Why Shouldn't Your Console Get Its Own Tower?

LevelUp initiates tower defence against gaming clutter with a series of stylish all-in-one gaming storage solutions that make your console the base of its own video game tower.

I'm constantly battling with video game clutter myself, particular with my game controllers. While I've yet to find a storage solution more convenient that halfway sticking out of the couch, LevelUp's new gaming towers might be a strong contender.

Each fully licensed (except for the Xbox 360 version) tower contains a place for your console with plenty of life-giving ventilation, slots for your favourite games, (non-charging) controller docks up top and hooks to hold any plastic guitars you might have lying about the house.

"The concept behind LevelUp is simple: gaming gear shouldn't clutter the home," said Jason , Lemelson, President of Level Up. "Our line of affordable towers makes it easy for every day consumers to keep their accessories in a functional tower that looks cool in any entertainment or gaming environment."

At $US69.99 RRP, each tower - the PlayStation 3 Alloy, Zig-Zag for Xbox 360, and Aperture and Trideca for Wii - won't run you much more than a game. They're an elegant solution to a common gaming problem.

Of course, if you have all three systems like I do, you'll soon find yourself dealing with tower clutter, and I doubt they'll fit snugly between your couch cushions.

The LevelUp towers will be available at participating US retailers, including Toys 'R' Us, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's and JCPenney. Check out the LevelUp website for more info.


    Impressive. Quite attractive furniture too. I think I could convince my wife that it wouldn't be too out of place in our immaculately decorated home.

    That is one of the smartest bit of gaming furniture I have seen. Do want.

    I have far too many games for one. But they are quite pretty.

      Same. While they do look both visually awesome and incredibly practical, they just won't work for me.

    360 standing up? I don't think the people who built it didn't know about the poor ventilation of the console.

    Otherwise if it comes out here in Oz, I'll buy the PS3 one.

      Only if you have the one around <2008.

    Like. Will probably pick one up but really wished it charged up controllers as well. Would make it a more complete package.

      Sounds like a challenge for the lifehacker team to post a DIY for it.

      The PS3 one should be easy, just run a usb plug up there, the 360 and wii would require a separate charging bay for the battery packs while the controls stay in position. The wii might be do-able by having a specifically designed battery with contacts in the right spot... starting to get a little on the silly side though.

    If these were available as a full size tower for games, with the additional controller storage on top and guitar on side, I would probably buy one.

    As it is, my 360 is quite comfortable in the entertainment unit beneath my TV, so while it's a novel idea, it simply doesn't meet my needs.

    Which is strange too because it probably wouldn't have been hard to make them a bit modular with regards to that, maybe without the weight at the bottom they aren't so stable though.

    They look nice but it'd be a waste since I don't play Guitar Hero and where the heck would my other 50+ games per console sit?

    Like everyone else, I have too many games for this too be completely practical... BUT, like everyone we do have too many games and often rotate through multiple games at once.

    Another way of looking at it though, is using the tower storage to be the "Currently Playing" pile. I know when I get a game out from the shelf the case generally ends up near the TV/Console.

    Then it becomes a case of rotating the stock of games, finishing a game gets it sent back into regular storage! :p

    Where will i put my playstation move controllers?

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