two lenses are better than one! glasses that flip with just a flick. sunglass or diffraction. Read more
This project was successfully funded on May 6, 2012.
About this project
CORE77: "Become one of the first lucky nu-ravers to get your hands on a pair of sweet new specs for the summer."
Hello everyone! Thanks for checking out Spectracles, your newest pair of sunglasses OR diffraction glasses! You can pre-order a pair by pledging $25 or more (click the green button on the right). We're keeping prices below retail for Kickstarter backers.
Spectracles are glasses with two sets of lenses. The front lenses flip up like the DeLorean (or Lamborghini) with just a flick of the finger. (Spectracles are patent-pending.)
What you see in the video and style shots are prototypes. To take Spectracles to the next level, we need your help.
If we reach our goal, we'll invest in an injection mold, which will allow us to put Spectracles in your hand by June. Your Spectracles will feature lasercut lenses, and flex hinges for an ultra-comfortable fit. Here are the three standard models.
For a little bit more, you can opt for custom lenses.
UPDATE: we've added 3D red / blue lenses!
Just pick a frame: yellow, turquoise, or brown, and a lens from the grid, and we'll install them for you. You can visualize the options at coolbeams.com. UPDATE: we've added the white / turquoise frame from the cover photo!
Also, note that all of our diffraction glasses are made with double-diffraction -- much stronger than a typical diffraction lens.
We'll send you a survey once the glasses are ready, for you to tell us which scheme you want. Thanks for helping us get Spectracles off the ground, and hit us up anytime with comments or questions: email@example.com. Once the kickstarter ends, you'll be able to keep up with us at coolbeams.com or at facebook.com/coolbeams.
will and tom
Around May 6, when funding ends.
Just take $5 off any pairs after the first, and select either reward. (We'll get your picks with the survey.)
Short answer: hopefully. We're doing everything we can to hit this deadline, but we can't guarantee the parts will be perfect by then, and we're not going to ship a flawed product. However: if the parts are ready June 7, fear not: we'll hand 'em off to you in Vegas.
Pledge $1 or more
you're helping to make spectracles a reality. thank you.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
ONE PAIR OF SPECTRACLES -- sunglass, fluorescent, or double-diffraction model (you'll get a survey to select which one you want). for add'l pairs, just add $20 each. (add $3 for canada, $7 for int'l shipping.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $40 or more
ONE PAIR OF SPECTRACLES -- custom. you'll get a survey for your frame and lens choices (see options below). for add'l custom pairs, just add $35 each. (add $3 for canada, $7 for int'l shipping.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
0 backers Limited (15 left of 15)
one pair of spectracles with solid silver gears.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
one pair of spectracles with gold-plated gears.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
SPECTRACLES BASH. we'll book you a dj and a sound system, and hand-deliver 25 pairs of spectracles to the party for you to divvy up as you wish.
(we're in norcal, so add $100 for socal, $300 for elsewhere in america, $1000 for international. gas money!)Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)