Cooler Master just announced the Orb X, an immersive dome-shaped multi-purpose gaming, entertainment, and work station (I think).With its hazy orb-shaped futuristic aesthetic and Cooler Master’s hexagonal logo emblazoned on the front, the Orb X looks like something that would be hard to fit in a real home, so perhaps it’s up to individual consumers. It’s not designed with you in mind. That’s probably why there’s no price—you can Sign up for the CMODX waiting listCooler Master’s website showcases “high-end experience” technology, including the haptic-infused Synk X chair.
Orb X is a fully-equipped gaming entertainment workstation that supports a recliner, oversized desk, and either a single 34″ monitor or up to three 27″ monitors. It also has a built-in 2.1 surround sound speaker, lined with ARGB LED lighting strips around the edges and base. The lights have 8 built-in lighting modes, can be synced with music, and are compatible with Cooler Master’s MasterPlus+ software.
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About a month ago, I had the chance to see Orb X on display by Cooler Master at a small gaming cafe in Arcadia, CA. It sounds silly, but it’s pretty immersive without being too claustrophobic-inducing.
Getting on and off the Orb X is very easy. The desk slides sideways and lifts at the top (controlled by a remote control) so you can slide into your 34” monitor without bumping your head. The desk then slides into place (it doesn’t lock, which is understandable from a safety point of view and a bit frustrating for people who like to lean on their desks) and the top lowers into place.
Orb X is unsurprisingly huge. It’s about 71 inches (180 cm) wide, 74 inches (188 cm) long, just over 82 inches (209 cm) high, and weighs about 757 pounds (343.5 kg). ).
It is also built like a tank. More specifically, it’s designed for public use and not to be placed in private homes. It boasts the Orb X’s “customized comfort” thanks to its “ergonomic recliners,” but at some of the more sophisticated airports I’ve been to, it feels like a moderately reclining lounger. I can feel it (no problem, but not a Google Nap pod)
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Orb X does not come with a system or screen. However, it has most of the wiring built-in so you can easily hook up your own system (there’s also a compartment in the back to hold a PC, but it doesn’t seem big enough for most medium towers). There is a USB hub next to the right armrest with three USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 ports, two USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 ports, and a headset jack. On the left is a control panel for controlling the chair’s speaker system, and on both sides there’s plenty of room for accessories, books, snacks, and more.
Orb X isn’t the first ridiculous game of thrones we’ve seen. In 2018, Acer unveiled the Predator Thronos. It also supports up to three 27-inch monitors and has a slightly aggressive vibe.On the other hand, MWE Lab’s Emperor XT It’s more productivity-focused (I guess) and also supports triple-monitor setups. is. So Orb X isn’t really a good enough screen.
The Orb X waitlist is available now, but we have no information on pricing or when it will ship. It will be available in two colors, black and white.