:

RayBan

Or, the St. Maarten by Michael Kors shown here:

Michael

Zappos.com offers free shipping both ways and free 365 day returns so if a frame does not suit your face, pick out another and send yours back with no hassle, it’s so worth it. Here comes the sun right now, oh wait, no. Ah yes, there it is.

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CES 2008: Watch Your iPod

Crystal MyvuYou can now watch music videos or movies on the move and look even sillier

cooler than you do when normally dancing around and playing your fave tunes. In cooperation with INNO Design, Myvu has created 2 new styles of their personal media viewers that can attach to Sansa -Views, Zunes, various Nokia N95 and Samsung phones, portable DVD players, game consoles, and of course viewable iPods. Slim, lightweight, and see-through, the Crystal glasses come with noise-cancelling earbuds and a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery for up to 4 hours of viewing time. Myvu Shades are available now at Amazon for $199.99 and the Crystal will be following along this spring for $299.99. We can’t imagine spending that much money to watch something on an even smaller screen, no matter how awesome you think you will look.

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