TOY BOX: Executive Light has glaring problems

The Eclipse Executive Light, made by One Tech, is a computer light designed to help reduce the effects of Computer Vision Syndrome, the eyestrain experienced after prolonged computer use. According to the product's information pamphlet, 91% of computer users who work on one for more than two hours a day suffer from eyestrain.

The Eclipse Executive Light, made by One Tech, is a computer light designed to help reduce the effects of Computer Vision Syndrome, the eyestrain experienced after prolonged computer use. According to the product's information pamphlet, 91% of computer users who work on one for more than two hours a day suffer from eyestrain.

The light attaches to the top of your monitor (it only works with desktops) with adhesive tape, and shines indirect light towards your keyboard. Apparently, this alleviates monitor glare. Unfortunately, the light provides its full effect only when it's being used in a space where overhead lights are dimmed and window blinds are closed. In other words, it's worthless in any normal office environment. That says nothing about the product's value to those who work from home, but I'd bet that 91% statistic would be a lot lower if the office folks were taken out of the equation. The verdict: If you spend more than two hours a day in front of a home computer, it might be useful, but as a cube add-on, skip it. Any questions? Write us at toybox@prweek.com
  • Sara Calabro writes Toy Box. She is a New York-based staff reporter for PRWeek. ----- Price $39.95 Available at Hammacher Schlemmer, Solutions and Yahoo! Shopping Specs The Executive Light comes with a 10,000-hour fluorescent bulb, which is estimated to last between four and five years

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