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New Glasses Add Instagram-Style Fliters To Everyday Life


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Now here’s something you never knew existed, but can probably live without: glasses with Instagram filters. Only true hipsters need apply.

A German man has designed a pair of glasses that will allow the wearer to view their world through Instagram-style filters. You know, just in case you couldn’t get enough of those grainy, badly-colored photos on Facebook already.

The glasses, designed by German Markus Gerke, would have a five-megapixel sensor built in, and would add filter effects using built-in computer.

The concept comes in the wake of computer glasses from Google, Olympus and Epson.

‘You activate the glasses by pushing ‘Insta’ and choosing between different filters. Just take a picture with your glasses and upload the image straight to Instagram,’ says Gerke.

‘Many people use Instagram,’ says Gerke, ‘They all love the effects, and every one of them loves to take pictures and to share them with their friends. Wouldn’t it be great to capture your everyday life, your entire life, through beautiful filters?’

The product itself is completely pointless. But, the idea of a built-in computer in a pair of glasses is still pretty cool. And with companies like Google and Olympus coming out with their own versions of “wearable computers,” like the Google Glasses, we’ll probably be seeing more and more gadgets like this in the next couple of years. Personally, I would love to have a little computer built into my glasses. But, as far as these “rose-colored” lenses go, I think I’ll pass.

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