Radio Sunglasses


To hell with iPods! These are so much cooler!

Of course, the online inflation calculator I use says: "What cost $24.95 in 1967 would cost $165.76 in 2011. " Or, in other terms, roughly the cost of a new 8GB iPod Touch.

Maybe modern life is better!

From Playboy for August 1967.
     Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 14, 2012
     Category: Fashion | Music | Technology | Chindogu | 1960s

I could never wear these as I need prescription eye wear and the world just wasn't PC enough to realize that millions and millions of people were being discriminated against by this company!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/14/12 at 10:28 AM
My sister would love those!!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/14/12 at 12:34 PM
Your eyes aren't so bad I can't say hers are UP THERE Expat! 😛
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 10/14/12 at 03:46 PM
OH, yea! You know, it wasn't that long ago that I discovered that ALL women actually have, you know, like, real eyes too. 😛
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/14/12 at 11:32 PM
I just visited BD, what color are MY eyes??
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/15/12 at 01:22 AM
Times change and cheap electronics allow you to possess a video camera embedded in a pair of glass frames. Slip them down your nose and you can record her charms while not offending her by looking straight in her eyes. It's the best of both worlds.
Posted by KDP on 10/15/12 at 09:34 AM
I remember seeing radio sunglasses for less than that in the 60s -- probably in the Johnson Smith catalog, though it might have been an ad in the back of a comic book. I considered buying some, but then I thought what if a cloud goes in front of the sun? While you're listening to a good song? You're either going to go blind or go deaf....

I got a pocket transistor radio instead.

-Cougar :{)
Posted by Cougar Allen on 10/15/12 at 12:36 PM
I remember these, and also the same thing for hearing aids -- the mechanics were in the arm with a wire leading to the in-ear doodad. Had a tiny recessed knurled wheel to control sensitivity.
Posted by noodles on 10/19/12 at 08:41 AM
The 3-transistor radios had only slightly better sound fidelity than crystal radios, they could only pull in AM stations, and the batteries were HEAVY.
Posted by tadchem on 10/27/12 at 08:59 PM
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