Soon, sunglasses may have one more function. Nowadays sunglasses are no longer just a necessity to protect us from the sun, they have already acquired a status of “must have” regarding fashion. Every great selfie must have a pair of sunglasses.

Imagine we could pay our bills with our sunglasses

Yes, one day it might be possible. At SXSW, VISA unveiled a prototype of sunglasses that can be used to pay for regular purchases. A small NFC chip is integrated on the glasses and is linked to the user’s Visa account. So, instead of passing a debit card or placing a pin, it is enough for the user to tap the payment terminal to complete the transaction.

The glasses are not yet available for sale. Visa is testing the marketing approach to assessing the demand for these glasses and potentially getting a brand or bank to sponsor the implementation.

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