Wednesday, October 20th 2010

SteelSeries and GUNNAR Optics Release New SteelSeries Scope Pro Gaming Eyewear

SteelSeries, the leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories, along with strategic partner GUNNAR Optiks, today introduced SteelSeries Scope digital performance eyewear for gamers in both prescription and nonprescription. The new line of co-branded pro gaming glasses powered by GUNNAR i-AMP lens technology is designed to improve visual efficiency, endurance, and recovery during gaming sessions. Expanding upon GUNNAR’s line of advanced gaming eyewear, SteelSeries collaborated with the company to customize a design with a larger, extended lens and a lightweight, comfortable frame. The eyewear provides gamers a visually enhanced experience while minimizing eyestrain and fatigue.

“We’ve built our brand on the belief that gamers want peripherals and accessories that provide a competitive advantage that will help improve their experience and game,” said Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO. “When we announced our strategic partnership with GUNNAR earlier this year, it was our goal to collaborate on a product that would provide gamers with that same solution of an improved experience. The SteelSeries Scope is the result of that collaboration and we’re excited to bring it to market.”

“Partnering with SteelSeries has been a smart and beneficial alignment for both of our brands. With the introduction of the SteelSeries Scope, we feel confident that gamers will appreciate and value the efforts of this collaboration”, said Rob Aarnes, President, GUNNAR Optiks. “SteelSeries’ knowledge and feedback from professional gamers about design and fit is what makes SteelSeries Scope so unique to both PC and console gaming.”

SteelSeries Scope pro gaming glasses include a larger lens for extended peripheral vision, improving overall coverage and adding a consistent transition of sight. The new glasses also feature a SteelSeries-branded flat temple, designed for comfort while wearing gaming headsets.

More than just the design of the frames and temples, SteelSeries Scope lenses are optimized to enhance a user’s visual performance. GUNNAR’s proprietary i-AMP lens technology is an optical platform that includes the following components that create this visual advantage:
  • iONik lens tint optimizes light transmission and color contrast to filter out harsh light and reduce eyestrain.
  • i-Fi multi-stage lens coatings filter transmitted light and protect the lens, with anti-reflective properties that cuts down on distracting glare and extraneous light.
  • diAMIX lens material offers an optically pure viewing experience with ultra-light, ergonomic properties;
  • fRACTYL lens geometry mimics nature to aid the natural focusing power of the cornea and lens while creating a preferential ocular microclimate.
  • Rx lens available in the Scope frame through Carl Zeiss Vision (see Eye Care Professional for pricing).
SteelSeries Scope Pro Gaming Glasses are $99.99/ €99.99 MSRP and can be ordered online now at both SteelSeries.com and GUNNARS.com.
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29 Comments on SteelSeries and GUNNAR Optics Release New SteelSeries Scope Pro Gaming Eyewear

#1
OneCool
Has anyone here ever tried these or anything similar?

Be curious to hear about them from a gamer.

Edit : From the sounds of it these "coating" they use it should be on every Rx lens made.
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#2
Beertintedgoggles
I'm stuck in front of the monitor for multiple hours at a time at work and don't really see a need for these. Of course I'm not as immersed in the display as a gamer might be but if I play my cards right maybe I can get the company to get me a pair :)
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#3
bear jesus
I don't really feel there is a need for these unless they were polarised for 3d, at times i can spend a good 14+ hours gaming with only toilet breaks and i have never had any of the problems it lists as fixing.
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#4
dir_d
If they really do work id just use them at work and home. I stare at a computer atleast a minimum of 12 hours a day.
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#5
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
If they do work, I don't need them! I stare are the monitor for 16+hours sometimes. I'm fine. Ok maybe not, but at least my eyes are.
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#6
MikeX
My house is always dusty - in every 2 days from cleaning. All my glasses eye ware are dusty all the time. Excuse me this eyeware is anti-dust??
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#7
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
if you don't have eye problems do not wear glasses. if you have eye problems go see a eye doctor to get them checked out.

this line made me laugh...

"pro gaming glasses powered by GUNNAR i-AMP lens technology"

really? this geek marketing talk is getting very annoying and is borderline insulting.
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#8
MikeX
"cheap anti glare glasses from ebay do just fine" all of them have 0ms
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#9
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
next they will claim these glasses will improve FPS in games :laugh:
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#11
MoonPig
GEEK

These are just an instant friend/respect reducer. Theres a line where life and no life meets, these are in the distance...
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#12
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
by: Easy Rhino
next they will claim these glasses will improve FPS in games :laugh:
and skill..
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#13
Batou1986
kanye west approves of these, his are interlaced for watching TV :laugh:


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#14
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Bo$$
and skill..
they are saying that already...
We’ve built our brand on the belief that gamers want peripherals and accessories that provide a competitive advantage...
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#16
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
oh lol, rhino i missed that part :D

they also claim you can see better?!
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#17
caleb
Didn't we already laugh that 1 out somewhere around forums ?
It was just made in china back then now its made in china by stell
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#18
newbielives
I bought one of these and instantly my sex life has been improved.
Now woman come up to me and ask for my phone number because they think I'm important like MasterChief.
I totally recommend them.
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#19
HalfAHertz
I have a pair of glasses with similar properties but without the stupid tint and they really do work. Some months ago my eyes started to really hurt and get red after just 1 or 2 hrs in front of the pc. I went to the doctors and he suggested some eye drops a pair of glasses for pc work and a sticky note on my monitor saying "Don't forget to blink!"
I got a cheap noname brand for about 35$ that look like a normal pair of glasses except that when you look at them at an angle you can see a funky rainbow tint.
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#20
Bundy
by: OneCool
Has anyone here ever tried these or anything similar?

Be curious to hear about them from a gamer.

Edit : From the sounds of it these "coating" they use it should be on every Rx lens made.
Many years ago I used what appears to be the same thing when working on CAD. The screens were CRT and the contrast set so high that viewing the screens without glasses was difficult. With the glasses on however, the view was superb and very easy on the eyes.

I'm unsure of the advantages with LCD and also suspect a reasonable pair of sunglasses might achieve a similar result. As for gaming, maybe these glasses do work but I suspect the screen will also play a role.
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#21
HalfAHertz
I cannot imply enough how stupid it is to have a colour tint on your glasses when you're working on your PC be it a CAD software, photo manipulation or gaming. If you're getting a glare you can use blinds, curtains or move your pc somewhere else. a tint means that your colour perception gets screwed sideways.
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#23
jurrasstoil
just get the F.Lux software and adjust your monitor brightness properly (depending on your room) and you will be fine - and safe 99 bucks
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#24
csendesmark
wooow! so the geeks will have all the fame, money and girls!!!!1one
*only with this glasses
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#25
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
If I endorse these will they give me money?
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