Here, at The edge, we like to write about gaming thrones from time to time, whether they’re shaped like scorpions, semicircles or… well, I’m not sure how to describe this one. But the thing about thrones is that the crown often weighs heavily – being MVP and playing the game every round can be tiring. Thank God, gizmodo We’ve found just the thing to help with that: a motorized gaming bed that takes you from sleeping to pwning at the touch of a button, while keeping your gaming setup within arm’s reach.
The Bauhutte Electric Gaming Bed and Bed Desk are designed to work together: your rig sits on top of the adjustable desk, under which a bed can be placed, and the bed frame uses motors to flex your back and knees into a seated position (admittedly not very ergonomic). After your gaming session, you can use a remote control tucked at the side of your bed to lower yourself back into a sleeping position so you can curl up and rest your tired eyes. It can also raise or lower the head and foot sections separately, giving you some configurable sleeping and sitting positions.
There is also a fleet of accessories. Bauhutte’s website suggests pairing your gaming bed with an “energy wagon” that gives gamers fuel, a combo clothes rack, a table and storage unit (for your gaming peripherals, of course) or even a “ninja onesie 4G”. saves that ensures you are just as stealthy in real life as you are in the game. Bauhutte doesn’t just sell you a bed/gaming chair – it sells you a lifestyle. It’s worth noting that the company seems to have built to this point: in 2020 there was a non-motorized version of the gaming bed setup, and in 2021 we heard about its gaming mattress. Now it all comes together in motorized bliss.
While I can’t imagine this product being particularly comfortable as a bed or chair, I don’t think it’s entirely fair to write it off entirely. For someone living in an extremely small space like a single room or a studio apartment, this could actually be a decent way to fit both a bed and a desk in a small space. It could also be useful for people with limited mobility; A mechanical aid in getting out of bed could be of extraordinary help.
gizmodo reports that the bed frame alone costs about $480 (or 59,800 yen), and an Amazon seller has listed it for about $680 (or 84,709 yen) with a play mattress. The frame is approximately 78 inches long and 37 inches wide, which should accommodate a double-sized US mattress. Unfortunately, Bauhutte appears to be primarily focused on selling the bed in his home country of Japan, and the Solo frame has sold out on Amazon Japan.
Thankfully, there are plenty of other motorized bed frames out there – although it’s hard to tell if it would feel the same without the accompanying desk and gamer branding.