Do gamers really love having plenty of colorful LEDs in their gaming setup? We don’t know. What we do know is, you can find those synchronizing multi-color LEDs into all sorts of gaming hardware, from desktops and monitors to mouse and keyboards. Heck, we’ve even seem companies put them in gaming chairs. This time around, the Secretlab Magnus puts the same colorful lighting into a gaming desk.
That’s right, it’s a gaming desk with integrated LEDs so that you can have even more stuff in your gaming setup shining in a colorful glow. Beyond that, it bundles a few other niceties that should make it more interesting choice for gaming compared with whatever flat-packed table from IKEA you’re currently using.
The Secretlab Magnus Metal Desk is a tough and sturdy desk with an all-metal chassis that, the outfit claims, has been rigorously tested for durability, ensuring you can use it to wage not just virtual warfare but actual battles on your workstation. We don’t know who you’re fighting and what it’s all about, but there’s a good chance your desk’s chassis will survive in the aftermath. Just the chassis, though, as the MDF tabletop may not be as fortunate. It can support weights of up to 220 pounds, so you can slam your entire bodyweight onto the surface after a frustrating defeat without compromising any part of the structure. Basically, it’s tough.
It stands 29 inches high, which, the outfit claims, has been calibrated as idea for keeping your feet flat on the ground while positioning your elbows at a 90 degree angle, so you can frag through throngs of enemies in perfect comfort. The top, on the other hand, measures 59 x 27.5 inches (width x depth), so there’s plenty of room to keep all your gaming gear, with the table surface covered in a faux leather desk mat that can be magnetically snapped on and off at any time. That mat should eliminate the need for a separate mousepad (your mouse should glide on it smoothly), while a choice of multiple designs you can purchase separately allow you to customize it to your liking.
The Secretlab Magnus Metal Desk has an integrated cable management tray in the back that’s hidden under a hinged cover, which makes it an ideal place for hiding power strips and long loops of wires. Granted, you’ll still want to employ anchors, straps, and whatever cable management accessories you use to streamline the whole thing, but having a long tray in the back that spans the width of the desk should make it far easier.
It has a diffused RGB LED strip installed in the groove between the main desk and the rear cover, which can be controlled to glow in four custom presets and seven different colors using the included remote. The strip is densely packed with 96 individual LEDs per meter, so it gives you a gorgeous bundle of colorful lighting. We don’t know if it’s possible to synchronize it with your current lighting setup, but it would be nice if you could.
The Secretlab Magnus is available now, priced starting at $499. It ships flat-packed and comes with all included hardware for assembly.