As a general rule, laptop displays are difficult to read outdoors, whether you’ve got a matte or glossy screen. But glossy displays are distinctly difficult to see in brightly sunlit conditions where they effectively turn into mirrors. Some hardware makers, like Pixel Qi, are trying to solve this by producing screens that are readable both indoors and outdoors. Glarewear is taking another approach with anti-glare sunglasses designed to filter out the glare from your laptop display, making the screen easier to read outdoors.
Here’s how it’s supposed to work. The sunglasses are designed to let the light from an LCD display shine through while blocking other light sources. Because different laptops emit light differently. Glarewear glasses come with three sets of lenses that are designed to work with the most common types of laptop screens.The glasses don’t come cheap. They’ll set you back €99.00 plus shipping. That’s about $139 US.
I haven’t tested this product myself, so I can’t vouch for it. But the company does have a return policy that lets you send the glasses back for a 100% refund within 60 days if they don’t work for you. Have you tried Glarewear sunglasses? Let us know how it went in the comments.
via The Gadgeteer