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Old 12-18-08, 07:46 PM   #1
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Pretty sweet glasses!

Just stumbled upon these and thought I'd pass the link along. It's a pretty sweet idea.
http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/10/21...-super-vision/

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Old 12-18-08, 08:01 PM   #2
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NIKE=Gonna be expensive as all hell! Great idea that will eventually make it to the marketplace but so highly priced that only a small crowd will be able to afford them.
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Old 12-18-08, 08:03 PM   #3
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Those are pretty sweet looks like they aren't in production yet though, too bad.


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Old 12-18-08, 08:10 PM   #4
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that is pretty damn cool. would love to try them out.
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Old 12-18-08, 08:11 PM   #5
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Looks pretty neat
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Old 12-18-08, 08:43 PM   #6
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i'd gladly take some HD glasses over these any day.
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Old 12-18-08, 08:57 PM   #7
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Solution looking for a problem?
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Old 12-18-08, 10:54 PM   #8
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You don't need a problem in order for a product to be useful. My current field of view is not a problem, per se, but I would not object to adding another 25 degrees to it by any means.
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Old 12-18-08, 11:29 PM   #9
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Old 12-18-08, 11:33 PM   #10
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i'd gladly take some HD glasses over these any day.

HD glasses! Been out for years, they used to be called "Amber lenses" in the late 70s early 80s
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Old 12-18-08, 11:39 PM   #11
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i dunno, but wouldn't it be annoying to see things in your Field of View getting warped and distorted as they move to the sides?
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Old 12-18-08, 11:45 PM   #12
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As if you could see your field of view clearly in your periphs anyways at speed.
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Old 12-19-08, 02:41 AM   #13
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As if you could see your field of view clearly in your periphs anyways at speed.
you misunderstand me. what i meant was as you move (or even if you turn your head), what you see in front as it moves towards your side (i.e. buildings, cars, intersections) gets squished as they move to your peripheral.
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you misunderstand me. what i meant was as you move (or even if you turn your head), what you see in front as it moves towards your side (i.e. buildings, cars, intersections) gets squished as they move to your peripheral.
From what I can tell, it looks like the distortion does not occur in the entire field of vision. There is a clear point at which the distortion starts, and it is at the point in your peripheral where you are only seeing movement anyways.
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Old 12-19-08, 03:33 AM   #15
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pretty ugly IMO
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yeah, i dunno about these. I bought a pair of Spy Glasses that let you see behind you from a garage sale here in October and then proceeded to ride away with them on...it was ****in scary! well, more like alarming. i was forced to view cars turning, in and out of my peripher field of vision, after i had already passed them in intersection. it was like more information than i could stand to process...too hard to keep straight.

Nike may have improved upon this design, but the idea did not work for me in practice.
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Old 12-19-08, 12:43 PM   #17
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great thread, guys.
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I prefer these...

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ummmm, http://ajoka.com/Spy_SunGlasses/AJ-007SG4.htm
not the ones i was thinking of, but the same idea. i remember seeing these in the 90's. marketed towards runners so they could see cars coming up behind them. nothing new, just Nike trying to charge a lot for an old product. and personally i don’t like the old Oakley "M" frame look. 90's retro= no retro.
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yeah, i dunno about these. I bought a pair of Spy Glasses that let you see behind you from a garage sale here in October and then proceeded to ride away with them on...it was ****in scary! well, more like alarming. i was forced to view cars turning, in and out of my peripher field of vision, after i had already passed them in intersection. it was like more information than i could stand to process...too hard to keep straight.
Nike may have improved upon this design, but the idea did not work for me in practice.
i must have missed this post to the thread. sorry
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Oakley M Frames anyone?
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I still use my M frames, mostly because I have a Rx lens nosepiece that can be switched among the different colored main lenses. They do look pretty tacky, but my eyes are well protected, never even feel any wind. Also, one time I snapped the frame in half so I contacted oakley, got a return #, sent the broken frames in, and a week later I had a brand new pair!
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When I read "... expanding his awareness....." I don't think of glasses. Those marketing guys must've had the munchies.
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yeah, i dunno about these. I bought a pair of Spy Glasses that let you see behind you from a garage sale here in October and then proceeded to ride away with them on...it was ****in scary! well, more like alarming. i was forced to view cars turning, in and out of my peripher field of vision, after i had already passed them in intersection. it was like more information than i could stand to process...too hard to keep straight.

Nike may have improved upon this design, but the idea did not work for me in practice.
The lenses are only supposed to enhance the peripherals, it would make movement and large objects more obvious. That's probably easier to deal with than having to deal with what you used.

that said, with time you would probably get used to the additional information coming at you, even with those funky spy glasses. kinda like jet fighters with their crazy helmets and viewfinders.
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cool idea, but i already have a tool that expands my periphery that's free....my ears.
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