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Introducing Dusk — The First Pair of Electrochromic Smart Sunglasses by Ampere
Ampere launches Dusk — the first pair of smart sunglasses with app-controlled electrochromic lenses, which allow you to adjust the tint when you want, instantly
Dusk frames also come with hidden built-in speakers and a microphone — providing crystal clear audio and voice assistance for both Apple and Android devices.
Dusk’s rechargeable travel case is designed to house Apple’s AirTag.
This means you can track the glasses down using the Find My App on your iPhone
Dusk’s MSRP will start from $269.95, will be available for presale in May, and starts shipping in summer 2021.
Well known Ampere launches Dusk — a breakthrough pair of smart sunglasses with app-enabled dynamic lenses, an open-ear audio system, and accessories designed to be integrated with Apple AirTags.
Change the tint of the lenses instantly, when you want, how you want
Unlike traditional photochromic lenses (aka transitional lenses) that react to the light, Dusk’s lenses are electrochromic allowing you to electrically adjust the tint level in just 0.1 seconds to your desired tint. It’s the same powerful technology used in luxury cars but in your sunglasses.
With the Ampere App, you’ll be able to pair your frames and set the exact tint level of the lenses, and even save your preferred settings.
When away from your smartphone, you can simply adjust between three tint levels via touch controls on the left-hand side of the frame or set them to adjust automatically.
Ditch the headphones
Dusk also comes equipped with an open-ear audio system and allows for a great listening experience while on the go. The speakers in each arm’s interior discreetly provide crystal clear audio while allowing you to stay aware of your surroundings. This is making them perfect for driving, biking, or walking on busy streets. For touch and voice control, an integrated microphone and button on the right side of the frame will allow you to access Siri and Google Assistant. The button will also allow you to answer calls, pause or skip songs — keeping you fully hands-free.
Never lose your sunglasses again
Dusk’s accessories will also be compatible with Apple’s AirTag. A space for Apple’s new Bluetooth tracking device is found at the top of the charging case. In other words, you’ll be able to track down your lost sunglasses using
Apple’s Find My App.
They’re really good sunglasses too. Unlike other bulky audio sunglasses on the market, Dusk features a classic and timeless style. The arms of the frame are ultra-thin, making the tech almost impossible to detect from a distance. The classic wayfarer frame has a slightly oversized profile and suits nearly all face shapes.
With polarized lenses that block 100% of UVA/UVB rays and a modern matte-black finish, Dusk looks and feels premium. Dusk has also been engineered to be lightweight, waterproof, and durable. The frames weigh just over 26 grams and are comfortable to wear all day long. With a waterproof rating of IP65, they are perfect for a day on the water or by the pool.
“The smart sunglasses options on the market are either pretty basic and not worth splurging on. Often are something out of a sci-fi movie and not suited for everyday use,” says Reid Covington, CEO, Ampere.
When they set to work on designing Dusk, they wanted to not only pack it with everyday functionality that can combine the best features of your other devices into one lightweight, good-looking pair of shades, but also really take your sunglasses to the next level. This is where their patented, app-enabled electrochromic lenses come in. You can now have a different tint level for laying by the pool vs reading by the pool or even eating lunch by the pool.
Now you don’t have to compromise — instantly set the exact tint you want. Electrochromic lenses will be a game-changer for a lot of people. They know that they are going to love wearing Dusk sunglasses every day.
Dusk is Ampere’s second wearable product to launch on the market.
The team debuted their highly-acclaimed, “Best of CES” wireless charging fanny pack, Side Pocket, at CES 2020.
They love the wearables space and they’re excited to be expanding their wearables line with Dusk, says Chase Larson, COO, Ampere. “I’ve always been a big fan of sunglasses and I’m always frustrated when I find myself out and about on a sunny day without a pair handy. With the adjustable tint level, I take these with me every day, regardless of the weather. And, with the slot for Apple AirTags, I feel confident that they won’t get lost. The right technology can take everyday essential items up a level. We’re also excited to be able to incorporate Ampere products into the Apple AirTag ecosystem. Stay tuned as we have some more exciting wearable tech in the pipeline.”