SteelSeries offer a wide range of gaming peripherals from keyboards and mice to headsets and controllers. They are arguably one of the most respected manufacturers of gaming peripherals with a huge following from casual and professional gamers. Today’s offering will appeal to a very niche market of professional gamers but the technology could also appeal to avid computer users.
That product is the SteelSeries Desmo Snow by GUNNAR Optiks, a company focusing solely on technology eyewear. The Desmo is professional gaming eyewear and the Snow branding signifies the colour with Oynx (Orange) being the alternative styling.
To many the thought of gaming eyewear may sound like a gimmick, causing an eyebrow or two to be raised. Especially so when ‘See Better, Play Better’ is found on the box with claims that are nothing short of spectacular. However looking a little closer the product brief explains the eyewear’s technology will increase contrast, enhance detail, help reduce glare, improve endurance, decrease eye fatigue and dry eyes… Interesting and in theory not entirely unreasonable.
Packaging and Bundle
The eyewear arrives in typical black/orange SteelSeries packaging featuring a large viewing window giving us a complete front view of the glasses. The rear features a lift up panel detailing the eyewear with various multilingual translations featured on the inside, an overview of the lens technology and a second window this time allowing us to view the arms of the glasses.
The glasses are suspended by semi-transparent plastic with a separate compartment that holds our microfiber cleaning pouch and GUNNAR Optiks warranty information.