Are You Lazy? A Gamer? There's This.

Are You Lazy? A Gamer? There's This.

Laying on the floor and gaming is hard work! It's apparently so difficult that a Japanese company has made the above contraption for individuals who want to sprawl out and game, but don't want the hassle of holding something up. Holding sucks!

The cushion is called "Goron", which in Japanese refers to lying down. And that's exactly what you do: You lie down!

And below is me checking out Goron by lying in it. Actually, you kind of have to climb into Goron. It's almost as you are putting it on.

The cushion itself is comfortable — surprisingly so. What's neat about it isn't just that you can affix your tablet or smartphone to it. No, you fix your tablet to it, but the clamp you affix it to can move. So, this works pretty well if you are playing a motion controlled racing game.

You can also clamp in a monitor and then lie on your back and play home console games too. It seems to work pretty well!

Turning Goron on its side wasn't exactly comfortable for me, personally. You can also use it sitting upright on the sofa. But what's the point of Goron if you are sitting up? This is for being flat on your back!

And as goofy as this looks (and damn, it looks pretty darn goofy), I can see it have more serious (and beneficial) applications — say, for individuals unable to get out of bed. For them, this would be terrific. It's not bad for those healthy folks who can't bother to sit up straight, either!

Are You Lazy? A Gamer? There's This.
Are You Lazy? A Gamer? There's This.
Are You Lazy? A Gamer? There's This.

Priced at 19,800 yen ($195) Goron is available in Japan in three colours: green, orange and red.


    Think my arms would be more tired using this than not.

    Seems like an ideal OEM solution for gamer hotels in Japan.. would probably fit quite well into those "pod room" setups..

    Back pain?

    You would have to hold your arms up to touch the screen all the time. With a controller it would be OK. Some sort of arm sling arrangement would probably work.

    Or you could do something silly like sit down with the tablet in your lap. I think they already sell devices that let you do that - they're called "chairs".

    what about that crippling fear that at any second your device is going to fall and break something inside either said device or your own body.

    Oh... So that explains why Gorons in Zelda are called that! XD

    This would be great for reading ebooks. I still haven't quite been able to find a comfortable position without needing to change every hour or so.

    I wonder what material the actual cushions are made of memory foam?

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