Recap: Remember last year's announcement that Ikea was joining forces with Asus to create affordable furniture aimed at gamers? The first wave of these products has dropped in China, and it includes some very snazzy pieces.
In September, we heard that the first products from Asus' Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand and the Swedish furniture giant's partnership would initially launch in China early in 2021. As promised, the sensibly priced items are now available in the country.
One of the most interesting and expensive offerings is a gaming desk (top) that features motorized height adjustments, allowing users to select the optimal position and save four pre-set heights. Reaching a maximum of 47 inches from table to floor, this 3,999 Yuan (~$618) piece of furniture can be used as a standing desk.
For those after a more traditional, cheaper ($92) option, the Utespelare gaming desk (above) has six adjustable height settings and a metal mesh at the rear for improved heat dissipation.
Make sure to check out the $23 "Multi-functional cushion/blanket," which seems to combine a cushion, blanket, and onesie into one item, letting gamers keep their all-important hands warm during loading screens and lengthy cutscenes.
The Asus ROG furniture will hit "other Ikea markets" starting this October.