HD Vision Aviator Sunglasses Review. Did I Give Up My Maui Jims?

Posted on: Oct 21 2011 at 04:05 - comments
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I own a pair of bronze Maui Jim sunglasses. Polarized. Titanium Frames. Incredible lifetime warranty on them. I purchased them at an apparel shop on Sanibel Island, Florida. The store owner only sold them because she loves them and has had her same pair for 5 years. Between her and my sister, I couldn't go back to Ray Bans.

But....they cost $259.99 and they were replacing a pair of Ray Bans that cost me $179.99 - polarized. Blue Blockin'.

Do you think I should have saved my money and bought a couple pairs of HD Vision Aviators for $10.00...plus $6.99 S&H on the first pair...plus $6.99 for shipping on the 2nd pair.

Most of you probably said, "Yeah! Are you crazy?" Well, no. Hell, no. I wouldn't give up my Maui Jims for free sunglasses, a trip to Paris, to insure the safe return of my first born...But my professional career has consisted of staring into either bar lights, head lights or computer lights in rooms with fluorescent lights. To keep from having massive headaches, I learned early to invest in great sunglasses.

But I wouldn't discredit the HD Vision Aviators Sunglasses

If I was in a pinch or was without my Maui Jims for some painful & unknown unknown reason, I would definitely consider picking up some HD Vision Aviators in a heartbeat. In fact, of the HD Vision series, the Aviators are the style that don't look painful. They're the pair that make me want to watch, "Top Gun," all day and, "Feel the need. The need...for speed."

Let's take a look as to why...

Features & Claims - HD Vision Aviators

According to GetHDAviators.com, the HD Vision Aviators Sunglasses come with the following features & claims:

  • Imagine seeing everything in your world in High Definition
  • The clarity is unbelievable
  • Great Aviator style
  • High definition optics at a price everyone can afford
  • Available in Black or Bronze
  • 2nd Pair Same Color

Review - HD Vision Aviators Sunglasses

When checking for complaints and issues, make sure you note the difference between, "Aviator Sunglasses," "HD Aviator Sunglasses," & "HD Aviators Sunglasses," because if you're not careful you'll end up reading complaints for Ray Ban & other manufacturers (bash on Ray Ban day. I apologize. In fact, I miss my old pair. I wish I didn't step on them at the Government Mule concert last year. We'd been through a lot together, but anyway...).

Review Summary

The HD Vision Aviators overall have a pretty steady reputation. They clear up the "blue lines," and we didn't find much in the way of order issues. Now of course at the time of this writing the product is relatively new so that could change - and if it does please let us know - but there hasn't been an issue.

They have been getting a little bashing from TV stations who test them out. They point out that, " they don't work ," in the way that the HD Vision Avaitors don't supply "HD" vision. Wow? Crack journalism. If they were really paying attention they'd point out that, "HD," is a digital

reference that refers to monitor / HD TV picture resolution of at least 2 million pixels per frame. So unless you have virtual eyesight like Geordi LaForge from, "Star Trek: The Next Generation," you can't see in HD. So, yeah, they're not completely HD. But if that painful situation occured and I had to pick up some sunglasses in a pinch, I'd go with polarized sunglasses an I'd probably pick up a pair of HD Vision Avaitors.

UPDATE 2011/10/21:  We found a complaint that talked about performance issue. But we did find good reviews on HSN so, like with life, take the good with the bad we suppose.

And, no, I did not give up my Maui Jims for them.

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