With the Orb X, Cooler Master is striking in the same notch as Acer did three years ago: The Orb X is conceptually very similar to Acer’s Thronos and is also an all-in-one solution for gaming or workstations.
The gaming chair, monitor mount, monitor, table and footrest on the Orb X are all enclosed in a covered workstation that has a motor. Thus, when the user enters the capsule, the chair, table and footrest first move to the side to make room for the user. They then align themselves in such a way that the person sitting in the chair is enclosed as if in a cockpit.
The equipment in this gaming or work cockpit is impressive. For example, there is a wireless charging station for smartphones, a connection panel with USB sockets and headset plugs, as well as a remote control that can be used to operate the entire device. It is possible, for example, to change and save the seat’s neckrest or the general sitting position, or to have the components blocking the exit moved to the side at the push of a button.
A monitor holder is mounted on the roof of the station, which can be equipped either with a single display with a screen diagonal of up to 49 inches or with up to three screens mounted side by side, each with a maximum size of 27 inches. The station’s equipment is rounded off by a sound system and customizable RGB lighting, which can be synchronized with output sound, among other things.
A computer must be purchased in addition to the station and inserted at the back of the case. How large the computer may be and with which models the station is compatible is not yet known.
Price and availability
Cooler Master is also keeping quiet about price and availability so far. The comparable device from Acer costs 18,000 Euros, but additionally offers a vibration effect.