I hate wires. Ironic, coming from somebody who writes for WIRED. That does not imply I am anti cables—Ethernet guidelines, and Wi-Fi drools—I simply hate cluttered desks, so wires should be out of sight. I as soon as almost drilled a gap in my desk simply to run the wire from my outdated mechanical keyboard to my desktop PC beneath as a substitute of strewn excessive like a layabout.
Sadly, I by no means fairly practiced good cable administration. Certain, issues had been neat and tidy on the floor, however the underside of my desk might match proper at dwelling on the Nebuchadnezzar. That is the place the Magnus from Secretlab is available in. The corporate that makes excellent gaming chairs has constructed a metallic, magnetic vessel to assist conceal all these fussy cables. The cable administration options run on prime of the desk and under it.
It feels prefer it was custom-built for folks like me that discuss the discuss however are slightly too lazy to stroll the stroll. And if you happen to’re like me, simply know that there is now zero have to Scotch tape wires to the wall or desk anymore and name it a day (not that I ever did that, nope, by no means). I can now welcome you to a wire-free world.
The Magnus arrives in two packing containers, and after unpacking each single a part of it you may really feel overwhelmed. It is lots. Fortunately, Secretlab labels every bit of the desk, and the included meeting directions are very clear. The entire thing took me about 30 minutes to place collectively. You may have to enlist a pal although because it weighs a whopping 93 kilos.
The desk is 59 inches lengthy, which is greater than sufficient area to suit my PC, an ultrawide monitor, and a second vertical monitor, together with the standard desk equipment like audio system and the ever-essential Funko Pops and Amiibos. Secretlab charges its load capability at a beneficiant 221 kilos.
One of many key components of this desk is the ditch, as I name it. The rear a part of the Magnus is separated from the primary desktop. A slim panel that runs alongside the again of the desk folds upward to disclose a roomy cable administration tray. That is the place you possibly can conceal a lot of the wires that run out of your PC to your peripherals. Underneath the desk, you possibly can take away a magnetic cowl to entry these cables and route them to an outlet. Because of this, I did not have to fret a few mess of wires dangling under the desk close to my toes. All of the cables are utterly out of sight and out of thoughts.