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Mt. Hood Pint Glass Is Classy, Because Oregon

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Look, if no one had told us that this pint glass has a perfect replica of Oregon’s highest peak, Mt. Hood, molded in its base, we probably would have never noticed. But now that we have, we think it’s kind of neat. Made by North Drinkware in Portland, Oregon (where else?), this pint is an American-made, custom blown 16 oz. glass.

Using United States Geological Survey (USGS) data (depicting ridges, canyons, and peak) a 3D model of Mt. Hood is integrated into the mold so your beer cascades around the mountain when you pour it into the glass. The Oregon Pint delivers a connection to the mountains that surround us, and the satisfying experience of drinking a local crafted beer out of a local crafted glass – all made here in Oregon.

We suppose this will be particularly popular to Oregonians, though it has a certain artistic appeal beyond that state’s borders. We can’t imagine that it’s all Portlanders who ordered $160,000 worth of glasses (as of this writing), at $35 a pop. It’s on Kickstarter with the funding goal well in the rearview mirror, so head on over and pre-order your own if that’s your thing.

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What Would You Do With These Chameleon Glasses?

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Creep on your neighbours? Freak people out with how weird you look while wearing them? The possibilities are definitely not endless, but there’s a fair amount of fun to be had with the Chameleon Vision Goggles pictured above. They give you the ability to look in different directions, with each eye being independent from the other. You can even look behind you with the included side mirrors.

Sure, it’s a novelty item with limited use, but at least you won’t break the bank with the $11 asking price.

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Pixelated Sunglasses: Through 8-Bit Lenses

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So the world won’t be transformed to pixels when you’ve got this pair of pixelated sunglasses on, but it does look like it came straight from one of those 8-bit video games. These novelty specs will shield your eyes from the rays of the bright summer sun and give you a low-res look in this high-resolution world.

The Deal With It Pixelated sunglasses are available for €22.90 (about $30).

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Take The Elbow Grease Out Of Cleaning Your Glasses, Cliris Does It For You

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To be perfectly honest, it doesn’t take a whole bunch of work to clean a pair of glasses. But if a device can do it for you, and not just clean but “disinfect, anti-fog treat, dry and (optionally) scent your spectacles in only four minutes”, then we start getting curious. Because what is the point of technology if not to make simple tasks even easier? Cliris uses ultrasonic tech and the company’s biodegradable cleaning solution to achieve these results. The solution comes in replaceable pods that last about 30 cleaning cycles and cost about $25 each. Yeah, that’s almost $1 per cleaning, and $269 for the device itself, which is a whole lot of money for something you can do yourself. But if you’ve got a good chunk of disposable income lying around and really dislike cleaning your glasses, the link to their Kickstarter is at the bottom. The project is quite far from being funded, perhaps because other people agree that it’s too much money for too little benefit. But you never know what good marketing can achieve.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

Jins Meme Sensory Glasses Alerts You When You’re Too Tired to Drive

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Most wearable tech focuses on the external and social aspect of things. For instance, Google Glass comes with an impressive facial recognition system that could let you identify and look people up while you’re literally looking at them. And that’s fine, if you want to spend most of your time wearing smart glasses that let you do more with what you’re seeing.

But if you want to start looking within, then you might want to check out the Jins Meme sensory glasses. These smart specs make use of electro oculography, which is the process of sensing electrical potentials vie eye movement, thanks to its six-axis acceleration sensor. It also has three additional sensors on the frame on the touch points of the wearer’s face in order to detect and monitor changes in body physics.

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NerdWax Stops Your Glasses From Sliding Off

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Find yourself constantly pushing your glasses back up your nose? NerdWax would like to help you out. It’s made from beeswax, and rubbing a little bit of it on the inside of the bridge or on the nosepads will prevent them from sliding. A $10 pledge gets you one tube, which seems like a lot until you find out that it’s supposed to last 6 to 8 months.

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Peril Sensitivity Glasses Shut Out Stuff That Might Freak You Out

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Fight or flight. Which response would you choose if you’re faced with one of your worst fears? If you often go for the former, then you might want to look into these Peril Sensitivity glasses. As the name implies, these glasses are “sensitive” to things that stress you out or cause anxiety. It determines this by checking your vital stats, care of the temperature sensor, pulse sensor, ambient light sensor, sound detector sensor, and accelerometer crammed into the device.

Once your anxiety level is up, the glasses shut down and black out your vision by making the glasses opaque. In short, these glasses let you block out the problem by blacking it out. Out of sight, out of mind–do you agree?

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Wink Glasses Fog Up To Prevent Computer Vision Syndrome

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A lot of people who use computers end up with dry eyes because they don’t blink as much as they should. Attempting to correct that and encourage users to blink at regular intervals are the Wink Glasses. The lenses fog up and become opaque for a tenth to two tenths of a second every ten seconds, forcing the wearer to blink or wink in the process.

The glasses prevent more than just the discomfort from dry eyes. It also prevents computer vision syndrome, which is caused by “focusing the eyes on a computer display for uninterrupted periods of time.” People with CVS report have reported headaches, eye redness, and even double vision, which makes the whole thing a complete pain to have.

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Visor Glasses Prevent Facial Detection to Protect Your Privacy

If you value your privacy, then you’re probably wary about surveillance or security systems that use facial recognition programs or snap pictures of passersby. They’re widely used these days, and you might’ve already resorted to wearing sunglasses to protect your privacy. However, sunglasses alone won’t be enough to prevent detection on facial recognition systems.

For that, you’d probably need something like these privacy visors that were developed by Japan’s National Institute of Informatics.

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