Do you need "Gaming" hardware? – Sharkoon SGD1 Review

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  • Published: 01 August 2019
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    We investigate what it means for a product to be ‘gaming’ while reviewing the Sharkoon Skiller SGD1 Gaming Desk.

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  • Red_RageZ Games
    Red_RageZ Games  13 hours back

    I think the elbow rests are for people who play on low sensitivity in high precision games. Say like a pro who uses his entire arm to aim to be pixel perfect while still maintaining the velocity of anyone else with a higher sensitivity.

    EDIT: I'm specifically talking about CS:GO

    • IcedElectric
      IcedElectric  24 hours back

      You can hear lunis dieing in the backround wile the other guy (i forgot his name sorry man) is in utterly dark depressed shock.

      • CleverFauxFox
        CleverFauxFox  1 days back

        Anthony: "Im gonna put in my two weeks"
        Dislike

        • TheBanjoShow
          TheBanjoShow  2 days back

          My desk is thick plywood with laminate. My dad and I made it and installed it all in one day and that motherfucker is heavy

          • Michael Oneal
            Michael Oneal  2 days back

            I legit play on a beer pong table

            • killercivic2001
              killercivic2001  3 days back

              I was really missing Linus until... @7:09 ;)

              • Jordan Pinard
                Jordan Pinard  3 days back

                @ 4:20 wrist-petitive wrist injuries, nice!

                • x_tijger gamer_x
                  x_tijger gamer_x  3 days back

                  Me being shocked cause the intro is 3 mins later😱

                  • dobos 90
                    dobos 90  3 days back

                    Gamer desk: You can't break it in half during game

                    • Untouchable Players
                      Untouchable Players  3 days back

                      I can pwn so many more noobs!

                      • M D.
                        M D.  3 days back

                        if you have a "Gaming" Desk, go seek the person your lost your virginity to and ask them to give it back, if you're still a virgin... get rid of your gaming desk.

                        • BE_CHEK
                          BE_CHEK  3 days back

                          WTF IS THIS FULL PUB VIDEO

                          • buck off
                            buck off  3 days back

                            Actualy i hate wrist rest and i use my elbow in the desk some times

                            • MrMeoow91
                              MrMeoow91  4 days back

                              My Ikea desk is better than this

                              • mcborge1
                                mcborge1  4 days back

                                My gaming desk is decades old now and still going strong. It's seen every system i've owned since first buying it for my Commodore Amiga 500+ back in the day. It's made of inch thick MDF in a black ash effect and it's big enough and strong enough to support some pretty hefty gaming rigs so i see no reason to replace it. I reckon i can get another 30 years of use out of it. :)

                                • Trash Can
                                  Trash Can  4 days back

                                  What about gaming bath water

                                  • Ebelel
                                    Ebelel  4 days back

                                    Rileeeey hahahahha <3 Let's pwn da n00bz!

                                    • Nikos NKM
                                      Nikos NKM  4 days back

                                      No RGB no buy
                                      No 5% FPS boost no buy

                                      • Shyam Vasudev
                                        Shyam Vasudev  4 days back

                                        wait, which is that monitor?

                                        • Jacqui Penar
                                          Jacqui Penar  4 days back

                                          About the elbow part, yes, it is very important for some of us.
                                          Resting your elbow on the table is the best gaming advice i have from a pro csgo player. It doesn't stress your wrist and relaxes your whole arm for hours of gameplay.

                                          • STOMCORE
                                            STOMCORE  4 days back

                                            Did I just watch a 3 min intro????

                                            • M0rtale
                                              M0rtale  4 days back

                                              An oversized piece of plastic shit.


                                              And possibly overpriced.

                                              • Audio Arcturia
                                                Audio Arcturia  4 days back

                                                Fun fact: Saying "audiophile quality sound" is to sound engineers as "gaming performance" is to gamers. Just saying....

                                                • EPIC_BF3_KING_Xx
                                                  EPIC_BF3_KING_Xx  4 days back

                                                  Are these guys even gamers? I almost got little bit angry when they goofed off with elbow space. ELBOW SPACE IS ESSENTIAL!

                                                  Let me guide you through on setting up your desk and gaming position, and maybe someday you too can get some EPIC headshots.

                                                  1. Get a table big and sturdy enough to rebuild an 350 CHEVY small block engine.
                                                  2. Remove any armrests on your chair. (if you're fat enough, you can skip this step. Those aren't your biggest problem, if you can only fit between them)
                                                  3. Sit close to your desk and lean forward. (we are not watching netflix here, it's not time for relaxing. Gaming is serious business.)
                                                  4. Slam your left elbow on the table. (if you can't reach, cut some material out of your table to make room for your gamer belly)
                                                  5. Now slap your left hand on the desk, so that your forearm lays flat on the desk.
                                                  6. Now place your keyboard under your hand. Your middle finger marks the spot for W-key.
                                                  7. Rotate your keyboard about 45 degrees clockwise, while still keeping the W-key on the exact spot where your middle finger landed.
                                                  8. Now take your mouse on right hand.
                                                  9. Repeat the steps you did on your other hand, now with mouse on your grip: Lean forward, slam elbow, slap hand. This is the default placement for your mouse.
                                                  10. And for the last step, place your monitor as close to your nose as possible. (your screen should get foggy from your breath at intense situations.)

