Product on Review: Scope Pro Gaming Glasses
Manufacturer & Sponsor: SteelSeries
Street Price: £90 inc. VAT (At time of review)
Those ignorant of the gaming industry would be unaware just how large this market now is. Going back to the 90s no-one would have imagined that you could begin a career playing games by adopting the classification "Professional Gamer" but there are numerous examples of individuals who have projected to gaming stardom due to their talent and support by manufacturers.
I was fortunate enough to experience Intel Extreme Masters at CeBIT this year and just getting a small glimpse of this event puts into perspective how big Professional Gaming now is.
So here we are with something quite different today. SteelSeries are well known within the gaming community for their high-quality gaming peripherals. They stand out as a brand that are concerned with delivering products that serve a purpose. Knowing their products well and speaking with them recently I know that they are keen to design products that are purposeful rather than gimmicky. Today's product under review may on initial impressions appear to be the latter but read over the pages and you will be assured otherwise.
The eyes are probably one of the most underrated organs in the human body when we contemplate gaming. We have high-quality gaming mice with hundreds of features, DPI settings, macros, gaming pads, different textured surfaces, gaming keyboards, and the list could go on... all of these products are designed for the hands, just 1 of 3 elements that interact with the game. No company has yet designed an eyewear product - (yet the eye is a key player in the operation of gaming) until now.
SteelSeries take on Scope Pro Gaming Glasses:
SteelSeries Scope Pro Gaming Glasses, powered by GUNNAR i-AMP™ lens technology, are designed to improve a gamer’s visual efficiency, endurance and recovery. SteelSeries’ unique lens design provides superior peripheral vision with less frame obstruction. Custom Socket Sets™ fused with and exclusive frame fabrication offer gamers a distinct style and fit for greater comfort and clarity.
- hinge to hinge: 135mm
- temples: 132mm
- frame height: 36mm
- lens height: 34mm
Weight (without packaging)
- 20 grams
- Amber-colored lenses tuned with +0.2 diopters
- EU: 1-2 year manufacturer warranty depending on geographical location
- US: 1 year manufacturer warranty
- ASIA: 1 year manufacturer warranty
(All products are covered by local warranty regulations. Please check with your local distributor or retailer, if your country is not listed)