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Day: April 10, 2013

Firmoo Sunglasses Review or “How to review sunglasses when the sun has apparently died.”

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Several weeks ago, I was contacted by to try out a pair of sunglasses and review them. I said okay, they sent me the glasses and…

Every. Single. Day. Since.

So, how does one review sunglasses when the Michigan weather is being so very Michigan-y?
You have to get creative.

What am I getting for my money?
When you order glasses from, they come with a lot of accessories:
The glasses came in the blue plastic case, and they really put a lot of bubble wrap in there to keep them safe. So, if you’re wondering, “Hey, if I order glasses from these people, will they come to me as expensive shards?” the answer is no. They will get to you in one piece. They will also come with a cool black drawstring pouch, a chamois thinger for cleaning, and a really awesome eyeglass screwdriver and extra screws.
And of course, you also get some nice glasses.
So, how do they look?

Pretty freakin’ sweet is how they look.
Pretty. Freakin’. Sweet.
How do they work?
Well, since I’ve angered the gods and the dark one has devoured the sun, I’ve only really been able to test them out on the computer screen. But that’s also the place I use sunglasses the most, so six of one, half-dozen of the other, I guess. Due to my numerous and sexy medical problems, I have real issues with my eyes that make it difficult to stare into a bright screen all day. So, it’s a good thing my job requires me to stare into a bright screen all day. What I really like about these particular sunglasses is that they’re not tinted brown. They have a blue gradient tint that slowly becomes clear toward the bottom. I found that this greatly reduced the strain on my eyes. I was protected from the glare on the screen, but I wasn’t straining to see through a muddy brown tint. I’ll probably use this pair all the time now.
TL;DR review: things are notably dimmer.
Does this place have a lot of different styles? I’m kind of picky.

I was surprised at the number of styles they had, and that each style had a number of color options. At first, I started looking at the site, going, “None of these are my style,” but then I noticed you could change the color options on pretty much every pair. I bet you can find a pair that you like.
Also, they have separated out their “nerd” glasses into their own category, so you can find the nerdiest possibly glasses, if that’s what you’re going for. And if you’re reading this blog, that’s probably what you’re going for.
What’s the quality when compared to other sunglasses at the same price?

The glasses they sent me retail for $49 USD. They are plastic with metal ornaments. The plastic is light, so it’s super comfortable, but it doesn’t feel chintzy or brittle. The lenses aren’t loose and they don’t creak or pop when you lightly flex them. Compared to a pair of aluminum framed ones I have from another brand for about the same price, these are far superior in terms of comfort and durability. I gave them to my four year old daughter to play with for a day and they lived to tell the tale, so that, right there, tells you it’s a quality product.
But how will they look on my dog?

They’ll look okay, but he’ll turn into a total diva and be like, “No pictures!”
Will they fit on a papier-mache Cyberman head?
No. No, they will not.
Is there a way to remove the horrible, sun swallowing curse?

Yes, but the ritual is surprisingly complicated. It helps to know a high priestess or a lvl 20+ shaman.*
*Note: I do not hold responsible for our lack of sun.
Last, but perhaps the most important question you probably have:
Will they make my potted plants look amazing?
Absolutely, but don’t take my word for it. Check out these before and after pictures:
Before: Hot Topic sunglasses I got for two-dollars on clearance:

 After: Gorgeous, high-quality sunglasses:

Doesn’t the second picture really say it all? Look how stylish and sophisticated the plant looks wearing the glasses.
So… you’re saying I should give this company a shot?

I would say yeah, if you’re in the market for glasses or sunglasses, definitely check out If you wear prescription eyeglasses, they have a great deal running where you can get your first pair free (you just pay shipping and handling) if you go to this link. They keep you updated through every step of the ordering/shipping process, and ordering was super easy. They also have a “virtual try-on” area on the site, but I didn’t try that. If anyone does, let me know how it goes.
Disclaimer:  I received the product reviewed above for free, in exchange for an honest review. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”