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  • We Shed Some Light on Oakley’s Revolutionary Prizm Goggle Lenses

    This winter Oakley will be premiering a new line of Prizm goggle lens that will forever change depth and contour perception when on the mountain. We had a chance to test out, just how ‘real’ the technology was and we we’re thoroughly impressed to say the least. If you’re familiar with goggles and snowsports, then you know any jump or cut you make in bright sun, overcast or sun & clouds is like playing roulette depending on the type of goggle you’re wearing. Especially in back country skiing or boarding, bobbing and weaving through trees in a constantly changing lit terrain, wearing the wrong goggle could lead to serious injury. What Oakley is attempting to do with Prizm is enhance contrast and visibility through awide range of light conditions, showing true shadows and contours in the snow. Your ACL will thank you later. With Prizm’s level of clarity your eye will be able to catch every detail in the snow instead of getting lost in the flat, low contrast whiteness of the snow, tailoring the amount of light that you see, in turn increasing contrast. The Oakley Prizm line will be available on most of Oakley’s line of Goggles including Airbrake, Crowboar, more »

  • Seneca Eyewear Lets You Customize And Try Before You Buy

    Sunglasses are a necessity, especially if you live in a city and find yourself walking everywhere. And if this winter is anything like last year there is going to be plenty of snow to reflect the sun’s rays directly into your eyes. Although it’s tempting to buy a cheap pair of “fashion” sunglasses from a spinner display on 14th Street, you may be doing your eyes more harm than good. But buying online can be a pain because you don’t know how well they’ll fit, especially if you have a giant face like a certain RSVLTS editor. Don’t worry—Seneca Eyewear has this all figured out. Not only does Seneca Eyewear feature plenty of different frames in contemporary reimaginings of hip styles from the 50s and 60s that you can customize with different lenses, they also let you try before you buy. So if you can’t decide on a frame style or color, you can order different pairs to try out before you fork over your money. This way you’ll be sure to find a perfect pair, even if you’re a big-faced RSVLTS editor. The frames start at $100 but you’re not just limited to sunglasses. Seneca also offers optical glasses more »

  • Nike Vision + Sportswear Release Stunning Lifestyle Shades

    Nike Vision the eye ware arm of the sports giant recently released a line of Sportswear sunglasses with a lifestyle edge. The Nike MDL. 270 and MDL. 220 are two aviator style shades with some edgy accents to give your summer style the kick-in-the-ass it needs. The MDL. 270 features a combination of metals and plastic to create a combo aesthetic that just works. The rims are plastic, but feature 3 metal hooks that wrap around to inner metal frame. The temples are made of a textured metal with a plastic metal tip. Think Steve McQueen meets Rick Ross. The MDL. 220 is an all plastic frame with a bevy of beautiful color combos. Their vintage feel does most of the work, but their amazing color combos feature a half grey frame with silver lenses, brown tortoise half frame with an orange bottom half and brown lens and a couple varieties of solid tortoise to name a few. The 220’s acetate colors really take this classic frame to the next level.

  • Oakley Seeks to Disrupt Eyewear Industry with Groundbreaking Innovations (36 HQ Photos)

    Recently performance focused brand, Oakley, unveiled a new campaign focusing on breaking down the doors of innovation with their new “Disruptive by Design” campaign focusing on three major game changing product developments for 2014. “We will open our blast doors for the first time, celebrate our legacy and culture of disruption, and set out our blueprint for future innovation.” Said Oakley CEO and Chief Mad Scientist Colin Baden. “We now have our sights set on three key innovation pillars: Enhanced Vision, Digital Eyewear and Customization. This is the beginning of a new era of brave design and disruptive technologies from Oakley.” The details of which ended there. The “Disruptive by Design” event was more of a homage to past innovations than outlook into the future for the brand, but like all progressive visionaries, the Oakley brand is keeping it’s secrets close to the chest. The event was filled with Oakley Athletes past and present with the likes of Bubba Watson, Shaun White and Lindsay Vaughn walking the carpet. Road race cyclist legend, Greg LeMond and motocross hall of famer Johnny O’Mara were also on hand to pay their respects. Global advertising is scheduled for March 2014 and is said to more »

