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    [Review] Gunnar Optiks Computer Glasses

    Gunnar Optiks MLG Phantom

    Gunnar Optiks MLG Phantom

    Like many Twitch viewers, programmers, desk-jobers and the like, I stare at a computer screen ALL day. Recently I quit my day job and have been home more often staring at my computer screen to code, work on freelance, etc. and I’ve noticed that I began to get headaches much more often than normal. My allergies suck, so headaches have always been a problem, but it was getting to where I’d have a really bad one almost every single day.

    I had to do something.

    Being a part of the Twitch community, I’ve come across Gunnar Optiks quite a bit, and they are known to be the pricey side of computer eyewear. Now what makes them so special that they can charge more you ask? Well, I asked the same question, and did some Googling. It turns out the main difference between Gunnars and other yellow tinted computer glasses, is that Gunnars actually include a small bit of magnification, approximately +0.25. If you aren’t familiar with the numbering sequence, +0.00 is no magnification, and reading glasses typically range from +1.00 to +2.50. So, as you can tell, it’s hardly any magnification at all. However, if you are like me and normally wear low prescription glasses and take them off when at the computer, then these are probably your best option. If you don’t require glasses, or you wear contacts, then I’m not positive you would benefit as much from the +0.25 magnification to make the price point worth it.

    You can find yellow tinted computer glasses on Amazon for pretty cheap $20-30, whereas the cheapest “decent-looking” pair of Gunnars will likely run you $60+. I will mention, however, that the MLG Phantom Gunnars are specifically designed as “gaming eyewear”, on other words, the arms are thin-profile to allow for comfortable headphone wearing (which DOES work nicely). In the end, the decision is totally up to you, but if you are unsure, always make sure the seller you purchase from has a good return policy.

    If you are interested in picking up some Gunnar Optiks, I recommend grabbing yours on Amazon. I first tried Best Buy, as they were on sale, but they had only 2 ugly varieties (contrary to what the website said they had in stock). Click Here for the direct Amazon link to the ones I picked up. Good luck, and I hope my review has helped. 🙂

    [LIVE] On Christmas! (2015)

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    Many people are offline spending time with friends and family, but others want to share their holiday spirit with their Twitch friends and family too! Below are a few of these streamers who are/will be streaming on Christmas day. Spend the holidays with these awesome people who would love to spend theirs with you! 🙂

    Lowco is working her way through her “Survivor Week” with just today and tomorrow left to go. Today she will be playing Rust on Christmas!

    Cyber is kicking off the day with Phantasy Star Online 2 from 8:30AM-12:30PM (EST) and Undertale from 3:30PM-9:30PM (EST).

    Halios is kicking off the day with a morning stream starting at 7:30AM (EST) and another stream later on, starting at 11PM (EST).
    Recently Played: CS:GO, World of Warcraft

    Come watch epicp0tato play some games on Christmas!
    Recently Played: Payday2, Rocket League, CS:GO

    Come join Tess and her awesome pets for a merry Christmas!
    Recently Played: Bloodborne, Guild Wars 2

    Come join Fuzzy as she plays Banished on Christmas!
    Recently Played: Banished, Hurtworld

    Come join DJ on Christmas!
    Recently Played: Minecraft, World of Warcraft

    The crassest of cats, CrassKitty, will be giving away Crassmas gifts!
    Recently Played: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Creative

    Come join Cohh on Christmas as he plays through Mass Effect 2!
    Recently Played: Mass Effect 2, Rainbow Six: Siege

    Check out Bro playing Nuclear Throne on Christmas!
    Recently Played: Nuclear Throne, Gaming Talk Shows, Bloodborne

    Check out Wolfie playing through Fallout 4 for the first time!
    Recently Played: Fallout 4, Undertale

    Check out Bernie, the improv piano man, throwing out the sweet Christmas tunes and taking requests!

    Watch Kronovi (CamGears on Twitch), THE BEST Rocket League player ever, deck the halls with aerials and more!