Image Credit: Elias Samuel/PolaroidLady Gaga and Polaroid unveiled a wild gadget at CES yesterday: Sunglasses that take photos! Um, sign me up.
Yeah, the Gaga goggles aren’t the first glasses that snap images — haven’t spy glasses been a thing for a long time? — but they sport outward-facing screens, too. You know, for sharing. Plus the Gaga stamp of approval goes a long way in taking a gadget from peripheral geekery to widespread adoption. (At least, that’s what Polaroid hopes.) The GL20 glasses, as they’re officially known, don’t have a release date or price as of yet, but Polaroid says they should be out this year.
There’s something bordering on creepy behind the idea that someone may be surreptitiously filming you with their sunglasses — though perhaps this is mitigated by the no doubt endless joys of taking a photo or video with your freaking sunglasses.
Gaga and Polaroid also showed off a mini Zink mobile printer and a funky retrofuturistic instant-print camera.
Are you singing ooh la la over these, PopWatchers?