While the focus at sister-brand Aerocool is on RGB illumination and a PC desk in which you can build a complete system, ThunderX3 is all about supporting hardcore/pro-level gamers. It’s new desk configurations are still going through the final design process, but we managed to catch up with their Product Guru Dean Shaw for a run through of what we can expect to start hitting the stores in the second quarter of this year.
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The theme for the new ThunderX3 range of gaming furniture is ‘Hex RGB’. This is a magnetic RGB light module that can be attached to multiple items around the house – should you be so inclined. The line up includes chairs, desks, couches and beam bags.
There are 2 new models (AD3 and AD5) – each of which is available in 2 sizes. The AD5 has had lift while the AD3 is a fixed frame. At night, the AD5 also looks cooler with its integrated RGB lighting. All models feature a matte, carbon style pattern – suitable for most mice – which effectively gives you a full sized gaming surface.
Easy to attach and use, the ThunderX3 desks can be fitted with optional monitor stands, arms and LED lighting strips.
USB hubs are also available – including an integrated power socket for your chargers etc.
Big, comfortable and affordable – with prices for the high armed unit expected to be around £275 and £245 for a more ‘open arm’ design. These are quite similar to the Aerocool lounge furniture products that we saw last time around.
There is a smaller ‘sit on it’ version for £99 and the larger ‘sink in to it’ closer to £149. We absolutely adored the ‘Sink in to it’ version, but be warned that it can take a bit of huff-n-puff to get out. Have snacks and liquids available – just in case.
We asked about colour variations and were told that, having experimented with white, green and other options – the most popular colour was black. Gamers are such a surprising bunch! There are RGB options available in case you want a splash of colour in your life.
KitGuru Says: Integrating plug systems, monitor arms and gaming surfaces is a smart move. From what we could tell, build quality will be decent. The only variable now is cost: Can ThunderX3 price its new gaming furniture range for success?