Roccat Sova Lapboard – A keyboard, mouse, mousepad combo to play PC games on the couch
Ever wanted to spend your weekends playing a MOBA like Dota 2? But don’t want to sit on a chair because you have a desk job for the rest of the week? Your favorite PC game is compatible with a gamepad, but you’d really prefer the accuracy and precision of a mouse and keyboard combo? Wouldn’t you like to relax on the couch and still enjoy a PC game? Fear not, the Roccat Sova Lapboard comes to the rescue.
If you’re a PC gamer, you no longer need to have a PC desk and chair in your living room, in front of your TV. The Roccat Sova Lapboard is the answer for people just wanting to lounge on a couch and still be able to play their favorite PC games. Of course, it is not the only lapboard out there, but as Roccat Founder and CEO René Korte puts it, “Roccat Sova is the most comfortable long-term user product of its type on the market.” The Sova comes with a cushioned padding underneath. It also has an ergonomic palm rest, along with specially configured size to weight ratio that is ideal for gaming on the couch or bed. Consoles are losing to PCs in every department! 😀
Roccat had the following to say about the Sova, “For decades the living room has been the near exclusive domain of console gaming. Millions have enjoyed playing on the couch, experiencing the casual ease of plug-and-play fun that comes with it. While smaller PCs and various streaming technologies have cracked the door slightly over the years, Sova kicks that door wide open”.
The Sova is available in both mechanical and membrane form, your choice. The membrane version costs $150, and the mechanical version $200. If you pre-order now, you get a Roccat Kova gaming mouse free. The Sova is also completely customizable.
The wrist-rest, mousepad and other cushions are all replaceable. The keyboard has blue LED as the backlights and some neat tricks for efficient cable management. It also has built-in memory to store profiles, and easy shortcut keys for macros.
Furthermore Korte added “You don’t want to worry about mousing off a small pad, clicking too hard and shifting the weight of the board in the middle of play, having to adjust to an awkward ergonomic design and most importantly, feeling pain or tiredness in your wrists and back. When people tested the Roccat Sova Lapboard, the overwhelming response was how easy it was to forget you were using it at all. It was so simple and effortless to interact with. Testers could simply concentrate on their game. We’re very proud of that.”
Working in transcription, translation, web design and digital marketing, this thing is a godsend. All of those things require long hours on a computer, where your body, eyes, and mind are thoroughly tested. We would LOVE to have an option where we can do our gaming over the weekends, but in the comfort of a couch or a bed with pillows. Stay tuned for our review of the Sova, we hope it will be everything it is promised to be.