You’ve spent your last remaining pennies on your top spec wireless mouse and keyboard; donned your crystal-clear and comfortable headset; you’ve got your triple-widescreen set up and your hard drive is whirring away soundlessly amidst your neon-lit cooling vents. It’s a shame that all of it is perched on top of your old rickety computer desk with the pull-out keyboard shelf and the wonky wheels.
Most overlook their gaming desk, but investing in the right one is vital if you want to be able to game for hours without suffering from any aches and pains. It used to be the case that any old desk would do when it came to computers, but as time goes by and the world of gaming improves in pretty much every area, so does all the tech that goes with it. The right computer desk can even enhance your gaming experience and is the reason online streamers and competitive gamers splash the cash on buying the very best computer desks that money can buy.
Manufacturers are producing specialised computer desks that range in price to accommodate any budget. But what else can a gaming desk do to take your gaming experience to the next level?
Considering the gaming mouse and keyboard have been through the design phase thousands of times to produce the most comfortable and ergonomic fit possible, it makes sense that our desks are shaped to fit our bodies too. We all suffer from different things when sat at a desk for long periods of time, even when it comes to sitting at an office desk; some of us feel it in our wrists, some, our backs and necks, some of us suffer headaches or migraines, some even suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, creating numbness of the thumb and fingers long after we’ve finished playing.
An ergonomic desk provides the most personalised comfort of any desk on the market, supporting everything that needs to be supported, and making sure we can walk away from a gaming sesh feeling as fresh as when we sat down.
Gaming desks are designed for much different needs from our regular desks; after all, when we’re gaming, we need somewhere to put our drinks and snacks where they won’t be knocked over during a horror game jump scene or a flash of Fifa rage. And it isn’t just a few snacks and drinks that gaming desks need to be able to hold, there are plenty of wires and cables that can clutter up the place. Thankfully most gaming desks are fitted out with rubber and plastic grommet desk inserts that can keep all our cables and wires in manageable bundles as well as secure and discreet places to store all our accessories, even easy-to-reach drinks and snack holders.
Some gamers have entire rooms dedicated to their PC setup, but others may have just a small space to work with. Luckily there are gaming desks suited to both large setups and small so every gamer can have their own little corner of gaming heaven. The right gaming desks can help organise all your cables, disks as well as the monitor, hard drive and all your other accessories more sensibly, giving you the space you need to game.