Most of the gaming community are only focused with PCs and peripherals – desks? Well, they aren’t given much of an importance. It’s time to think differently about seeing them as just a “table.”
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The Arozzi Arena gaming desk isn’t just an ordinary desk with random colors. Serving up some sweet space and a comfortable top, there’s definitely more to this baby than what most people think.
Setting up Arozzi Arena gaming desk needs effort and a lot of muscle power. For starters, the legs of this beast weigh around 8KG. Yes, guys – it’s freaking heavy.
The weight doesn’t only give the entire desk one hell of a solid construction, but it gives my biceps a good workout.
The entire process is kinda smooth, considering we’re already given with all the supplies needed to work with. The package offers all of the Allen keys, bolts and screws, and the other knickknacks.
First step is easy as pie, attaching the feet to the legs only needs to be bolted down. It only takes a couple of minutes to get it done and ready.
However, the next one is where the real challenge starts. Building the framework is tough, you have two long frame bars and a middle frame.
You’re going to have to use the bolts in order for both of them to collaborate. Once the framework has been built and solidly done, the legs must be attached to the frames.
Sounds easy, right? But it’s certainly different from building a Lego House, that’s for sure – (What’s up, Ed Sheeran?)
In any case, the end result makes the tiring process worth it. Let’s take a closer look on what we’re being faced with.
At a glance, there’s one thing I’ve noticed right away (and I’m pretty sure everyone thinks the same) – its huge rock solid surface!
It boasts off an impressive 14 square feet (that’s around 1.31 sq. meters) and it’s totally awesome.
But that’s not the reason why everyone’s making it a big deal, its custom-made mouse pad that covers the entire space makes it one hell of a gaming desk. Now, its width of 160cm or 5’ 3” gives off enough space for 3 large monitors, which undoubtedly makes the gaming environment take a turn for the better.
When looking at the Arozzi Arena Gaming Desk, it delivers a completely new design and vibe. Our friends from Arozzi has some pretty awesome Swedish designers.
Frankly, I just love how all the parts of the Arena fall into place. Knowing that all of them are at the top of its league when it comes to quality helps a lot.
After an hour and fifteen minutes (I gave up in the middle and drank my afternoon dose of coffee) my hard work paid off, and I was given a beauty to look at.
The Arena offers a steel frame which has a number of gussets for reinforcement. Looking at the base of this desk screams durability, I’m fairly certain that it’ll last for years.
The finish of a desk is important – well, no one wants to have an ugly desk in their room, that’s for sure. I appreciate how our bros from Arozzi made the finish power coating.
It means it has been placed on electrostatically on the desk and then cured in an oven. Yeah, they did the fancy works. This desk is going to look sleek until we start getting wrinkles.
By the way, just to give you guys a head’s up, since it’s been power coated, cleaning the desk would take fresh water and a non-abrasive cloth – chill, this physical “labor” only needs to take place once or twice a year to keep its classy aesthetics.
At this point, I’m pretty sure you’re aware of how cool the Arrozi Arena gaming table is. But when I said that the designers were awesome, I’m not kidding around. It comes in with a custom-designed mouse pad!
Well, it isn’t any ordinary mouse pad. This is a well-designed, microfiber cloth surface. Did I mention that it’s water-resistant and machine-washable?
The edges have been neatly stitched, but what makes it cool is its thick 5mm pad which guarantees the user’s comfort.
To top it all off, the mousepad is heavy. Not THAT heavy, but at seven pounds (together with its non-slip underside) it basically means you won’t have to worry about slipping or any unwanted movements.
Seriously, the gaming real estate that it offers (82 cm) offers a lot of leeway for your mouse, keyboard, and other gadgets.
Don’t worry, those pesky cables aren’t so troublesome anymore thanks to the desk’s unique management scheme.
Another thing that’s worth mentioning is its height adjustability – I just love it! The desk’s feet are adjustable and you can simply tweak it around until you find it’s stable and high enough - great for ergonomics.
In addition, you can change the desk’s height as well by loosening the screws (It doesn’t take much of an effort, I promise.)
I’ve been using it for quite some time, and I can only pinpoint two minor issues. If you’re like me (who’s very particular about appearance and details) then its setbacks might trouble you.
I bought the blue-themed desk and it’s kind of disturbing how the gaming desk and Arozzi’s blue gaming chair doesn’t have the same kind of blue. Now, I know this is a minor issue, but it’s worth mentioning.
Moreover, the logo’s color is different. Alright, so we have the lumbar pillow with the logo in red, the chair from Arozzi has it in white, and finally, on the desk, it’s in color blue.
I’m not sure if this is a company thing or the designers are just trolling with us, but it’d be great if it remained consistent.
Despite my childish rant, the answer is yes - the Arozzi gaming desk is a worthy buy. Take away my color issues, and you have a desk with great aesthetics and a solid gaming surface – not to mention a hell lot of space to boot!
Since we’re only taking about the desk, the color issues with the chair and the logos doesn’t really count (unless you have plans of buying the entire set from Arozzi.)
So, what’s my final say for this review? Go get it! The full space is liberating, it undeniably outweighs the company’s color concerns.
Spacious is the name of the game with the Arozzi desk so if you have a lot of stuff you want to place on top of your gaming set up (figurines or whatever), it’s a good pick.