Review on Paralex gaming glasses from Gunnar

When I first heard of these glasses I thought they were the most ridiculous thing ever. Gaming glasses? How could these glasses possibly “improve” your gaming? Well, let me tell you, they do. 

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 When first picking up the Paralex Gaming Glasses you’ll find that they are extremely light weight, weighing in at only 20 grams. They have a very comfortable stainless steel frame. It definitely does not feel like you’re going to snap these things, but I don’t suggest sitting on them. 

As far as gaming goes, that’s where these glasses really show off… 

The first thing you’ll notice is that these glasses add a bit of magnification on your TV, computer, phone, and tablet screens. This slight enhancement helps out immensely. For example, when playing Xbox or PlayStation and aiming down a player on Call of Duty, you don’t have to squint to see that distant character, which will end up improving your game.

An additional perk of the Paralex Gunnar glasses is they contain IONIK lens tint. This lens tinting filters out harsh artificial light and unwanted UV rays. This tint also diminishes that “after image” effect. 

When typing up a Word document, these glasses make gazing at the screen comfortable and unproblematic! Anyone that sits behind a screen for countless hours can admit to drowsiness and fatigue due to the effects of screen-staring. With Paralex Gunnar glasses, you’ll never have to worry about that again! Turn the brightness all the way up to write or game away!

 The final benefit of the Paralex Gunnar glasses is that they keep your eyes from drying out. I know me personally, before I had these glasses, I was constantly rubbing my eyes whenever spending long hours in front of a screen. I can honestly say that has stopped! 

What these glasses do, although very small, is amazing!  

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  You can order these glasses in the Lime green (pictured) or black. They retail for $79.00, but Gunnar always has deals going on, so keep a lookout for them! You can visit the Gunnar website and check out the Paralex glasses and all the other super cool models that they have available!

 www.shop.gunnars.com.

 I’ve also posted a v-blog review on these glasses on my YouTube channel which you can check out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF55xb0F8Yg

 

If you decide to grab a pair of these glasses, let me know what you think! As always, hit me up on Facebook @Kevin Reardon or on Twitter @ikevinreardoni.

 

See ya on the flip side.

-Kipper

Laptop or Tablet??

Since tablets have come to the market the main question has been “Why would I need that”? Rightfully so! Why would you want a product that does the same thing your $1000 laptop already does?! Well, I took a gamble and bought an iPad, even though I already had a MacBook, which I was very pleased with.

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Let’s take a look at what laptops are best at: Productivity. If you need to bang out a 10 page paper for school that’s due in 4 hours i’d say a laptop is definitely you’re best bet. Laptops just make it easy to type a whole bunch of stuff in a short period of time. Also, it gives a much bigger picture, so it’s easier to see things as a whole. Now for the tablet side of things. Can you type with a tablet? Yes, yes you can. All tablets, whether Android, Apple, Windows or whatever you choose, have a on screen keyboard and most have full wireless QWERTY keyboard accessories. They just are not ideal for banging out big projects, like a paper, excel document or powerpoint, although they do have programs in which you can accomplish those tasks. What tablets are amazing for is if you want to switch between playing a game, to going on Facebook and Twitter, to looking through your photos, to watching a YouTube video, to controlling your tv, all while listening to music. Multi-tasking is where tablets really own. I’ve also noticed that tablets are WAY faster than your standard laptop.

It really comes down to what type of user you are. If you just want to sit down at night and surf the web, relieve some stress playing a game, listen to music, quickly browse photos, watch a few videos or just read a book then a tablet is definitely for you! If you are a business  person that works on big projects, uses different programs, are in meetings a lot, or just hate touch screens, then a laptop is definitely up your alley! If you are indecisive about which you like better, then you can take the route I took, buy both and enjoy the best of both worlds!

-K