Gaming desks are a luxury that many players forget about when designing their perfect game rooms. But make no mistake – gaming desks deliver a major upgrade, especially in terms of style. With their new lineup of gaming furniture, OPEdge hopes to score style and functionality points by meeting any (and all) requirements you might need from your desk.
Let’s dive into the details to see how the OPEdge Gaming Desk measures up.
Zoom In: Specs
- Desk Surface Dimensions: 30″ W x 48″ (4 foot model) or 72″ (6 foot model) L
- Desk Height: 21″ to 31″ Adjustable
- Materials: Steel Frame, Formica Top, Urethane Accents
- Color Options: 11
- Max Load: 250 Lbs
- Warranty: 2-Year
- OPEdge Gaming Desk Top
- OPEdge Gaming Desk Base
- Instruction Booklet
To my initial surprise, the OPEdge Gaming Desk actually comes in two pieces. You’ve got the top, which is made by OPEdge. And you’ve got the base, which comes from their partner company, Autonomous. A bit strange, but there’s no reason it can’t work.
Construction of the desk was rather straightforward, and despite a few nicks on the surface of the desk, there weren’t any surprises. The instruction booklet made the whole process very simple. However, I would advise that most people build their desk where they intend to keep it, as the fully constructed OPEdge is on the heavier side.
The heavy weight is entirely intentional, as it makes the OPEdge completely stable. Moreover, the durable Formica surface of the OPEdge is smooth and scratch-resistant, making it perfect for hardcore gaming sessions. If you’re looking for color coordination, the OPEdge features a slightly textured rim (or edge) around the desktop that is color-matched to the OPSeat chairs.
The desk itself is easily adjustable, with a height ranging from 21″ to 31″. It’s also very sturdy, which is ideal for lots of gear and/or intense play sessions. After all, when you’re an hour deep into your raid, the last thing you want to worry about is the constant shaking of your desk.
But as consumers, we have to ask: what makes the OPEdge different from other gaming desks?
Does it Deliver an Edge?
The most prominent aspect of the OPEdge that stands out to me is the indentation, or as they call it, the Cockpit Front Edge. This small inward curve at the front of the desk allows for players to get up close and personal with their gaming session. Also, it enable chairs to sit snugly within and take up less space than the average desk/chair combo. Unfortunately, there is a downside to this indentation. Because of the degree of the curve, the desk prohibits you from kicking back and relaxing while playing. Also, when working from farther away, the curvature and slight texture of the edge leaves your wrists in dire straits.
The surface itself, while easy to clean and exceptionally smooth for any mouse, does react very poorly to skin oils and heat. Upon construction of the OPEdge desk, I grabbed the surface to lift and move it, leaving an impression of my fingers for a solid hour or two. The black desk surface is a fingerprint magnet, but at the end of the day, it’s a small gripe.
Thankfully though, when comparing every other aspect of the desk to the few minor issues that I’ve found, it’s pretty hard to view it negatively.
Zoom Out: Verdict
Style - 8/10
Surface - 7/10
Functionality - 9/10
OPSeat branches out into the realm of Desks with the OPEdge, an ergonomic answer to the gaming desk question. Sturdy and refined, the OPEdge offers a lot while simultaneously introducing new aspects to gaming desks. The few cons are easily outweighed by the pros, and have me looking towards OPEdge for my home office.
- Ergonomic front edge
- Sturdy and made to last
- Nearly everything is adjustable
- Slight travel damage
- Expensive & ships from two separate companies