This Week in Sports and Outdoors: December 10, 2015
Crazy weather, surf competitions, and more sports and outdoor news you missed this week, presented by AETHER.
Beck x Warby Parker Carmichael Glasses
Music is a language everyone can appreciate, a language many of us can understand aurally -- and a language only some of us can read. Because it's most accessible to the population in its aural form -- that'd be the CDs or MP3s you purchase (okay, vinyl too, hipsters) -- artists generally (always) release their music in a format that can be heard. Beck isn't a typical artist. Case in point, his latest 20-song album, Song Reader, was, in a clever/strange/excellent twist, released unrecorded, in sheet music form.
And so a unique musical release begets another unique release. Warby Parker (they of remarkably affordable and stylish eyeglass/prescription lens combinations) has collaborated with the man himself (he of personal style that is as notable as the music he writes) to offer a line of eyewear -- dubbed the Carmichael -- to ensure those music types among us who suffer from unfortunate vision can read the songs from Song Reader's sheet music release, and to make sure music fans (well, anyone, really) can enjoy strutting around with limited-edition specs perched atop their noses.
Qualcomm Toq: Your Personal Command Center
Checking our phones has become an awkward social tic, one that the Smart Watch segment addresses with sleek wrist-mounted media mediators. Digital communications magnate Qualcomm seems like the company that would provide smartphone horologists-cum-futurists with the groundbreaking technology to outdo competitors. Instead, Qualcomm has gotten into the ring with their own Toq, which leverages the company's innovations to create the most clever smart watch on the market.