Oakely seems bound and determined to push this whole MP3 player sunglasses thing, and their latest release, The Split Thump, combines a really bad name with extremely expensive sunglasses that are only marginally better looking than some of the fashion disasters of years past (you know, the kind of designs that someone in the '80s thought we would be wearing in 2020). Each pair features MP3/WMA/AAC compatibility, 8 hours of battery life and 512MB to 2GB of storage. Available for $250-$400. [Product Page via Acquire]
I don't know what happened to Oakley - their designs seemed to border on the eXtreme crowd and just went downhill to the trailer park customers. Tis a shame, their optics are VERY good (only sunglasses which don't give me a headache, I suffer from ocular migranes), I think one of the aviation mags tested them as the best polycarbonate lens for optical clarity. However, who wants to wear their 'newer' designs?
I also still do not understand the need for a screenless mp3 player. The shuffle included. The idea strikes me as missing functionality.