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    Asus ROG and IKEA partner for gaming furniture venture

    All-new gaming furniture range spans bedroom to basement. 30 products launch February 2021.
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    Re: Asus ROG and IKEA partner for gaming furniture venture

    This could be an interesting partnership. Ikea have done some interesting things with Sonos and lego recently. Just hoping for a good game chair at a sensible budget. The Marcus chair is pretty good, but I want better arms and adjustment. My existing ikea desk is fine already.
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    Re: Asus ROG and IKEA partner for gaming furniture venture

    Suprised they haven't come up with a ROG toilet yet. Built in Leds and speed adjustable flush controls not forgetting a built in camera and screen so you can watch your discharge wave goodbye.

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    Re: Asus ROG and IKEA partner for gaming furniture venture

    Honestly, meh... currently using a markus chair and in all honesty, even though this is the second one I've had, they're really bad chairs to use long term and they keep breaking around the lumber support (poor design).

    Currently looking at a 'better quality' of chair, I'd ideally like to get to sit in it before buying it but that is pretty much impossible out my way....

    The Sonos partnership kind of makes sense, it's essentially just a repackage of existing products into a 'Scandinavian' design but I'm just not sure Asus and Ikea are a good fit... mind you I don't exactly think Herman Miller is a a good fit with Logitech, but at least I know the chair is good lol

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    Re: Asus ROG and IKEA partner for gaming furniture venture

    premium gaming brand meets kwaliti furniture brand (which is what I assume Ikea will call whatever this product turns out to be...). Needless to see, I really don't get this partnership; nor why anyone would be excited by it..

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    Re: Asus ROG and IKEA partner for gaming furniture venture

    IKEA build quality at ROG prices...... Yeah, no, sorry - Not only can you keep it, but you can stuff it royally for daring to even suggest such a thing to me.

    I helped a friend build one of IKEA's top end corner desks that he bought early last year. When fully assembled, with all the drawer units and shelving attached, I could actually hold the edge and lift the flippin' thing clear off the floor with one hand. I swear it was made of cardboard!
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    Re: Asus ROG and IKEA partner for gaming furniture venture

    This is certainly a partnership I wouldn't have predicted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    IKEA build quality at ROG prices...
    I can't comment on the IKEA build quality since I don't own anything of theirs (although your example is certainly worrying), but the premium of being labelled 'gaming' (or in this case, with a gaming brand) is the situation that was my second thought (following the first one above about ther partnership).
    Last edited by Output; 14-09-2020 at 07:04 PM. Reason: Misplaced words.

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    Re: Asus ROG and IKEA partner for gaming furniture venture

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    IKEA build quality at ROG prices...... Yeah, no, sorry - Not only can you keep it, but you can stuff it royally for daring to even suggest such a thing to me.
    Given my experience of IKEA, I have to agree.

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    Re: Asus ROG and IKEA partner for gaming furniture venture

    an interesting choice of brand collaboration... IKEA who produce value centric furniture and ASUS ROG who literally want to strip mine the living soul out of gaming products through upsell

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    Re: Asus ROG and IKEA partner for gaming furniture venture

    "find fun ways to secure more victories, from bedroom to basement".
    I love the stereotyping going on here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    IKEA build quality at ROG prices.
    While I'll agree most of it is cheap and cheerful, they have the occasional gem (like the Arvika swivel chair and footstool I had). That's rare though, so I dread to think of the build quality of the Asus collab.

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    Re: Asus ROG and IKEA partner for gaming furniture venture

    What are you guys buying from IKEA? My house is just IKEA furniture (apart from beds due to non-UK sizing) - heck even the kitchen is! I have 2 young kids and IKEA stuff takes a damn beating. The only issue I've found is disassembly to move some of its too big to move by hand - It never quite goes back together quite as well as it did but saying that we had a big cube unit survive 4 dissembles and a house move before it got dangerous. I have a 10 year old sofa that's like new as it has washable and replicable covers. Yes some the cheaper stuff is very light weight - They have got honeycombing wood laminate down to a T to keep it strong but light while reducing wood wastage. I have a heavy game PC and 32" monitor + stuff on one of their desks and yes I can pick it up with one hand. I really don't understand the hate?
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    Re: Asus ROG and IKEA partner for gaming furniture venture

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    (apart from beds due to non-UK sizing)
    I'm not sure how recent the change was, but you can get both UK & EU sizes for beds and mattresses. I think UK sizes are now the default with anything EU ordered on demand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    I'm not sure how recent the change was, but you can get both UK & EU sizes for beds and mattresses. I think UK sizes are now the default with anything EU ordered on demand.
    That could prove extremely useful as we were planning to replace the little one's bed with a cabin bed from IKEA and where worried about the mattresses. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mers View Post
    Suprised they haven't come up with a ROG toilet yet. Built in Leds and speed adjustable flush controls not forgetting a built in camera and screen so you can watch your discharge wave goodbye.
    and so you can game 24/7 without leaving your seat? There might actually be a need for it. I know someone who had to help do events catering for a gaming tournament a few years back. Over the course of the day several contestants peed in their seat, and one got arrested for pleasuring himself in the bathroom urinals (not even in a cubicle!!!). They're fairly certain one person crapped their pants too, from the questionable seat pattern left behind.

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    Re: Asus ROG and IKEA partner for gaming furniture venture

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    IKEA build quality at ROG prices...... Yeah, no, sorry - Not only can you keep it, but you can stuff it royally for daring to even suggest such a thing to me.

    I helped a friend build one of IKEA's top end corner desks that he bought early last year. When fully assembled, with all the drawer units and shelving attached, I could actually hold the edge and lift the flippin' thing clear off the floor with one hand. I swear it was made of cardboard!
    you joke but it probably is. All that mdf and compressed board is a formaldehyde store off-gassing into your home. I buy my own wood and make my own desks etc now. For good furniture it's solid wood or do without. Don't get me wrong, we have ikea furniture, but are now at the point of slowly replacing it. There won't be any going back.

    In fairness Ikea do some solid wood furniture too, if you pay for it.

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    Re: Asus ROG and IKEA partner for gaming furniture venture

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    What are you guys buying from IKEA?
    Nothing. It's cheap crap.

    Well, that's a lie, their kitchen utensils are sometimes okay and their battery multipacks are cheaper than Sainsburys' ones next door.
    I'd not touch their furniture with a bargepole, though. I had a job installing kitchens not so long ago, and every IKEA install was hideous to manage.
    Looking on their webby, the desk I mentioned above was like the 'Micke' but with a drawer unit on one side... The whole thing, one-handed, lifted right up. I swear you could even feel it flexing when putting a SFF PC build onto it.

    Back in the... what, 90s... IKEA was semi-reasonable and somewhat better than MFI, but today it's almost pound-shop level tat.
    I'd hope their really expensive stuff is better, but at those prices I could probably get far better solid wood furniture.
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