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Originally Posted by KyadCK View Post

I'll take one if I'm honest. I already prefer Corsair's keyboards anyway, and this will let me play comfortably on the 100" projector with the big speakers. Headphones be damned, when I'm playing non-comp games, I want the explosions to rock me. tongue.gif

For the record, desk and PC are behind the projector screen, and can not move.
You go right on ahead and try that. I'm certain I know how it'll go, but let me know how it works out for you.
If I wanted be be certain I'd never hit anything I'm looking at again in my life time I think I'd rather use either an xBox controller or shoot myself in the head with a crossbow. Both are more appealing options. tongue.gif

Was sarcasm my good man, at the joke that is the price tag for some rigid plastic with a USB hub. To each their own

And memory foam. And a mousepad. And just the right size for a keyboard (assuming you go Corsair) and whatever mouse you want, and keeping the cables clean, and...

I get that you're joking, but you could also claim such a simplified view about anything. Despite the joke, would you really want to use that Walmart table for gaming?
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It's a bit pricey IMO. But I'd rather play on my Plasma TV than any current monitor any day
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Yep

Higher input lag
Distraction (I prefer my monitor on my table 50cms away)

They all kill the buzz for me.

Sucks because I wish I could take advante of my Harman Kardon setup connected to my TV. Oh well!!!

Monitors for me all the way even for my upcoming PS4.

Honestly, sucky contrast ratios/black levels, inferior motion handling, worse viewing angles (compared to plasma, cant speak for LCD based TV's) kill it for me much more than any sort of input lag. Plus my 90's tower speakers absolutely destroy my Klipsch Promedia's biggrin.gif

Cerwin Vega S2-EEs (and some other stuff...) from the late 70s vs Sennheiser HD598s in my case. Not even fair a fair fight.

If latency isn't a big concern, HT stuff will win out every day of the week.
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post #22 of 52
I own one of these and it's fantastic. You can't compare it to a food tray or a desk or table or anything else that requires you to lean forward or hunch over or have a mess of cables.

Is it worth the money to most people? Probably not, but it has one purpose and it does it very well, and a lot of people here aren't understanding that purpose. Like the end of the review states, it's not something you'd ever think you want, and even seeing it or reading about it doesn't sell it very well, but once you try it it's hard to deny its usefulness.
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post #23 of 52
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This wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for an exclusive keyboard. However, 120 dollars + a keyboard I don't already own means 200+ easy and that seems............high.

While I agree it is expensive, and Corsair tends to be expensive, they kind of get to price this up because there is not a whole lot of competition on the market right now, so I guess they can do that
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While I agree it is expensive, and Corsair tends to be expensive, they kind of get to price this up because there is not a whole lot of competition on the market right now, so I guess they can do that

Yeah, but those prices are bonkers when you consider you can get an admittedly inferior, but comparable experience with... a plywood plank and a pillow and maybe some rubber bands. And a plank would at least allow you to pick your own keyboard (and potentially save $80) and mousepad size. You can't, for example, do low sens with this product.
post #25 of 52
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I own one of these and it's fantastic. You can't compare it to a food tray or a desk or table or anything else that requires you to lean forward or hunch over or have a mess of cables.

Is it worth the money to most people? Probably not, but it has one purpose and it does it very well, and a lot of people here aren't understanding that purpose. Like the end of the review states, it's not something you'd ever think you want, and even seeing it or reading about it doesn't sell it very well, but once you try it it's hard to deny its usefulness.

I missed that it was released even having signed up for notification email. When did you get yours?

edit: Just checked it was in my spam folder.
Edited by CasualCat - 6/7/16 at 10:43am
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While I agree it is expensive, and Corsair tends to be expensive, they kind of get to price this up because there is not a whole lot of competition on the market right now, so I guess they can do that

Yeah, but those prices are bonkers when you consider you can get an admittedly inferior, but comparable experience with... a plywood plank and a pillow and maybe some rubber bands. And a plank would at least allow you to pick your own keyboard (and potentially save $80) and mousepad size. You can't, for example, do low sens with this product.

I'll just tell you the same thing I told Cryosis00.

You go right on ahead and do that, and then tell us how well it works out for you. I'm willing to bet not well.

Also the Lapdog does have a competitor, it isn't the only of it's kind;
http://www.corsair.com/en-us/landing/lapdog
http://www.roccat.org/en-US/Products/Gaming-Keyboards/Sova/
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-controllers/razer-turret
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They should give the option for add-ons. It's missing a Hot Pocket and pizza tray or at least a beer holder. Come on, Corsair, get your act together. lachen.gif
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I missed that it was released even having signed up for notification email. When did you get yours?

edit: Just checked it was in my spam folder.

I bought mine from Newegg on 5/25.
    
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post #29 of 52
Whether you need it or not, that price is still bonkers. kookoo.gif

I would personally import a Couchmaster for $30 more and tack on a $10 USB hub. You'll have arm support and nothing resting on your lap.
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Won't work in my room setup. I will occasionally roll my main PC into the living room, but the only space for it is to the right of the entertainment center, and the entertainment center is a good ~10ft from the couch. So then I have USB from the PC across the room to the couch and HDMI to the receiver which is on the left side of the entertainment center. Honestly it is part of the reason I put a dedicated HTPC in the entertainment center. Only thing left is to get a better single card (hopefully later this year) that can drive 4k for most titles. Well that and eventually replacing the projector with a 4k one. tongue.gif

Oh, you need more options?

Your living room has a wall?




Solved. Unless your living room looks like this.




Then I can't help you, sorry. And may god have mercy on your soul for buying that star shaped ottoman, not even being married can excuse that.
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