Eyewear maker Tzukuri has announced that they'll be kicking off a crowdfunding campaign for Bluetooth-enabled shades with full iBeacon support. That way you'll get a ping on your iPhone when you forget your fancy glasses behind. Similarly, your iPhone will ring and buzz loudly if you walk away from your iPhone with your glasses on your head to make sure you don't forget it.
The glasses will be solar-powered to keep the Bluetooth LE chip going, and will even transmit data to iPhone owners when they're on store shelves, waiting to be sold. As is, the Tzukuri connected glasses won't have any prescription options, but that's in the works for the future.
It's refreshing to see some connected glasses that are trying to be sensible eyewear first and connected second, for a change. Many implementations, such as Google Glass, put the technology first, which leads to a lot of innovation, but also a lot of goofy-looking early adopters.
The Tzuruki sunglasses are available for pre-order now for $250 are projected to be shipping by December or January. Any takers? You can find more information at Tzuruki.