Last September, ROG announced their official partnership with IKEA, the Swedish furniture giant we all know and love. Now, we've finally gotten a first look at the lineup that is making its way to China next month, and globally later in the year.
Unsurprisingly, the ROG branding is pretty subtle as it still has to appeal to the mass market; instead, the collection is focused around products that gamers may utilise in their day-to-day lives.
First up, we have furniture and fixtures like a gaming chair - which, by the way, forgoes the ubiquitous bucket-style seat in favour of a sleeker, office-style form factor. There's also a gaming table with a built-in slit for your cables to pass through, as well as a mesh section at the back for your RGB illumination to shine.
If you're into the hybrid sit-stand life, there also appears to be a motorised, height adjustable table available.
As for accessories, there is a pleasantly simple-looking mouse bungee and headset hanger that appears to be made out of wood, a far cry from the usual plastic + garish RGB combo that we're used to seeing from gaming brands.
Finally, we have some more innovative products that gaming brands have yet to venture into all by themselves - what appears to be a pillow with a built-in hand warmer (?), a clip-on cup holder to avoid nasty spills from panicked flailing, as well as pegboard accessories to hang your peripherals. The magnetic strip looks particular attractive, if I may say so.
I'm not sure about you, but I'm certainly looking forward to my next trip to IKEA - once the pandemic finally dies down, of course.