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“Digital detox” glasses black out the screens around you

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 30, 2019 13:20

“Digital detox” glasses black out the screens around you

A new company is offering people a ‘digital detox’ in the form of glasses that makes screens appear black when viewed through the special lenses. IRL Glasses use rotated polarized glass to block light emitted from screens. IRL (In Real Life) Labs, which created the glasses, has shipped 2,500 pairs this month following a successful Kickstarter campaign. In October 2018 IRL hoped to raise $25,000 to roll out the glasses; a sum it surpassed in three days. By the end of the 30-day period it had raised more than $140,000 through 2,030 backers.

It had backers from 50 countries with most living in the U.S., France and the U.K. However some people contributed from Malta, Ukraine and Oman.The glasses block light emitting from LED, LCD and some computer screens but not OLED screens. They do not block digital billboards, smartphone or tablet screens. The idea came when the company’s head of product Scott Blew read about Casper Cloaking Technology.

The Designtex film is placed on glass walls and makes screens appear black when seen through the glass. It is typically used on the outside of meeting rooms.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 30, 2019 13:20

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