Wearable technology is here to stay. It means the tech needs to look better and Google Glass definitely needs a makeover.
Google just announced that they will partner with Luxottica. They will put together a team to “design, develop and distribute a new breed of eyewear for Glass,” which Luxottica CEO Andrea Guerra expects to see in stores in 2015
Luxottica already owns eyewear brands such as Ray-Ban, Persol, Oakley, and manufactures eyewear for Prada, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and others.
Protos Eyewear is a 3D printed eyewear company located in San Francisco. They just launched a crowd funding campaign.
The frames are:
∙ Tailored Fit – The team has developed advanced software which allows them to select and alter the design of each pair of glasses to fit your unique features and accentuate your facial structure.
∙ Innovative Designs – Our frames are impossible to replicate with traditional manufacturing methods, giving you a totally unique frame that is tailored for you.
∙ Unique Material and Manufacturing Methods – Protos’ strong and lightweight frames.
∙ Environmentally Friendly – Their 3D printing process uses hypoallergenic bioplastics and is completely waste-free.
∙ Made in the USA.
∙ 3D Printed.
On the 22nd of May Bespoke Trading Co launched a first of it’s kind glasses case that is
completely sustainable and made from only one piece of 100% Australian Wool. Folded together with two crossstitchings and a reclaimed leather strap.
Nothing is synthetic, and the materials possess the perfect elements for durability, mendability and recyclability all in one. It’s constructed from a single piece of felt so that it will never fall apart.
Bespoke Trading Co has launched their signature product on Kickstarter, help them to make this wonderful project come true.
How it feels to use the Google Glass. To take a photo you just say “OK, Glass” to activate the headset and then say “take a picture”. Amazing!
Photo from here.
Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality headset designed specifically for video games. It will change the way you think about gaming forever. With an extemly wide field of view, high resolution display, and ultra-low latency head tracking, the Rift provides a truly engaging experience that allows you to step inside your favorite game and explore new worlds like never before.
The Oculus Rift, was submitted to Kickstarter in August 2012 and was funded $250,000 only one month later! It has already won awards for it’s innovation and is available for preorder!
Images via Gamesindustry.
Ørgreen is a really cool and unique brand from Denmark. Remember our previous post about their press event here in Stockholm? Now we’re happy to introduce you behind the scenes of their manufacture, which is quite amazing. Enjoy the movie!
Designer Damir Doma and the eyewear brand MYKITA teamed up during a thee year project for the DD01.
The DD01 is using a mix of fine materials such as stainless steel and warm natural horn wich resembles Damir Doma’s collection using coarse, stiff fabric and soft flowing textures.
Photos from MYKITA and Damir and from Dami Doma SS13 at Paris Fashion Week.
Here are two prototypes for apps that help you find the sun by merging weather data with your location and time. They both won several awards for their ideas!
Finding the right sunspot isn’t always easy, especially if you live in a big city where buildings are covering the sun. “Bright Light” is an application for Ray Ban
that helps people to get the most out of the sun and their sunglasses. It was made by students from Berghs School of Communication
Coppertone Sunsight will show you the sunniest spots in New York. It was made by Bryan and Daniël in collaboration with Hyui Yong Kim.