IKEA is preparing a set of gaming accessories, including an accessible gaming chair, tables and some more eccentric items, with a plan to launch the line globally from October 2021. There will be six product families in all, some of which IKEA has developed in conjunction with ASUS ‘Republic of Gamers gaming division. Initially, they are all available in China.
ROG is known for its state-of-the-art gaming laptops and desktops, along with a wide range of performance-oriented accessories, such as keyboards and mice. IKEA is not trying to intrude on that specific lawn, but it aims to give you a place to put everything and a more ergonomic place to sit while playing.
Some of the products, identified by Dezeen, are quite simple, then. IKEA Utespelare and Matchspel are gaming chairs, priced at 699 yuan ($ 102) and 999 yuan ($ 146), with features like seat and back tilt, magazine and accessory pockets and, in the case of the most expensive model, backrest adjustable head and arms.
IKEA Uppsepel is where ROG comes in. Height-adjustable game tables use an electric mechanism to adjust the level, depending on whether you want to sit or stand. There will be a smaller version, 140 x 80 cm, for 3,799 yuan (US $ 556), or larger versions of 180 x 80 cm or 140 x 180 cm, starting at 3,999 yuan ($ 586). In addition to the 72-120 cm power adjustment, they have a USB charging port on the control panel and cable management trays for cables.
Huvudspelare, in turn, and Utespelare are more traditional tables. The first – just 219 yuan ($ 32) – is a simple table, which IKEA says has a matte top surface to reduce glare and glare, as well as adjustable feet. Utespelare, at 599 yuan ($ 88), offers manual height adjustment and has integrated cable management and a mesh back panel for better airflow.
Then there is storage. The Uppspel CPU holder is designed to hold your tower at 79 yuan ($ 12), with casters to easily move it to mess up the cables at the rear. An Uppspel drawer in the same series costs 599 yuan ($ 88) and has two drawers and a headphone hook. Finally, there is a 499 yuan ($ 73) Uppspel glass door wall cabinet.
As usual, these are the accessories where IKEA’s imagination really comes into play. The Lånespelare line includes everything from a neck pillow, mug with lid and straw, mug holder that fits on your desk, to a mouse mat, earphone holder and a mouse elastic. There is also a multifunctional cushion / blanket and an accessory holder that looks like a large articulated wooden hand sculpture.
A Lånespelare ring light is designed for video and streaming calls, with an integrated phone holder as well. That is 249 yuan ($ 36). IKEA also has a Ledberg 3m LED strip for 199 yuan ($ 29) and a Spänst LED light bar for 179 yuan ($ 26).
According to IKEA, the line will go on sale at IKEA Japan in May this year. Then it will be released globally from October 2021.