Originally used on flight helmets for fighter pilots, electrochromism-enabled lenses allow face shields to go from clear to tinted at the touch of a button through the use of a powered LCD or tint liquid crystal film. Over the last decade, this advanced technology has been utilized by other industries, including the motorcycle gear segment, though the latest adoption of this tech sees the film bestowed on a cutting-edge pair of ski and snowboard goggles.
Made by POC—a Swedish ski and snowboard gear manufacturer founded back in 2005—the brand’s Cornea Solar Switch Goggles not only boast a liquid crystal film on an anti-fog, anti-scratch lens, but also features a solar panel strip that’s used to power the system. Furthermore, rather than hitting a button or switch to change the lens’ tint, the goggle’s “Solar Switch” automatically senses light conditions to automatically adjust the strength of the tint as needed. A more advanced version of the Swedish firm’s already high-performance Cornea model, the Cornea Solar Switch is available for order now, with pricing set at $450.