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51
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 26 2019 3:49 PM UTC +00:00

About

Our Story

Peeq has developed and patented the first reversible sunglasses.

It all began when Peeq founder and inventor Raffi Holzer was completing his Masters in Engineering at Penn, and was challenged to innovate something used by everyone all the time. Sunglasses - everyone has them, yet they haven't been innovated in a long time!

Result: The world's first truly reversible sunglasses. Now fully patented and ready for production!

What’s so hard about reversibility?

At first Raffi thought creating reversible glasses would be really simple. A double hinge is all that's needed, right? Not quite. While completing his Master's at the University of Pennsylvania, Materials Science & Engineering, Raffi pondered on potential solutions.  The thing was, as people tried on the initial simple prototype, Raffi quickly realized they didn’t hold to your face. Most glasses arms don’t swing freely, they press against your temples. These glasses did not. And it turns out that creating a hinge that did that and all the other things he wanted wasn’t so simple after all. So he went back to the drawing board, again, and again, and again! 3 Years later and we're finally ready to manufacture high-quality reversible sunglasses with a beautifully stylish finish. The first ever 2-in-1 reversible sunglasses, with completely different colors/designs on each side, customized to perfection!

Our Requirements

We needed a hinge that would make the arms stick to your temples, fold up flat, and rotate horizontally around the frames rather than over them so you could show off different sides of the arms as well as different sides of the glasses body.

We came up with 4 different options. 

Four Possible Mechanical Design Options
Four Possible Mechanical Design Options

The drawings above show how complex simple reversibility can get. Each option had pros and cons and we worked on each for a while. In the end though, we went with (drumroll please...) Option #2! Option 2 has an amazing mechanism that allows us to achieve all the functionality we needed with no springs or other delicate pieces. It’s also got a really cool strong look to it. And while how it works exactly might be a little tough to glean from a still image, you get to see how impressive it really is after going through our patent. 

Patented Technology

In 2016, we filed a utility patent protecting our novel technology for creating reversible sunglasses, and a year later it was granted (link to U.S. Patent). 

Selected Drawings from our Patent
Selected Drawings from our Patent

Through a magnetically activated rotating and locking element and custom hinges, our patent details exactly how our technology is able to produce reversible sunglasses with all the functionalities essential for comfort and sturdiness (and looks of course).

Below is a 3D CAD short clip animating how the final product will look and function:

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Peeq in the Market

With this new-found, proprietary mechanism, Peeq has the potential to revolutionize the eyewear and sunglasses industry for the first time in decades! Peeq’s reversible sunglasses are a product everyone and anyone can get behind in the growing world of fashion and design. Customers can choose from an array of classic-one-side funky-the-other-side designs that suit their personality or custom choose their own patterns. 

In the near future, we plan on collaborating with Companies, Sports Teams, Music Festivals, Celebrities and essentially anyone who wants to advertise their logo or brand on either side of the reversible sunglasses. This will allow wearers the flexibility to display their brand loyalty when they want to. Perhaps most powerfully for those brands, having the brand displayed on the inside may peeq someone’s interest to ask "what's that on the  inside of your sunglasses?". And then, in a flash, “1, 2, 3, Click, BAM!” - that’s Peeq for you.

Risks and challenges

If we do not meet our fund raising goal, we will not be able to make the prototype moulds and finance the manufacturing.
Producing good quality product at a market scale may come with additional unforeseen technical and logistic challenges that could prolong the timeline of some rewards and use up more of our budget than accounted for.

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    Peeq Sticker

    For the generous who like our idea but don't love it, we thank you with a Peeq sticker.

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    Limited Edition Peeq T-shirt

    Never wear sunglasses? (Really!?) That's okay, support us and rock one of our sleek t-shirts.

    These cool T-Shirts will only be made for backers like you who are apart of the Peeq launch, so super limited-edition!

