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Direct Link To This Post Topic: Anon’s New Magnetic M1 Goggle
    Posted: Dec/27/2011 at 5:25am
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After two years of development, anon is rolling ouut its M1 Goggle, which takes the speed lens-change arms race to a whole new level. “It features a new technology we’ve developed called Magna-Tech,” explains RED/anon Brand Manager Randy Torcom. “Magna-Tech is the fastest and most advanced solution to swapping lens tints on the fly. Magnets are constructed in the frame and lens which make the engagement/disengagement process simple enough to swap lenses without even taking the goggle frame off your face. No matter what conditions the mountain throws at you, the M1 will have you covered.” The anon team is in the process of filing for a patent on Magna-Tech and will debut the goggle—which will retail for $219.95 for the premium style and $199 for the painted style and include two lenses for different light conditions—at SIA.

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Have you seen these goggles? They are pretty awesome and truth be told, with how annoying lens changing can be, I sometimes just pick one for the day and deal with it. Do you think that the retail prices are worth this tough? I have not worn Anon but do you find the optic quality as good as other brands specifically Oakley? Also, even if these goggles are worth the price to deal with the hassle, I would expect additional lenses to cost double what a pair costs now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2012 at 3:12pm
My goggles have interchangeable lens and I don't think taking them off my head to do so is really all that inconvenient.  And no goggles are worth more than $200 imho.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2012 at 7:34pm
Originally posted by screwyvarmint

My goggles have interchangeable lens and I don't think taking them off my head to do so is really all that inconvenient.  And no goggles are worth more than $200 imho.
Oakley airbrakes, oakley splices, and oakley crowbars can get well over 200 dollars and are WELL worth it iMho.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/07/2012 at 7:31am

i personally have airbrakes, yes they are nice, but i wouldn't say they are that much better then my eg2's

They are priced competitively considering you get two lenses. But this magnetic clipping thing, saw the video. I just wonder how easily they can pop off, say you get hit pretty hard and lose your lens, pretty shietty. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2012 at 9:17am
I agree I feel like if you took a hard fall the lens would pop out.  Also is there something to turn the magnets off that allows you to remove them? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2012 at 9:19am
I also dont think that its too much of a trouble to stop for a sec and swap lenses..... you would have to stop anyways to dig your other lens out of your bag right?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2012 at 9:21am
For $200 I will buy 2 or 3 pairs of goggles and have all the lenses I need and never have to change a lens. Quick lens change systems are nice but not worth paying for in my opinion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2012 at 9:41am
you dont even need to pay that much. I bought 2 pairs of c bars  with the lenses i need for about $80 total
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2012 at 10:26am
seems kind of steep.  I probably wouldn't spend that kind of money on goggles. Maybe in a few years the price will come down.  I wouldn't mind the easier lense changes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2012 at 4:27pm
Those M1 goggles look really nice, i like the fact they came out with the idea of using magnetic instead some kind of cheesy clip on lens which saves time but will the lens handle big falls and won't fall of the frames.I would think these are worth it to certain riders who are really keen to having the best performance goggles.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/08/2012 at 7:16pm
Dam. As cool as that seems, I myself wouldn't be able to get em most Id ever spend is like $60 on goggles. Maybe one day when I'm acquiring currency.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 10:36am
$200 does seem really high for goggles. I'd rather spend that amount on new binders or boots. However, if the $200 goggles fit better than any other goggle, I'd probably get them. Until then, I'll be changing lenses by taking my goggles off- with the rest of the po' folks.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 10:43am
Problems with this:

Ridiculously high price
How strong are the magnets? Would they pop off if you fall?
Ridiculously high price (for additional lenses)

For this price, you could easily get 3 to 4 pairs of crowbars or a frames from ebay or something...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 10:49am
I am going to guess (from the clicking noise) that there is some type of release mechanism for the lens system. I think these goggles are worth a good price and with a second lens, $150 max is still all I am thinking it is worth it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/09/2012 at 5:55pm
I mentioned this in 2013 gear thread but this seems like a better place to actually ask.

