Hereby The edge, we like to write about game thrones every now and then, whether they’re shaped like scorpions, semicircles, or… well, I’m not sure how to describe this one. But the thing with thrones is that the crown often weighs heavily – being an MVP and playing the game every round can be tiring. Satisfying, Gizmodo found it exactly what helps: a motorized game bed that moves you from sleep to pw position at the touch of a button, while your game setup remains within reach.
The Bauhutte electric game bed and Bed Desk are made to work together: your rig goes on the adjustable desk, which is designed to fit a bed underneath, and the bed frame uses motors to bring your back and knees into a sitting position (although, admittedly, not very ergonomic ). After your gaming session, you can use a remote tucked away on the side of your bed to lower yourself back into a sleeping position, allowing you to curl up and rest your tired eyes. It can also raise or lower the head and foot sections separately, giving you a number of configurable sleeping and sitting positions.
There is also a fleet of accessories. The Bauhutte website suggests combining your game bed with an “energy car” that stores gamer fuel, and combo clothes rack, table and storage furniture (for your gaming peripherals, of course), or even a “ninja onesie 4G” that makes you as stealthy IRL 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 business seems to have built up so far: there was a non-motorized version of the gaming bed setup in 2020, and in 2021 we heard about his gaming mattress† Now it all comes together in motorized bliss.
While I can’t imagine this product being very comfortable as a bed or chair, I don’t think it’s fair to write it off entirely. For someone who lives in an extremely small space, such as a single room or a studio apartment, this can be a good way to fit both a bed and a desk in a small space. It can also be useful for people with limited mobility; some mechanical assistance in getting up can be an extraordinary help.
Gizmodo reports that the bed frame alone costs about $480 (or 59,800 yen), and an Amazon seller has it listed for about $680 (84,709 yen) with a game mattress† The frame is approximately 78 inches long and 37 inches wide, making it a American twin-size mattress† Unfortunately, it seems that Bauhutte is mainly focused when selling the bed in its home country of Japan, and the solo frame is sold out on Amazon Japan†
Fortunately there are plenty of other motorized bed frames out there – although it’s hard to say whether it would feel the same without the associated desk and gamer branding.