                                                  And there you have it! When shit gets real and your really have to nail that headshot next time that noob peeks from that cover, just move your weight more and more from your ass to your elbows. It should be possible to remove your chair under you without you falling on the floor. This is also perfect position to scream at the monitor and rage, when you realize that after all you weren't as good as I am.

                                                  Now go out there and dominate the battlefield! At least you learned from the best.

                                                  EPIC OUT!

                                                  • AWESOME GAMES INTERACTIVE

                                                    i made one bye myself for 20 bucks and it looks amazing

                                                    • jon culp
                                                      jon culp  4 days back

                                                      I thought there was going to be an actual scientific analysis of gaming vs not gaming products... Not a really drawn out desk advertising.

                                                      • One Pine
                                                        One Pine  4 days back

                                                        I think they made a video Similar to that

                                                    • Chocosj
                                                      Chocosj  4 days back

                                                      fuckin Riley lol

                                                      • Alex25
                                                        Alex25  4 days back

                                                        fckin love riley man, he's the best !

                                                        • Sean Adler
                                                          Sean Adler  4 days back

                                                          Desks are one of the easiest things to build from scratch. If I didn't already have one, I'd make my own custom... then again, I think I will anyway.

                                                          • dingo3456
                                                            dingo3456  4 days back

                                                            Suprised nobody in the comments i read wad mentionioning that csgo players typically have their whole arm including elbow on their desk when they play

                                                            • True Leaf
                                                              True Leaf  4 days back

                                                              Start making actual content instead of ads. I know thats kind of your niche, but no one respects this shit.

                                                              • Jonathan Woolson
                                                                Jonathan Woolson  4 days back

                                                                Mandatory white lab jackets for ALL LTT videos, pls.

                                                                • Miles Napier
                                                                  Miles Napier  4 days back

                                                                  Feelsbadman I own a gaming desk. It's a decent product, but I wasn't under any illusions that it would enhance my abilities...

                                                                  • ChuZZZta
                                                                    ChuZZZta  4 days back

                                                                    4:30, well i sit that my elbows rest on the desk... but still i have normal desk from ikea

                                                                    • Adolfo Rodriguez
                                                                      Adolfo Rodriguez  4 days back

                                                                      2:34 "I'm gana put in my two weeks"xD

                                                                      • Fheed Pexx
                                                                        Fheed Pexx  4 days back

                                                                        Do people really move their mouses that much? I literally just barely shift my hand. To move across the screen, it moves maybe max 1 or 2cm.

                                                                        • Justin Pearson
                                                                          Justin Pearson  4 days back

                                                                          I really need a good desk for gaming. The Walmart essentials type computer desk ain't cutting it 😂😂 would get one from IKEA if there was one near me.

                                                                          • Lougamer game
                                                                            Lougamer game  4 days back

                                                                            the elbow thingy would be great for me because i hold my mouse far from the ledge

                                                                            • isocuda
                                                                              isocuda  5 days back

                                                                              OPedge from OPseats has foam on the "edge", etc. That makes more sense than this.

                                                                              • Robot Tod
                                                                                Robot Tod  5 days back

                                                                                hello ikea desk

                                                                                • nuggex
                                                                                  nuggex  5 days back

                                                                                  Thats not how charts work, placing everything on the trendline.

                                                                                  • Yasser Jazairi
                                                                                    Yasser Jazairi  5 days back

                                                                                    I'm using a small dining table as my computer desk, can't say I'm wrecking the enemy team but hey I got it for like 25$

                                                                                    • Shanekqua Goldstein
                                                                                      Shanekqua Goldstein  5 days back

                                                                                      Could also spill your drink on your keyboard....which I certainly have not done...which a cup holder would probably help.

                                                                                      • Xenon
                                                                                        Xenon  4 days back

                                                                                        I once spilled ramen all over my mechanical keyboard.

                                                                                    • Toy Yoda
                                                                                      Toy Yoda  5 days back

                                                                                      The desk still looks cool "gaming" or not

                                                                                      • I EAT MILK
                                                                                        I EAT MILK  5 days back

                                                                                        My table is dinner table

                                                                                        • gwizdolby
                                                                                          gwizdolby  5 days back

                                                                                          I'm only pissed cos I want to buy it but cant. Going to unsub cos you are a sawed off greedy little prick that will take money b4 making sure the product your pushing is even available to the people who take care of you. Time for you to die off for not giving a shit about the people who look out for you.

                                                                                          • Myron Liu
                                                                                            Myron Liu  5 days back

                                                                                            the cup holder is for the gamer girl bath water

                                                                                            • Sconch
                                                                                              Sconch  5 days back

                                                                                              that intro could be an episode in itself