Ever since they announced they would be making customized 3D printed chairs for gamers, IKEA has been slowly entering the gaming peripheral market.
Now, in collaboration with UNYQ, a worldwide prosthetic company, and Swedish e-sports company, Area Academy, they are finally working on products which aren’t just meant for setting your bottom on.
Announced by both IKEA and UNYQ, UPPKOPPLA is a 3D printed line of gaming accessories which are custom-made for the players using them. Using a body scan technique developed by UNYQ, the accessories are better-fitted for their users and cause less strain when playing games for hours on end.
While this works just fine for normal folks, UNYQ is paying special attention to players with mobility problems and those who experience physical strain from sitting down on a chair all day.
Three products are currently being developed for the UPPKOPPLA line: a couple of textured WASD keyboard keys for comfort and ease of use, a wrist brace for your mouse-using hand, and a mouse bungee which keeps wired mouse cords away when you’re shooting some kid in Fortnite (though there doesn’t seem to be a need for body scan technology for the last item).
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