Couchmaster CYCON The Couch Gaming Desk

Last updated: May 28, 2020

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Product Details

In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the Couchmaster CYCON The Couch Gaming Desk placed 4th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

COUCHMASTER Cycon – The best solution for PC-Gaming from your Couch! Experience ultimate PC gaming from your couch: This patented system using only selected high quality materials such as leather or microfibre offers you the most comfortable way possible of operating your PC from your couch. The Couchmaster is the perfect platform for long gaming sessions or ergonomic working on your living room TV/projector. The integrated USB 3.0 hub provides fastest connections for up to four input devices (such as mouse, keyboard, headset, etc.). What is more, the latest chip technology makes it possible to run the whole system without a separate power supply to save mobility and keep your living room free of unnecessary cables. The supplied 16 ft. active USB 3.0 extension cable connects the Couchmaster lag-free directly to your PC for the fastest connection and can be extended up to 32 ft. for maximum mobility. Perfect ergonomics: “From a health point of view, I can say that the Couchmaster offers the best possible options for ergonomic operation of your PC/laptop from your couch. The big cushions help to relieve stress on the shoulder and neck muscles during use and therefore effectively prevent muscle cramps.” Roland Kellerbach – physiotherapist, Köln-Dellbrück, Germany As the graphic clearly shows, the Couchmaster promotes a good back posture. This means that there are no health worries. Features: High-Speed USB 3.0 hub: Ports: 3 inside,1 outside on the board. No extra power required. 16 ft. active extension: Connects the Couchmaster lag-free to your PC. Can be extended up to 32 ft. Cable management: Annoying cables are quickly and easily routed into the inside compartments. Universally suited to your equipment: Any peripherals can be free installed wherever you want. Mouse pocket: Positionable mouse pocket provides the perfect hideaway for your favourite rodent. Side pocket: Useful side pocket for keeping your gaming tools/remote controls/drinks close at hand.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It raises the play area to levels which are more ergonomic, and won't cause pain to the wrists after hours of use, and more importantly, it does not depend on leg positioning to support the desktop. The desk portion is rigid and strong, the pads are covered in genuine leather.
Overall, the fit and finish seems to be top-notch, well thought out, and very well made. It’s at the upper end of the spectrum as far as bringing gaming functionality away from your desk, but the features that the COUCHMASTER Cycon offers make it worthy of the asking price.
The Couchmaster Cycon is one of the most comfortable solutions. If you’re tired of sitting at a desk while you binge games for hours on end, but don’t want to make any sacrifices in visual quality or input accuracy, then you should definitely take a look at the Cycon.
Overall the product has a nice look and feel. The side cushions are comfortable and provide ample arm support. There is plenty of space on the desk area for peripherals and whatever else you may want to be comfortable.

What reviewers didn't like

One issue does come up with using leather on the armrests though, and that is after many hours of use, you do tend to sweat on them, which does make it slippery at times.
They state that this is a one-size-fits-all, or “fits every body size” solution to comfortable couch gaming. I didn’t exactly find this to be the case… technically. It did fit me, but I found myself worrying that I was going to dump over the plank if I wasn’t careful.
There are the screws which prevent access to the Lapboard’s USB 3.0 hub. These make swapping components in and out a little more inconvenient than I feel is necessary. Accessing this without needing the (provided) screwdriver would be a lot better. Then there’s the power adapter that is sold separately.
Cable management covers attached by screws. Bulky. AC adapter extra. Insufficient USB ports on the desktop.
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