Gadgets are a very common occurrence in our every day lives. But, it’s not every day you’ll find a device which completely erases the lines between fashion and technology. This is one of them.
The Huawei x Gentle Monster Eyewear II, a collaboration between technology brand Huawei and fashion brand Gentle Monster, presents a high-tech way to look good.
Here are my top 5 reasons why these shades are a must-have.
They look good, really good
Here’s the deal, these are, first and foremost, Gentle Monster sunnies. Take away the tech embedded in it, they will still look very, very good. So good, in fact, that celebrities including (but not limited to) BLACKPINK’s Jennie, Beyonce, Rihanna have been spotted repping the brand.
If you’re a Kdrama fan, you’d know that the brand is all over them, too. Crash Landing On You’s Yoon Seri being one of them; she reps a couple of pairs on the show and in the photo below, she dons the same design I got to check out.
There are different designs
I love this My Ma pair but if it isn’t your cup of tea, there are other styles to choose from.
They don’t even have to be shades, they can be normal specs – awesome move, I think as we don’t all have the same style tastes.
You can use these shades like earbuds
On to the tech part of things: These shades connect to your phone via Bluetooth and they act like smart earphones.
This means you can now watch your shows on your phone & look good while doing it.
You can take calls on them without anyone listening in
You can also take calls on these shades as well. How it works, basically, is there are tiny speakers aimed directly into your ear.
Because of how they’re positioned, only you can hear the audio. Unless you’re like 3 inches away from another person’s face, they won’t really hear anything – I know, I checked.
It allows you control your phone with a tap on these sunnies
Not only can you hear stuff on these shades, you can also control your phone by tapping the sides of these glasses.
Double tap on the right means next track, a double tap on the left means play/pause and you can also reprogram controls. On Huawei phones these controls go as far as triggering the phone camera so imagine the remote selfie possibilities!
They are really easy to wear
All those tech baked into these great-looking shades and yet they feel like any normal eyewear when you put them on.
Of course, the arms are a little thicker than normal but that’s about the only difference I can observe. If I didn’t know this pair was high-tech, I would’ve worn them for their good looks and never know that it could do all those other things.
The Huawei x Gentle Monster Eyewear II retails for PHP 21, 999 in the PH. Honestly, people have spent more on designer shades that do nothing but look good – I don’t see why this pair isn’t a steal.