The Shade Blade is a design concept touted as "the ultimate pair of sunglasses." The visor on top is a solar array, charging up batteries that can power a variety of plug-and-play modules.

The designers say that someday small interchangeable devices will magically appear with on-board AM/FM, various two-way radios, a cellphone and even vision transmission technology. And check out those built-in earphones, snaking their way around the bottom of your ear. Niiiice.


When they were designing this, did anyone consider that it's just extremely dopey looking? Well, looks aren't everything.

Shade Blade [Ideawicket]