An immersive, dome-shaped multi-purpose station for gaming, leisure, and work has recently been unveiled by Cooler Master (I suppose). The Orb X appears like it would be quite difficult to integrate into any genuine house because of its strangely orb-shaped, futuristic appearance and Cooler Master’s hexagonal emblem that is inscribed on the front. Therefore, it is likely not made with individual consumers in mind. That is likely the reason why there is no price; however, you can join the waitlist on Cooler Master’s website for its “high-end experience” technology, which includes its haptic-infused Synk X chair, by signing up on CMODX.

A gaming-entertainment-workstation with a reclining chair, a large desk, and support for either one 34-inch monitor or as many as three 27-inch monitors is called the Orb X. Along with ARGB LED lighting strips around the base and the corners, it also includes built-in 2.1 surround sound speakers. The illumination is compatible with Cooler Master’s MasterPlus+ software, has eight built-in lighting settings, and can be synchronized with music.

A month or so ago, Cooler Master put the Orb X on display in a little gaming cafe in Arcadia, California. I got the opportunity to check it out. It is just as absurd as it sounds, yet it is also rather immersive without being overly confining.

Being able to slip into the Orb X without hitting your head on a 34-inch display is made possible by the desk gliding to the side and the top section raising (controlled by remote). The top lowers into position as the desk slides back into position (it doesn’t lock, which is unpleasant for people who prefer to lean on their desk but reasonable from a safety standpoint).

The Orb X is, of course, enormous: it stands over 82 inches (209 cm) tall, has a footprint that measures about 71 inches (180 cm) in width by 74 inches (188 cm), and weighs about 757 pounds.

It is constructed similarly to a tank, or more particularly, similarly to a piece of equipment intended for public use rather than placement in a person’s house. Although Cooler Master brags about the Orb X’s “customized comfort” and “ergonomic recliner” with adjustable leg rests, head rests, and lumbar supports, in some of the fanciest airports I’ve been in, it feels more like a moderately-reclined lounger (it’s fine, but it’s no Google Nap pod).

There are no displays or systems included with the Orb X. It does, however, have the majority of its wiring already installed, making it simple for you to connect your own system. It even includes a compartment in the rear for keeping your PC, but it doesn’t appear to be large enough for most mid-size towers. A USB hub featuring three USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 connections, two USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 connectors, and a headset jack is located next to the right armrest. There is a speaker system control panel on the left side of the chair, and there is a ton of storage space on both sides for accessories, books, food, and other items.

Not the first absurd gaming throne we’ve seen is the Orb X. Acer debuted the Predator Thronos in 2018, which has a little more aggressive aesthetic and can handle up to three 27-inch monitors. While supporting the triple-monitor arrangement, MWE Lab’s Emperor XT is more productivity-focused (I suppose). My problem is that I already have three 27-inch monitors and a 34-inch extra-wide monitor, so the Orb X isn’t really enough displays for me.

There is currently a waitlist for the Orb X, but neither a price nor a shipping date have been announced. It will be offered in both white and black color schemes.