$350 is a lot to spend on a pair of glasses, but damn, if these things weren’t as cool as hell. Uvex has created high-tech lenses that can adapt to lighting conditions in an instant, thanks to their amazing new Variotronic technology. The revolutionary technology was on display at Interbike, and while they’re a bit pricey for the average Joe, it was like wearing a pair of glasses (and goggles) from the future.
Pressing a button on the frame triggers electrochromatic activation of a liquid crystal film on the polycarbonate lens, instantly changing the lens from light to dark. There’s also a built-in light sensor that can be set to enable the change, since taking your hands off the bars at speed would be silly. The lenses require power to activate, with the battery integrated into the frame. It features a run time of up to 50 hours and is charged via a USB Port.
This new tech won’t come cheap though; available in two models, the glasses will set you back $350.
They also had a model of the goggles on display with the new tech, which will set you back around $500. Yow. The future is amazing, but it ain’t cheap.
Check it out: Uvex-sports.de