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    1st Gen Peeq Sunglasses (HALF PRICE)

    Own Peeq's first ever commercially made reversible sunglasses, and for HALF off!

    Be apart of the launch and receive on of the first batch of Peeq sunglasses at 50% off what they will start retailing for.

    So you're getting 1st ever Peeqs, 2 sunglasses in 1 for $20, 50%+ OFF what they'll retail for? Now that's an AWESOME deal.

    Free sticker and limited edition protective case too!

    Get to choose any 2 solid colors (white, black, havana brown, red, green, blue) for your Peeqs!

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    1st Ever Peeqs (HALF PRICE) + T-Shirt

    Own Peeq's first ever commercially made reversible sunglasses, and for HALF off!

    And to thank you for being apart of the launch, you'll also receive a discounted Peeq T-Shirt.

    Be apart of the launch and receive one of the first batch of Peeq sunglasses at 50% off what they will start retailing for, plus a cool t-shirt. Now that's an awesome deal. Free limited edition case and sticker too!

    Get to choose any 2 solid colors (white, black, havana brown, red, green, blue) for your Peeqs!

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    1st Ever Peeq GOLD Sunglasses (60% OFF)

    Always looking to own the finest? Then be one of the first to own a pair of Limited Edition Peeq GOLD sunglasses.

    Your GOLD Peeqs will be embossed with a custom "Peeq GOLD" logo and "NUMBERED" out of the very limited amount manufactured.

    You'll be saving MORE THAN 60% compared to retail!

    Not only will you be apart of the first commercial launch for Peeq, but you'll own one of the first limited edition pairs.

    Could these "GOLD Peeqs" become THE vintage Peeq sunglasses 10 years from now? Maybe, it's all up to you :)

    Comes with limited edition T-Shirt (made only for launch backers like you!), Peeq sticker, and free limited edition case.

    Get to choose any 2 colors or designs for your Peeq GOLDs which will be numbered with special limited edition Peeq GOLD logo!

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    1st Ever Peeq GOLD Sunnies + 2 T-Shirts

    Always looking to own the finest? Then be one of the first to own a pair of Limited Edition Peeq GOLD sunglasses.

    Your GOLD Peeqs will be embossed with a custom "Peeq GOLD" logo and "NUMBERED" out of the very limited amount manufactured.

    You'll be saving MORE THAN 60% compared to retail!

    Not only will you be apart of the first commercial launch for Peeq, but you'll own one of the first limited edition pairs.

    Could these "GOLD Peeqs" become THE vintage Peeq sunglasses 10 years from now? Maybe, it's all up to you :)

    Comes with TWO limited edition T-Shirts(made only for launch backers like you!), ONE for you and ONE for a friend - or TWO for you ;)

    Plus Peeq sticker, and free limited edition case.

    Get to choose any 2 colors or designs for your Peeq GOLDs which will be numbered with special limited edition Peeq GOLD logo!

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    2 Pairs! 1 Peeq + 1 Peeq GOLD (70% OFF)

    The ultimate combo pack. 70% OFF!

    Own one of EACH of the first Peeq runs, a Peeq 1st generation pair AND a pair of Peeq GOLD sunglasses.

    Be the first to own BOTH 1st generation Peeq sunglasses, AND the limited edition Peeq GOLD sunnies too!

    Gift one of our revolutionary sunglasses to someone in your life and let them share in the Peeq experience :D ...or just keep them both to yourself :)

    Plus, we're throwing in the limited edition Peeq T-Shirt and limited edition cases for free!

    Inventor Signed Certificate: You'll also get a personally signed certificate from the company founder and inventor of Peeq's US patent - The 1st ever reversible sunglasses - Recognizing you and thanking you for being apart of our official launch!

    Get to choose any 2 solid colors (white, black, havana brown, red, green, blue) for your Peeqs and any 2 colors or designs for your Peeq GOLDs which will be numbered with special limited edition Peeq GOLD logo!

