Here has The edge, we sometimes like to write about gaming thrones, whether they’re shaped like scorpions, semicircles, or… well, I don’t know how to describe this one. But the thing with thrones is that the crown often weighs heavily – being MVP and playing the game every turn can be tiring. Fortunately, Gizmodo found just the thing to help you with that: a motorized gaming bed that moves you from sleeping to pwning position with the press of a button, while keeping your gaming setup close at hand.
The Bauhutte electric play bed and bed desk are designed to work in tandem: your platform goes on the adjustable desk, which is designed to have a bed placed underneath, and the bed frame uses motors to elevate your back and your knees while seated. (although, admittedly, not very ergonomic). After your gaming session, you can use a remote stowed on the side of your bed to lower yourself into a sleeping position, so you can curl up and rest your tired eyes. It can also raise or lower the head and foot sections separately, giving you a few configurable sleeping and sitting positions.
There is also a fleet of accessories. Bauhutte’s website suggests pairing your gaming bed with an “energy wagon” that stores gamer fuel, a combination clothes rack, table, and storage unit (for your gaming peripherals, of course), or even a “4G ninja onesie” that makes sure you’re as stealthy IRL as you are in-game. Bauhutte doesn’t just sell you a bed/gaming chair, it sells you a lifestyle. It’s worth noting that the company seems to have built so far: there was a non-motorized version of the gaming bed setup in 2020, and in 2021 we heard about its gaming mattress. is reunited in motorized bliss.
While I don’t imagine this product being terribly comfortable as a bed or chair, I don’t think it’s entirely fair to write it off completely. For someone who lives in an extremely small space like a single bedroom or a studio, this might actually be a decent way to fit both a bed and a desk into a confined space. It could also be useful for people with reduced mobility; a mechanical aid to get out of bed could be an extraordinary help.
Gizmodo reports that the bed frame costs about $480 (or 59,800 yen) on its own, and an Amazon seller has listed it for about $680 (84,709 yen) with a play mattress. The frame is about 78 inches tall. long and 37 inches wide, which should allow it to fit a twin size American mattress. Unfortunately, it seems that Bauhutte is primarily focused on selling the bed in its home country of Japan, and the solo frame is sold out on Amazon Japan.
Luckily, there are plenty of other motorized bed frames out there, though it’s hard to say if it would be the same without the associated desktop and gamer branding.