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Online eyewear companies offer stylish frames for cheap, but raise questions

Caroline Dohack You can buy just about anything over the Internet. This has been true for a long time, though certain categories sometimes take longer to take off than others.Take eyewear.Although online optical retailers including as Zenni Optical and Coastal have been selling frames with prescription lenses for years, it wasn't until Warby Parker � a hipster-endorsed, vintage-inspired eyewear brand � burst onto the scene in 2010 that the practice...

Snap up the best digital photo frames: our guide to the cheap, stylish and high-tech models on the market

By Sarah Chalmers for MailOnlineUpdated: 15:40 EDT, 17 December 2010 Once, digital photo-frames were seen as a costly, high-tech way to display your photographs. But as prices have fallen to as little as £14, sales are soaring, allowing you to do away with prints and show your snaps in a moving slideshow. This is good news for all those people who merrily click away on their digital cameras, yet never get round to downloading images onto the computer. And not only are the latest versions...

The Best Cheap Sunglasses

Since every pair of sunglasses we tested provided the full amount of UV protection, we dismissed sunglasses based on other criteria, such as comfort, build quality, and design. All of the sunglasses we tested were 100 percent UV protective, and polarized.Despite having metal hinges, the arms on the Retro Rewind Classic Polarized Sunglasses were difficult to fold and unfold—they produced a strange, vibrating sensation and a creaking noise when we moved them—and these sunglasses...