Gaming and Computing July 12, 2023
Well, I learnt something today that is genuinely going to affect my life. I am a gamer and play regularly on my favourite gaming console. It’s a great way to stay connected with my friends when I’m unable to see them and to relieve stress (depending on the game…). What I didn’t realise is the negative effect that the light coming from my TV screen has on me. Specifically, blue light. It actually prevents your brain from producing Melotonin which is crucial in sending you to sleep and certainly explains not being able to drop straight off to sleep after coming off-line. These gaming glasses help with this.
Basically, they provide protection from the affects of blue light, much in the same way sunglasses protect you from UV light. Of course, as anyone that wears glasses will tell you, wearing glasses combined with a headset has got to be one of the most awkward things going and leads to another problem – that of headaches through too much constant pressure on your temples. Well, those clever people at Gunnar have come up with a design that bypasses that also with these Lightning Bolt 360’s. You get 3 arm types with each pair: the regular lightning bolt shaped ones, lightweight ones designed to balloon out away from your head and strap ones, handy for wearing if you’re outside. Switching to suit is pretty easy with a button on the inside of the frames allowing you to release whichever arm you currently have in. You also get both indoor and outdoor lenses which are easy to swap and allow you to see screens out in the sunshine clearly as well as providing UV protection. On top of all that, they also provide a subscription service for those that have to wear glasses anyway, sweet! RRP £94.99
- 3 different bridge sizes, easily interchangeable
- Subscription service available
- Do I want to look like Bono or Ali G?