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Electrochromic sunglasses that turn light and dark in response to ambient light in less than 2 seconds!
78 backers pledged $12,903 to help bring this project to life.

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It may just look like another pair of sunglasses. But look closely. The lens transforms almost instantly, lightening the very moment we walk indoor and turning darker when the sun shines brighter. 

Transition Glasses - 40 seconds vs Shutoo Sunglasses - 1 second!! 

The trouble of putting on and off our sunglasses sometimes stops us from wearing sunglasses entirely. It is especially annoying when our hands are busy and we can barely see as we walk into a darker space.

But why do we have to wear sunglasses? 

Cataracts affect the transparency of the lens of our eyes, causing a broad range of visual loss. Cataracts cause half of all cases of blindness and 33% of visual impairment worldwide. Damages made to our vision are permanent! 

Electrochromic materials have been used in the automobile industry on automatically tinted rear-view mirrors in various lighting conditions. This technology is also used on electrochromic windows in high speed trains like ICE 3 and inside the aircraft of Boeing 787 Dreamliner, to blind unwanted light and sights from the passengers. 

Shutoo Sunglasses uses electrochromic lenses on its sunglasses, bringing this technology to the consumer goods level. 

Electrochromic lenses lighten and darken almost instantly. This makes a big difference when you really have the urge to see! 

You’ll never need to take off your sunglasses as you drive into a tunnel or put it on again as you drive out of a tunnel.

 Our car windshields are designed to block UV lights. As a result, when the drivers are behind the wheels, photochromic lenses cannot detect the brightness and function properly. 

The advantage of being activated by ambient light is that lenses are tinted or brightened up in response to the actual lighting environment. 

Reflected lights from water and buildings cause glare. Shutoo Gavazzi uses polarized lenses which contain special filters that block reflected lights and harmful effects from UV lights. 

We grabbed strangers off the street in Los Angeles and asked them to try Shutoo Sunglasses. Check out their reactions!

Risks and challenges

Every project involves some risks but we try to minimize them by bringing this project to Kickstarter when we are near our final stage. The design of Shutoo Sunglasses has already been finalized and working prototypes are produced. We have tested them over and over for function and comfort.

Our biggest challenge now is to have your support to fund our project for mass production. We have experience creating sunglasses before Kickstarter and have formed close relationship with our manufacturer.

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    Shutoo Sunglass - ACTIVE

    40% off retail value of $169. ACTIVE model is engineered to be the ultimate design for outdoor activities. Built with injection frame and comes with your choice of colors. (We'll contact you to choose your color after the campaign)

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    • ONE ACTIVE Sunglasses - Color: Military Tan or Sandy Gray/Orange
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    Shutoo Sunglasses - EVERYDAY

    40% off retail value of $179. EVERYDAY model has the sleek and contemporary look with all-metal frames. The prefect pair for everyday use. (We'll contact you to choose your color after the campaign)

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    • ONE EVERYDAY Sunglasses - Color: Matt Chrome Black or Dark Bronze
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    Shutoo Sunglasses - SMART CAUSAL

    40% off retail value of $215. SMART CAUSAL is a timeless model that combines classic styling with quality and comfort. Build with Nickel Silver. (We'll contact you to choose color after the campaign)

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    • ONE SMART CAUSAL Sunglasses - Color: Champagne Gold or Gunmetal
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    Shutoo Sunglasses - CHIC

    40% off retail value of $249. Chic model's round frames reflect a spirit of vogue and fun. (We'll contact you to choose your color after the campaign)

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    • ONE Chic Sunglasses - Color: Metallic Black or Gunmetal
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    EARLY BIRD: Double Pack (BEST DEAL)

    Over 50% off!! Choose 2 pairs of Sunglasses from ACTIVE, SMART CAUSAL and EVERYDAY. (We'll contact you to choose your color and model after the campaign)

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    • TWO Shutoo Sunglasses (Any Style. Any Color)
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    Double Pack

    45% off!! Choose 2 pairs of Sunglasses from ACTIVE, SMART CAUSAL and EVERYDAY. (We'll contact you to choose your color and model after the campaign)

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    Quadruple Pack (Best Price)

    Over 60% off!! Choose 4 pairs of Sunglasses from ACTIVE,EVERYDAY, SMART CAUSAL and Chic. (We'll contact you to choose your color and model after the campaign)

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    • FOUR Shutoo Sunglasses (Any Style. Any Color)
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Funding period

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