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Gunnar Gaming Glasses

As you stare into the seemingly infinite Internet, enduring the awful YouTube comments, grammar police, and half-baked political screeds that plague it, you'll be happy to know that at least your eyes are protected with these Gunnar Gaming Glasses. Your faith in humanity? Not so much.
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inkycatz


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I saw some Gunnar's this weekend at PAX (a huge gamer show), and the booth looked fairly crowded most of the times I went by (which is to say I didn't get any hands on time with them).

What do you think? Do you have some Gunnars?

I'm just hanging out, really.

SolidBob


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I've been checking woot pretty much every day at 9am for this exact sale.
THANK YOU WOOT!

jacobrd


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I purchased the JEM gunnar set a couple months ago here on woot.

I work in front of computer screens 10 hrs a day and I have to say I have considerably less eye strain after wearing these... the only thing is it takes some getting used to the yellow push in color these have. They block out a large amount of the blue spectrum (pretty much all of it) at least with this set.

The color compromise is worth it for me... I'm liking my set so far. Hope this helps

onegr8mick


quality posts: 2 Private Messages onegr8mick

Bought these last time work great for what they are supposed to do but third day in they fell apart. Very cheap screws i believe

gravityisweak


quality posts: 27 Private Messages gravityisweak

I have some of these on right now that I bought in the last Woot sale. I think they definitely help tone down the harsh light from the monitor. I now use them almost every time I use my computer. Some people comment about getting used to the yellow color, but I really dont notice. It's the same as wearing a pair of yellowish sunglasses and going outside. After a few minutes you forget all about it. I recommend them.

SolidBob


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I spend all day editing videos, then I like to go home and play some Halo.
There are days I spend 6-8hrs editing and I honestly cannot look at another screen unless I want my eyes to fall out. I'm really hoping these help.

mattryan


quality posts: 42 Private Messages mattryan

Bought another pair I love them, I do wish you'd bring forth the crystaline lens, since the yellow lens can get to be a tad distracting, bought the frameless ones (can't remember the name, but they were 55$) this time in the hopes it makes a difference. Plus they are much more stylish. Easy to clean, just make sure you take the cloth out of the box, I almost missed it the first time. It does help a lot. Alas, my boss won't allow me to wear them at work because of the lens color, but I do use them for WoW and I can play without my eyes tearing up or getting that blurred vision thing. If you're in doubt, buy a cheaper pair (its what I did) and then if you like them, upgrade to a more expensive pair. You can never have too many, especially at these prices.

shark01


quality posts: 1 Private Messages shark01

I have two questions about these glasses.

1) How do they fair being placed over a 2nd pair of glasses? I have prescription lenses that I would need to still wear to be able to read anything on my screen and then I would have to put these on over said prescription glasses. They just don't look like they would work for me because of that (though I'm still interested in trying them as I probably spend over half my time awake most days looking at a screen).

2) Do these just put a warmer 'yellowish' tone to the colors on the screen while bringing down the brighter 'harsher' colors like bright blues and such? If that is the case then on computers can't you get the same effect without these glasses for free using a program called F.lux (http://stereopsis.com/flux/)?

I do use F.lux on my computer and iPhone and have noticed that in the evenings it does reduce eye strain and even more noticeably it make it easier for me to fall asleep when I am finished with my computer work when I stay up late and go right from PC to bed. You can set the program to be active and tint your screen all hours of the day if you wish so I would think doing that would be just like wearing these glasses. Extra bonus, you can adjust how strongly the program tints your screen which is something that can not be done with a pre-made lens.

zanfar


quality posts: 0 Private Messages zanfar
shark01 wrote:How do they fair being placed over a 2nd pair of glasses?



I'm not sure, but I do know that you can get prescription versions of these glasses. My workmate has a pair, which is how I heard about this product.

Update: Found it
http://www.woot.com/forums/viewpost.aspx?postid=5071780

shark01 wrote:Do these just put a warmer 'yellowish' tone to the colors on the screen while bringing down the brighter 'harsher' colors like bright blues and such?



