Samsung’s Smart Sunglasses Can Morph Appearance And Tint Level (Patent)
For any of you who watched Sabrina, you might have at one point always fantasized of having powers to change your outfits and accessories with just a snap of your fingers. Being a girl, at least I can definitely relate to it. Well maybe it is not just a fantasy anymore – Samsung has filed a patent for a pair of smart sunglasses which can morph their appearance at the touch of a smartphone screen.
The thing with smart wearables so far is that even though they might be pretty technologically enhanced, they still look like a pair of geeky accessories, with no aesthetics taken into consideration during design. Not complaining though, as the inside is what matters, but still for a tech savvy fashion diva going to buy smart glasses would become double minded at the appearance of the technology.
However, now the need to design smart wearables in a more “wearable” fashion is gaining traction, as smartwatches as sleek and attractive as those of Apple Watch and Moto 360 are setting trends for other companies to follow.
So Samsung has now filed a patent which shows that its smart sunglasses are to become the new definition of cool if they come into practical manufacturing, as users will be able to adjust the tint level and frame style with just a tap of the smartphone.
So far, the only functionality of the smart sunglasses is morphing its appearance – no VR and holograms for us here. Phandroid spotted the patent, which says that the glasses will have a transparent display over the entire frame and lens which will change accordingly.
So not only can you change the lens tint for brighter or dimmer conditions, but you can change the colour of the glasses frame or its patterns according to your mood.
There is no doubt that the idea, if executed well, might just be the start of something even bigger. Even though the technology is not saving lives or eradicating world hunger, you have to admit, it is still pretty awesome. Morphing appearance of objects with just a touch still seems like a fairytale, but it might be nearer than we think. However, the chameleon like smart sunglasses are just a patent right now, and there is no telling whether Samsung can pull it off as described or not.