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A fun story about how sunglasses are made

If you have a stylish friend he will tell you that sunglasses aren't just made to protect your eyes from the burning sun. He'll say that wearing sunglasses makes you look better, cooler. Dick Moby is an Amsterdam-based brand that makes really cool sunglasses and they also put together this cute video to show how they… » 3/31/15 12:23pm 3/31/15 12:23pm

These Wood Grain Sunglasses Are Actually Made From Recycled Newspapers

Shwood has made a name for itself with its take on the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers made from exotic woods like Zebrawood, Cherry, and East Indian Rosewood. But the grain on its latest design isn't actually wood—it's a veneer made from 1,600 feet of recycled newspapers that are rolled up, glued into paper logs, and… » 3/30/15 1:44pm 3/30/15 1:44pm

Finally, Transition Lens Glasses That Aren't Total Dorkdom 

Blessed are those with perfect vision, but the rest of us poor, nearly blind souls know the torture that is looking for sunglasses when we already have to wear glasses. The options are Fitovers that jut out like VR goggles or flimsy clip-ons or prescription sunglasses ($$$) or god forbid transition lens. (Please don't… » 1/28/15 1:55pm 1/28/15 1:55pm

Making metal framed eyeglasses looks like a fun lab experiment

I'm pretty sure the only time I prefer the look and feel of plastic over metal is with the frames of glasses. I just like acetate frames more. But! The process of making metal frames, like these pair of metal MYKITA glasses, is so interesting that I may need to get a pair. It's like watching scientists in a lab… » 11/24/14 9:37pm 11/24/14 9:37pm

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 7/23/14 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