|SteelSeries Desmo Digital Eyewear|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Accessories|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Sunday, 04 December 2011|
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Closer Look: SteelSeries DESMO
Since the SteelSeries DESMO are designed to be worn during both work and play, it is conceivable that users will be wearing their DESMO in the view of the public. This means that SteelSeries needs to design a product that not only helps reduced eyestrain but that will also be fashionable enough to be worn in public.
The SteelSeries DESMO with its combination of tint and design mean that they could be home on Bono's face. For some like myself they may not mind this (I listen to U2 frequently when working), but for others this may be a turn off. The large area that the polymer lenses cover though do help create a nice uniform warm shift in the color spectrum and helps hold moisture near the wearers eyes through the ocular "cap" effect that they create.
From the right the curvature of the DESMO's lenses becomes apparent. This curvature is key to helping with the "microclimate" design which helps prevents the wearer's eyes from drying out.
On each side of the DESMO is the minimal frame that supports the lenses, the space frame design keeps the DESMO frame nice and light while at the same time giving them the strength needed to properly hold the rather large lenses on the wearers face. The orange plastic covers used also ensure that the DESMO is comfortable even when worn for long periods. In addition, it is possible to wear over the ear headphones on top of the DESMO without it causing discomfort.
From the rear the large nose pads are apparent. These pads help keep the DESMO comfortable on a user's face even after being worn during an eight hour work day or a two hour gaming session.