Google Glass and other phone-connectivity eyewear seem awesome — in theory. In practice, they may be the most sex-repelling wearable items since cargo shorts. If you're looking for a way to wear your technology and not look like a total dingus, WeON Glasses are your answer.
The WeONs connect to your smartphone, receive notifications, and allow you to remotely activate your music, camera functions, or voice recording. Plus, they don't immediately give you away as a Glasshole. In fact, they come in both regular and sunglass versions, and look just like normal glasses with a little Buddy Holly flair.
When you receive a text or email, the interior of the lens lights up in a variety of LED colors to give you a little heads up. Using the free ION Eyewear app, you can control when and how you receive your notifications.
Discreet buttons on the side of the frame allow you to control your music AND look like Cyclops from the X-Men at the same time. And for you forgetful types, the glasses will automatically send out a sound alert if they stray too far away from your connected phone or tablet, so there's less fear of losing your slick new glasses or your phone. So while you wait for the new Google Glass Ray Bans to arrive next year, pick up some hi-tech frames that won't make you look like a nerd.
Evan Scott Schwartz is the Tech editor for Supercompressor. He looks great in glasses, but has perfect vision. It's a real Catch-22.