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Popticals: Wraparound sunglasses just got a lot more compact

By 01.29.13

Wraparound sunglasses are pretty important to outdoorsy types, sports players, and other people who need total protection from the rays of the sun. The problem is that they tend to be, well, enormous and thus pretty hard to stow in a space-efficient way.



A problem Popticals has handily solved with a little smart engineering.

The earpieces fold in half, and the lenses themselves are on a rail system: When you want to put your sunglasses away, you just slide one lens over the other, tuck them in a case, and shove it in your pocket.

This sounds like a minor thing, but if you’re using wraparounds during the summer, you’re far more likely to leave them on a table and forget them, because you have no place to put them.

Also it has to be said that anything that brings more engineering to sunglasses is a good thing, because, hey, sunglasses can always stand to be cooler and take up a little less space. Granted, they do look a little clunky… but what do you want? You don’t wear wraparounds to be fashionable.

Popticals [Official Site]

About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.
TAGScompact sunglassesdesignGadgetsGadgets for menpopticalssports gearsunglasseswraparound sunglasses

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