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Ami Powersports e-Tint Automatic Motorcycle Helmet Visor

5
March
2014
  Posted at 06:00:00 PM
  File under  Gadgets Safety
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

A couple of years ago I reviewed the Raleri LCD visor insert (link Open link in a new window). It's a great product, a visor insert that becomes dark (and clear) depending on the strength of the sun hitting the light cells. It's a great product and loved it to death until I had to get rid of the helmet. What surprised me that there wasn't that much demand for these kind of inserts despite some cops using them (link Open link in a new window), nor that there weren't any other manufacturers.

e Tint Akari models

But I was wrong. e-Tint Open e-Tint link in a new window makes LCD based visor inserts that change their tint at the touch of a button. They are sold as Ami Powersports' Akari products. The Akari visor insert gets inserted behind the normal visor, and in contrast with the Raleri, gets a button stuck on the side of the visor (the Raleri has no button and always works, nor is there a battery since it depends on the sunlight to generate electricity).

A press on this button, and the visor goes dark. Another press, and it goes light again. But the new Akari AX-11 Open Amipowersports link in a new window also has an automatic mode. No longer do you need to take your hands of the handlebar, the AX-11 will change tint automatically by means of the light cell built-in the button. Sun = dark visor. You can set the threshold when you want the shield to go dark. The change is instantaneous, so you don't have to wait.

e Tint Akari AX 11

These kind of "gadgets" are great and safe. You no longer need to worry about traffic ahead of you when entering or exiting a tunnel, going into woods, etc. The visor changes automatically. Clouds appear? The visor becomes clear. You don't even need your sunglasses, unless it's just to look cool.

e Tint AX 10 ON OFF

The USB rechargeable battery will last 20 hours. Price: US$149.99 available in spring this year.

You can view a short video below.

Click here for more information about the Akari AX-11 Open Amipowersports link in a new window (or to buy it)







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