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Igor Wallossek

Igor Wallossek is a Senior Contributing Editor for Tom's Hardware DE. He tests and reviews CPUs, GPUs, games and headsets.

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  • kensingtron
    14% of the population find your design offensive. Left-handed 4life ^_^
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  • kensingtron
    14% of the population find your design offensive. Left-handed 4life ^_^
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  • kensingtron
    And refresh reposts my comment. Sorry Community.
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  • silapakorn
    This is dumb. If you want to game on the couch, use a controller. That way you can change your sitting positions as you please. But with this junk on your lap you have to sit upright all the time, which is not different than using table and chair.
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  • TeamColeINC
    Im still just waiting for the Tyon....
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  • eldragon0
    Kensingtron, Most people growing up in the 90's were forced to use pc's right handed. To this day a mouse is the only bane to my left handed existence :'(
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  • voltagetoe
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    This is dumb. If you want to game on the couch, use a controller. That way you can change your sitting positions as you please. But with this junk on your lap you have to sit upright all the time, which is not different than using table and chair.


    No it's not dumb. Mouse is easily the most accurate controller there is - and many pc games require more buttons than what controllers have. I've been using a setup like this over 15 years...
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  • Innocent_Bystander
    I've been trying to put my PC in the living room for years but the control setup is just too frustrating.
    The 360 controller is just about the best setup but the Windows UI doesn't work with it by default and as you enter / exit games, not all of them hand control properly back and forth between programs (from game to XBMC or Steam). Let's not even talk about games with splash screens that you need a mouse to get past.

    If you figure out the controls (like with a PITA configured Pinnacle Game Profiler or similar), there is still a small matter of PC UI on most games, which is just way too small for living room use. The majority of PC games are still designed with a default assumption that you have a monitor in your face.

    Maybe with Steam Machines this will change but at this point consoles are still the best choice for the living room, I'm sad to say.
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  • therogerwilco
    I wonder how much they'll charge.

    I used to try gaming on my tv, since it's larger, but my 1600p monitor wins.
    Otherwise, it was all solved with a 20$ tv tray.
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  • razor512
    Who ever designed the USB port area, clearly has never used actual USB devices with a computer before.
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  • redgarl
    I have a Panasonic 4k tv with displayport 1.2 (4k@60Hz).

    I am played my PC games in my living room on my coach, but we definitely something more convenient than this.
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  • SilkyZ
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    This is dumb. If you want to game on the couch, use a controller. That way you can change your sitting positions as you please. But with this junk on your lap you have to sit upright all the time, which is not different than using table and chair.
    No it's not dumb. Mouse is easily the most accurate controller there is - and many pc games require more buttons than what controllers have. I've been using a setup like this over 15 years...


    Not to mention that most games on PC lack the auto-aim of console games because of how quick a mouse is. Play Borderlands 2 on a console and on a PC with a controller, that auto-aim makes a world of difference.
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  • wysiwygbill
    A trackball mouse would avoid needing a huge pad space. :-) I wish there were gaming mice with the extra buttons and the trackball like the Logitech M570 (thumb trackball); it's all I've used for years and is great for gaming without having to jump your hand around.
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  • axehead15
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    This is dumb. If you want to game on the couch, use a controller. That way you can change your sitting positions as you please. But with this junk on your lap you have to sit upright all the time, which is not different than using table and chair.


    This would be perfect for the PC I plan on building for my wife to use on the bigscreen. She could play the Sims 4 when it comes out comfortably. I think #1 is brilliant.
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  • Merry_Blind
    The first design is BY FAR the most pleasant one. The third one is just plain ugly.
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  • larsoncc
    I just use a Lap Desk (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=lap%20desk) - there's no real reason to have the hardware built into the item on your lap, unless you're looking to...sell...hardware, lol.
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  • whiteodian
    I have been using a laptop stand I bought from Home Depot or somewhere like that for a while now. *cries* for all the left handed "mutants" out there :-P
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  • Simon Anderson
    So.... a dinner tray with a keyboard and mouse attached? ;) Why not completely deconstruct the keyboard, and attach something similar to one of those Razer keypads instead... (which have 15 buttons or so)

    But the thing I keep going back to when I sit on my couch thinking about this problem, is that I need something attached to my couch... Some heavy duty swivel similar to air plane trays (the ones that pull out from beside you). So instead of a dinner tray, you've got a foldable table surface for your couch. Though that's always going to be a custom build job rather than a marketable product :(
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  • silapakorn
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    This is dumb. If you want to game on the couch, use a controller. That way you can change your sitting positions as you please. But with this junk on your lap you have to sit upright all the time, which is not different than using table and chair.
    No it's not dumb. Mouse is easily the most accurate controller there is - and many pc games require more buttons than what controllers have. I've been using a setup like this over 15 years...


    I'm aware of the advantage of mouse and keyboard over the controller. But you are obviously missing the point here. This product boasts "comfort form sitting on the couch" (as you can see from the first picture - the blue couch), but it can't deliver that, because you still have to sit in the same posture as in table & chair setup. I didn't say that controller is superior to mouse & keyboard in terms of precision (I'm a PC gamer who uses mechanical keyboard and gaming-grade laser mouse, so I know this very well). All I'm saying is that if you aim for comfort, which is the key message here, controller is a better choice.
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