The naturally backlit Eazeye is definitely creative, but perhaps not for creatives

This innovative monitor is great for energy savings, not so much for creative work.

An Eazeye monitor sitting on a desk
(Image: © Ian Evenden)

Our Verdict

We admire the Eazeye for taking on the two biggest problems with the screens we stare at all day – power consumption and eye strain – in such a creative way, but its lack of brightness and colour accuracy means it’s hard to recommend. This innovative solution isn’t going to replace the best LED-backlit or OLED monitors any time soon.

For

  • Creative approach to monitor design
  • Low power draw
  • Optional LED light bar

Against

  • Tricky to calibrate
  • Very dim
  • The British weather

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Before we start this Eazeye review, a little glimpse behind the curtain. Most of the time, the reviews you'll enjoy on this site are the result of complex and subtle negotiations carried out between those who dwell on the higher floors of the Creative Bloq skyscraper and the fine PR people who have products to publicise from the likes of Apple, Benq and more.

Occasionally, however, an email lands in an unsuspecting inbox that comes directly from the creator of something unusual and new, and such was the case with the Eazeye, whose creator is 17-year-old Louis Huang, a high school student from Hong Kong. He’s raising money for a production run on Indiegogo.

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Resolution:1920x1080p
Refresh rate:75Hz
Connectivity:1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Screen size:24in

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The Verdict
2.5

out of 10

Eazeye naturally backlit monitor

We admire the Eazeye for taking on the two biggest problems with the screens we stare at all day – power consumption and eye strain – in such a creative way, but its lack of brightness and colour accuracy means it’s hard to recommend. This innovative solution isn’t going to replace the best LED-backlit or OLED monitors any time soon.

Ian Evenden

Ian Evenden has been a journalist for over 20 years, starting in the days of QuarkXpress 4 and Photoshop 5. He now mainly works in Creative Cloud and Google Docs, but can always find a use for a powerful laptop or two. When not sweating over page layout or photo editing, you can find him peering at the stars or growing vegetables.