Reduce Eye Fatigue by Backlighting Your Monitor

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Antec soundscience halo 6 LED bias lighting kit: $12.95

You're dying to find new ways to extend the amount of time you can comfortably sit in front of your computer screen, right? Well, if you're a serious gamer, designer, writer — pretty much anyone who spends long sessions in front of a monitor — you're probably aware of how that can pummel your peepers. One of the recommended tips for reducing computer eye strain is to control the screen glare caused by both indoor and outdoor lighting. But sitting in a dark room with just the light of your display isn't very vision-friendly either.

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Antec's soundscience halo 6 LED bias lighting kit is a 15-inch strip of — you guessed it — six carefully calibrated lights that you affix to the back of your monitor. Powered by a USB connection, the subtle white backlight not only allows you to comfortably view your screen for extended times in an otherwise darkened environment, but also improves your monitor's perceived contrast ratio. So halo 6 will be a great way to, say, enjoy marathon sessions of the upcoming Halo 4. (No relation.)

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