In a really perfect world, we’d at all times maintain a hand free to guard our treasured gaming gear. However for these instances once you’re busy, Ikea has launched a ¥129.00 (round $20) wooden hand to behave as a caretaker — simply one among dozens of latest gaming merchandise simply launched in China. As Ikea explains it, the Lånespelare accessories stand (or the Gaming Hand, as we’ll be calling it) “takes care of cables, headsets and different devices that you really want tidied away, but nonetheless have inside attain.” Sounds, uh, useful?
Ikea’s Gaming Hand is a part of the corporate’s lately introduced lineup of gaming furniture and accessories, which it says was developed in collaboration with Asus’s Republic of Avid gamers (ROG) model. There are over 30 merchandise within the vary, which embody all the things from gaming chairs and desks, to mouse mats and a hoop gentle.
The lineup is organized throughout six product households: Huvudspelare, Utespelare, Matchspel, Gruppspel, Uppspel, and Lånespelare. The Huvudspelare household features a ¥299.00 (round $46) gaming chair and ¥219.00 (round $34) gaming desk. Utespelare and Matchspel each additionally embody gaming chairs, however they’re dearer at ¥699.00 (round $108) and ¥999.00 (round $155) respectively. In the meantime Uppspel is the product household you need when you’re after a ¥198.00 (round $31) gaming pegboard for organizing all of your gaming gear, or a ¥599.00 (round $93) gaming drawer unit.
Lastly there’s Lånespelare, which incorporates quite a lot of equipment like a ¥249.00 (round $39) ring gentle, and ¥99.00 (round $15) mouse bungee, and even a mug-holder that attaches to the aspect of your desk. And who might overlook this charming “multi-functional cushion/blanket” which Ikea says provides all the things from “lumbar help” to “a blanket over your shoulders.”
The great factor in regards to the new lineup isn’t simply the standard Ikea reasonably priced pricing, it’s that all the things is free from the loud branding and RGB lighting that always accompanies “gamer” equipment and furnishings. Ikea’s world enterprise chief of workspace, Ewa Rychert, says that’s a part of the purpose of the brand new lineup.
”The wants of billions of players across the globe are very numerous, whereas the present provide is reasonably technical and sometimes perceived as masculine design-wise, regardless of round 46 p.c of players being feminine,” Rychert says.
Ikea’s new gaming lineup is offered in China now. It’ll launch in Japan in Might, and are available to the remainder of the world in October.