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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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New Marc Jacobs Ad Shocks, Humors

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Fashion Designers, Videos,

With fashion advertisements constantly pushing the boundries of what's acceptable to show to the public, it comes as no surprise that Marc Jacobs - a brand that has recently been slammed for portraying Dakota Fanning a la Lolita style in a fragrance ad - would come out with a sunglasses ad featuring a man who appears to be masturbating in public.

Seen above, the man - who was discovered to be an employee from the brand's retail store in SoHo - is initially seen from behind, making a movement with his right arm which indicates that he is pleasuring himself in the middle of a park. The ad then cuts to a frontal shot of him, and it is revealed that he is merely cleaning his sunglasses. Before leaving the frame of the shot, he gives the camera a wry smile.

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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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Mary J. Blige Says Sunglasses, Perfume Are Extension of Self

Mary J. Blige eyewearMary J. Blige says her sunglasses range is an "extension" of herself.

The singer recently launched her debut line of eyewear, entitled Melodies by MJB, and says designer sunglasses have always been something she wanted to do because she owns so many pairs. Mary - who also has her own fragrance, My Life - said, "I have probably 1000 pairs of sunglasses. If you look back at my history you'll see me with glasses, lots of shades from Chanel to Christian Dior to Gucci. Sunglasses are an extension of me, just like the fragrance I did is an extension of me. I only do things that I know, that I've done for years."

Mary has previously said she was inspired to do an eyewear line as she was bombarded with so many requests: "Eyewear and perfume are different, but you have to put the same amount of work in. You have to be creative, come up with ideas and be inspired - just like with a song. Sunglasses bestow a certain mysterious look like a Bond girl. People were always saying, 'You should do an eyewear line.' So I said, 'Let's do it.' I want women to be able to hide behind their glasses but also be fashion-forward and comfortable. I didn't make any Grandma glasses."


Olsens Launch Eyewear Line

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen to launch eyewear line

Plowing forward in their fashion endeavors, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have designed a range of sunglasses.

The movie-star twins, who run two successful fashion labels, have created four vintage-inspired styles for their fans. The designs, being launched in collaboration with top eyewear maker Linda Farrow, will be sold through their luxury label The Row.

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Fashion Police: Kelly Osbourne Embraces Her Shoulders

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, Women, Accessories, Dresses,

Kelly Osbourne goes for the 80's look

While out and promoting her Fierce autobiography, Kelly Osbourne was snapped up on Robertson Boulevard in this structured gray dress, square sunglasses, studded heels, and punky handbag.

While she is clearly shouldering the latest trend alongside Rihanna and Lady Gaga, do you find it chic, or can the Dancing With the Stars contestant leave it in her closet for awhile?

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ATOS VCS-8G Video Camera Sunglasses

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

VC SunglassesCheck out your friends, neighbors, work buds and anyone else who seems suspicious with the ATOS Video Camera Sunglasses. The 1.3MP camera records in VGA for about 80 minutes before needing a charge. Holding up to 8 GB memory, it can be extended 12GB with a microSD card. The VCS-8G will be available for ~$200.00 and is unisex for both budding James Bonds and Mata Haris.

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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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Look Cool While Listening to Tunes

MP3 Sunglasses

The Activesound MP3 Sunglasses allow listening to music with only their tiny earbuds. Just push play and you are ready to roll while listening to up to up to 4 hours of playback with a built-in lithium ion battery. With up to 1 GB memory, they also have a handy USB 2.0 connection for changing your tunes on either PC or Mac. The flip-up glasses are made with distortion free polycarbonate lenses for filtering out UVB and UVA rays 100% and weigh less than 50g. Available at BB shopping for £49.99 (~$99.99.)

(Thanks, Ian)

 

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