Here at Srdtf News, we occasionally like to write about gaming thrones, whether they’re shaped like scorpions, semi-circles, or… well, I’m not sure how to describe this one. But the thing with thrones is that the crown often weighs heavy — being MVP and getting play of the game every round can be tiring. Thankfully, Gizmodo found just the thing to help with that: a motorized gaming bed that moves you from the sleeping position to the pwning position with the press of a button, all the while keeping your gaming setup within arms’ reach.
The Bauhutte Electric Gaming Bed and Bed Desk are made to work in tandem: your rig goes on the adjustable desk, which is designed to have a bed placed under it, and the bed frame uses motors to elevate your back and knees into a seated position (though, admittedly, not a very ergonomic one). After your gaming session, you can use a remote stored on the side of your bed to lower yourself back into a sleeping position, so you can curl up and rest your weary eyes. It can also raise or lower the head and feet sections separately, giving you a few configurable sleeping and sitting positions.
Sleeping in the ninja onesie 4G, surrounded by your Bauhutte products.Image: Bauhutte
While I don’t imagine that this product is terribly comfortable as either a bed or a chair, I don’t think it’s entirely fair to write it off completely. For someone who lives in an extremely small space like a single bedroom or studio apartment, this could actually be a decent way to fit both a bed and desk into a confined area. It could also be useful to people with limited mobility; some mechanical assistance getting out of bed could be an extraordinary help.
Gizmodo reports that the bed frame costs around $480 (or 59,800 yen) by itself, and one Amazon seller has it listed for around $680 (84,709 yen) with a gaming mattress. The frame is roughly 78 inches long, and 37 inches wide, which should let it hold a US twin-size mattress. Unfortunately, it seems like Bauhutte is mainly focused on selling the bed in its home country of Japan, and the solo frame is sold out on Amazon Japan.