Tuesday, June 14th 2016

Roccat Announces the Sova Couch PC Gaming Device

ROCCAT Studios, makers of high-quality gaming peripherals and software is extremely proud to announce the retail debut of its first entry into the ROCCAT Sova Gaming Board family. For decades the living room has been the near exclusive domain of console gaming. Millions have enjoyed playing on the couch, experiencing the casual ease of plug-and-play fun that comes with it. While smaller PCs and various streaming technologies have cracked the door slightly over the years, Sova kicks that door wide open.

Finally, truly bridging the gap between desk-and-chair PC gaming and living room play, Sova provides the final, vital key ingredient every gamer lacks who wants to bring their playing experience to the comfort of their couch or favorite chair via PC or Steam machine. The Sova will come in both membrane and mechanical keyboard varieties, with all of the exceptional features gaming in the living room demands. Two USB ports, a convenient mouse cable channel for your favorite gaming mouse, an exchangeable built-in mousepad, a variety of user-integrated options, and deep attention paid to providing the most comfortable gaming experience available.
René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT Studios says, "It's relatively easy to design a gaming lapboard. Follow our industry and you will see peripherals attempting to bridge that gap between table PC gaming and living room play. For us, it wasn't enough to create a gaming board with dynamic playing features and great software under the hood; the Sova had to be the most comfortable long-term use product of its type on the market. We feel we have accomplished the mission of not only making owning your couch as easy as possible, but have designed an ergonomically superior, comfort-rich feature gaming peripheral that feels effortless to use over the longest play sessions."

From the cushioned padding beneath, to its tried and tested ergonomic palm rest, and its ideal weight distribution and size, the ROCCAT Sova Gaming Board is designed to help you forget you're using it. Continues René, "You don't want to bring your gaming experience to the living room, and be reminded you're balancing a peripheral on your lap. You don't want to worry about mousing off a small pad, clicking too hard and shifting the weight of the board in the middle of play, having to adjust to an awkward ergonomic design and most importantly, feeling pain or tiredness in your wrists and back. When people tested the Sova, the overwhelming response was how easy it was to forget you were using it at all. It was so simple and effortless to interact with. Testers could simply concentrate on their game. We're very proud of that."

In addition to the extreme comfort the ROCCAT Sova Gaming Board affords players, it is also packed with fan favorite ROCCAT software features. In a sea of products laying claim to bringing the gaming experience out of the desk-and-table era and into the living room, we had to be certain Sova was in a class of its own. Ever Future Ready, ROCCAT has done just that.

Pricing (MSRP)
  • Sova Membrane + all new ROCCAT Kova - 149,99 Euro/USD
  • Sova Mechanical + all new ROCCAT Kova - 199,99 Euro/USD
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27 Comments on Roccat Announces the Sova Couch PC Gaming Device

#1
natr0n
It's nice that it's all in 1.
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#2
TheLostSwede
That'll sell about zero units in Scandinavia, as Sova(/sove) means sleep...
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#3
AsRock
TPU addict
Just hope they don't change there software as they will leave you behind.
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#4
erixx
They really had to use a guy wearing a cap inside a house? AAAH-LOL
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#5
TheLostSwede
erixx, post: 3473295, member: 82798"
They really had to use a guy wearing a cap inside a house? AAAH-LOL
And shoes... you walk into my house with shoes on and I'll throw you out...
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#6
Joss
TheLostSwede, post: 3473299, member: 3382"
And shoes... you walk into my house with shoes on and I'll throw you out...
You mean you don't, politely, ask people to take their shoes off? Because in that case I'd just give you the finger.
But if you waited for me to get in and then tried to "throw me out" ... well
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#7
dj-electric
"oh shit corsair made a thing! quick!"
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#8
Disparia
Cool. I'd like this as an upgrade to my Logitech K400r. A touchpad is fine for most media selection/control, internet, etc, but having a mouse will greatly improve the experience.
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#9
ShurikN
TheLostSwede, post: 3473227, member: 3382"
That'll sell about zero units in Scandinavia, as Sova(/sove) means sleep...
In Serbia, it literally means "owl" :D
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#10
ensabrenoir
Dj-ElectriC, post: 3473360, member: 87186"
"oh shit corsair made a thing! quick!"
+2 point to roccat for at least including the keyboard
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#11
TheLostSwede
Joss, post: 3473316, member: 152251"
You mean you don't, politely, ask people to take their shoes off? Because in that case I'd just give you the finger.
But if you waited for me to get in and then tried to "throw me out" ... well
I'm from a civilized country and live in another, where shoes indoors is a big no, no... Like in most of the world in fact...
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#12
TheLostSwede
ensabrenoir, post: 3473392, member: 83675"
+2 point to roccat for at least including the keyboard
You mean to say that you don't have a Corsair keyboard o_O :D
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#13
Caring1
erixx, post: 3473295, member: 82798"
They really had to use a guy wearing a cap inside a house? AAAH-LOL
Product placement, look at the logo.
There's even a spare Roccat hat on the entertainment unit.
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#14
ensabrenoir
TheLostSwede, post: 3473513, member: 3382"
You mean to say that you don't have a Corsair keyboard o_O :D
...i got 3:roll: (2 k95 's one k70)im saying when you buy the roccat the keyboard is included in the price. Corsair charges about the same but the keyboard is sold seperately.
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Prima.Vera
TheLostSwede, post: 3473299, member: 3382"
And shoes... you walk into my house with shoes on and I'll throw you out...
I think that's a North American thing. The rest of the world knows better than to bring the outside s..t to your place where you eat and sleep. ;)

