Oakley’s PRIZM React

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  1. jo3st3

    jo3st3 Booting up Skier

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    This sounds very interesting, and very expensive. Anyone try these or have more details on price?
     
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    Price will be $299.00 I have a chance to play with them at the on snow. The technology is pretty cool and the action was immediate. I look forward to playing with them once they become more readily available. I was told there are less than a dozen pair in circulation. The rep said he was repriemanted because he took them out on the snow.
     
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    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    What product are you talking about?
     
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    New electronic Oakley goggle that can adjust for light. Pretty cool. I did play with them and adjusted them up and down, the reaction time is instant. Not sure if they are battery or rechargable (I assume the latter).
     
  5. Started at 53

    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    That would be a breakthrough for sure
     
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    jo3st3 Booting up Skier

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    Basically it's like having 3 lenses in one goggle that you can adjust to the conditions without changing lenses. That's a game changer. At $299, could just own two pairs of goggles for the day and swap on the hill if needed, but if that price point comes down it seems like a no brainer.

     
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    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    Great video

    When is this coming out?
     
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    Started at 53 You can call me Jay Skier

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    Have you seen this in person? Good? Indifferent? Game changer?
     
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    I did and I played with it. The ablity to adust for different light is done on the frame, click one side to go get darker and the other side to get lighter. Personally, I tend to the light side of the spectrum for a flat light lens and I didn't feel this got light enough for me...but I will reserve full judgment until I actually ski it versus just putting it on at a demo tent.
     
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    Mikey Putting on skis Skier

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    Looks like they have brought the same technology used in the Boeing 787 dreamliner to dim windows.



    I travel quite a bit sometimes and one particular flight, I forgot I was on a 787. It was early morning and all the windows were open and on automatic dim so it looked like early dawn (wasn't really paying attention to what time it really was as I got to the airport around 5:30am). Later as we took off and climbed through 20k, the view out the windows didn't change...but we were up high, and the sun was out. WTF... oh yeah...we are on a 787, lol.
     
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    Would be interesting to see real outside world performance and if it maybe is immune to extreme cold (single digits and below).
    But the rep did say they've spent 5years doing R&D and testing, so I assume they've got all the kinks worked out.
    At least as an Oakley, with deep pockets, you can fall back on the warranty if it starts having quirks.
     
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    Pretty cool tech.
    Assume light is the Prizm rose and the dark being Prizm black. I find the Prizm lenses cover a pretty broad spectrum already, but it certainly would be cool to have that precise adjustment so quickly.
     
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    At 35% VLT on the lowest setting, I won't be spending my hard earned on it. Certainly a step in the right direction for lens tech though.

    How long till the competion have something to show??
     
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    That was my concern too, the 35% is just not low enough for me but I am still looking forward to giving them a go.
     
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    Pretty amazing technology. I'd forget to charge them, without a doubt.
     
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    I have no issue switching between my Prizm Hi Pink and Prizm Iridiums for partial/full sun but I love the idea of not having to switch so looking forward to hearing more about these and perhaps trying them one day.
     
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    I don't think they will get as light as the Hi Pink...which is a tremendous flat light lens.
     
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    Thanks, good to know. I did have the rose for a bit but found it too dark so I gave them to a friend of mine. I LOVE the hi-pink waaay more.
     
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    When do you think they add the inferno tech?
    E.g. the fancy electrical lens defogger

    Prizm react + inferno + airwave HUD. If that setup wasn’t going to cost $1500 that would be the ultimate in tech for the gear head.
     
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    I think Goggle manufacturers are starting to combine several technologies into worthy products. I like these Julbo's which have been around a season or two (I don't own any,...........yet). If you were earning your turns, I think these may have the edge over the Abom's for the uphill sweat/condensation/fog situation, but for precipitation, the Abom's would be the pick for moisture IMO.
    https://www.julbo.com/en/16/products/goggles/first-class/model/aerospace-reactiv-lens_12033.html
    The VLT range of these Julbo's is quite impressive, if correctly rated and not over stated by the manufacturer.
    As for low light/white out, they may not quite match the Low Pink specialist lenses, but hopefully can give them a run for their money.
     

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