IRL Glasses – Glasses that Block Screens

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Not too long ago, phones were attached to the wall, TVs weighed as much as refrigerators and computers rivaled minivans in size. Then everything changed. The world has seen an explosion of screens all vying for our attention (Americans spend  11 hours a day looking at screens, NY Times 2018), making it harder and harder to have uninterrupted experiences and genuine human connections.

IRL Glasses put you in the driver’s seat to control when and how you engage with screens.

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 The design for IRL Glasses is unique and iconic, inspired by the 1988 cult classic film, ‘THEY LIVE,’ where a magical pair of glasses blocks ads. The glasses are all black, with the IRL logo printed in white on the sides of the glasses.

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The polarization is TAC 1.1, Cat 3, UV 400, meaning IRL Glasses don’t just block screens, they work as a normal pair of UV-blocking sunglasses.

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We spent a year researching, prototyping, and focus grouping IRL Glasses. Here are some of the previous prototypes:

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IRL Glasses block LCD/LED screens through horizontal polarized optics (we found out about this after coming across a 2017 WIRED article).

By flattening and rotating the polarized lens 90 degrees, light emitted by LCD/LED screens is blocked, making it look like the TV or computer in front of you is off.

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IRL Glasses are in beta. This means they are compatible with most TVs (LCD/LED) and some computers (LCD/LED). IRL glasses do not yet block smartphones or digital billboards (OLED).

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We have a basic glasses case ready to go, HOWEVER our bespoke lenticular design (below) will be added upon hitting our stretch goal of 1,000 orders.

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