Monday, September 14th 2020

HyperX Introduces New Blue Light Blocking Spectre Eyewear Collection

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the HyperX Spectre Gaming Eyewear collection now includes three new families of glasses - Stealth, React and Scout. The HyperX Spectre Eyewear collection features exclusive HyperX gaming-grade, impact-resistant lenses that offer superior blue light and UV protection for gamers and individuals while viewing digital devices. Designed to meet a variety of style and screen viewing needs, the new gaming eyewear families offer a range of lens technology options, designs, colors, and sizes. The Spectre Scout family offers several youth options, designed for kids who game, as well as learn and study at home.

With 80 percent of people using digital devices more than two hours a day and nearly 67 percent using two or more devices simultaneously, research has shown that exposure to high energy blue light rays can cause eye fatigue, blurry vision and lack of sleep.1 The blue-light-blocking Spectre Eyewear is designed to help protect eyes from the short- and long-term effects of digital eyestrain and keep gamers' eyes comfortable during longer gaming sessions, or while working and learning on a computer, or scrolling on a phone.
"We are excited to introduce the new HyperX Spectre Eyewear collection with gaming lens profiles that are specific to HyperX," said Stephanie Winkler, strategic marketing manager, HyperX. "The clear lens profiles allow users to see every graphic and detail as they are intended to be seen with minimal color distortion, all while blocking harmful blue wavelengths of light. As more and more families and gamers are working and schooling remote, the versatile new Spectre Eyewear lineup provides digital eyestrain protection and transitions from gaming to the office to the couch and everywhere in between."

The HyperX Spectre Stealth models utilize thin-flex stainless steel metal temples, contouring injection tips and flex hinges for ultra-comfort and minimal pressure when paired with a headset. All models feature premium nylon lenses designed to reduce color distortion. The family of Spectre Stealth eyewear is available in three frame styles with three color options - black to red fade, black to crystal fade and satin black - to fit a range of eyewear needs.

The HyperX Spectre React lineup eyewear offers optional polarized clip-on sunglass lenses that seamlessly attach using magnets to help reduce glare and protect from 100 percent UVA, UVB and UVC rays. Spectre React includes crystal-clear polycarbonate lenses that minimize eyestrain caused by colored and blurry vision. The frame utilizes a lightweight and flexible design that auto conforms to various head shapes and features ultra-thin, flexible rubber temple tips for greater headset compatibility. The lineup offers multiple frame styles to choose from, with or without the sunglass clip option.

The HyperX Spectre Scout, youth collection, lineup features color-blocking accents in a classic design with blue, green or white colorways that are popular in the gaming culture. The Spectre Scout lineup features crystal-clear polycarbonate lenses that filter out blue light and reduce the effects of digital eyestrain. Spectre Scout eyewear also features a lightweight, sporty style frame with smaller profiles and uses textured temple tips to reduce slippage.

All Spectre React and Stealth eyewear comes with a hard case and a microfiber pouch and the Spectre Scout eyewear comes with a microfiber pouch.
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10 Comments on HyperX Introduces New Blue Light Blocking Spectre Eyewear Collection

#2
lynx29
I just read a study a couple days ago that actually showed there is no definitive evidence that blocking blue light actually does anything for sleep cycles. lol

not sure if its true or not, but eh
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milewski1015
lynx29
I just read a study a couple days ago that actually showed there is no definitive evidence that blocking blue light actually does anything for sleep cycles. lol

not sure if its true or not, but eh
Yeah, I read something similar as well. Don't think it was the same study as it was more than a few days ago, but they were saying that the downsides have more to do with the many hours a lot of people spend staring at a screen and not blinking
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lynx29
milewski1015
Yeah, I read something similar as well. Don't think it was the same study as it was more than a few days ago, but they were saying that the downsides have more to do with the many hours a lot of people spend staring at a screen and not blinking
That makes more sense to me. lol
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#5
ExcuseMeWtf
They must be banking on fact plenty of people don't know Windows 10 has built-in blue light reduction already.
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#6
lynx29
ExcuseMeWtf
They must be banking on fact plenty of people don't know Windows 10 has built-in blue light reduction already.
I think that requires a manual turn on though? Vast vast majority of windows users probably never look at settings once. We are a niche community, lol
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milewski1015
lynx29
I think that requires a manual turn on though? Vast vast majority of windows users probably never look at settings once. We are a niche community, lol
It does, but it's a set-and-forget feature once you've configured it. I have it set to turn on at a specific time of day
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ExcuseMeWtf
lynx29
I think that requires a manual turn on though? Vast vast majority of windows users probably never look at settings once. We are a niche community, lol
I mean that was the point.

Tbh, not to sound elitist, but being able to switch things like that hardly even qualifies one as "power user". After all MS has been working to make UI as accessible to as wide range of people as they can.
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#9
racedaemon
The problem with this sort of product is that they usually claim it damages your eyes. Which is BS. The circadian rhythm stuff is plausible but like others stated all devices have built in blue light reduction. I see how if someone doesn't take care of those glasses and scratches them they could do actual harm to the eyes. But that is also true for sunglasses...
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#10
PowerPC
I'm kind of cursed with good eyesight. So when I see people who are not that smart wearing glasses, it does make them look much smarter. So now I can have the same advantage? Maybe I can buy a pair and ask for a promotion. They would probably pay for themselves. Sad but true.
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