There’s been some recent talk about the gifts that NCAA football players get for reaching certain bowls. The gifts range from pretty sweet (80-gig Playstation 3s, Blu-Ray DVD players) all the way down to “wait, thisis our gift?” (Chic-fil-a gift certificates, backpacks). Somewhere in between lie the gifts that the Texas Longhorns and Ohio State Buckeyes will receive:
Myvu Personal Media Viewers.
If you’re wondering what exactly said gift is, they’re being portrayed as a fashionable accessory by the female above. The corporate web site can be found here, and you can all make your own assessment of these “viewers.”
Myvu Corporation is the leading supplier of eyewear viewers for the portable electronics industry.
There are competitors?
It appears that Myvu is pushing pretty hard to get their product out in front of the consumer. They were recently featured on Ellenand are being touted as quite the compliment to the ever popular iPod. There are plenty of different options available; Myvu Crystal (highest resolution), Shades (apparently more functional), and Solo Plus (least expensive, but you look like Data from Star Trek).
Whether these things catch on or not remains to be seen. All I know is that it would not surprise me if the next few years see players wanting certain bowl games based on what gift they get. If third or fourth in your conference means either a LCD TV or Applebees gift cards, you could see some of the greatest football ever played.