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July 31, 2005

Snappy Readers


Oh, no — not again!

But wait: that's supposed to happen.

Yes, believe it or not these glasses are designed to pop open in the middle.

You say, that's the dumbest thing I ever saw.

Well, wait just a cotton–picking minute.

"Snappy Readers free you from the 'granny chain!'"

Oh? Tell us more.

    From the website:

    You'll never again misplace your readers!

    This innovative front–opening design makes readers functional, practical... and packed with fashion fun!

    One click of the powerful magnet at the bridge of the nose snaps them into place.


    To remove, just pull apart, and use the flexible, unbreakable headband to keep them hanging around your neck so you'll know where to find them.

    The optical quality lenses can be replaced with prescription lenses.

    One size fits all, thanks to adjustable sides.


Is a headband better than a granny chain, in the long run?

And what if you forget where your neck is: how then will you find them?

Nice, though, that there's no hedging with fit, a la that ridiculous "one size fits most" we saw the other day.

In red, blue or tortoise frames with your choice of 1.25, 1.50, 1.75, 2.00, 2.50 or 3.00 diopter power.

$29.50 here.

If you've got any metal plates or screws in your head this product is probably not for you.

If you insist, you might find yourself in the OR with Dr. Laws or one of his brethren extracting the magnet from your sella turcica.


I doubt Ann Sacks and her doughty Amy Sacks crüe out in Portland are losing a lot of sleep over this new development.

But you never know: they're awfully obsessive.

Which is why I like them so.

Likes attract.

But opposites are OK too — don't get me wrong.

I'm an equal opportunity kind of guy.

July 31, 2005 at 09:01 AM | Permalink


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