From Oakley’s web site

They make really good sunglasses, but come on, guys:

The world’s first optical frame to incorporate ultra-lightweight magnesium metal within a ceramic mantle. Liquefied at 1100°F, the performance alloy is injected into precision engineered molds within a timeframe of less than 30 milliseconds. Sealing the metal in a protective ceramic mantle requires a turbine that rotates at 60,000 rpm in order to disperse ceramic polymer nanoparticles. For a secure and comfortable fit, the new frame will include spring-hinge mechanisms, as well as Unobtainium® nosebombs and earsocks. Flex couplers are incorporated at strategic points in the frame geometry, tuning flexibility while retaining structural integrity. The end result is a metal frame that meets the durability requirements of sports professionals while offering all-day comfort by minimizing weight.

For all that I expect a BMW engine in my $150 sunglasses.

5 thoughts on “From Oakley’s web site

  1. hahaha. Unobtainium®??
    i love how companies make up the stupidest names for stuff.
    if i ever manufacture something, it’s going to have the latest manufacturing methods using TOTALLYFREAKINCOOLIUM®!!
    “Sealing the metal in a protective ceramic mantle requires a turbine that rotates at 60,000 rpm in order to disperse ceramic polymer nanoparticles”
    means:
    “WE SPRAY IT WITH CRAP.”

  2. man, nosebombs and earsocks!
    not to insult your fashion sense, but i think most of their stuff is just kind of goofy. like it’s supposed to look futuristic, and would succeed were we living in 1982.
    i mean, what?

    1. yeah
      the over the top ones are strictly for people who play drums in “nu metal” bands, or sell drugs to snowboarders.
      I like their more basic wraparound glasses because they are really good at keeping the sun out of my eyes while I’m driving,though.

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