In the market you can find a variety of knee sets of keyboard and mouse (Lapboard). As you can guess from the name, the keyboard is installed on a user’s lap. Therefore, the hips have to withstand the weight of the keyboard. Also, while the severity of the decision point should be well balanced. Would not it be easier to add a keyboard side legs? This is what has made the company a nerdytec Couchmaster model. In our test lab did set nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon, you will learn all the details in our review.
Gaming keyboard and mouse for a long time ruled only on the users desktop. Proper sitting posture and productive atmosphere is good for major tournaments eSports. But casual gamers, as well as supporters of the consoles, used to more relaxed seat on the couch with a gamepad in their hands in front of a large TV. Manufacturers have long recognized the user preferences, the last few months on the market there are different sets of knee (Lapboard). More recently, we have tested the solution Corsair Lapdog. You can also buy kits on the market ROCCAT Sova and Razer Turret.
Set nerdytec Couchmaster issued more than one year. Smart solution with two stand came to the market back in 2011. In subsequent years nerdytec continued to refine and improve Couchmaster. The latest version of nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon was presented at the exhibition Gamescom 2016. But the basic concept has not changed. You will receive a wide plastic base, which rests on two comfortable base. nerdytec indicates that nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon suitable for users with different body size, as well as right-handers and left-handers. Kit is designed to meet all the requirements of gamers, including those who prefer a wired keyboard and mouse. The basis of the integrated 4-Port Hub USB 3.0, so that connectivity and cabling will be no problems.
Buy nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon is possible on site and costs 159 euros producer. Staffing kit is available in black leather finish. But you can choose a black or gray finish microfiber for a fee of 9.90 euros, the same goes for red or white skin. For this price you get Couchmaster Cycon in the simplest configuration. But nerdytec offers several upgrades to enhance your possibilities of gaming space. For example, the fastening for smartphones and tablets, there is even an ashtray for smokers.
nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon comes in a long box. nerdytec except jambs and trim added a few accessories in plastic bags. Provided and quite complete user’s manual. You will receive a short and long (5 m) USB cable, meter self-adhesive “Velcro”, a cover for the mouse and a small Phillips screwdriver. In our test, we found more and cloth mouse pad nerdytec.
Basis nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon is based on two large stand with dimensions of 60 x 23 x 18 cm, in our test sample, they were covered with skin and looking stylish and expensive. Due to tight zipper can be removed, eg for cleaning. Stands for skin covered with soft foam, so it feels very pleasant. Not without a small pocket.
The basis for the installation of the keyboard and mouse is made of plastic. Such material is allowed to reduce the weight, despite the decent size of 84 x 35 x 4 cm. The plastic pad well with black leather stand, because the surface has a finish under the skin. Pay attention to cable routing holes. Two of them are accessible from the top, two are located on the sidewall.
The overlay nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon integrated USB-Hub 4-port, but the top is only one port USB 3.0. It is ideal for connecting external devices for a short time, for example, USB-flash drives.
All other ports are hidden under the lining and capped. Use the screwdriver to unscrew the complete ten small screws, and then you can start cabling.
In the left pane (standard orientation) nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon available two ports USB 3.0. This is just convenient to connect the keyboard. The cable can be wrapped several times around the plastic sleeves. That is, you can put out as much cable as necessary. Although quite thick and inflexible cable test keyboard ASUS paving was not so easy. Immediately arose and limitation: if you use the audio ports on the keyboard, the corresponding 3.5mm plugs connect nowhere. In nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon no audio ports.
The law office is available even a single port USB 3.0. Nearby is a USB port for connecting a short USB cable, which is output through the right panel nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon. If the current in the four USB 3.0 ports exceeds 900 mA, nerdytec recommends connecting the 5-in power supply with a current of 1-2 A.
After connecting the input and USB-cable, you can close the two compartments. Then nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon connected to the computer 5-meter extension cord, you can get to work. But the user can make changes. For example, the mouse cover can be attached with Velcro to any place, and you can buy more accessories listed above. Meter Velcro on the basis of self-adhesive will consolidate the same keyboard. However, due to the structure of the surface of the keyboard and the mouse mat is well kept and without Velcro – at least if you do not tilt the substrate.
Typical of knee keyboard or bases are not always convenient. If you are tired to hold the keyboard in balance, then pay attention to nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon. Here, the foundation held two leather stand to take the weight off the knees. Furthermore, they provide strong support. Stands covered with soft foam and covered with leather, pleasant to the touch and look beautiful. The very basis of fairly large, but it provides enough space for a full-size keyboard and a large mouse pad. Unlike many of knee supports, the user is not limited to certain models of keyboard or mouse. However nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon you can use any USB-keyboard or mouse. At the same time with a hodgepodge of cables do not have to put up, nerdytec integrated in base two compartments for laying cables. You also get USB 3.0 hub on four ports. Since all devices are connected to the internal port-based, while lifting nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon not have to worry about that any cable hooked from the basics to the computer takes just one cable. In addition, you get a convenient port on top, to which you can connect a USB-stick.
Of course, a large base with the stand is very convenient, but also takes a lot of space for it. The same Corsair Lapdog stand can easily be somewhere to deposit after the game, but nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon need more space. In addition, the decision nerdytec 30 euros more expensive lapdog, but you are not limited to certain mechanical keyboards Corsair.
If you like to play from the couch, nerdytec Couchmaster Cycon allow convenient to place the keyboard and mouse. There are a variety of additional options, as well as different options of materials and colors. We have before us one of the most convenient and flexible solutions on the market.