Thwart persistent paparazzi with these infrared sunglasses

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infrared_sunglasses.jpgIf you’re finding the pressure of fame is getting to you, and you’re constantly being pestered by men with long lenses, these infrared sunglasses could be the thing for you.

A bit of DIY (or, if you’re rich and famous enough, you can get your butler to do it) turns a big pair of shades into eye-wear that effectively blinds digital cameras. They work by mounting two infrared LEDs into the frames, and running wire along the arms to two button batteries.

Though invisible to the human eye, anyone with a digital camera won’t be able to get your mugshot. Apparently they’re useless against anyone from the stone age still using a film camera, so you’ll have to hire someone to head them off at Boots when they go to get the film developed.

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Andy Merrett