Nerdytec’s Couchmaster Cycon is a USB-powered lapboard propped up by a pair of comfortable reminiscence foam cushions. Because the identify implies, it’s meant to be a couch-based PC gaming resolution. I’ve been utilizing it in my hospital mattress for six months. They need to name it the Bedmaster. Possibly not.
On account of me being paralyzed from the chest down and sure medical problems tied to that situation, I spend a variety of time in a hospital mattress. Most of my time, actually. Except I’ve an appointment, I get into my wheelchair possibly a few times per week. The remainder of the time I’m in an electrical hospital mattress arrange in my front room. The again and legs elevate and decrease. It’s acquired a mattress with a motor that shifts my physique about utilizing air stress.
It doesn’t have a secure gaming floor. I’ve a wheeled desk that goes over the mattress that I take advantage of for work. It’s acquired all three of my consoles, controllers, keyboard, trackball, and a twin stand holding my laptop computer and a 27-inch 4K monitor. It’s a large number of cables, Lego bits, batteries, and different particles. It makes me anxious. So after I wish to simply calm down and do some leisure gaming, I push the desk away and use the $180 Couchmaster Cycon.
Why are none of those photographs of me utilizing this? Primarily pants. Picture: Nerdytec
The Couchmaster Cycon is an easy and handy piece of package. The highest is a 33-inch broad floor with loads of room for a mouse and full-size keyboard. Contained in the board, linked to my pc through a 16-foot USB cable, is a four-port USB hub. The cables for my trackball, USB headset, and whichever keyboard I’m utilizing on the time join contained in the unit, hidden beneath a pair of screwed-in panels when in use. The fourth USB port is on the topside of the panel, for no matter else I’d must plug in.
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The underside of the Couchmaster is a pair of chunky reminiscence foam cushions. These foam monoliths kind the left and proper base of the unit. The board merely rests throughout the entrance of the cushions, with arms resting on the again. The left facet (or proper facet, relying in your choice) sports activities an adjunct pouch for storing issues like random Lego bits, small Transformers, TV remotes, and bits of sweet. Mmmm.
The sofa in these promotional photos seems to be so uncomfortable. Picture: Nerdytec
It looks as if this mix wouldn’t be secure, and but it really works. The bundle comes with velcro, however that’s for securing your keyboard to the board, not the board to the froth bases. It’s super-stable simply the best way it’s. A powerful kick would possibly ship the highest flying, however kicking is now not my sturdy go well with.
There are downsides to the Couchmaster Cycon’s design. The reminiscence foam bases are 7.5 inches tall and that’s it. There isn’t a adjusting the peak. The USB hub is just not powered, so it may be overwhelmed by power-hungry units, requiring an AC adapter to make up the distinction.
For me, in my specific state of affairs, the downsides are balanced by the comfort of the Couchmaster Cycon. I can pull the highest proper off every time I must. Generally I transfer the desk and depart the cushions, utilizing them as armrests. And dammit, it’s good to push away my cluttered-ass over-bed desk and simply get again to fundamentals for a bit. Mouse, keyboard, snacks, achieved.
This man. Picture: Nerdytec
It’s most likely good in the event you sit on a sofa as effectively.