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Article: Quntis ScreenLinear PRO+ review: bright, comfortable monitor lightbar

Quntis ScreenLinear PRO+ review: bright, comfortable monitor lightbar

Quntis ScreenLinear PRO+ review: bright, comfortable monitor lightbar

Really want to share my true feeling of using Quntis monitor light bar pro+!

Quntis makes two variants of the ScreenLinear, the Pro and Pro+. I was sent the latter-- The Quntis ScreenLinear Pro+ to test for a review, and over the last few weeks, I've used for extended periods at all times of day, to see how it worked over time and how I, and most importantly my eyes, would get on with it.

What I like?

Classic appearance

For those who have or remember the BenQ ScreenBar from a few years ago, this lightbar will look mighty familiar, as Quntis has taken a fair few design cues from its very successful predecessor. I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, as I find the lightbar comfortable to handle and control, and far from an eyesore to look at either.

The Quntis ScreenLinear Pro+ comes in black showing depth and coolness. The casing is a mix of aluminium alloy and plastic, and feels sturdy without being too weighty.Every detail fully illustrates its good quality.

Advanced tech in structure

It uses weighted clamp instead of spring-loaded clip to keep it on the top of monitor and the angle of its counterweight on backside can be adjustable. This kind of design is combined with silicone pads on all monitor-touching surfaces to prevent scratching. It's also stiff enough to hold the bar firmly in place, while the counterweight on the back pins against the backside of the monitor, and is well-balanced enough to prevent any wobble.

Monitor light bar vs desk lamp

Compared with desk lamp, quntis light bar can be place on the top of monitor which save the previous desk space and let you arrange it effectively. The remote controller can be put under the monitor which will not take up your limited desk. Less messy, more convenient!

The projected light is evenly spread on your working area which is soft and well-balanced and surely protects your eyes from being easily tired and avoids myopia.


Exquisite design

First off, there are the lights themselves. Arranged in a line, the bar is 51cm (about 15.7 inches) long so will suit any monitor up to at least 30 inches, and probably be fine for monitors up to 34-35 inches. I've used it on a 27-inch monitor and the slightly shorter bar than the width of the monitor has felt like a really good fit for me, with the light diffusing slightly to each side which makes the light super suitable for my monitor.

Adjustable color temperature

Spinning the dial adjusts the color, from a bright blue-white to an orange glow. I've made it a habit to use the bright white/blueish temperature in the mornings to help me get going (as blue light affects your brain function), and then shift towards the orange glow later on and in the evenings, to help me feel less wired at night.

 

Powerful auto-dimming function

You switch the lightbar on and off by simply pushing the clickable dial, and a double click turns the auto-dimming feature on and off, which uses a light sensor on the front of the bar to measure the environmental light levels and adjust the brightness accordingly. I found this feature really helpful, and as it settles into a light level, I noticed very little flicker or fluctuation beyond the few seconds it takes to adjust to a new light level. As I work next to a large window, the light in my home office can sometimes change dramatically as clouds move over or part, but whenever that happened, the lightbar would swing into action and either increase or decrease the light intensity accordingly.

The brightness can be adjusted between 3,000K to 6,500K, so has both a wide range of adjustment and can light up to a very bright setting indeed. But I've never found it uncomfortable, even at the brightest setting.

What i dislike?

A drawback to this monitor-top placement exists in two parts: one is the usage of external webcam and another is it is unsuitable for laptops.

 

If you need an external webcam or if your monitor already has one its top-center. This lightbar will block your monitor cam or take away the space to clip it which is less than ideal. But luckily, they now have ML215 which the external cam can also be put on it sturdily.

 

Lightbar Pro and Pro+ fit on pretty much any shape of monitor, even curved ones. There is one drawback to the design, though, which is when using it on the laptop, the front part of the clip blocks out a portion of the screen itself, which isn't ideal when I've got 19 different browser tabs open along the top of the screen and can't see what two of them are. 

Good tips for buying THE QUNTIS SCREENLINEAR PRO+

The Pro+ is expensive than Pro, which retails at around £35.99/$44.99 at the time of writing this review. In the UK, it retails for around £79 before discounts, and the US, you can get it directly on the maker's site for $69.99.

It's not super-cheap for what is essentially an LED lamp, but certainly cheaper than many desk lamps and lights that feature this level of brightness along with auto-dimming features. DISCOUNTS do come around fairly regularly, so if you feel like the Pro+ is on the expensive side, waiting a little for an offer might save you some money.

 

Good purchasing experience for sure!

If you're looking for a comfortable but bright computer light bar, and especially if you're very tight on desk space and don't need the top of your work monitor for a webcam, THE QUNTIS SCREENLINEAR PRO+ should at least make your shortlist.

All in all, I've enjoyed using Quntis monitor light bar pro and pro+ and found that it helped me focus on work, even though it annoyingly blocked out a tiny bit of my screen.

 

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