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    10x 1st Gen Peeq Sunglasses (HALF PRICE)

    Get 10 of Peeq's first ever commercially made reversible sunglasses and share with some of your family and friends (or just keep them all for your self ;)... HALF PRICE on each pair + 10% off!!!
    Can't ask for better than that!

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    5x CUSTOM Peeq Sunglasses (10% off)

    Get 5x --CUSTOM-- Peeq first 1st Gen reversible sunglasses.
    Want to advertise a brand you are promoting? your business name and logo? a favourite quote? a message you want people to see when you rock your Peeq reversible sunglasses?
    Whatever you want printed on BOTH SIDES of Peeq's reversible temple arms, we can do it!
    For just 5 CUSTOM pairs you are getting 10% off our low price of $60/pair!!!

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    WHAT A DEAL !

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    10x CUSTOM Peeq Sunglasses (10% off)

    Get 10x --CUSTOM-- Peeq first 1st Gen reversible sunglasses.
    Want to advertise a brand you are promoting? your business name and logo? a favourite quote? a message you want people to see when you rock your Peeq reversible sunglasses?
    Whatever you want printed on BOTH SIDES of Peeq's reversible temple arms, we can do it!
    For just 10 CUSTOM pairs you are getting 10% off our low price of $60/pair!!!

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    Get 50 of Peeq's first ever commercially made reversible sunglasses and share with your family, friends, colleagues and who ever else you bump into while supply lasts... HALF PRICE on each pair + 10% off!!!
    Now thats a BULK deal and a HALF ... +10% ;) !!!

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    20x CUSTOM Peeq Sunglasses (15% off)

    Get 20x --CUSTOM-- Peeq first 1st Gen reversible sunglasses.
    Want to advertise a brand you are promoting? your business name and logo? a favourite quote? a message you want people to see when you rock your Peeq reversible sunglasses?
    Whatever you want printed on BOTH SIDES of Peeq's reversible temple arms, we can do it!
    For just 20 CUSTOM pairs you are getting 15% off our low price of $60/pair!!!

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    50x CUSTOM Peeq Sunglasses (25% off)

    Get 50x --CUSTOM-- Peeq first 1st Gen reversible sunglasses.
    Advertise a brand you love, your business, your favourite sports team, or whatever else you can think up.
    Whatever you want printed on BOTH SIDES of Peeq's reversible sunglasses, we can do it!
    For just 50 CUSTOM pairs enjoy 25% off our low price of $60/pair!!!

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    100x CUSTOM Peeq Sunglasses (35% off)

    Get 100x --CUSTOM-- Peeq first 1st Gen reversible sunglasses.
    Now you have enough reversible sunglass for little marketing campaign on WHATEVER you want...
    100 CUSTOM pairs with 35% off our low price of $60/pair!!!

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    250x CUSTOM Peeq Sunglasses (50% off)

    Get 250x --CUSTOM-- Peeq first 1st Gen reversible sunglasses.
    This is Awesome!! 250 custom designed reversible sunglass to advertise whatever you want!!! Guaranteed to be an impactful and memorable promotional tool with 250 pairs out there.
    250 CUSTOM pairs with 50% OFF our low price of $60/pair!!!

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    500x CUSTOM Peeq Sunglasses (67% off)

    Get 500x --CUSTOM-- Peeq first 1st Gen reversible sunglasses.
    Our Best Reward Package by far!!! 500 custom designed reversible sunglass to advertise whatever you want!!! This can compliment a HUGE promotional campaign you are doing to get your brand and business out there in the market on 500 different people... while they are enjoying the Sun of course ;)
    500 CUSTOM pairs at $20 each (that's 67% OFF!!!) our retail price of $60/pair!!!

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    1000x Peeq GOLD Sunglasses (75% OFF)

    1000 of Peeq's 1st Generation Limited Edition GOLD reversible sunglasses... at more than 75% OFF including FREE shipping to US/Canada !!! Can't go wrong here.

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