Origami RDE-01 Review
Everybody’s gaming desk requirements are different, and this is reflected in the different form factors of desk units that we see available on the market at present. We see a trend that is leaning towards specialized console and PC desks, but not in the old, drab and boring styles of computer desks from the 90’s and 2000’s.
Instead, we see a more personalized approach to the idea of gaming spaces, and the office stationary vibe that has accompanied computer desks and tables for so long has definitely been shrugged off by these modern and forward thinking manufacturers. With all of this in mind, we take a look at our first sample for today: the Origami RDE-01 Computer Desk.
This amazingly compact gaming desk is not only a strong sturdy working surface that makes using your computer a breeze to setup and operate, but it is easy to fold up when you are done with it so that it can be put away. Named after the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, the Origami RDE-01 Computer desk is a compact and collapsible table that can be folded away whenever you don’t need it. This means that when you need space in your living environment it can be put away quickly and easily without much effort.
But don’t let this little unit’s apparently small size and sleek design fool you, it is really strong. It can take up to 250lbs desktop surface section, and 70lbs per bottom shelf, so you know that all of your gaming load requirements can be met easily with this a fantastic gaming desk product that is sure to provide you with all of the space and style that you need to get into the game and have the best compact desk surface in this price range.
It is made from high quality materials and light tubular metal supports, which gives the table amazing strength and load baring capacity, making this a solid platform for you to work and game from. The desk surface is smooth and flat, and the underside of the table has two platforms where a PC or gaming console can rest above the floor.
The reasoning behind this is that an electronic device that has internal cooling fans will be less likely to suck in excess dust and dirt, and is therefore seen as an effective way of prolonging the life of your electronic equipment and having a cooler running unit over time. Keeping your prized gaming PC or console off the floor also adds an extra layer of protection in the event of flooding in your house. The lower platform can also act as a foot rest so comfort during use is guaranteed, allowing you to enjoy your gaming sessions for longer.
This desk comes black, which gives it a modern understated appearance that is sure to blend in with whatever current décor you have in your living space. The Origami RDE-01 Computer desk is styled in a contemporary and modern way that is sure to compliment which ever gaming gadgets you decide to place on it, such as keyboards, mice, speakers, gamepads and much more.
When you decide that it is time to take to your gaming PC and setting up your gaming surface, taking this gaming desk out of storage is easy peasey. This is because the desk takes just 40 seconds to reassemble and disassemble, which is quicker than the average person takes to make themselves a cup of coffee. That’s pretty impressive if you consider the overall size footprint that this gaming desk creates for all of your entertainment needs.
The folding mechanism is comprised of two piece hinges that are equipped with two locks that will keep the different desk components locked into each other as well. The table top can be easily removed, which makes moving the unit very simple and light when you decide that is time to take it somewhere else in your house. This is great because moving the table into position doesn’t mean that it will stay there forever because it’s too heavy to move.
Instead, it can be moved at a whim whenever you decide to rearrange your living room or man cave. If you have ever had to redecorate, reorganize or rearrange your furniture, then you will no doubt know all too well the inconvenience that is caused by oversized and heavy desks and other furniture items. This is where the Origami RDE-01 Computer Desk really starts to shine, offering its light weight and easy to disassemble frame.
The work area of this gaming desk is generously spacious, spanning a combined total of around 7sq feet or so once measured out fully, which is not too shabby at all. A TV or gaming monitor will have no problem fitting on such a desk, which is great news for gamers! This is an ideal size for a foldable gaming desk, and it can also be used in a home office environment as well, due to its classic color scheme and neutral styling aesthetic.
No tools are required when setting up the table and it is also very easy to assemble with easy to follow instructions, so you won’t get stuck when trying to put this desk together. Putting the desk is also really easy due to the high quality parts and miscellaneous items such as screws and locks.
There are also metal diagonal supports built into the desk, so any fears that you may have had regarding the strength and rigidity of the unit are quickly dashed, as these struts offer lateral reinforcement as well as vertical strength.
The thoughtful and thorough design of this desk is reflected in not only its functionality, but in its looks as well. Gamers that are after a traditional, free-standing desk that is not an L-shaped unit will find that there is a lot to like about the gaming desk. The functionality and overall aesthetic is sure to please just about everyone, which is hard to say about something as subjective as a gaming surface like these desks in our round up.
If solid gaming is what you are after, then this is the product for you. With this light weight, sturdy construction and sleek look, you won’t find a better desk in this price point. These desks have sleek styling and neutral color scheme of this unit is quite plain, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially with a product like this.
If LAN parties were still a thing, then a portable unit like this would definitely have been on your shopping list. The weight bearing capacity of these desks is around 250 pounds, which is more than enough for most people’s TV, PC and game console requirements to rest on this product.