  • The Oakley Heritage Collection

    Oakley recently released a retro-tastic line of sunglasses from their heritage collection. The three frames weren’t simply released because their the coolest retro shades we’ve ever seen, but because it’s a symbolic year for the brand that innovated the active sunglasses. The OG of sports focused sunglasses made their first appearance at the Tour de France When LeMond earned 2nd Overall in 1985 (and 1st in the Combination classification) with the Oakley Eyeshades, a revolutionary step in active focused eyewear that paved the way for the rest of the world. This year Oakley is producing a limited line of the three models that changed the game forever in three retro style colorways. Eyeshades Featuring “2014” inside the frame, this edition of our world-first performance eyewear is engineered with improved nose pad construction. It comes with two sets of earstems (curved and straight) plus a guitar pick that is meant to serve as a tool for swapping out the stems. Customers also get a collectors pin and sticker. Razor Blades Oakley Razor Blades continued the revolution that Eyeshades began. The Heritage Collection has Razor Blades in multiple lens/frame color combinations, and each collectible comes with both straight and “trigger” shaped earstems more »

  • The Google Smart Contact Lens Project

    Google announced last week they’re currently testing a new “smart” contact lens which uses a tiny wireless chip and miniaturized glucose sensor that are embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material to detect glucose levels for diabetics. The prototypes, not yet FDA approved can generate one reading per second using tear fluid from the eyes of it’s wearer. The contact lens is also being tested to detect early warning signs that would trigger a tiny LED light to indicate a spike or decline in normal glucose levels. The project is still in its early stages, but making leaps and bounds in clinical research to help refine the prototype as said on Google’s blog.

  • Style Watch: Power On Powder, Tech Gear on the Mountain

    Technology has done wonders for mountain sports in the past few years, the introduction to goggle tech in particular. Cameras, GPS and built-in heads up display are a few of the features making your downhill runs that much more compelling as well as interactive, sharing videos, stats and locating friends are all features offered within a piece of protective eyewear. Audio is another branch of tech that’s advancing every year, with the addition of audio synced with Bluetooth riders are able to listen to their favorite tunes on a run, without the danger of complete noise cancellation. Here are this season’s best tech additions to the cold weather mountain gear category. Whether a gift or a treat yo’ self holiday purchase, keep these in mind when doing your shopping. 

  • Amazing Optical Illusions In New Ray-Ban Ad (Video)

    I’m not positive what this ad has to do with Ray-Ban other than the fact that there is a pair in the video the whole time, but the optical illusions are really incredible. After the first one, you know what’s coming the whole time but it is still hard to wrap your mind around and you’re left surprised again and again. There should be a Twilight Zone where a dude wakes up and the entire world is like this. Everything looks real from his initial perspective but it’s all some crazy flat-land. Somebody dig up Rod Serling and let’s get this going.

  • The Oakley Airwave 1.5 Combines GPS, Bluetooth and Speed Analytics

    The Oakley Airwave revolutionized the performance goggle game last year, with technologies like a heads up display that integrates GPS, Bluetooth, speed, jump analytics and a bevy more of tech forward gadgets and gizmos. This year, they’ve upped the ante with a more fluid interface, WiFi and better connectivity to bluetooth, basically polishing up the original Airwave in the spots Oakley noticed issues.   On top of  the tech improvements Oakley created a more comfortable form fitting goggle. The chassis is made of durable O Matter and Oakley’s O-Flow Arch technology to reduce nasal pressure, so if you’re on the slopes from day break to dusk, your face wont feel like it. The 1.5 also come with Switchlock, a hinge that allows you to change lenses quick and hassle-free to adjust your tints with the elements, which has been Oakley’s forte from the beginning.   ·         Heads-Up Display: Airwave delivers crisp, widescreen graphics. Due to the innovative prism technology, the displayed information will appear as though you’re looking at a 14-inch display from a distance of five feet, so refocusing your eye is not necessary.  The heads-up display is designed for an unobtrusive view, and semi-flush lens geometry ensures wide peripheral more »

  • Never Again Will You Have the Burden of Sitting in a Chair. I give you ‘Lazy Glasses’

    Couch potatoes rejoice! Your savior has arrived in the form of a pair of glasses. No, not Google Glass, but an even more brilliant, even more lazy technological advancement has hit the streets. It’s called ‘Lazy Glasses’ and they allow you comfortably use the computer, read or watch TV, while lying down flat on your back. Never again will you need one of those pesky pillow to keep your head lifted, while laying down, creating the unflattering chin roll. Dubbed a “technical solution” to ‘sitting-upright problem’, Lazyglasses have special mirrored lenses so that its wearer can see at 180-degrees. Think Geek Lazy Glasses. The best $15, you’ll spend your entire life.

