Most gaming equipment and furniture is designed with solo players in mind. This is because the vast majority of gamers will be playing on their own and connecting with friends and loved ones online and the demand for multi-user setups is less prominent.
That being said, there are many couples out there who like to bond through the medium of gaming, playing side by side or back to back in their favorite video games.
Whether playing together or separately, it can be difficult to find the right products to create the ultimate couples gaming setup. Here we will present some ideas for you and your partner to game together comfortably, in the ideal couples gaming set up.
Every good gaming setup needs a great gaming desk but this can present a challenge to couples since most gaming desks are designed for only one person.
This is where you will need to look for a desk wider enough to accommodate two people, chairs and two sets of equipment.
One viable option is the FITUEYES computer desk which is very wide, with an oak wood finish on the desk top surface.
The best part about this desk is that there are centrally located shelves under the desk to separate the space for each person and allow two individual chairs to be accommodated with no clashes.
Another option for a gaming desk setup would be to utilize an L shaped desk. Some L shaped desks will be large enough to accommodate two people on each desk surface.
You could also purchase two L shaped desks and combine them to create a U shaped desk where you can game with your partner back to back.
There are a number of options out there but if you are only going to use one L shaped desk, ensure that there is ample space for two gaming chairs and that they won’t clash when trying to simultaneously game using the desk.
If you are going to be PC gaming with your partner, you will need a great gaming keyboard. Since you could be restricted in terms of space, it may be good to look toward a smaller, more compact gaming keyboard. The Ducky One 3 is probably the best compact gaming keyboard available with a very small footprint, high speed Cherry MX key switches, customizable RGB lighting and 25-level adjustable feet. There are also a wide range of color options to suit different tastes so it is perfect for couples.
Since you will likely require a minimum of two gaming monitors, this can use up quite a bit of space. A great idea for couples would be to use adjustable monitor arms to provide maximum flexibility in all directions, allowing you to move your monitor to show your partner something or clear up some additional space where required.
Whole Desk Mouse Pad
If you are PC gaming, you will likely be using two sets of mice and keyboards, which will require a decent mouse mat. Why not combine this requirement by using a single product like an entire surface mouse pad? The SteelSeries QCK Prism Cloth is a gaming surface that is available in a wide range of sizes all the way up to 5XL. This large gaming surface features a two zone RGB lighting strip around the edge of the mat and micro-woven cloth for maximum control.
Controller Charging Stand
You may be gaming on console or simply using a controller for PC gaming. This means that your game controllers will likely be wireless and will often run out of charge. Since there will be two of you, you could end up competing for the charging cable when your controller is running low. A great solution to this would be a controller charging stand to passively charge your gamepads while you are not using them so that this never arises as an issue.
Some couples may wish to clearly distinguish between their side of the gaming setup. A desk divider could be used to keep each person’s gaming equipment within their section and potentially block out the distractions of the content on the other person’s monitor. These desk dividers are available in a range of opacities, colors, heights and materials to suit the aesthetic of your couple’s gaming setup.
Wireless Gaming Mice
With two sets of gaming equipment, the amount of cables could get overwhelming and messy. One of the ways to offset this would to be make use of wireless gaming mice. The Razer Viper V2 Pro is a fantastic option for a couples gaming setup for a variety of reasons. One of these reasons is the ambidextrous design, meaning it can be used easily with both hands. In addition to this, the Razer Viper V2 Pro is available in both black and white colors so it can suit a wide range of user preferences. With a rapid optical sensor, 80 hours of battery life and an ultra lightweight design, this is a perfect wireless gaming mouse for a couples gaming setup.
Cable Management Box
Since you will have two sets of equipment, this could potentially mean two times the cables. This can get very overwhelming and look extremely messy, so you could invest in a cable management box to keep your couples gaming setup clutter free and visually pleasing. There are many cable management options that can be attached to the underside of your desk or situated on the floor under the desk. There are also cable loops, hooks and grommets that you can utilize for a very neat and tidy layout.
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