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Nike Hindsight SUNGLASSES (25 degrees Better Peripheral FOV)

Old 10-22-08, 01:18 PM
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Nike Hindsight SUNGLASSES (25 degrees Better Peripheral FOV)

A friend sent me this link:

http://gizmodo.com/5066954/hindsight...our-head-kinda



"The Nike Hindsight cyclist's glasses from designer Billy May (we loved his Torn lights before) are designed to do one simple thing: stop cyclists from getting hurt on the roads. At the extended side of each lens is a carefully arranged high-power Fresnel lens that captures the view to the sides of the wearer's head, and sends it into the peripheral vision.

That's the bit of your eyesight that doesn't capture too much detail but does excellently at detecting motion...so the extra data hopefully wouldn't be too distracting. Essentially its a clever way of augmenting your normal checking of the road, and avoiding being side-swiped by a fast-moving vehicle that was sitting outside your normal vision zones.

Simple and blindingly obvious, when you think about it... and could have potential uses in all sorts of places. I know it'd help with my skiing... or at least would've helped me avoid that dumb snowboarder who knocked me flat last year when he wasn't watching where he was going. Hopefully it's a concept that'll be a reality soon."



Rather intriguing idea, hopefully this comes to production so I can test it out.

The only problem I could see is that during a couple hour bike ride seeing all the extra peripheral sight could stress your eyes enough to give you a migraine.

This is the same reason why most scuba divers (myself included) prefer black silicon masks that block out extra light and peripheral vision.

Where this product could benefit is bike messengers in big cities, or criteriums where you do not have to worry about wearing your sunglasses for over an hour.






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Great idea! Surprised Oakley didn't think of this one first.
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Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
Great idea! Surprised Oakley didn't think of this one first.
I think the only problem would be having "too" much information streaming through your eyes.... It would also be interesting to see how different people's head shapes effect the peripheral vision, and if people with larger or smaller heads would not get the best results.
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Originally Posted by domestique View Post
I think the only problem would be having "too" much information streaming through your eyes.... It would also be interesting to see how different people's head shapes effect the peripheral vision, and if people with larger or smaller heads would not get the best results.
I don't think so; we spend a lot of our time focusing in on the center of what's around us. Periphery vision is a good idea because I believe we can easily spot something "off" on the sides of our eyes, but having lenses there as well makes it easier to determine what that something is.
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I'd have to try it out. This could be good or it could be too distracting. I'm curious about it though.
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I've got a pair of these:


I have matching velcro shoes and a buick lesabre as well.
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They wouldn't make me feel nauseated at all. Oh, wait.
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Originally Posted by nocondorfx View Post
I've got a pair of these:


I have matching velcro shoes and a buick lesabre as well.
Sweet! I'll meet you at Carrow's for the Early Bird Special. 4:30 on the dot!
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if it shot blinding blue lights like the photo suggests, then i'd get a pair. just peripheral vision... pffft.
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Great to have during kung fu fights when battling two or more opponents.
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I'm interested... I'd like try a pair of these out... thanks for posting.
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Originally Posted by nocondorfx View Post
I've got a pair of these:


I have matching velcro shoes and a buick lesabre as well.
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Darn...and I just bought some new glasses.

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Originally Posted by domestique View Post
[COLOR="Blue"]"The Nike Hindsight cyclist's glasses from designer Billy May (we loved his Torn lights before) are designed to do one simple thing: stop cyclists from getting hurt on the roads. At the extended side of each lens is a carefully arranged high-power Fresnel lens that captures the view to the sides of the wearer's head, and sends it into the peripheral vision.
I really like that Oxy Clean stuff too!
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The question is where to get them and for how much?
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Originally Posted by dgasmd View Post
The question is where to get them and for how much?
They are currently not out yet, but I from other sources I have heard 100 dollars, which compared to Oakleys is not terrible.... but I would want to try them out in person.
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I love the design, doesn't look outrageous
Sounds like a good alternative to the RADARS... if they are a 100, then it'd be a good savings
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Sounds disorienting.
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hmmm... interesting, I think I'm gonna hold out for something that gives even more peripheral vision...

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post again when these come out, i'll early-adopt.
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Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
Great idea! Surprised Oakley didn't think of this one first.
Oakley already did, long time ago. The sweep covers pretty far to your side, doesn't make sense to go any further because your eyes aren't going to see through the side of your face. Try it, wear an M Frame with Sweep lens and see how far left and right you can see.

Comparison.

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Originally Posted by mrbubbles View Post
Oakley already did, long time ago. The sweep covers pretty far to your side, doesn't make sense to go any further because your eyes aren't going to see through the side of your face. Try it, wear an M Frame with Sweep lens and see how far left and right you can see.

Comparison.

It must be difficult being so stupid. Do you have to brainstorm these posts or do they just come to you?
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I really like that Oxy Clean stuff too!



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Originally Posted by mrbubbles View Post
Oakley already did, long time ago. The sweep covers pretty far to your side, doesn't make sense to go any further because your eyes aren't going to see through the side of your face. Try it, wear an M Frame with Sweep lens and see how far left and right you can see.

Comparison.
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I wasn't aware M-frames had diverging fresnel lenses.
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Has anyone else realized that Nike stole this idea from the rear-view spy glasses you got from cereal boxes - back when cereal boxes still came with prizes?

I'm surprised it took a company this long to do this.
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