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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  • mode_13h - Monday, January 11, 2021 - link

    Yeah, I definitely think of fast carbs as akin to cranking up the clockspeed, while good nutrition is like increasing IPC - the more efficient and sustainable way to go.
  • wr3zzz - Saturday, January 9, 2021 - link

    Jolt was illegal in my state when I was in school. Now elementary school kids are drinking Red Bull...
  • mode_13h - Sunday, January 10, 2021 - link

    Sounds like an urban legend, but it does seem strangely familiar. I might've heard that, too.

    The irony is that coffee often has as much caffeine, and you can easily load it up with as much sugar (not that I do). What's worse about coffee is that you don't even know exactly how much caffeine you're getting. However coffee at least has some beneficial compounds, such as chlorogenic acid.
  • mode_13h - Saturday, January 9, 2021 - link

    Thinkgeek might've been the first place I ever saw/tried caffeinated gum. I found it too expensive and bitter for frequent consumption, though.

    I also got a caffeine molecule mug and shirt, but the mug was dropped long ago. I do still use other borosilicate glass mugs, though. No chance of things like contaminated glaze leaching lead or other substances into you hot beverages.
  • wolrah - Saturday, January 9, 2021 - link

    100% agreed on the gum. Even the mints weren't great tasting, nor was Jolt cola, but they were effective.

    I never owned any of their caffeine molecule merch, but I have a nearly identical caffeine molecule tattoo.
  • brucethemoose - Friday, January 8, 2021 - link

    No edible RGB yet? Surely they could borrow some tricks from bioluminescent organisms to make chewing gum more gamer friendly.
  • deil - Friday, January 8, 2021 - link

    I see you are a fan of nuka cola quantum from fallout universe.
    delicious cola drink that make your whole body glow in the dark
  • londedoganet - Friday, January 8, 2021 - link

    Dryness...of the retina. The retina, the layer of photosensitive cells at the back of the eye. The one that is in constant contact with the vitreous humor. The LIQUID vitreous humor.
  • boeush - Friday, January 8, 2021 - link

    Yeah, probably a brain-fart from Ian: he likely meant "cornea" when he wrote "retina"...
  • Deicidium369 - Friday, January 8, 2021 - link

    If you have a dry retina, then caffeine is the least of your worries

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