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Review: nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon²


8.5/10

Summary

The best lapboard in the market to date, converting your couch into a digital workstation or suped-up gaming station has never been so comfy. 

As time has passed, everyone has decided how they enjoy playing their favorite games. Most of my friends have some variation of desk setup for their towers, but some, including myself, have turned their game center into a work center, converting their TV & couch into a PC workstation. In this scenario, NerdyTec has created arguably the best lap desk on the market to date.

No waiting. Once I set everything up and started powering the hub, my desk was ready to go.

The Couchmaster Cycon² turns any couch (with enough wiggle room) into a desk for you complete with proper armrests for long game sessions or workdays. Ultimately, the pieces remain separate and it acts as a superior lapboard/USB hub combination with 6 USB 3.0 connector ports which was more than what I needed to connect every peripheral I use. This won’t rest on your lap though as the armrests are robust enough to give your legs the necessary wiggle room to sit comfortably.

This accurate measurements chart from nerdytec’s website shows how much space the fully put together product will take.

The main thing that might catch you off guard (like I was) is the size of everything altogether. After setting up, I was surprised how much space everything took up but it’s honestly for the best. The soft, fusion grey armrests are supportive, and couch seating really takes away the strain of sitting down to work. If anything, depending on your couch, you’ll feel like you “fell in.” Everything is freely adjustable from the armrests to the lapboard positioning so the comfort is really in your hands.

The instructions to assemble are pretty bare bones but enough to help you hook up the cables necessary to run every cable you need without having any exposed wiring.

Coming with the assembly are a couple of rolls of velcro tape that let you attach more slippery peripherals to the lapboard. The mouse bag that comes with the box also has its own, smaller velcro tape but positioning it is more convenient than I’d expected. just attach what you’d like, where you would like it. I found myself not needing the spare rolls of tape but the addition is there for anyone who needs them.

Shown above are the included nerdytec mousepad, velcro taped mouse bag, and my personal gaming mouse. Positioning everything to your comfort comes right out of the box.

Now for the most contentious part: the price and feel of materials. While the plastic board feels relatively cheap, It has no issue holding a weighty laptop, mouse, and microphone altogether (just as a weight test on my part). I cannot argue with the results, not to mention my back is particularly thanking me for this product granting some relief from years of sitting upright.

That being said, the price point of the Couchmaster Cycon² is a bit hefty at $179.00 USD. This is without considering your peripherals not being included on that price tag.

But while the price is a bit up there, the Couchmaster Cycon² fills a role that is, at the current moment, the benchmark for computing lapboards. Sure, it’s bulky, but the armrests, 6 USB 3.0 hub ports, and freedom of positioning the product provides are impossible to ignore.

If you find yourself seeking a new office or gaming station, perhaps nerdytec could convince you that your couch is the place to convert. I’m certainly a convert and I’d highly recommend you try it out for yourselves. Follow the link here to check it out!

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My name is Phace, aka. Christian Bianchi and I'm a creative and content writer. I've been passionately following video games since the late '90s and that train isn't derailing.I cover just about everything in the games' industry, but if it gets your heart pumping I almost assuredly have more to say than base impressions.As a writer for Rectify Gaming, I take games and give you the phace to face details you need to know in order to have fun.

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Christian Bianchi

My name is Phace, aka. Christian Bianchi and I'm a creative and content writer. I've been passionately following video games since the late '90s and that train isn't derailing.

I cover just about everything in the games' industry, but if it gets your heart pumping I almost assuredly have more to say than base impressions.

As a writer for Rectify Gaming, I take games and give you the phace to face details you need to know in order to have fun.