CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 25, 2006--Spy is pleased
to announce the release of Gemini(TM) snow goggle lens technology, a
breakthrough advancement that sets a new standard for snow goggle lens
reliability and performance.
Gemini(TM) lens technology was developed to eliminate moisture
inside a snow goggle's dual lens system. Spy's patent-pending
Gemini(TM) lens technology virtually eliminates the possibility of
moisture entering a lens system by creating an airtight and
depressurized dual-pane lens system.
This lens system features two lenses that are machine-joined with
polyurethane-based glue in a moisture-free chamber, creating not only
a consistent seal but an airtight environment between the lenses as
well. Prior to Gemini(TM) technology, conventional hand-formed lenses
could not ensure an air-tight seal.
In addition to moisture elimination, Spy's Gemini(TM) technology
reduces the bubbling or warping effect that may occur when lenses are
used in higher altitudes. After the lens is sealed, the air between
the lens is carefully calibrated and depressurized to a level
consistent with the atmospheric pressure common to 1,500 meters, a
common "riding level" altitude in most mountain ranges. Depressurizing
the lens to higher virtual altitudes mitigates the fogging, warping,
and distortion that can occur with standard foam-gasket lenses. The
result is a lens that is nearly impossible to fog, and will not bubble
or become distorted by variations in altitude.
Spy Optic designs, develops, and markets premium products for the
action sports and youth lifestyle markets. Spy's principal products,
sunglasses and goggles, target the action sports market, including
surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross, and the youth
lifestyle market within fashion, music, and entertainment. Spy's
innovative proprietary products utilize high-quality materials,
handcrafted manufacturing processes, and engineered optical lens
technology to convey premium quality, contemporary style, and
progressive design. Spy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Orange 21 Inc.
CONTACT: Spy Optic
Jessica Trent Nichols, 760-804-8420 x1158
SOURCE: Orange 21 Inc.