Any idea what the lenses are going to cost? 

Regular anon lenses are already 30-50 bucks or so a pop.  These things have potential to be up there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2012 at 4:59am
Originally posted by HAVEN2135

I agree I feel like if you took a hard fall the lens would pop out.  Also is there something to turn the magnets off that allows you to remove them? 
I don't think we're talking electromagnets here.  I'm sure firm pressure will pull the lens off, and there must be something else that positively locks the lens in place so it doesn't come loose on impact.  It's kind of weird that Anon is talking about magnets as being revolutionary.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2012 at 6:46am
It would be a cool idea if it can be pulled off. There needs to be something else that holds the lens to the frame though. Unless they are some type of ultra strong rare earth magnet which at that point it would be a bitch to take off to begin with. And again with the $200 goggle scam. Gotta love marketing strategies... They do look really cool though. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2012 at 6:51am
Personally, I would spend an absurd amount of money on goggles, like $250, if it meant that I could purchase all the different lenses for $15-20 apiece.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2012 at 11:45am
how often would one need to buy new goggles anyways, im still using my old pair forever
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2012 at 2:54pm
honestly, l rather buy 2 pairs than get 1 with quick lens change to be honest. not like even if l had that tech, l still wouldnt bring an extra lens with me 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2012 at 4:06pm
Originally posted by ghostsnstuff

how often would one need to buy new goggles anyways, im still using my old pair forever
haha, same here.
I just have 3 goggles, 1 for night and 1 for day and just recently bought an EG2 cause I saw it for cheap and the goggles looks nice.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2012 at 8:45pm
Originally posted by jjfreak

Originally posted by ghostsnstuff

how often would one need to buy new goggles anyways, im still using my old pair forever

haha, same here.
I just have 3 goggles, 1 for night and 1 for day and just recently bought an EG2 cause I saw it for cheap and the goggles looks nice.


I have a kinda bad habit of just picking up random goggles that are really great deals... haha. Even if i don't necessarily need them. The other day i just got an a frame with pink iridium (no scratches) for $25. I now have quite a collection of splices and a frames haha
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/11/2012 at 3:45am
Originally posted by hawkeyepnx

Personally, I would spend an absurd amount of money on goggles, like $250, if it meant that I could purchase all the different lenses for $15-20 apiece.
That's not really how that works.  Good lenses are always going to be pricey.  Just like with sunglasses.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/11/2012 at 8:11am
These goggles seem pretty cool.  The sound they make in the video with it sticking to the magnet is pretty satisfying.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/11/2012 at 8:19am
Probaly wont ever buy anything but Oakley based on optical quality. but the quick system like the airbrake seems nice. I personally am going to stick to my Crowbars
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/11/2012 at 11:29am
Originally posted by FoxtrotUmbrella

Originally posted by jjfreak

Originally posted by ghostsnstuff

how often would one need to buy new goggles anyways, im still using my old pair forever

haha, same here.
I just have 3 goggles, 1 for night and 1 for day and just recently bought an EG2 cause I saw it for cheap and the goggles looks nice.


I have a kinda bad habit of just picking up random goggles that are really great deals... haha. Even if i don't necessarily need them. The other day i just got an a frame with pink iridium (no scratches) for $25. I now have quite a collection of splices and a frames haha

i guess goggles can be thought of as accessories and people would want to match them (if they care about what they look like)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/11/2012 at 2:01pm
too expensive for me but i'm sure there's tons of people out there who would buy them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2012 at 4:42am
Originally posted by coolz

honestly, l rather buy 2 pairs than get 1 with quick lens change to be honest. not like even if l had that tech, l still wouldnt bring an extra lens with me 

i always bring 1 pair of goggles for sun and 1 pair of goggles for overcast/dark (clear lens).  why bother changing lens when you can just take off your goggles and put on a different pair?  Is that not quicker?  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2012 at 8:39am
airbrakes r 200+ cuz they come with 2 lenses and lenses can b like up to 100
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