• So what were the ‘Happy 2010!’ glasses like?

    Happy 2010, people who count from Anno Domini using the Gregorian calendar! I greeted the new year by saying, sometime well after midnight, “Oh, it’s 2010 already.” I was playing the PC version of Call of Duty 4, which is demonstrably better than the Xbox 360 version I played two years ago. But that’s not the point of this here post. No, for I have one question to ask… Read More

  • Retro: Monocles are making a comeback for some reason

    Monocles are back, people! So says Fez from Ron and Fez, the Sirius XM radio program that spent a hot 10 minutes on this news story that says that monocles are back in fashion with young people. Time to get me some monocles! Read More

  • How best to solve the problem of Happy 2010 New Year's Eve glasses?

    We have a problem, Internet. You know how on New Year’s Eve everyone walks around with Happy 2009 (or whatever) glasses? That bunk ain’t gonna fly this year. Try wearing a 2010 pair of glasses: where are you going to look through, the 1? This is a serious situation that demands the attention of our best engineers. Read More

  • Review part deux: Gunnar Optiks

    Just a quick post to provide a little more detail to David’s review of Gunnar Legends computer glasses, to provide a non-gamer point of view. I’ve been using the same model on and off for a couple of weeks, too. Unlike David, I hardly ever play games. Instead, I use the Gunnar glasses to look at laptop and desktop computer screens, which are usually three or four feet from my face. Read More

  • Review: Gunnar 'MLG Legend' Glasses

    Short Version: Gunnar’s “MLG Legend” glasses are a good choice for gamers and workers alike who suffer from eye problems created from staring at a screen for long periods of time. While the thought of wearing specialty glasses with amber lenses in front of a computer or TV screen may seem pretentious to some, the benefits of these glasses outweigh the possibility of any… Read More

  • Sunglasses with built-in camcorder and MP3 player

    Tokyo-based gadget maker OTAS is selling sunglasses [JP] that feature, for some reason, a built-in video camera and MP3 player. The so-called aigo glasses come with a 1.3 megapixel camera, a music player that supports MP3 and WMA files, 4 GB of internal memory, and a USB 2.0 port. Read More

  • It's a light that clips onto your glasses. I can't really think of a witty title.

    The latest in German engineering, the Nachteule (“night owl” for you non-German-speakers) is a handy little LED light that clips to your glasses for those late night-reading sessions. It looks a bit unwieldy, but I’m sure it’ll get the job done. So will a flashlight. Or using your phone. Or turning the light on. Read More

  • CEATEC: Hands on with Wink Glasses

    Matt wrote about Wink Glasses a couple of months ago. He was skeptical of their value. I found them on display at CEATEC 2009, and just had to try them out! In the photo above, you can see them in the “active” state, helpfully reminding me that it’s time to blink. Click on through for a thrilling video of Wink Glasses in action! HOT! Read More

  • Panasonic develops 50-inch full HD 3D plasma TV for Blu-ray movies

    Panasonic has been toying with the idea of bringing 3D TVs to our homes for quite a while now, and today the company announced they will be showcasing a 50-inch full HD plasma TV [press release in English] that’s capable of producing high-quality 3D pictures. End consumers will have the chance to test the TV out during next week’s CEATEC 2009. Read More

  • Hint: Only wear the Wink Glasses when in the comfort of fellow nerds

    I’m guessing most of us have experienced the sensation of our eyes glossing over and and losing the ability to focus on the computer screen. It feels like your looking at Magic Eye art, almost like you’re looking through the screen. It usually happens after staring at the computer screen for endless hours during an all-nighter LAN party or while sitting in a cubical, mindlessly… Read More

  • Feather or spectacles: New USB sticks double as bookmarks

    For some strange reason, USB seems to stimulate the imagination of crap gadget makers. This is especially true for Japanese companies, i.e Thanko, or (in this case) Solid Alliance. The Tokyo-based company, which just last week brought us the USB Ninja Star, now sells two weird USB sticks [JP] doubling as bookmarks (for real books). Read More

  • Vuzix to show off improved VR glasses at CES

    Vuzix will be showing off some updated VR glasses at CES: the Wrap 920AV. The glasses are actually starting to look more and more like semi-normal frames that you might actually be able to wear on a plane, train, or bus without drawing too much attention. Read More

  • $1 Liquid lens glasses could help millions

    Among the major goals of the world are decreasing hunger, stopping preventable yet widespread disease, and promoting education and literacy in third-world countries. That last one may get addressed soon, as a major issue among the extremely poor throughout the world is a lack of eyeglasses, and one inventor believes that with these cheap, adjustable liquid-lens spectacles, he may have… Read More

  • Always losing your keys, remote, wallet, glasses, etc.?

    The Find One, Find All key finder is straight cheese like a bad infomercial, which it actually is now that I’ve perused the site long enough. But I haven’t been able to find my keys for days and I could really use this. The FOFA-XD key fob and credit card-sized doohickeys have been around for a while, but the Glasses FOFA-XD is completely radical and new. Actually, it’s not… Read More

  • Scottish glasses fill from the bottom while I fill from top

    If the river were lager and I were a duck, I’d buy a Trufill concept device designed for stadiums that can fill ten pints of beer in ten seconds and drink it all up. This amazing new concept uses magic and space technology to fill up glasses from the bottom up. How? I don’t know. No one knows. All we know is that we have to go visit FoodBev next week and if this amazing system is… Read More

  • Review: GUNNAR Optiks Precision Computing Glasses

    Do you get computer eyestrain? Do you want to look like a bad imitation of Hunter S Thompson? Do you have $200 to spend? Then try the GUNNAR Optiks digital eyewear. These are supposed to reduce eyestrain by decreasing glare and improving overall image quality, but do they work? Read More

  • Gamer glasses coming soon

    Truckers have driving glasses, hunters have shooting glasses, and now gamers can have custom lens too. Currently, Gunnar Opitks have glasses geared towards heavy computer use (Halogen pictured above) but word is that the company is going to have custom lens just for gamers. The idea is that the glasses will of course reduce eyestrain, but also fit better with headphones. Gunnar Optiks specs… Read More

  • Fluid filled eyeglass lenses for the optometrist-impaired

    Yeah… I see syringes and eyeballs and I just cringe. I don’t care what it’s for. I don’t care that it’s a good idea. I don’t care that this process will save money, time and get proper eyewear to those that need it. I see syringes and eyeballs. I don’t even wear contacts. The thought of sticking a finger in my eye on purpose sounds like the most… Read More

  • Smart Goggles 'remember' where you left your keys

    [photopress:smartgoggles.jpg,full,right] Yes, these glasses are ugly, but at the same time they’re incredibly useful. Developed in Japan, these Smart Goggles can “remember” things you’ve seen thanks to an on-board camera and computer. So, for example, let’s say you can’t find where you last put your keys or cellphone. The Goggles’ built-in computer… Read More

  • Myvu Universal Edition review

    It’s hard being NinjaMan, Ninja of the Future. Just ask the stewards on my last flight. They had to put up with me looking like a total moron and loving every minute of it. Why? Because I was wearing the Myvu Universals, a pair of video glasses for the iPod — or any other device with a video output — that basically turns you into the coolest guy on the plane. These glasses… Read More