Watching live theatre can be challenging for deaf people. Sign interpreters and captioning boards help, but this new tech developed at the National Theatre in London gives people with hearing loss a much better experience – displaying captions that float right in front of their eyes. Freethink explains how it works.
THE BEST Glasses
Digital eye strain is a given for those of us who stare at computer screens all day. Kudos to Gunnar for designing gaming and computer eyewear to battle blue light. The limited-edition Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Enigma has wide lenses for panoramic views and Gunnar’s signature amber lens with a blue light protection factor of 65.
A great gift for whiskey lovers, Frolk’s substantive set comes with two 11oz crystal glasses and a matching 30oz decanter, both with a unique twisted base design. They come packed in a pinewood box, along with two XL spherical whiskey chillers, a freezer pouch, tongs, and two slate coasters.
Aged & Ore’s handblown, double-walled glasses have a neat trick – the eight lines on their sides aren’t just aesthetic. Each one indicates an ounce of liquid, making them perfect for measuring cocktail ingredients. They’re great for whiskey too, thanks to their bell-shape, and each glass comes with a spherical ice mold.
Silwy’s unique plastic cups and crystal glasses have magnets in their bottoms. They work with the included non-slip magnetic gel pad coasters to ensure that your drinks don’t spill on their way. Touch of Modern has some on sale as of this writing. Also on Amazon.
Brandegee Pierce wanted to make a dent in our increasing reliance on plastic. So he came up with a reusable party cup. But that’s not all. The Pirani Party Tumbler is also vacuum-insulated, so it will keep your drinks hot or cold for hours. It also comes with a lid.
Our cabinets are loaded with glasses for just about every type of cocktail, and frankly, it’s overkill. We love the idea of the DUO Glass – a 10 oz. glass for all kinds of drinks, with insulated double-wall construction, and a curved bottom for ice spheres. Ice molds included.
Like the Rambler Tumbler and Cup, the new Rambler Bottles have wide mouths that make them easy to pour, drink and clean. They’re also made of stainless steel and have double-walled insulation and an airtight cap with a large handle. Available in 18oz, 36oz and 64oz.
A wine glass version of the Pythagoras cup, an ancient prank device. It has a leak hidden in a small column in the middle of the cup. If you fill the cup beyond the column’s height, gravity will drain all of the cup’s contents, giving you a lesson in both physics and greed.
Like the Silipint, Snow Peak’s silicone glasses are virtually unbreakable and are very flexible, so they’re perfect to take outdoors. The glasses can withstand temperatures from -4°F to 390°F. Available as a 220mL wine glass, a 240mL whiskey glass or a 310mL highball glass.
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