Copenhagen, June 8th 2021: Esport champions Astralis have always worked hard to improve both the game performance and health of their players. Now, they’re working hard with Blux, a Danish company with years of experience developing blue light glasses, to make a line of gaming glasses by gamers, for gamers – VIZOR.
With input from the top Esport competitors and thousands of casual gamers from around the world, the VIZOR collection will present a shift away from the clunky, ineffective blue light blockers of the past. The VIZOR Ultimate, Ultimate carbon, Stealth X and Blade gaming glasses have now launched on Kickstarter with super early bird pledges at €65 (41% off for the first 72 hours of the campaign) and early bird at €75 (the price after 72 hours) with a full RRP of €110. The Ultimate premium carbon and titanium is also available with super early bird pledges at €125 and early bird pledges at €140 with a full RRP of €250. The 30-day Kickstarter campaign will continue until 8th July 2021 with shipping scheduled in August 2021.
Health problems stemming from blue light overexposure* are well-documented. Poor sleep, eye strain, and headaches are common complaints from hardcore and casual gamers alike. High-resolution computer monitors are especially harmful, emitting huge amounts of artificial blue light and producing an LED flicker that overworks the eyes. There are plenty of blue light glasses in the market currently but no other brand has designed glasses specifically for gamers. The VIZOR range was developed in Scandinavia with a minimalistic and clean approach, combining functionality with fashion, power with comfort. Esport champions Astralis, along with thousands of gamers worldwide, had input during development, and helped achieve a final design backed both by science and the average gamer.
The VIZOR range feature blue light technology with anti-glare lenses based on the latest optical research and fully tested, high quality materials. Designed for long gaming sessions, they are extremely lightweight with headphone friendly temples, adjustable nosepads, flexible hinges and durable titanium frames designed to last the test of time.
Ultimate is a pair of gaming glasses for the minimalist. The small, rounded frames are incredibly lightweight, and the corrosion-resistant temples give Ultimate a modern feel which can be counted on even after years of heavy use. This model comes in two variants – one with a TR90 frame and stainless steel temples available in black, matt black, dark blue and transparent grey smoke and one with a carbon fiber frame and titanium temples available in matt black and carbon.
Stealth X takes the celebrated pilot frame design from the classic Blux collection and reshapes it into a gaming powerhouse. Razor-thin temples, rubber tip ends, and a full stainless steel frame give Stealth X a sleek combination of power, comfort, and style. Gamers are sure to forget they are wearing them but opponents will take notice. Available in gold, black and silver.
Blade combines an iconic American frame design and Swiss-made TR90 plastic to create a pair of gaming glasses as fresh as they are forceful. The ultra wide frames reduce glare in any lighting situation, and you can fully personalize Blade’s look with separate frame and temple colors. Blade is avaitable with matt black frames and temples, black frames and matt black temples, dark blue frames with silver temples or champagne frames with silver temples.
Kasper Hvidt, Sports Director at Astralis, commented, “Astralis players always make sure to moderate their screen time and get the most out of their sleep – Blux blue light blockers are going to be a huge part of that. I think all our athletes could use VIZORs. If every player can improve even just 1%, the whole team improves by 5%. The right line of gaming glasses could keep us well-rested and really do some good work for us.”
Kristian Møller, co-founder of Blux, commented, “We are incredibly proud to enter into a partnership with an industry leader like Astralis. At Blux, we have always wanted to get into the Esports market, and just like Astralis, we have international ambitions. This collaboration allows us to do both, and VIZORs will allow gamers across borders, age, gender, and experience to improve their performance as well as their health.”
The VIZOR Ultimate, Ultimate carbon, Stealth X and Blade gaming glasses have now launched on Kickstarter with super early birds pledges at €65 (41% off for the first 72 hours of the campaign) and early bird at €75 (the price after 72 hours) with a full RRP of €110.
The Ultimate premium carbon and titanium is also available with super early bird pledges at €125 and early bird pledges at €140 with a full RRP of €250. The 30 day Kickstarter campaign will continue until 8th July 2021 with shipping scheduled in August 2021.
Blux glasses is a Copenhagen based start-up with a passion for human health. As students and entrepreneurs ourselves, we know all about sitting in front of digital screens everyday for several hours. Especially late at night with lots of deadlines to reach all the time. For a couple of years now, we have recognised blue light as an actual problem to our health. We have dealt with sore eyes and headaches ourselves and already 5 years ago we started wearing blue light blocking glasses to protect ourselves. Back then though, these glasses were big, clumsy and orange. No one wanted to wear these in public, but the technology worked. We experienced much better sleep and worked for hours in front of the screen without getting sore eyes. We founded Blux glasses on the basis of this. Not only were the other blue light blocking glasses unattractive, but blue light blocking lenses is also a quite expensive technology. We wanted to deal with these issues and that’s how Blux glasses were born. We have made stylish blue light blocking glasses to wear in front of the screen and made sure it’s possible for everyone to get a pair of Blux at an affordable price. Blux has now partnered with renowned Esport champions Astralis to develop a range of lightweight, blue light glasses specifically for the gaming community which are now launched on Kickstarter giving gamers at all levels that all important competitive advantage as well as proven health and wellbeing benefits.