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GUNNAR Gaming Eyewear - PPK Cobalt/Snow Frame
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Awesome 01/04/2013

This review is from: GUNNAR Gaming Eyewear - PPK Cobalt/Snow Frame

Pros: Reduce eye strain.

Look awesome.

Swanky packaging.

Can't feel them under headset. I didn't believe this was possible before I wore them but really, they pretty much disappear next to your head under the ear cushions.

I spend 8 hours a day staring at a command line (Linux system admin), and then I go home and spend 8 more on a computer (usually gaming). Usually by the end of the workday I have trouble focusing on high-contrast text on my command line and my eyes are tired and I feel like I've been staring at a screen too long (I have). These have reduced that effect SIGNIFICANTLY. I get annoyed every time I forget to take them to work (I don't normally wear glasses, not used to toting them around). I'm forgetful enough that I'm considering picking up a second pair just for work.

The subconscious squinting when reading on screen is greatly reduced and sometimes completely eliminated, further reducing eye muscle strain.

Cons: Not much wrong with these. Here's some stuff that isn't PERFECT (for me):

The frames are very thin and flexible (could be considered a pro), but it causes me to handle them very gently, as I don't want to smash them like a caveman.

Lenses smudge very easily.

The awesome little carrier bag gets dirty easily and doesn't clean easily.

Considering the pros, these cons are negligible.

Other Thoughts: Had these for 2 months so far. I have good vision (20/13 in one eye, 20/17 in the other). These glasses are not optically correct. They have a slight magnification (this is a good thing for computer glasses) and slight distortion at the extreme edges of the lenses. This causes things further than about 20 feet away to be considerably blurrier, and hard peripheral vision to become slightly distorted. Reading book spines on the bookshelf across the room is something I can do w/o the glasses but can't with them on. They are designed to be used with a computer screen where it is between 1' and 6' from you and not clear out in lala land of your peripheral vision. These glasses perform superbly when used at a computer.

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Intel 330 Series Maple Crest SSDSC2CT180A3K5 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast. Reliable. Comes with all sorts of goodies in the box.

Cons: Honestly, none so far.

Other Thoughts: Isn't the fastest drive around, but if you are going from a spinning drive to this, it will probably blow your mind in half. I have it running on SATA II and it is quite quick.

Also, gotta hand it to Intel on this one. I'm a pretty hard AMD fanboy, and I really don't like Intel as a company but they do make solid products. The quality REALLY shines through on this SSD.

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Acer S271HLbid Black 27
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Huge, excellent color for the price. Stand isn't as flimsy as I first thought. No ghosting, fast response time. I use this as a primary gaming monitor. It does fantastic.

Cons: Tilt functionality leaves something to be desired. It technically tilts, but that's as much as you can say for it.

OSD button setup took some getting used to. I think it is badly designed but it gets the job done.

Light leak from edges. Not HUGE, but definitely noticeable on darker screens.

Other Thoughts: I owned a 22" Acer, and it was a good monitor (now my 2nd), but it's color wasn't great and it went through an RMA for blown capacitors. I expected similar with this monitor. The color was EXCELLENT compared to my old acer. Supposedly they improved their capacitors so they don't blow as well. That remains to be seen, but ACER has really picked up the quality in the past few years imo.

Also, I have this plugged in via HDMI. It makes Windows complain about activating/deactivating an audio device that is HDMI compatible or some nonsense. Does it every time the monitor shuts off for inactivity. Annoying. Probably can turn off in Windows.

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Display Name: Cuyler S.

Date Joined: 06/12/07

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  • Last Review: 01/04/13
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