They do warm the temperature of the light, but I believe they also have a small magnification factor. I believe I read this in the last Woot Gunnar deal discussion.

yoduh99


quality posts: 0 Private Messages yoduh99

I believe the glasses have 1.25x magnification. Not much, but slightly noticeable as you're putting them on, but I get use to it almost immediately, same with the yellow tint. I spend about 8-9 hours a day at work staring at monitors, and then in the evenings I'm on my home PC for most of the night. Every once in awhile I get splitting headaches focused right behind my eyes that until now I've always had to take extra strength excedrin to get rid of. But since using gunnar glasses I've never gotten a headache during the 1 month I've been using them. Even when I'm not wearing the glasses and feel a headache coming on I put on my glasses and the headache goes away. All I can is these glasses are awesome.

Atomos128


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Atomos128

I don't often post my opinion but I figure I should for this one. I bought the MW3 edition on woot a month ago and have using them well. I was very skeptical at first, but with all the time I was spending on the computer at work and then coming home to play games - I figured it's worth it to at least try them. Now it might just be the placebo, but I don't believe these are snake oil products. I'm a fan, and do feel that these will SIGNIFICANTLY reduce the strain on your eyes over the long run use of a computer monitor. Back in college I did a small paper about Computer Vision Syndrome, and can say that to anyone who does get it, these glasses do seem to help. I recommend it, especially at these prices. I just picked myself up another pair for work, because the MW3 frames are not fit to wear outside the house.

ramkum


quality posts: 5 Private Messages ramkum

These are fantastic. They really make a difference. I bought 2 pairs at retail prices (at least 40% more than the sale prices here) over time, one for work and the other for home. Yes, they are overpriced, but the reduced eye strain is worth it, especially after Lasik. The downside is that once you get used to them, viewing computer screens can seem uncomfortable without them on.

I have a wider than average head but they both fit comfortably and I can wear them for several hours at a time. I have the Phenom and the Sheadog. The Phenom is much more sturdy but I rarely ever see it on sale. The Sheadog is somewhere between the Weezer and the Wi-five on sale here. I fully recommend.

vanuary


quality posts: 22 Private Messages vanuary
onegr8mick wrote:Bought these last time work great for what they are supposed to do but third day in they fell apart. Very cheap screws i believe



Hi omegr8mick, I'm the manufacturer rep. I'm sorry to hear that your GUNNARS fell apart. We can get them replaced for you! Please email me directly at van@gunnars.com to find out how.

Squirrelhunter70


quality posts: 8 Private Messages Squirrelhunter70
yoduh99 wrote:I believe the glasses have 1.25x magnification.



Wouldn't this be damaging to my eyes if I wore them over an extended period of time, as my eyes would adjust to them and then be dependent upon them?

vanuary


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shark01 wrote:I have two questions about these glasses.

1) How do they fair being placed over a 2nd pair of glasses? I have prescription lenses that I would need to still wear to be able to read anything on my screen and then I would have to put these on over said prescription glasses. They just don't look like they would work for me because of that (though I'm still interested in trying them as I probably spend over half my time awake most days looking at a screen).

2) Do these just put a warmer 'yellowish' tone to the colors on the screen while bringing down the brighter 'harsher' colors like bright blues and such? If that is the case then on computers can't you get the same effect without these glasses for free using a program called F.lux (http://stereopsis.com/flux/)?

I do use F.lux on my computer and iPhone and have noticed that in the evenings it does reduce eye strain and even more noticeably it make it easier for me to fall asleep when I am finished with my computer work when I stay up late and go right from PC to bed. You can set the program to be active and tint your screen all hours of the day if you wish so I would think doing that would be just like wearing these glasses. Extra bonus, you can adjust how strongly the program tints your screen which is something that can not be done with a pre-made lens.



