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LAFORGE Optical

LAFORGE Optical

LAFORGE Optical is a company that creates eyewear that works with a smart device, founded by Corey Mack.

LAFORGE Optical is a company that has developed prescription eye-wear that can sync to a smart device via bluetooth. The company was founded in 2014 by Corey Mack, in Los Angeles, California.



The eye-wear projects the apps and contextual data from a user's smartphone to seemingly float in front of the user. The glasses are designed to look like a normal pair of glasses, and are made to differentiate themselves from virtual reality headsets and the Google Glass. The glasses are manufactured with a heads-up display that displays notifications, music control, fitness and driving data, and other things. Each pair of glasses are built to fit the on the users face, with the proper corrective lens, and are priced to be less expensive than a headset or other brand of smart-eye-wear.



LAFORGE boasts a battery life of eighteen hours for their glasses, and only a thirty minute charge time. The software inside of the frames is capable of measuring your speed, and can detect whether or not you are driving when traveling over 17 miles per hour. Users can also take pictures and record videos upon order of the Shima Beta Bold version of the frames.

Timeline

May 28, 2016

LAFORGE Optical raised $675,000 in Seed

August 5, 2015

LAFORGE Optical raised $525,000 in Seed from NST Venture

November 14, 2014

LAFORGE Optical raised $1,100,000 in seed from Somo Optical

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Corey Mack

Founder, CEO



Divya Menon

Head of Marketing



J. Antonette Jackson

COO



Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Shima Smartglasses Make Augmented Reality Fashionable



Web

June 20, 2016

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

LAFORGE Optical

Corey Mack

Los Angeles, California

Augmented Reality Prescription Glasses

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