LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (Sept. 7, 2014) — Abominable Labs, LLC (ABOM), is pleased to introduce the F-BOM, the world’s first truly fog-free snowsports goggles, featuring patented KLAIR™ technology. The F-BOM launches on Kickstarter today.
“Today’s goggles can display your speed and location, take pictures, show text messages and more, but all of that advanced technology is worthless if you can’t see,” says ABOM founder, Dave McCulloch. “We’ve tried all the ‘anti-fog’ technologies on the market, from hydrophobic coatings to electric fans, and none of them are very effective.”
McCulloch turned to his longtime friends, IP Attorney Howard Russell and inventor Jack Cornelius, for a better solution. After years of prototyping and testing, Cornelius and his team of engineers designed KLAIR, an ultra-thin, transparent, conductive film sandwiched between the inner and outer lens in the F-BOM goggle. When the film is heated up it works much like a car’s rear window defroster, removing fog from the goggles in seconds. A small, lightweight, rechargeable lithium-ion battery mounted inside the goggle provides power.
The KLAIR system in the F-BOM features two modes: active and boost. Active mode is always on and eliminates fog all day. Boost mode provides the on-demand elimination of fog with the tap of a button.
The F-BOM features a scratch-resistant, polycarbonate lens from Carl Zeiss to provide the best clarity with zero distortions, as well as 100 percent protection from UVA, UVB and UVC rays. Using an innovative and intuitive system, the lens can be easily interchanged with red, yellow and dark tints for different light conditions.
The F-BOM Kickstarter campaign has a goal to raise $50,000 before October 31, 2014. ABOM will also have a booth at the SIA tradeshow in January 2015. For more information on ABOM check out www.abom.com
About Abominable Labs, LLC.
Founded in 2012, Abominable Labs is a group of inventors, scientists, and designers on a mission to make the future more fun. They create world-class gear and solve the problems that get in the way of good times. Abominable believes that technology can and should serve to enhance our experiences. For more information on Abominable Labs, visit www.abom.com.