Cursed with poor eyesight and a need for prescriptions glasses, I don’t usually usually find myself wearing designer shades. But I’ve quickly made an exception when it comes to the VoyagerXL by Theta Technologies. These spectacles – and they certainly are! – come straight from the 1990’s and yet they still ooze with style. They were recently given to me as a wedding gift a friend who told me that back in the day, he and his CyberArts buddies used to hold concerts where a whole audience of folks would all don the glasses and get mind altered together!

Basically, these glasses play some tripped out music and flash LED’s straight into your eyelids – all in an effort to reach new mental states. With settings like “relax”, “explore”, “change”, you have a lot of options to mix and match your moods. I don’t know if I’ve had any mood shifting effects to report as of yet, but they do create a fantastic light show that feels like you’re travelling through Bill & Ted’s time warp. You really do feel like you’re being bombarded by visuals, sometimes physically feeling as though you’re falling through geometric astral planes!!! Take that RayBan.

Anyway, I don’t know much about the science behind these things but I do know they look slick as shit. Imagine packing a pair of these puppies at the night club. Just slip the controller box into a back pocket, dial up the flickering red lights and turn into the most dazzling wallflower around. You’re not supposed to open your eyes while the machine is running, but who says a good fashion accessory has to be functional? They’re black and they’ll go with anything. And most importantly, you’ll be the talking piece of the night – GARRE-UN-TEED. Instead of chit chat or being bored to death by some shitty band, you can TRIP BALLS AT THE BACK OF THE ROOM & drive home without worrying about getting a DUI. Looks like you can still purchase these babies at the official website. Well worth it.

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