Finally, A Pair of Sunglasses That Will (Hopefully) Never Break

If you're prone to breaking sunglasses just hours after you've bought them, hold off on ordering a bunch of replacements in bulk until you can try the I-Ultra sunglasses from Italia Independent. They're made of stiff but forgiving rubber—everything except the lenses—so they'll require quite a bit of effort to destroy,… » 7/23/14 1:06pm Yesterday 1:06pm

Finally, Sunglasses That Ping Your Phone When You Leave Them Behind

It's inevitable. You finally find that perfect pair of sunglasses that don't make you look like a dingus, convince yourself to lay out an absurd amount of money to buy them... And then you leave them in a public bathroom, never to be seen again. The folks at Tzukuri want to end that, with iBeacon-powered shades that… » 4/29/14 6:06pm 4/29/14 6:06pm

The Future of Active Eyewear: An Interview With Oakley's R&D Division

The pinnacle achievement in active eyewear was once simply making a pair of sunglasses that were light and wouldn't shatter into your eyeballs. While that's still important, technology has obviously progressed. So what is the future, exactly? Heads-up displays? Augmented reality? Cybernetic retinal implants? » 3/19/14 4:40pm 3/19/14 4:40pm

Ray-Ban Solar Chargers: Why Don't All Sunglasses Do This?

Mumbai-based designer Sayalee Kaluskar and Ramiro Ramirez has come up with a wonderful concept that makes sunglasses more than just a way to prevent squinting or hide a hangover. With the addition of a thin solar cell to each arm, suddenly the glasses become a mostly subtle way to top off your gadgets when you're out… » 11/12/13 9:20am 11/12/13 9:20am

Attractive Sunglasses Snap Together With Magnets, Not Screws

Sick of all those times when a screw comes loose on your favorite frames and there’s not an itty-bitty repair kit in sight? Feast your eyes on the Alessi’s new Kompas collection, a series of stylish glasses that hinge with no-fuss magnetic inserts, eliminating the need for spare parts or tightening over time. » 11/04/13 5:00pm 11/04/13 5:00pm

Glowing Lightsaber Sunglasses Perfect For Tatooine's Two Bright Suns

A Jedi's hooded cloak is a great way to keep the sun out of their eyes, but on scorching hot days, especially on planets like Tatooine with two suns, it has to be unbearable under there. Until now the only real solution was to build a moon-sized space station to simply blow up a glaring sun, but now there's these … » 6/20/13 3:20pm 6/20/13 3:20pm

Popticals: Folding Shades of Grey That Slip Easily in Your Pocket

Wraparound sunglasses provide as much protection from glare as you can get without having to resort to a full-on helmet and visor. But those curved lenses also makes them bulky and hard to stash away when not worn. So a company called Visoptical has developed a solution: sunglasses with a clever sliding rail system » 2/07/13 2:21pm 2/07/13 2:21pm

Minimalist Sunglasses Reveal a Hidden Logo When You Fog up the Lenses

It's a simple trick that serves no other purpose than to impress your friends, but that doesn't make these sunglasses from Parabellum and Oliver Peoples any less awesome. The shades feature almost no branding, until you breathe on and fog up the lenses—then the company's logo is conspicuously revealed. » 1/11/13 1:20pm 1/11/13 1:20pm

These Iconic Sunglasses Are Your Steve-McQueen-JFK-Buzz-Aldrin Deal of…

Just because it's winter doesn't mean the sun has gone away. In a few months it will be summer and sunglass season again. That's a certainty. Also a certainty: right now is an excellent time to purchase sunglasses. While everyone's forgotten about protecting their eyes from UV rays because it's a little chilly,… » 12/06/12 3:06pm 12/06/12 3:06pm

This Helmet's Retractable Sunglasses Are Like a Windshield For Your Bike

The last thing you want to have to deal with when riding your bike, particularly in busy traffic, is your sunglasses falling off. So to ensure they stay on your face no matter how rough the terrain is, the Helm from Dux features a retractable pair of sunglasses that will never go missing. » 10/05/12 9:05am 10/05/12 9:05am

Warby Parker Sunglasses Because the Sun Still Shines in the Fall

It was all iPhone today, but there are other things happening in the world too. Like fashionable news. If you're ready to stash the shades you wore all summer, the timing is right. Today Warby Parker announced its new fall collection and as usual, it's pretty fresh and not too expensive. $95 will get you all set up… » 9/12/12 6:20pm 9/12/12 6:20pm