This is my very first peeq post. As such, I’d like to start by getting you all caught up or acquainted with how peeq came to be.
Peeq: Stage 1
Peeq is an idea I’ve been working on for a while. It grew out of a product design project in grad school. Our task was to design a product that would be desirable to our fellow classmates. I came up with the idea to have a pair of sunglasses that you could reverse or wear two ways. I thought it would be really cool if both sides of the frame could have different designs and you could flip them around to expose either side whenever you wanted. My teammates (Spencer Penn, Ed Lando, and Elan Kiderman) and I prototyped and iterated and came up with the glasses above.
We continued working on the frames and managed to create a flat 3d model of the glasses. Our classmates loved our final design but other than filing for a provisional patent, we decided not to pursue it after the class finished.
Peeq: Stage 2
Some time after I graduated, I was showing my designs to my girlfriend (now wife) and her family. They loved the concept and my now father-in-law even offerered to help with the patent expenses. Their enthusiasm reignited my passion for the project and I began working on it again.
After working with a friend (many thanks to Ilana Teicher) on improving the design we already had, we managed to create these:
Prototyping a few tries later.
The next goal is to take these guys to market. Over the next few weeks I will be working with an industrial designer to create a ready-to-manufacture prototype and I will be readying an indiegogo campaign to raise funds for manufacture. If you’d like to get involved or just want updates on our progress, please visit peeqglasses.com and sign up.
Thanks for reading!