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InDispensable: X-Ide presents Shifters and Spokes, Zyloware announces 2014 launches, more


X-Ide presents Shifters and Spokes

Milan, Italy-X-IDE releases Shifters and Spokes, 2 new models that stand out for their silicone temples. Shifters has a steel front, while Spokes has an acetate front to which a special varnish has been applied giving the frame an original and innovative “soft touch” effect.

The silicone sheath applied to the temple provides an opportunity to explore one's creativity and customize each model. By twisting it, you can change both the color and shape of the temple. This makes it possible to create different color effects and, in fact, the same frame can boast multiple colors: the external color of the sheath, the internal color, and multicolor effects by twisting the sheath for a candy-stick look. 


Zyloware announces 2014 launches: Sophia Loren, Randy Jackson, Invicilites

Port Chester, NY-The new Zyloware Eyewear releases for 2014 feature styles from the Sophia Loren, Randy Jackson, and Invincilites collections.

Sophia Loren M248, seen left, is offered in two feminine colors with a cutout metal end piece featuring a chain link design with crystal stones.

• Colors: Lavender (091), Rose (118)

• Sizes: 52-16-135

• Special features: semi-rimless metal front; open metal endpiece and temple with chain link design and stones; Zyl temple tips; snap-in nosepads; spring hinges; accommodates progressives.

• List price:

Randy Jackson 1048, seen left, is a wide-fit combination frame with a sleek metal front and Zyl temples. Color Black (021) features a thick zyl temple with a brown striped pattern design and black metal rivet.

• Colors: Black (021), Gunmetal (058)

• Sizes: 54-17-145

• Special features: full rim metal front; metal endpiece; Zyl temples with metal rivets; snap-in nosepads; spring hinges.

• List Price:

Randy Jackson 1050 two-tone front features a sheet-metal top and rim wire bottom with a wrapping metal endpiece

• Colors: Black/Brown (219), Black/Gold (235)

• Sizes: 52-19-145

• Special features: sheet metal top and rim wire bottom; Zyl temple tips with RJ logo on the right tip; spring hinges; snap-in nosepads; accommodates progressives.

• List price: $59.95

The Invincilites Sigma Collection features customizable ultra-thin stainless steel metal bridges and stainless steel end pieces for adjustability, with colorful Grilamid temples that fold flat.

Invincilites Sigma B is a rimless frame in a rectangular shape with a metal bridge and end piece. The Grilamid temples feature Grey Mist coloring and provide comfort to the wearer.

• Colors: Grey Mist (058)

• Sizes: 50-18-140

• Special features: metal endpiece and bridge; hinged Grilamid temples; snap-in plug mount system.

• List price:

Invincilites Sigma C is a petite rimless frame in an oval shape. The flexible Grilamid temples contribute to the comfort of this frame.

• Colors: Beige (234)

• Sizes: 48-18-140

• Special features: metal endpiece and bridge; hinged Grilamid temples; snap-in plug mount system

• List price:

Invincilites Sigma G is a soft square shaped, rimless frame for men with gold colored metal bridge and endpiece, and beige colored Grilamid temples.

• Colors: Beige (234)

• Sizes: 

• Special features: classic soft square shape for men; metal endpiece and bridge; hinged Grilamid temples; snap-in plug mount system.

• List price: $54.95

The Invincilites Zeta Collection in strong, lightweight stainless steel features laser finished temples with design inspired detailing.

Invincilites Zeta X-A is a rimless, lightweight frame in a classic rectangular shape. The metal temples feature a unique geometric laser cutout design.

• Colors: Black (021)

• Sizes: 54-18-140

• Special Features: Metal endpiece and temples; Zyl temple tips; Snap-in plug mount system.

• List price: $59.95

Invincilites Zeta X-B, seen left, is a rimless frame offered in a square shape in Gunmetal. The metal temples feature a geometric laser cutout design.

• Colors: Gunmetal (058)

• Sizes: 50-18-140

• Special features: metal endpiece, bridge and temples; Zyl temple tips; snap-in plug mount system.

• List price: $59.95



Eschenbach introduces Vario LED Lamp Magnifier

Danbury, CT-Eschenbach’s new Vario LED Lamp Magnifier is the combination of optics, flexibility, and illumination. The large, 76-mm lens provides 6.00 D (2.5x) of magnification and offers a nearly distortion-free image. 

