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October 12, 2007

Gray-Bans Reverse Sunglasses — 'Guaranteed to brighten anyone's day'

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[via James Ferguson's "Pat Pending" feature in today's Financial Times "How To Spend It" supplement]

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Hey, we could all save time and look at the sun with two magnifying glasses!

Posted by: J3K | Mar 4, 2008 5:07:16 AM

I love that first comment. A brighter image with less light! No wonder my eyes water when I put on my peril-sensitive sunglasses.

Posted by: 300baud | Mar 3, 2008 1:00:36 PM

I think these things have to set some kind of new record for "concept design" bulldust.

How, exactly, a sunglass-thick layer of material is supposed to work as a general-purpose image enhancer, the "designer" has not even started to consider.

This is a very very difficult problem in physics. I mean, do these glasses locate your eyes and only "enhance" the photons that are headed that way, or is there a magic camera on the front of the lens and a magic depth-compensating screen on the back, or...? It's hard to even know where to start.

Hey, I've got one - how about an umbrella that turns rain into turkey sandwiches? Wouldn't that be awesome?

Posted by: Daniel Rutter | Oct 14, 2007 1:09:41 PM

Blublocker sunglasses work to some degree by blocking the color blue (mostly) so you don't get eyestrain after a long day outdoors. The image they produce
is quite a bit brighter.

Posted by: | Oct 12, 2007 7:39:17 PM

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