Arriving in the mail was an odd rectangular brown box, and in it, one of Revo’s latest sunglasses, part of their (as of publication) unreleased Fall 2012 collection — the Crux N. It is in fact the very first time some cool shades resided on LaptopMemo, but just because technologically-advanced sunglasses have been absent here does not mean the Crux N cannot be the first.
Just look at it. It looks well-styled, with sharp edges and a near-frameless lens design. Plus, it’s incredibly lightweight, and this particular bronze color accompanies the hue of my skin, so it become less like some nice sport shade and more, stealthy — like hunting sunglasses.
Price as Reviewed: $169 at Revo, and Sunglasses Hut starting November 1st.
In fact, there isn’t a thing I don’t like about the Crux N. It may sound very unlike a reviewer to say that a product has nearly no flaws, but it takes experience to say such a thing. Having worn prescription glasses for more than a year, you become very conscience to the weight and styling of glasses, and the Crux N is also available with Revo’s own prescription lenses. And for those you might lose your glasses: the Crux N comes with a lease and buoy that can keep the shades afloat in water. Not bad. Now, back to the technology.
Revo Crux N Gallery
The Crux N uses a variety of high-tech materials, like polycarbonate for the lenses (which helps in smooth color transition and protection against UV rays), a frame and case made from recyclable materials, and hydrophilic nose and stem pads to avoid leaving those annoying marks on your face. And since Revo is a Luxotica company (read: Ray-Ban and others famous brands), you’re paying $160 for actual quality and longevity. Behind all of that engineering lies comfortable sunglasses, with a solid look and shape, while being lightweight and of a dedicated brand.
It’s awesome. And you should be wearing them. Unless, of course you’ve a collection of sports sunglasses, arranged neatly in a box. In that case, the Crux N is probably already in there.