First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
These glasses can reduce eyestrain, but they affect people differently
If you work on a computer constantly, you're familiar with eyestrain — the awful, tense feeling you get after staring at your monitor all day. A pair of Game-Eyez glasses can help solve the problem. The glasses are (obviously) marketed towards gamers and other heavy computer users.
- Can reduce eyestrain, can cut down on headaches
- Expensive, may be hard to get used to
These glasses might not be for you, and they are a bit expensive. But if you frequently work at night, they might prove useful
Price$ 129.00 (AUD)
The vast majority of Game-Eyez users, mainly gamers and heavy computer users, have reported these unexpected benefits.
The shades work by blocking wavelengths of light shorter than 460 nanometers (nm), also known as blue light. The product's creators say research has shown that blue light causes most of the eyestrain; since the wavelengths are very short, your eyes have a much harder time focusing on them.
After trying the glasses for the first time, I wondered how I had ever lived without them. The lenses turned the white parts of my monitor yellow, making it much less harsh on my eyes. Even after gazing at my monitor for half a day, my eyes felt fresh. The biggest drawback to the specs was the change in focus required when I put them on and took them off, which I had to do several times in the course of the day.
Though my reaction to the glasses was positive, not all of my coworkers shared my enthusiasm. Some of them loved the adjustments the glasses made, while for others the results were too hard to get used to. Several people didn't like how the product changed whites to yellows, and they found that it failed to relieve any stress on their eyes. One colleague was disappointed to learn that the Game-Eyez aren't designed to fit over prescription glasses.
After a couple of weeks of testing, I concluded that the product was most useful in the evening or in dark rooms. Focusing on a screen at night can be tough after a long day, but the glasses make it easier. Think of the Game-Eyez as coffee for your eyes.
Ultimately, though I appreciated the short-term benefits the glasses provided, they seemed impractical. The constant focal adjustment necessary after donning them or removing them made matters worse — I found my eyestrain increasing if I took them off several times in a short period. I like having the specs; they're a useful tool for any power monitor user. But their $130 price tag is justified only if you frequently worked at night.
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GGG Evaluation Team
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.
My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.
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