Hi shark01, I'm the manufacturer rep. In regards to your questions:
1) GUNNARS are not designed to fit comfortably over your existing prescription eye wear. We have a prescription program with Carl Zeiss Vision, please visit www.gunnars.com/rx for more information on how to obtain prescription GUNNARS.
2) On top of blocking out the harmful spectrum of blue light (GUNNARS amber tint blocks 100% up to 400nm on UV/blue spectrum) the construction and geometry of the frame is designed to retain moisture around the eye pocket. Many experience dry eyes at the computer so this feature helps to maintain your natural blink rate. In addition, the hard coats and AR (anti-reflective) coatings on both front and back of the lens helps to diminish any glare that is a result of additional light sources.

vanuary


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zanfar wrote:They do warm the temperature of the light, but I believe they also have a small magnification factor. I believe I read this in the last Woot Gunnar deal discussion.



Hi zanfar, I'm the manufacturer rep. You are correct! There is a slight magnification in all of our over the counter eye wear, +0.2 diopter.

vanuary


quality posts: 22 Private Messages vanuary
Squirrelhunter70 wrote:Wouldn't this be damaging to my eyes if I wore them over an extended period of time, as my eyes would adjust to them and then be dependent upon them?



Hi Squirrelhunter70, I'm the manufacturer rep. GUNNAR over the counter eye wear has a very slight magnification, +0.2 diopter (less than a quarter diopter which will not effect your long term vision).

vanuary


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onegr8mick wrote:Bought these last time work great for what they are supposed to do but third day in they fell apart. Very cheap screws i believe



Hi onegr8mick, I'm the manufacturer rep. I'm sorry to hear about your previous GUNNAR experience. We can get them replaced for you! Please email me direct at van@gunnars.com to find out how.

lane1986


quality posts: 2 Private Messages lane1986

I bought the gem pair last time and have to say they are not for gaming with headphones. They have decorative metal at the tips of the frame that dig into your ears with headphones on. The MW3 glasses are much better in this regaurd. Also Id bet they have the largest glass in them. I can easily see all of my 27" monitor without trouble with the MW3's, but not so with the gems.

clickbeast


quality posts: 0 Private Messages clickbeast

Ahhh I don't know which one to get!!

fpc1107


quality posts: 1 Private Messages fpc1107

as a question for vanuary. i see that there is a sale. and i am one of those people who needs prescription glasses. is there a way to get this deal on woot, but get prescription ones? or is this for just the regular gunnars?

blazesenpai


quality posts: 8 Private Messages blazesenpai

I wonder, do all of the styles work the same and you're just picking what kind of frame you want? I actually don't even wear glasses (yet anyway, can legally drive without them but for how long is anyone's guess) so I honestly don't know.

I got the Cobalt JEM set, just to give them a try though.

nicksmith1


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fpc1107 wrote:as a question for vanuary. i see that there is a sale. and i am one of those people who needs prescription glasses. is there a way to get this deal on woot, but get prescription ones? or is this for just the regular gunnars?



I'd like to know this too! I emailed their service email this morning but nothing yet... I was thinking I'd just buy the frames here on woot, then take those in to one of their RX dealers and have them put in the script lenses.. but I'm not sure if there's any difference in the frame.

vanuary


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fpc1107 wrote:as a question for vanuary. i see that there is a sale. and i am one of those people who needs prescription glasses. is there a way to get this deal on woot, but get prescription ones? or is this for just the regular gunnars?



Hi fpc1107, great question! Most of the styles that we have on this WOOT sale are Rx compatible (only the Talon & Rayne are NOT Rx compatible). So just don't choose the Talon or Rayne if you ever plan on getting them Rx-ed in the future. Choosing your frame is step one so definitely make your purchase on this WOOT sale. Then contact rx@gunnars.com to get instructions on how to submit the frames to us with your doctor's prescription.
For additional information on our Rx program, please visit http://www.gunnars.com/rx.

vanuary


quality posts: 22 Private Messages vanuary
blazesenpai wrote:I wonder, do all of the styles work the same and you're just picking what kind of frame you want? I actually don't even wear glasses (yet anyway, can legally drive without them but for how long is anyone's guess) so I honestly don't know.

I got the Cobalt JEM set, just to give them a try though.



