An awesome PC gaming-workstation desk seeks Kickstarter funding

Sometimes you come across a product that makes you think, "Why hasn't someone else come up with this before?" Such is the case with a recently launched Kickstarter fund raising project from a company called Gamers Paradise. It is looking to create an awesome looking desk that could eliminate a lot of issues for both gaming PC fans and for folks who simply want a better workstation.

The Kickstarter page shows the design of the desk, which has seven USB 2.0 ports that have been "strategically placed" on the front left side, the center and the back of the desk. Six power plugs have also been placed in the back of the desk. These additions, in theory, should solve a lot of the problems most people have with a ton of power, USB and other cables that tend to gather at the bottom or to the side of a workstation.

The Gamers Paradise desk will also have two HDMI ports for monitors, with an option to add a DVI port, along with audio ports that come with a physical audio switch that lets users switch from their headphones to their speakers. It will also have two LED light bars at the back of the desk. The desk itself is 60 inches wide, 30.5 inches in height and 26 inches in depth and is made out of a carbon fiber vinyl with some steel trim. There will be some assembly required by the owner to attach the legs.

Gamers Paradise is seeking $75,000 to launch his PC workstation desk and it has already raised over $10,000 as of this writing. People who pledge $489 or more will get the desk and people who pledge $999 or more will get an upgraded version with USB 3.0 ports, a white carbon finish, custom color LED lights and a way to add even more ports to the desk, although there are no details on how that will work.

Source: Kickstarter | Image via Gamers Paradise

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No, not really. People who work at their desk tend to need someone to write as well, which means pushing the keyboard back or taking it off the desk.

Having a keyboard tray is something I've been desperately wanting for years, but every time I find a desk I like it doesn't have one.

lunamonkey said,
There's plenty of space _on_ the desk for the keyboard since CRTs vanished.

Keyboard trays are more about ergonomics than space. The surface of a desk is often just high enough that extended typing on a keyboard there gets uncomfortable. I'm a little surprised somebody thinks monitors have anything to do with this.

I'm 6'4" so my desk is never too high. If your desk is too high to type on... then as far as I'm concerned, it's too high full stop; to "work" at (and write by hand).

Maybe you should buy a desk that fits you.

lunamonkey said,
I'm 6'4" so my desk is never too high. If your desk is too high to type on... then as far as I'm concerned, it's too high full stop; to "work" at (and write by hand).

Maybe you should buy a desk that fits you.

You sound like you don't understand ergonomics, let alone how overwhelmingly standardized the height of a desk is. Congrats on having an opinion, I guess.

/"find another desk" is so close to being a FOSS parody that I'm surprised you didn't tell me to *build* my own desk

I never claimed to understand ergonomics beyond the extent that my own desks are the right height to a) write on b) type on c) game on

If a desk fails for any of those, then I'd say it's the wrong height for me. If you need a keyboard try to achieve one of these, then fine, I couldn't care less. However this desk doesn't have one, so yes I guess "keyboard trays no longer something people care about."

Also, "overwhelmingly standardized the height of a desk is"... I'm not sure it's overwhelming.

If it comes with a set of small 30cm DVI, USB, HDMI and VGA cables, then it would be quite useful. otherwise, it seams like you will be doubling your cable mess.

Ummm... You can easily DIY table like this, in fact I made my desk like that long time ago - mainly by using off-the-shelf hubs, cables, external USB sound card and cable management (sticky velcro, clips, etc).
My "base" desk also was a glass desk, which allowed me to see indicator LEDs for various equipment mounted under its surface - without actually seeing cables under, as only light was visible through matte glass.

I like this and it's got to be a fun experiment.
I've got a big old clunky oak desk but i reckon with a little effort i could probably knock something decent up too.

I'm not knocking the table in the kickstarter page but thinking this could be a fun project of my own.

You can get USB 3 ports fitted in a more expensive model (with a few other extras!) , if you really needed them;

If you are going to spend that kind of money on THAT desk, you don't deserve to have that much money to spend.

But, here's a hint about quality folks: He isn't going to spend 10$ on the little adjustable feet for the legs unless he reaches a stretch goal, and there;s only about 100-150$ worth of materials there to begin with for a 500$ table....

Just an additional red flags on how bogus that kickstarter seems, but why exactly is a Canadian kickstarter registered in Toronto only shipping to the states? Seems... odd.

Kickstarter is not Canada Friendly. The options are to ship to the us or international, plus shipping has to be included. Imagine how much it would cost to ship this to Brazil.

Interesting concept, terrible initial design. Almost everything needs to be rethought. I think we may start to see a lot of kickstarter crap coming our way.

This desk MUST HAVE adjustable high, because desk must be adjusted to chair's seat pan height which must be adjusted to create perfect knee angle and seat-back angle. Also, your elbow can't be lower than desk surface or you hand will brush into corner of the desk.

Some KS projects are just terrible. There are good ones like the startup space ones but this... no. It's just a desk with computer parts attached to it. My son's 50 dollar desk looks like this. I can buy $50 more worth of parts and do the same thing. It's hardly paradise looking in nature.

Although it does give me a kickstarter idea of my own. *Mr. Burns Excellllent*

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