Instaglasses: Concept Glasses That Apply Your Filter Of Choice to Everyday Life

You know society has gone a little filter-crazy when a concept for Instagram glasses shows up on the scene, but we have to admit that Instaglasses make for an interesting idea. The basic premise is that Instagram fanatics aficionados would be able to use these to always see the world in filters. When they then glimpsed a scene that looked especially artsy with the Amaro or Inkwell filters applied, they could use a button on the side of the glasses to capture and upload that image to Instagram.

The concept is just that, a concept, and creator Markus Gerke has made it clear he is not interested in trying to produce these or make any money off of them, he just wanted to show how the idea might be done.

Fortunately, this means there’s no need to worry that in three years time the world will be split between people who wear Google Glass and people who wear Instaglasses. But still, there’s no denying that the Instagram maniacs out there would go wild for glasses that could put an Early Bird filter on their morning commute.

(via Digital Trends)

  • Mansgame

    It would take a level 99 Hipster to spend money on this junk.

  • SG
  • wickerprints

    I am *so* over any news about Instagram.  I suppose one should let those without any real drive or talent to take compelling images that can stand on their own merits without having to resort to cheap pre-set filters, keep their illusions that they’re suddenly artists because they toned and vignetted their iPhone shot.  It says volumes about the lack of creativity of the general public.

  • 9inchnail

    “he just wanted to show how the idea might be done.”

    I don’t see any schematics showing how this is supposed to work. All I see is:

    1. Take Glasses
    2. Mention Instagram
    3. …
    4. Profit

  • John Stock

    Yup.. Copy Google…Mention Instabore or iLates and profit.

  • Cloven

     You do understand there is a difference between a designer and an engineer right? How exactly is he profiting, except he’s now on the radars of potential clients?

    Designers do this sort of stuff all the time for their books. It’s no different then photographers doing a spec shoot or a filmmaker doing a spec commercial.

  • 9inchnail

     Yeah but you should at least have an idea how you’re actually gonna pull it off. Ideas alone aren’t worth anything as long as they can’t be put into action. I’m not a designer if I photoshop some fume into a picture of shoes and call them rocket shoes. Let the engineers figure out how to do it, I’m an artist…

    No, you’re an idiot.

  • Tara

    what wrong with profit 

  • Wallerus