As Seen On TV: HD Aviators

Sunglasses have gone High-Def, and for the low price of $10.

They are called HD Vision Aviators.

Typical sunglasses cut down on the light hitting your eyes. The HD Vision Aviators are not made to cut down the light. They claim to help you see more in the light.

But would the HD Aviators get grounded in our As Seen On TV Test?

So here we have the HD Aviators, which cost $10. In the middle, we have a pair of $10 sunglasses, and on this side we have a $130 pair of Ray Bans. So, the question is would the Aviators do a better job of blocking the sun?

First of all, let's try my generic $10 sunglasses and now let me compare these to the Ray Bans. The ray bans definitely are much better than my generic pair of sunglasses.

Now let's see how the HD Aviators compare to the Ray Bans. On an overcast day like today I'm actually seeing better with the HD Aviators than the Ray Bans. It kind of illuminates the landscape. It definitely is very clear, but I think a day like today may not be a fair comparison. So I wonder, what it would be like if we compared it to the Ray Bans for, say, a month in conditions with both overcast and sunny days?

Our producer Joel McFarlin wore the HD Aviators for a few weeks.

I asked him, "What do you think?"

Joel said, "They're not too bad. In the sun, they tend to be a little brighter than I am used to. On a really cloudy overcast day they work really well. On a sunny day, I prefer my Ray Bans. With the Aviators I tend to squint more. My eyes don't get used to them as quickly as the Ray Bans."

I asked, "But they're not bad on an overcast day?"

Joel said, "I can definitely see a lot better on an overcast day with the aviators versus my Ray Bans. For $10 it's really worth trying for yourself, honestly."

So the consensus on the HD Aviators is that they actually work better on overcast of partly sunny days. But for $10 they really do a good job of bringing clarity to your line of sight, and for that kind of money, it is not a bad deal. We will give it the thumbs up.

I did wear these out on some sunny days and, after my eyes adjusted to the light, they seemed to work pretty well.

I do prefer glasses that darken the sunlight, however.

The HD Aviators are in a lot of stores and all over the internet.

For more information, click here.

Next week on As Seen On TV, how about a wallet made of metal?

It is called the Aluma-Wallet.

It claims to be indestructible and water resistant and will fit in your pocket or purse. I will even drive my car over it to see how tough it really is.

But would the Aluma-Wallet get short-changed in our As Seen On TV test?

Find out next Monday, Just Before Six.

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