Hi blazesenpai. Yes, all of our indoor amber eye wear has the same lens technology. Just different frame styles to fit different faces.

ame925


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ame925

Was looking to buy these this week anyway. Thanks woot for putting these on sale right when I was gonna buy them

vanuary


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nicksmith1 wrote:I'd like to know this too! I emailed their service email this morning but nothing yet... I was thinking I'd just buy the frames here on woot, then take those in to one of their RX dealers and have them put in the script lenses.. but I'm not sure if there's any difference in the frame.



Hi nicksmith1. Please see my response to fpc1107's question below. Once you have your frames, you can take them into any GUNNAR Rx dealer found on our website. We can also do the Rx directly, but you will need to send your GUNNARS back to us for this. If you are going to a retailer, I would shop around (especially if there are several in your area) since different retailers will quote you different prices depending on their individual mark up. If there is no retailer, you always have the option of sending them back to GUNNAR to get the prescription lenses put in. But make sure not to choose the Talon or Rayne if you ever plan on doing an Rx since these two styles are NOT Rx-able. For additional information on our Rx program, please visit http://www.gunnars.com/rx.

socks.mark


quality posts: 5 Private Messages socks.mark

I just bought the chrome Jems... My co-workers tend to make fun of me already, so I'm sure this isn't going to help (I'm a programmer and I work with people that are not as techy). Are the jems the least... nerdy looking? I was thinking about ordering the Wings for work and using the Jems at home if I like them.
I'm buying these primarily for dry-eye, but hoping it will also reduce headaches.

cappo


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I just bought the MW3 ones last night on Moofi, today you have styles I actually like.

Well played Woot!, well played.


afkrypto


quality posts: 5 Private Messages afkrypto

I'm disappointed I couldn't get the JEM in the color I wanted, but hey for that price I'll gladly take bronze!!

pinolian


quality posts: 0 Private Messages pinolian

Be careful which pair you get. there are certain pairs with pointy ear pieces which stab into your head when wearing headphones. I am hoping the MW3 glasses do not have such a problem. I already returned the other pair

curtrivadeneira


quality posts: 0 Private Messages curtrivadeneira

Do these affect the actual colors you see? Does it give the screen a yellow tint?

megatron627


quality posts: 0 Private Messages megatron627

i have a wider head than average, which of these glasses will accommodate me? i need a big pair..thanks

megatron627


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megatron627 wrote:i have a wider head than average, which of these glasses will accommodate me? i need a big pair..thanks



never mind, i bought the MW3 version because it was the widest size available at 140mm, just gonna test it out and see what the fuss is all about with these

kjady


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I bought a pair of the JEMs last time to try, and I LOVE them. I love them so much I went and bought another pair just so I can leave one at home and have a pair work. The Only thing that is a pain is they smudge like no other. I keep a microfiber cloth handy at all times.

They do make a huge difference. If you have to(or choose to) stare at a computer screen for any length of time your eyes will thank you.

kjady


quality posts: 2 Private Messages kjady
curtrivadeneira wrote:Do these affect the actual colors you see? Does it give the screen a yellow tint?



Yes they do. If you're doing graphics work it very much sucks.

WaitDoWhatNow


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I have a question for the rep please. Can you use any cleaning solution for these or do you need special solution? Thank you for your time.

johnkubik


quality posts: 0 Private Messages johnkubik

I ordered a pair of Gunnars a few months back, it is a different style than any of these frames, and the lenses developed very small chips in them. I am not sure from what -- they stay at my desk and I do not take them anywhere, and put them in the microfiber sheath when not using them. The chips look like the small indentations you get on your windshield in your car. I really liked them, but now they are unwearable due to the chips in them.

P.S. are there way to order replacement lenses so I can start wearing them again?

frankgrasinski


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megatron627 wrote:i have a wider head than average, which of these glasses will accommodate me? i need a big pair..thanks



I would like to know the answer to this as well, I have a big melon and need wide frames. I'd love to be able to pick up a pair or 2 of these for work.