Asus teams with Ikea to develop affordable gaming furniture

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Editor's take: The Swedish home furnishing specialist said that together with ROG, they will develop a range of affordable and ergonomic gaming furniture and accessories meant to boost performance while blending seamlessly into gamers’ homes. If they can indeed come together and create a line of products that are on the lower end of the scale in terms of pricing yet still deliver quality and value, they could be on to something.

Logitech earlier this year partnered with American furniture maker Herman Miller on a high-end gaming chair. Asus is essentially doing something very similar but on the opposite end of the pricing spectrum.

The company’s Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand has joined forces with affordable furniture maker Ikea on a new line of products designed specifically for gamers.

Ikea and ROG engineers and designers attended several workshops together in Shanghai where the new range is being developed in order to get a better feel for the needs of gamers and to “identify the list of functions needed to secure a high quality gaming experience at home.”

The duo said the range will feature around 30 products initially and will launch first in China early next year before landing in other markets in October 2021.

No word yet on exactly what sort of gear we can expect to see although given the fact that Ikea’s global business leader of workspace, Ewa Rychert, mentioned gaming being a cross-demographic activity, it’s plausible that the new line will have a decidedly less “gamer” look and feel.

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Plutoisaplanet

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PewDiePie will be pleased. In fact he might even call out to Ikea and offer them to come to him for advice in developing gaming furniture lol.
 

Adhmuz

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Karlby counter top, some furniture legs and a couple Alexs is all you need.

Maybe Ikea will just bundle it for one easy purchase?
 
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Edster

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What is gamer specific furniture? Ergonomic RGB desks with water cooled top so that your elbows don't become sweaty? I am genuinely curious. Like, I don't see what I want to add on my work desk that I want for gaming

The only thing I want for my home desk is bigger size so I can put my desktop on the desk instead of being on the floor, elevated by a textbook.
 
Well, I think despite being a follower since early 3D Spotlight, this may be my first ever comment.

Anyway, would you really buy a desk from a company who seemingly can't even put together a decent meeting desk for their own meetings? At least four crammed around a table hardly big enough for one person...
 
I'm skeptical the desk in the cover photo doesn't need additional support in the middle.
I can't imagine my thinly challenged body standing on top of that, putting up that shelf would be my best idea ever... but I do wonder how it would last over time with a large 50" TV or monitor. If it is like my shelves, it would surely bow.
 
What is gamer specific furniture? Ergonomic RGB desks with water cooled top so that your elbows don't become sweaty? I am genuinely curious. Like, I don't see what I want to add on my work desk that I want for gaming

The only thing I want for my home desk is bigger size so I can put my desktop on the desk instead of being on the floor, elevated by a textbook.
The scorpion desk. Now that is what I call gaming furniture.
 

Reehahs

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I wonder if there furniture range would be upgradable to keep up with the weight gains from the sedentary lifestyle.