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This wee, co-host George Zaidan meets with Harrison Herndon, the inventor of DropShades. He invented the glasses three years ago and has already sold thousands. He hopes to expand his product offerings in the EDM space.

DropShades are audio-reactive sunglasses “that ‘dance’ to the beat of the music, according to their website. The glasses come in four colors: ivory, onyx, indiglow and pink and according to the specs, the sound reactive microphone “adjusts to the level of noise in the area and signals for the light up sunglasses to shine.” They come with a USB charger, has a rechargeable battery, has automatic volume adjustment and the frames glow in three colors. They cost $49.95.

Zaidan immediately tries them out and calls them “really fun.” You can see out of the glasses but he sees a major flaw in the fact that the glasses don’t stay on your face very easily. The weight balance is off and must be changed if they can be effective in a nightclub. In addition to the fit, Zaidan also hopes to add some bling to the glasses.

There is currently no more inventory and Zaidan believes that the glasses cost too much. Herndon says he doesn’t want to go below $25. Herndon hopes to get $150,000 as a revolving line of credit with interest from an investor, but Zaidan worries that an offer like that, without any equity, will not appeal to an investor.

At Bluefish Concepts, Zaidan explains that the main problem is that the glasses don’t stay on your face. Also, the glasses need to be more symmetrical and more luxurious looking. Herndon loves all the new bling and says the engineers did an amazing job.

They take it to a nightclub to test it out and see if the glasses actually stay on both the faces of dancers and the DJ. The DJ calls them “next level” and agrees that the cost should definitely be lower. All in all, it seems to be a successful field test.

Herndon meets with investors Shaun Neff and Alex Kenjeev, asking $100,000 for 20 percent equity. They think the glasses are very cool but wonder where it could go in the future. He hopes to create a sound-reactive brand and grow the business throughout the EDM market. They’re also worried about the price.

Kenjeev offers $100,000 for 75 percent to completely take over production, but Neff offers $25,000 for 10 percent equity, touting his connections. Kenjeev then changes his offer, but Herndon is more interested in Neff’s offer, not only for his connections, but to provide that valuable mentorship. He accepts.

“Make Me A Millionaire Inventor” works to turn a million dollar idea to a million dollar invention. Hosts and engineering experts George Zaidan and Deanne Bell find entrepreneurs with revolutionary ideas, take a look at their prototype and help take the product to the next level. According to CNBC, “Top engineers scour the country looking for amazing ideas they’re convinced can make big money. They’ll track down the inventors and give them a second chance to bring their ideas and dreams to life.” The hosts also have the opportunity to hear their pitch before taking the product to an investor, as well as connect with the inventor by hearing their backstories.

“Make Me A Millionaire Inventor” airs every Thursday night at 10 p.m. on CNBC.

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