Instaglasses: Really? Is There Really a Market For This?

I’m as likely as the next person to jump on the new technology bandwagon, but one of the things I absolutely cannot comprehend is the popularity of Instagram. I mean…photography has come a huge long way from the Brownie camera I used to use in the 1970s. We have hit a point where it is sometimes almost painful to look at the clarity and colour quality of digital images. So then why, for the love of all that’s holy, WHY do people insist on taking pictures with their high-tech digital cameras that look as if they were taken in 1975 with a Brownie camera? I truly do not get it.

Now, and thankfully these are just a concept piece, now someone thinks it’s a good idea to walk around with these glasses on your face that will make everything look like that. Which means although many of us wear some kind of glasses or contact lenses, we can instead look at blurred outlines, fuzzy images, and bad colours. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? I am amazed, and not in a good way.

In order to work them, you push a button to activate the 5 megapixel camera, which then gives you the option to use one of the infamous Instagram filters to view whatever it is you’re seeing in real life. Since it’s a camera, you can also take photos of whatever you’re looking at (and of course upload them to Instagram, can’t forget that!). Of course, since these are just a concept, there is no pricing or availability, so if you actually want a pair you seem to be quite out of luck.

I really, really do not get the fascination. I’m sure that will make me unpopular with some of you, but so be it. We can agree to disagree, can’t we?


Source: Technabob

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