Bone conduction technology experts launch sport sunglasses that allow active users to listen to music and podcasts or make/take calls while maintaining situational awareness
OptiShokz, the new brand founded by the world’s best bone conduction technology company, AfterShokz, today announced the debut of its premium bone conduction audio sunglasses. OptiShokz Revvez are designed to allow cyclists, runners, hikers, golfers, skiers and others to listen to their favourite music, podcasts or audiobooks and make/take calls on their adventures while safely maintaining complete ambient sound awareness. Revvez are launching via an Indiegogo campaign on February 19, 2019.
Revvez’ bone conduction technology keeps users’ ears completely open, allowing them to safely enjoy the activities they love while listening to audio directly from their phone. The sound is delivered through transducers in the sunglass’s temple arms, that guide mini vibrations through the cartilage behind the ear, conducting audio directly to the inner ear (cochlea), bypassing the eardrums completely. Revvez are the first, and only sunglasses with the transducers positioned to transmit sound through the cartilage behind the ear, providing the best bass response and volume. This technology, when paired with the eye-protection of sunglasses, has incredibly practical implications for a wide range of outdoor activities.
Whether you’re a runner or a cyclist approaching busy crossroads, a fisherman relying on all senses for that prize catch, or a hiker on a remote trail with the occasional hawk sighting, Revvez will allow everyone to enjoy their favourite activities like never before.
The team behind OptiShokz has more than 200 patents related to bone conduction technology worldwide, including its PremiumPitch+¢ technology, delivering dynamic sound and deep bass, and its LeakSlayer¢ technology, which solves the issue of natural sound leakage and ensures that other people can’t hear a user’s music or personal conversations. Revvez’ dual noise-cancelling microphones also eliminate external noise while enhancing speech volume, ensuring that all calls come in loud and clear.
The materials that make up a pair of Revvez were meticulously chosen to maximise comfort and create the best open-ear audio experience. The TR-90 Nylon frame is formulated for strength, flexibility, and impact resistance, while its adjustable, two-position titanium temple arms allow for a secure fit and optimal placement of bone conduction transducers. Each pair includes three interchangeable silicone rubber nose pads to ensure a comfortable, customisable fit. For maximum versatility, there are five lenses to choose from including a Polarized Grey Lens, REVO Blue Lens, Gradient Grey Lens, Transparent Lens, and Bright Yellow Lens. All of the lenses are interchangeable and moulded in Teijin® polycarbonate (glasses come with your choice of one lens, and additional lenses are sold separately).
Ken Chen, Chairman and CTO of OptiShokz said: “We could not be more excited to launch OptiShokz Revvez, allowing outdoor enthusiasts of all types to maintain environmental awareness while connected to their music and calls.
“It’s taken us over 10 years to develop the world’s best bone conduction technology for AfterShokz, and now it’s time to use that work in other products and applications that will enhance the active user’s lifestyle. The result has exceeded our expectations in every way, and we cannot wait to get Revvez into the hands of cyclists, runners, golfers and more later this year.”
OptiShokz, Revvez will be launching on the 19th of February on Indiegogo. Early birds will receive a 45% discount paying only £99 (Originally £179)
Revvez with Polarized Grey Lens will be £199
Revvez Technical Specifications:
|Lens||Interchangeable Teijin® polycarbonate lens|
|Temple Arm||Bendable two-position titanium|
|Speaker type||Bone Conduction Transducers|
|Battery Life||6-hour continuous play; up to 10 days standby|
|Bluetooth Version||Bluetooth V4.2; Support: HSP, HFP, A2DP and ARVCP|
|Wireless Range||33 feet|
|Charge in||< 2 hours|
OptiShokz was established in 2018 by the world’s leading bone conduction technology brand, AfterShokz. The company is redefining sunglasses with its new shades designed specifically for athletes that combine performance optics and premium audio through AfterShokz’s patented bone conduction technology.
OptiShokz is committed to developing innovative products that enhance people’s lives, while prioritising safety.