Introducing the newest innovation in HyperX’s fleet of gamer friendly accessories – the HyperX Gaming Eyewear. Built and designed for comfort for gamers wearing gaming headsets, HyperX’s gaming eyewear are intended to reduce the blue light from your screen reducing eye strain. Joining other popular brands such as Gunnar and Razer in this field, how do these hold up to the competition?
The HyperX Gaming Eyewear come very well packaged in a microfiber pouch and hard-shelled carrying case. From the unblocking the product begins to show its quality. The frames themselves are something of great quality as well. Rather than just having plastic frames, these have the durability and strength of a standard RX frame. They’ll be comparable and have the same comfort to wearing normal prescription glasses. Arms have spring hinges that make it so anyone can comfortably wear the eyewear while they expand to larger sized heads.
Through The Lens
Crystal clear. Seriously. No amber hues, what you see is what you get. The lenses have no distortion and don’t change colors. The worst you have to worry about is the occasional glare from your surrounding lights. Lenses are designed to reduce eye strain by limiting the Blue and UV light coming through the lens. They are very well crafted and the quality shines through.
Eye strain is something I’ve experienced after long days of work and game. By the end of the night my eyes are exhausted, dry, and I’ve frequently left the end of the night with headaches. After using the eyewear, I did see improvement on how I felt at the end of the night. Anything that can improve the longevity I am able to game and work effectively I will buy into.
After using the glasses for a week straight, the biggest positive is how comfortable they are. I work in front of a computer display my entire day. 8 hours during a day job, another 6-8 as a gamer. I’ve not worn glasses since I was a young kid, to say that I’m not used to wearing something on my face the whole day is an understatement. I didn’t mind having them on at all. The arms are thin and small enough that they don’t obstruct or interfere with wearing headphones.
Compare The Competition
I was able to compare the HyperX Gaming Eyewear with two pairs of Gunnar Eyewear. One with amber hue and the other being crystal. With comfort, these can not compare. HyperX wins with build and comfort. I’ve found that Gunnar’s seem to feel and compare to safety glasses. They’re design are normally clunky and the lenses themselves distort towards the edges and it didn’t provide a pleasing view after using the HyperX wear.
Further taking the test to compare brands, I had the opportunity to do a blue light test using a blue laser. When shining the laser through the lens it should significantly reduce the amount of light coming through the lens. The HyperX and Amber Hue Eyewear both stand up in the test. Significantly less light from the laser was able to make it through the lens. The Crystal Gunnar model allowed the near full light of the laser through.
My Only Complaint
Seriously, my only complain with the HyperX Gaming Eyewear is that I frequently had to push them back up my nose. I would find them sliding down my face in times of movement. The spring hinges on the arms don’t seem to push the arms tightly to my head enough where they don’t slide. With that said, these things are still extremely comfortable and I can’t complain too much over this point.
HyperX Gaming Eyewear Conclusion
At the end of the first week I was sold on the product. They’re comfortable, sleek design, and they’re a conversation piece. I’ve seen benefits from using them in the short time I’ve had them and I’m sure the benefits will continue to show with more time. The price point on Amazon is $99 and your paying that for quality Eyewear. The quality of the lenses, quality of the frames and the benefits of reduced strain makes the product worth it. Anything that can assist with productivity and keep my eyes in focus, I’m on board.
Will this be a product that every single person finds success with? Probably not. However, if you’re spending so much time looking at a screen in this age of technology, you should do everything you can to stay in focus. HyperX plans on coming out with future models and they are already offering RX models through Spective Eyewear. I’d give it the thorough look if you’re in the technology field or find yourself just more than the average gamer. Stamp of approval. Highly recommend.
This article and review was not paid for nor did any members receive specific payment for writing this review. EdgeGamers staff was provided a blue laser for the purpose of testing legitimacy of the products included in this review.