  • Memorial Day Weekend Style Guide

    Pack up your weekend bag and get the hell out of dodge this weekend. A little long weekend away will leave you rejuvenated for the summer workplace. We’ve gathered up every piece of garb you need, whether you’re hopping on a plane, diving in some waves or just lounging at a barbecue. Neon colors are sure to be everywhere and that’s fine, but if you’re going to go neon, own it. Don’t just slap on a bright yellow tank with a “Where’s Molly?” caption on it. Put a little more effort into it. But if you’re not 16 or on massive amounts of good time performing enhancing supplements, go a little more subtle with a bright short sleeve button down and ONLY our RSVLTS American Dream Team tank. Wear  pair of hybrid board shorts, incase pool time seems appropriate.   If you’re traveling might want to button up a little bit, no one wants to sit next to the guy in a tank top and jean shorts. Even if it’s ironic, don’t be that guy. Get a nice pair of noise canceling headphones, like Beats by Dre, Solo’s that come in an array of colors and small enough for easy packing. Block out more »

  • Ray-Ban Clubmaster Aluminum

    The Clubmaster frame is the newer line that has grown significantly in popularity, and is sure to be the style this summer. Ray-Ban has released the fram in a sleek aluminum model that gives the classic frame a modern twist. Ray-Ban Clubmaster $195-245

  • Warby Parker Summer 2013 Collection

    Be bold this summer. Be bold, but do bold tastefully. The new collection from Warby Parker features the right way to go about an agressive summer pattern for your shades. The Aldous comes in a vibrant amber Ceder Tortoise and English Oak colorway, with a third matte black option for you traditionalists. The Paley comes in a subtle Whiskey Tortise and Revolver Black with the Blue Maplewood taking a more rousing approach and this guy’s personal favorite. Check out the Full Collection at Warby Parker 2013 Collection $95

  • Oakley Two Face Sunglasses

    The Two Face is a combination of Oakley’s patented O Matter and aluminum. The frame hails back from the skate and surf culture of Oakley’s past, with a modern twist and will be the go to pair of shades for casual or active wear this spring. Each lens is suited for balancing transmission to optimize vision, great for babe watching. Oakley Two Face $140

  • SHWOOD Stone Collection Sunglasses

    Fusing genuine slate with premium Birch wood, Shwood’s new Stone Collection is its most innovative product yet. Hand-poured pewter inlays complete the look, striking the perfect balance between rugged and refined, as they continue their perpetual quest to experiment with nature. Each pair comes packaged with a custom felt pouch with embroidered leather patch. LIMITED TO 200 PAIRS. 

  • Pit Viper Sunglasses

    “1993” is the only thing that would accurately depict Pit Viper shades. In the retro obsessed world we live in, these bad-boy’s trump everything except Brett “The Hitman” Hart, himself, removing his chromed out shades and putting them on your face, pre-match. The surspring thing about Pit Vipers, is that they’re made from military grade, bullet proof and polarized material. Each pair is hand painted for your radical pleasure. The selling point for Pit Viper is the arrogant “awesome” factor that it’s business model is based on,  like Kenny Powers on a wave runner or Brian Wilson, before he became a douche. Pit Viper Collection $45.00

  • The Oakley Airwave Goggle

    The Oakley Airwave is the future of technology meets action sports. It combines the company’s best goggle technologies with a heads-up display that integrates GPS, Bluetooth, and more with a host of onboard sensors to bring new possibility to the alpine experience. Alpine sports enthusiasts can access a full range of information transmitted directly to the eye with the benefits of Oakley’s world-class optical performance, comfort and protection. The heads up display appears as a 14 ft projection 5 feet away, so your eye never has to refocus, but aligned low enough to be non intrusive. Speed, jump verticals and jump time are also new innovations that will encourage riders and skiers to push the envelope without the assist of a buddy filming their jumps. The Airwave also has over 600 snow trail maps so you can map out or check off your run before you ride. And if thats not enough, if your mountain brah’s have the goggles, app or a smartphone you can track their location on the mountain and meet up after a few runs on your own.

  • Warby Parker Titanium

    Warby Parker has released their new line of titanium glasses. The well priced line has raised some stir with their philanthropic approach, but have gone above and beyond with a well put together product. They’ve paired Japanese titanium with their signature custom acetate, and finished it off with non-rocking spring hinges sourced from France. $145 – $190 Warby Parker Titanium  

  • Watson Brown Snake by 9Five

    9Five fans rejoice. One of the gnarliest eye-wear label out of Hollywood just restocked these ice cold Snakeskin Watsons due to the demands of an angry mob on Facebook who were licking their chops…digitally. They can be yours for the low low price of $66 so buy now before they disappear for good. 

 
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