The patented cera-tec coating on the lens minimizes scratching by over 50%, extending the life of the product. The lens is surrounded by a ring of 63 surface-mount device LEDs, which produce up to 6,000 lx of brightness. Two settings can be selected: full shadow-free illumination with the entire ring illuminated, or segment illumination with about half of the LEDs illuminated which produce a beam of light.

The Vario LED Lamp Magnifier features an ergonomically shaped handle and a flexible gooseneck arm that allows the lens to tilt in many directions, ensuring an easy and precise adjustment of the magnifier to suit individual requirements. The lamp has a clamp at its base that attaches to any table up to about 60mm (2.4²) in thickness. The lamp is designed to use a low level of energy consumption at only 5 Watts.

Eschenbach’s new Vario LED Lamp Magnifier allows for hands-free detailed tasks, especially when flexibility is needed to view text or objects. Due to its bright illumination, it can be also be used as a stand-alone lamp.



Gant Eyewear presents Spring 2014 optical collection   

Somerville, NJ-The Gant Spring 2014 optical collection presents modern wearable silhouettes. The optical collection finds its inspiration from the relaxed and effortless styling of the brand’s signature collections, highlighted by vintage-inspired motifs and two-tone colorations.

G StellanThe Gant Eyewear collection for men presents 3 new styles, including the timeless design of models G Asher, G Parker, and G Stellan. Sleek metal temples display a tone-on-tone accent delivered in a satin finish on all 3 models. Both G Asher, a full metal frame with a rectangular front, and G Parker, a semi-rimless softened rectangular frame, are offered in a deep metallic tone. Model G Stellan sports a rectangular front handcrafted in acetate in rich colors of black, brown/horn, and tortoise.

The Gant Eyewear Spring 2014 collection for women presents 3 new styles, which features a combination of handmade acetate and metal detailing.

GW AvaThe design of GW Ava features a slight upsweep to the frame’s soft rectangular front, which is handcrafted in acetate. Gradient crystal colorations, including a sunburst of red to crystal, as well as tortoise and black add a dramatic touch to the frame’s design. Matte finished metal temples accented by shiny metal studs complete the look of this sleek style.

The lightweight design of semi-rimless model GW Eliza features a satin finished metal front in shades of black, brown, and purple. Handmade acetate temples in rich tortoise variations are accentuated by metal studs and feature navy colored temple tips.

GW Eliza

Tortoise colorations highlight the handmade acetate design of model GW 102. Solid colors in shades of brown, black, or green accentuate the frame’s front and double-layered temples.



Candie’s Eyewear presents Spring 2014 collection

Somerville, N.J-Viva International Group introduces 4 new ophthalmic styles to the Candie’s Eyewear collection. The new styles feature playful accents, including stud embellishments and colorfully patterned temple treatments.

C WhitneyInspired by the design of an embroidered friendship bracelet, a 3D printed pattern adorns the metal temples of models C Whitney and C Willow in an Aztec-like pattern of contrasting colors. C Whitney features a metal front in a soft oval shape in matte finishes of shades of black, brown, or plum. C Willow’s handmade acetate front is offered in a modified rectangle shape in black, brown over pink, or plum over lavender.

C Skyler and C Skye feature studs in an outline of the Candie’s “C” on the handmade acetate temples, accented by a jewel detail. C Skyler’s modified cat-eye shape is offered in shades of black over white, crystal brown, and dark plum over purple. C Skye features a flat metal front in a rectangular shape in matte finishes of black, brown, and purple. A heart stud accents the duo’s temple tips for the finishing touch.

C Skylar



Guess Eyewear launches Spring 2014 sunglass collection

Somerville, NJ-Guess Eyewear presents a new sunglass collection for men and women. The Spring 2014 collection, which includes 6 new women’s styles and 5 new men’s styles, features chic shapes with unique accents.

GU 7257A faceted iridescent effect is highlighted in styles GU 7257 and GU 7259 with 3D laser pattern temple treatments in soft contrasting colorations. This fashionable duo in soft metallic tones of black, brown, and peach has a series of Guess “G” logos etched into the temple’s textural.

Mixed metal elements and soft crystal color palettes define styles GU 7315 and GU 7316. The grouping includes two-toned casted metal braided details on the temples. There is a choice of a bold rectangle shape or a vintage butterfly silhouette, both handcrafted in acetate and available in peach translucent, black, and tortoise/blue.

GU 7259






The sun collection for men features sporty clean designs with retro elements, as seen on the classic aviator GU 6750 and navigator GU 6751. The high-quality Carl Zeiss lenses are finished with gradients, rubberized temples, and brushed satin finished metals. 

GU 6750

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