A new company called Tzukuri claims to have created sunglasses "unloseable", using tracking tags embedded in the frame.
The glasses use Apple iBeacon technology for connection to an iPhone near, leaving the two devices to communicate via Bluetooth LE. As users move away from the glasses, they receive a series of three iPhone notifications in increments of 15 feet. Users can open the Tzukuri application to see the last known position lenses and can use a local tracker to find the glasses when they are less than 25 feet. (The application lets users turn off notifications in some places to avoid being harassed at home or at work.)
The tag is located along the temple of the frame and measuring less than 5 mm on an edge. It remains charged through solar cells about two hours in the sun should be enough to reach full capacity and is fully waterproof.
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Be aware that there is a crowdfunding element at work here. Tzukuri will begin to take a limited number of pre-orders next week, and he is demanding a $ 100 deposit, refundable up production begins. The company says that this deposit will help fund the initial production and aims to ship the first batch of glasses in March, 2015. In the middle of the year, Tzukuri plans to launch an API to allow more uses for tag as alert friends when you are near.
Polarized lenses themselves use Carl Zeiss lenses, frames with Japanese black or colored shell in six styles and two sizes. Early price is $ 249, and the retail price will be $ 349.
Why: We saw some tag-based sticker that users can attach to any object, but Tzukuri says its solar beacons are the lowest in the world. The sunglasses are, in theory, intelligent use of technology, as they are primarily intended to be used outdoors where they can charge via solar. We will have to see if Tzukuri can keep its promises when he made a shipping product.