Joss, post: 3473316, member: 152251"
You mean you don't, politely, ask people to take their shoes off? Because in that case I'd just give you the finger.
But if you waited for me to get in and then tried to "throw me out" ... well
Quite the opposite. Is generally rude and callous to enter with your shoes on without asking permission. It's a thing which is basically done by default when you enter someones house... :)
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#16
lZKoce
Dj-ElectriC, post: 3473360, member: 87186"
"oh shit corsair made a thing! quick!"
My first thought as well . :)

Prima.Vera, post: 3473534, member: 98685"
Quite the opposite. Is generally rude and callous to enter with your shoes on without asking permission. It's a thing which is basically done by default when you enter someones house... :)
Not sure if it is not a cultural thing. How is it in Asian countries ? South Korea ? Japan ? May be somewhere it is perfectly fine to go with your shoes in.
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#17
MCJeeba
Dj-ElectriC, post: 3473360, member: 87186"
"oh shit corsair made a thing! quick!"
I'm pretty sure Roccat showed this as a prototype as early as Computex 2014, far ahead of Corsair showing their Lapdog.
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#18
TheLostSwede
ensabrenoir, post: 3473528, member: 83675"
...i got 3:roll: (2 k95 's one k70)im saying when you buy the roccat the keyboard is included in the price. Corsair charges about the same but the keyboard is sold seperately.
But why do you need another keyboard then? Think about the starving children... Umm, environment... Something...
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#19
TheLostSwede
lZKoce, post: 3473548, member: 102554"
My first thought as well . :)



Not sure if it is not a cultural thing. How is it in Asian countries ? South Korea ? Japan ? May be somewhere it is perfectly fine to go with your shoes in.
In Japan they have indoors slippers you put on before entering someone's home. no shoes indoors in Korea either.
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#20
Tsukiyomi91
Would pick Corsair's Lapdog over Roccat's Sova for 2 reasons: the Lapdog has a foam cushion at the bottom & an expandable keyboard dock, both are a plus for me. For Sova's case, it lacks the foam cushion as pressing an aluminium plate that serves as a keyboard & mouse dock for couch gaming is gonna be rather annoying after some time...
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#21
Joss
TheLostSwede, post: 3473511, member: 3382"
Like in most of the world in fact...
Not really
Prima.Vera, post: 3473534, member: 98685"
Is generally rude and callous to enter with your shoes on without asking permission. It's a thing which is basically done by default when you enter someones house... :)
Maybe in your part of the world
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#22
Enzarch
Tsukiyomi91, post: 3473597, member: 129086"
Would pick Corsair's Lapdog over Roccat's Sova for 2 reasons: the Lapdog has a foam cushion at the bottom & an expandable keyboard dock, both are a plus for me. For Sova's case, it lacks the foam cushion as pressing an aluminium plate that serves as a keyboard & mouse dock for couch gaming is gonna be rather annoying after some time...
The Sova most definitely has foam cushions on the bottom (Bit-Tech.net has a review up) This with the full wrist rest will certainly make this more comfortable than the Lapdog. I'm not sure what you are getting at with the expandable keyboard dock and what benefits that would have, as it only really properly fits Corsair keyboards.
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#23
Chloe Price
TheLostSwede, post: 3473227, member: 3382"
That'll sell about zero units in Scandinavia, as Sova(/sove) means sleep...
In Finnish it's almost like "sohva" which means couch, so.. :)

This would be perfect for playing FPS games etc from my TV without using a controller.
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#24
medi01
Looks nice, but... isn't it too pricey for what it is?
I mean I can buy logitech wireless mouse + keyboard for like 25€.
What does this thing add, some surface for mouse?
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#25
trog100
i turned my living room into a computer friendly room years ago..

i have a large comfy recliner in the corner.. a wall mounted swing out monitor and a swing out little mouse table which holds the keyboard at the back when i aint typing.. when typing or gaming the keyboard goes on my lap just like in the pic..

the idea of not doing my computing in comfort (sitting at desk) struck me as daft long ago..

the thing in the pic is nice but somewhere does have to be found for all the other PC junk..

trog
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