Gadgets :: March 6, 2019

Gadgets :: March 6, 2019

by Gregg Ellman
(@greggellman)

Just as I was when I was first read about Pixel Eyewear, I guarantee you are  doing the same: reading it off a digital screen – computer, tablet or smartphone – without protective computer eyewear.

A big difference for me is that as I write this column, I’m wearing and testing Pixel eyewear, which is also fashionable.

With everyone’s life entrenched in the tech world and reading off screens, the glasses offer a great solution for eyestrain.

According to the Pixel site, the glasses have breakthrough lens technology that filters 50 percent of blue light and up to 95 percent at the strongest wavelengths, without the yellow tint. Lenses also contain nanotechnology that reduce smudges and repels water and dust. For comfort, each lens has an anti-reflective coating, eliminating computer glare and reducing stress on your eyes.

I used the glasses for a full day of computer work and smartphone reading and came away headache-free, which is often an issue for me. I can’t give you an official doctor recommendation, but I can say I felt little eye strain, rubbed my eyes way less and didn’t have to take as many breaks.

According to Pixel, Blue light can impair your sleep cycle as well as disrupt the circadian rhythm that prevents us from falling and staying asleep. The glasses will help you say goodbye to eyestrain, headaches, dry eyes and blurred vision. 

Even before hearing about these glasses, I’d read about the effect of blue light, which can trick your brain at 1 a.m. into thinking it’s daytime and extended your sleepless night. Even if you aren’t looking to get the computer glasses, go read about blue Light eyestrain.

Bloggers and gamers, who sit in front of screens for extended periods of time, will certainly find these to be an advantage short and long term. 

To be totally honest, I’m not in full eyewear fashion since I haven’t put my contacts in for the day, so the Pixel glasses are sitting on top of my prescription glasses. And they did  work perfect stacked over my prescription. I tried them later in the day with my contacts in and both systems worked to perfection.  One way I’ll use in public, the other not so much.

The glasses are available in non-prescription ($75) and prescription ($125) for men and women in daily and reading styles.

www.pixeleyewear.com

Technology often puts the unexpected in your hands. Like when you get new headphones and there’s no headphone port to plug them in.

Bluetooth headphones are always an option, which I use often. But I know many who like wired headphones so they don’t have to deal with connections and especially keeping them charged.

The new Mythro C earbuds from Moshi solve both problems with a direct wired connection and a USB-C tip for new smartphones only having that connection, eliminating the standard 3.5mm headphone port.

With sold sound the Mythro C are made with an attractive lightweight aluminum housing and has high-resolution audio (24-bit/96 kHz) with a Class G amplifier. The sound technology includes a built-in digital-to-analog converter to produce high-resolution sound. 8mm neodymium drivers produce send the sound to your ears, which come with three sets of hybrid injection eartips, to ensure perfect comfort.

A four-button control works for music selections, handsfree calls and voice assistants. 

www.moshi.com 

silver and gray $49.95