According to Engadget, this thing "uses micro-mirrors to shoot images directly into your eye, so there's no screen or pixelation to worry about." If your kid tells you they need a product that shoots images directly into their eyes to reduce pixilation -- you know, for school -- take a second to feel a little prideful of how thoroughly you've fucked them up before telling them they're a constant reminder of your own failures. Don't let them fool you into thinking that looking like if Geordi La Forge were a DJ is the latest in youth fashion. It isn't. They're all about jaundiced Data eyes.
If you want to spill over into the ludicrously unnecessary, you have to head over to The Verge for a "Back To School Guide" that includes a $500 drone. If just reading that makes you mad, understand that these guides probably aren't for you; they're for the kid whose rich grandpa bulldozed a neighboring women's shelter and donated the land to the school to build a state-of-the-art recording studio for his old a cappella group.
A Bloomberg guide categorized products by fields of concentration. They suggested that English majors buy $129 earbuds, a $100 wool jacket, and $62 Burberry cologne. English majors are souls who've spent so long fantasizing about not majoring in English that they accidentally graduated with a degree in English. "Oops! I've squandered my parent's life savings, and all I got was this deeper understanding of Madame Bovary!" Bloomberg's idea of English majors sounds a lot like when Michael Bay casts Victoria Secret models he's trying to f**k as military scientists in Transformers movies.
They also suggest that engineering students buy a $135 black knee-length trench coat, a $190 sweater, and a $199 color-changing lightbulb set, which suggests that the only people who study engineering are John Cusack characters with seasonal affective disorder.
With these bizarre guides, each of these tech sites proved they're out of touch with the financial situations of average students. Or with understanding how humans function on the most basic level. But only one guide has left me genuinely worried about the mental stability of the people who compiled it.