Thursday, July 24, 2008
Do you have a child who is afraid of the dark? Here's a solution, a cool gadget from the toy store.
EyeClops Night Vision Goggles use infrared LEDs that shine a wide beam of infrared light up to 50ft away. The reflected light is invisible to the eye but not to the on board camera, which displays the images in a single-eye viewfinder in stark monochrome.
According to Nelo Lucich, the creator of the goggles and a vice-president at the toy manufacturer Jakks Pacific, it was the affordability and brightness of the 17 LEDs that made this type of toy feasible at its price.
Powered by five AA batteries that last about three hours, the entire device straps onto your head with thick rubber straps, like wearing a heavy mask and snorkel, giving you a look that is guaranteed to send the dog into the next room, and the cat up a tree. This could be great fun on Halloween - not only do you look creepy, but you can see where you're stepping
- New York Times Special Features www.jakkspacific.com
EyeClops Night Vision Featured on Good Day New York