Though I don’t wear a pair of glasses regularly, I know how annoying it can be to have dirty sunglasses at the beach. It’s hard to enjoy the scenery when someone’s fingerprints (most likely yours) are smudging up the view.

You could wipe your glasses yourself, but that might just make things worse. So, why not automate the process?

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The LensHD is designed to make cleaning glasses easier. (Bet you already knew that.) Knowing that the process would be simpler if it would be automated, multiple tests were conducted and boatloads of questions were asked. How would a machine hold a pair of glasses? What would be the ideal method for cleaning? Can it support all types of frames? With all those questions as guiding principles of the project, the creation of the perfect lens cleaner started.

LensHD is a fully automated, portable lens cleaner that cleans all types of glasses. You just pop your frames into place, close the lid, and let the machine do its thing.

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Once the LensHD has gotten ahold of your glasses, two pairs of micro-fiber-lined sponges get to cleaning. The sponges rotate in an off-centered rotation pattern, so they cover every inch of your glasses. If you want your glasses to be even more spotless, you can spray on some lens cleaner (any brand will do), and the sponges will ensure it gets spread evenly across your lenses. According to the designers, it takes about a minute for the LendHD to fully clean a pair of glasses.

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The sponges clean all types of gunk: from fingerprints to wasabi stains. (I have no idea how wasabi can get on your glasses.) Once enough dirt has accumulated, you can pop off both the sponges and cleaning wheels to easily clean them yourself.

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Even the case is built with convenience in mind. Measuring 3 inches thick, 6.5 inches wide, and 3.5 inches high, the LensHD case easily fits inside your backpack, purse, or whatever bag you carry around with you. It also requires a USB Type-C cable to operate, so you won’t have to worry about battery life either.

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The LensHD already surpassed its US$1,000 on Kickstarter (it currently has funding of US$239,304), and still has a full month to go before its campaign ends.

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Carlos wrestles gators, and by gators, we mean words. He also loves good design, good books, and good coffee.