It's not April Fools Day, but ADATA XPG has lifted the lid on one of its latest gaming products for CES 2021. XPG Gaming Gum is designed to give gamers a boost with chewable caffeine. XPG first teased this on its official Twitter page back in March 2020.

The new XPG MANA Gaming gum includes caffeine and a vitamin called Lutein, which is reportedly beneficial for eye health. It remains to be seen if chewing gaming gum can be a proper substitute for proper eye health, with plenty of options available on the market, including eyewear with blue light filters. It is recommended that gamers and those who regularly use a PC often take breaks, as prolonged exposure to screens can cause dryness of the eye.

With a lot of emphasis on energy products in the gaming market reliant on caffeine, it is recommended that users moderate the use of stimulants. The XPG Gaming Gum we are told has a minty fresh flavor. XPG isn't the first to unveil gaming gum, with Razer announcing its Respawn range of gaming consumables last year. Perhaps Duke Nukem might be the ideal customer as he tends to run out of gum a lot.

There's currently no word on pricing or availability.

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  • Death666Angel - Friday, January 8, 2021 - link

    Me too! In Germany a friend organized a collection order and I got myself some caffinated drinks, some caffinated chai powder, a great mug with the caffein molecule on the side (still in great condition) and a "meh." flask. :D
  • Deicidium369 - Friday, January 8, 2021 - link

    Jolt Cola - twice the caffeine and all the sugar... and then Josta Cola with Guarana...
  • mode_13h - Saturday, January 9, 2021 - link

    Sugar will rot your brain, literally. Look it up: diabetes is strongly linked to dementia and alzheimers.

    Limit intake of simple starches, too. They're also rapidly converted to glucose.
  • GeoffreyA - Saturday, January 9, 2021 - link

    For my part, I can say my brain feels hazy when I eat something sugary for breakfast; it's a struggle to think. As for tea, I cut out sugar over a decade ago and can honestly say my tea tastes lovely (and strangely enough, sweet). Add sugar and it becomes impossible to drink.
  • Death666Angel - Saturday, January 9, 2021 - link

    Also, your brain needs sugar. Look it up: people with a high protein diet and no carbohydrates have difiiculties in brain related tasks.
  • Death666Angel - Saturday, January 9, 2021 - link

  • Death666Angel - Saturday, January 9, 2021 - link

    My point is: too much of anything is bad for you. You can poison yourself by drinking water and die. But your body needs carbohydrates, protein, fat, minerals, vitamines. Don't overinduldge in anything and do everything in moderation. Try to cook yourself and not order in or go to too many restaurants. You can use fresh ingredients or cans (of tomatoes for example) or frozen vegetables and fruits, they are sometimes fresher since they go into the freezer after being harvested fresh from the field. You can also enjoy some chocolate or some Gummi Bears once in a while. Potatoe chips too. Just not every day and not a whole bags worth.
  • Retycint - Saturday, January 9, 2021 - link

    The sugar that the brain needs doesn't have to come from table sugar/added sugar, or even carbohydrate, for that matter. Our body can produce sugar(glucose) from fat.
  • mode_13h - Saturday, January 9, 2021 - link

    First, I didn't say to completely cut out all sugar and starches. I eat plenty of carbs in the form of fruits, vegetables, and some grains, but it's generally not absorbed as fast and therefore not as problematic as sugary drinks or other food with "fast" carbs.

    Second, your liver will produce glucose by breaking down proteins, for instance, so you don't need to eat sugar, strictly speaking.

    Finally, the brain can actually run on ke-tones, or else people on ke-to diets would be screwed. People with certain neurological conditions also take advantage of this to restore their cognitive func-tion closer to normal.

    (note: the hyphenated word is to get around the site's spam filter, which initially blocked my post)
  • GeoffreyA - Sunday, January 10, 2021 - link

    I feel there's a faint analogy between Netburst/Bulldozer-style IPC/energy, and refined carbohydrates, sugar, etc. It's not exact and doesn't hold when looked at closely. How much thinking ability (IPC) will a certain kind of fuel yield. Is it Pentium 4 class? Prescott even? Or of Core and Ryzen's calibre? Humour mainly.

    Anyhow, I'd say the main points are: going for complex, instead of refined, carbohydrates; cutting down sugar and excessive salt; using the so-called good fats (steering away from the saturated ones); exercise; and, above all else, moderation. And don't forget tea or coffee! I go for tea :)

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