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Gunnar Optiks Gaming Glasses $39.99 w/ free shipping

SethC5980 24 June 13, 2014 at 08:59 AM in Video Games (8)
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Last Edited by johnny_miller June 13, 2014 at 08:46 PM
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Two options: Paralex and VAY-00101. Both $39.99

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Spec pages (pdf) from Gunnar's web site:
Vayper [gunnars.com] temple width 130mm
Paralex [gunnars.com] temple width 120mm

There appears to be an error in the Groupon description for Paralex which specifies "wide-fit" for Paralex. This is apparently incorrect, as both the Amazon page and Gunnar's own info says the Paralex is a narrower design for smaller faces.

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#3
I find it pretty funny people actually wear these just to stare at a screen.
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Quote from Doctorhino View Post :
I find it pretty funny people actually wear these just to stare at a screen.
Says the one with an avatar of a hero who puts on glasses for the TV lol

On another note I do enjoy my gunnar glasses despite it being over priced. I am sensitive to computer monitor's and deal with many crt's at work so it helps a lot on the strain.

Otherwise just use flux for personal use.
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I find that gunnar works better than flux in reducing eye strain for me. I usually use both at the same time.
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Quote from yuin View Post :
Says the one with an avatar of a hero who puts on glasses for the TV lol

On another note I do enjoy my gunnar glasses despite it being over priced. I am sensitive to computer monitor's and deal with many crt's at work so it helps a lot on the strain.

Otherwise just use flux for personal use.
I was just about to ask if whether anyone ever really used this and find it worthy to use--but there I see your comment. Thanks for that Wink

Though I'm still going to think this over first if I'm gonna give my money to them lol
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#7
How do they fit on asian faces with low bridge high cheeks
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I was contemplating this deal before, I think it has come up before in the past but someone mentioned Flux and it is a pretty good free alternative. Only con I see with Flux is the tint is not applied to your games when your actually playing I think, I am not 100% on that. But everything else to web browsing, watching videos etc, Flux is doing its thing. Only reason why I am contemplating picking on up is the fact that the glasses will tint everything including the game your playing. Real question is which is the better options of the two available?
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Not sure which ones to get
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Not sure which ones to get
For the price, and for anyone who hasn't actually tried these yet, this is one of the few gimmicky-looking things that I would say are legit. I find myself using them every time I look at a monitor because of the added vibrancy and clarity they offer. They just work really well to enhance a picture and almost completely reduce eyestrain, more so than I think anyone would initially think.

They don't really explain this well, but the two categories they have, which I think are "Computer Monitor" and "Gamer", actually have a difference. For instance, the "RPG" model I first got, which is a "Gamer" model, has a stronger overall effect (more magnification, slightly-darker tint, and also tend to have a neat pseudo-3D effect with anything on a monitor--works well with movies, too) than the "Emissary" ones, which had noticeably less effect, comparatively.

I was actually very pleasantly surprised with the effects, especially the unintended ones, as they really do work to A) reduce eyestrain, B) "warm" the colors a bit, and C) generally make stuff clearer and prettier to look at, which is why they also work with Blu-rays, in my experience. I was skeptical and mostly got them for eyestrain, but the overall enhancement was actually very pleasant.

I totally understand skepticism here, but I really was very impressed. The Amazon reviews help give more information, but they are more capable than one would think to give credit.

Some people complain that the stronger lenses make them feel sick, but I never had this issue. Though I doubt the non-gamer lenses would make anyone dizzy, as they have a more subtle magnification and color-warming effect.
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Which ones are good to get? The Vayper or Paralex?
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#12
just got a vay 0010
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#13
Can you not use FLUX to get the same color contrast on the screen? Its free and don't have to spend 40 bucks?
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any coupon codes?
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Can you not use FLUX to get the same color contrast on the screen? Its free and don't have to spend 40 bucks?
You can

but once again this is for those who get eye strain easy. If you can live with just flux then you most likely won't need these.

Some people on the hand start get bleary eyed within the first half hour of a bright screen.

there is also the fact that the glasses can be used on smartphones, handheld devices, etc which many people do spent a lot of time on. especially on cellphones.
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