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07. 03. 2007

NANOWIRE - Titanium sunglasses


Oakley, known for it's quality sunglasses modeled by hunky Volleyball players, just launched a new high-end polarized sunglass line, NANOWIRE which in English means they weigh nothing and they adapt to fit. Using a ultra-lightweight titanium alloy -- a "memory metal"-- also means they can take a beating and still fit back into shape.

In the interests of science, I took a pair out for a test drive. The polarized lenses feature Oakley’s High Definition Optics (HDO ) which account for the great vision from all angles, with no distortion. Even when staring at the ocean, there was no glare and colors were true.

Plutonite lens material filters out 100% of all UV up to 400nm, and the co-called Unobtainium frame components increase grip with perspiration, plus the new permanent "Hydrophobic" lens coating resists smudges and repels water, oils and dust (I thought it meant they were afraid of water.)

Designated as NANOWIRE 1.0, NANOWIRE 2.0 and NANOWIRE 3.0, the new designs feature various lens shapes and frame/lens color combinations, but don't come cheap at $300 a pop.

But after wearing them for a day, it would be hard to go back to my old sunglasses.

Buy them online at Oakley.

Posted by Evan    Category: wearables
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