"BluShades" - $0.99 Bluetooth Sunglasses

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Introduction: "BluShades" - $0.99 Bluetooth Sunglasses

Use a $0.99 pencil grip to turn your Bluetooth headset and sunglasses into "BluShades", Bluetooth sunglasses that work better than commercial units selling for $hundreds more!

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    Steve Potman
    Steve Potman

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Cool. That is a really nice design. Thanks for posting. I really think you have a great product but just need a little business guidance. If you increase the price, and advertise the product as being discounted, the consumer will feel that they are getting a deal and still want to buy your product.

    On a different note, The heat shrink idea might work and it definitely would be for a more permanent solution. I get my heat exchangers and all of my heat shrink tubing needs at Fluorotherm. They provide a good product at good pricing. That could help out. Thanks again for the post and good luck!

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    netboss
    netboss

    12 years ago on Introduction

    You stole this Instructable. I've seen it before. This is the capstone project for the Ole Miss Electrical Engineering major...

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    usamerican
    usamerican

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, other way around. I've done this same thing with MP3 earhook headphones and selling them on Ebay for years under the name "iShades". I also have a patent pending, and have a prior patent in this area. I am curious about the capstone project you're referring to. Do you have more info or a weblink to it?

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    usamerican
    usamerican

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yes. The ones I'm selling on ebay have specially made tubes, that are a better fit than the pencil grip ones.

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    usamerican
    usamerican

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, I'm losing money (between the cost of the bluetooth headset and the sunglasses that are included). But that's the price to pay when you're launching a new product.

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    kedwa30
    kedwa30

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Consider the value of your time as well. If you want to hand craft and sell proto-types then you should put them for sale on Etsy for a huge amount of money. You are a great inventor, but your business model needs work. Don't let the comments about the look of your product discourage you. I'm no fashionista but I do know that sometimes gaudy things can become trendy in the fashion world. If you can't hide it, then punk it!

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    netboss
    netboss

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Clever project... but I was trying to irritate my Ole Miss grad friend since there is actually no electrical engineering involved in this project (or at Ole Miss).

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    uberchoob
    uberchoob

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I love simple ideas that take care of potentially complicated problems. Perhaps they would be more fashionably acceptable if you used a glossy black heatshrink tube instead of pencil grips?? would still be removable, would fit tighter, and would also appear as though they were originally manufactured that way (maybe?)

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    usamerican
    usamerican

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Good idea! Heat shrinking would be a bit more permanent (removable by cutting the heat shrink), but, like you said, fit tighter and look slicker. You should do your own instructable! :-)

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    Spywell
    Spywell

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Better than Oakley? IMPOSSIBLE, Cheap and practical SURE, Would wear these out in public? NEVER. I would rather spend money on Oakleys then be caught dead in these.

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    ferny121
    ferny121

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i agree..these are embarassing.there is no way anyones gonna do this unless they wanna make themselves look dumb. bad instructable.. -.-

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    monterto
    monterto

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Oakley glasses are expensive because the lenses are optically correct. This makes them more costly to produce. But you're also paying for the name. I actually don't doubt that this would work better than the Oakley sunglasses because the functionality comes from the bluetooth earpiece only.

    Do you think this could also be done with heat shrink tubing, or would that do something to the electronics?

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    usamerican
    usamerican

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Heat shrink would work for a more permanent solution, as long as you keep the heat away from the main body. For Jabra headsets, and a lot of others, that is pretty easy, because the earhook is removable.