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Corsair's Bulldog PC and Lapdog keyboard mount offer PC gaming while on the couch

Corsair has released its Bulldog living room PC and its Lapdog keyboard mount. Both products are designed to offer the best in PC gaming for players who want to sit on a couch and play on a big screen TV.

Both the Bulldog and Lapdog products were first revealed by Corsair nearly a year ago at Computex 2015. Here's the description of the Bulldog PC:

Available as both a kit and via select configured systems from Micro Center in North America, BULLDOG includes a trio of innovations right in the box to bring the enthusiast PC to a living-room friendly form factor. Sleek industrial design and a console-sized case fit right in with the rest of your home entertainment gear, the multi-award winning CORSAIR SF600 SFX power supply powers the most ambitious of builds and the low-profile CORSAIR H5SF liquid cooler efficiently cools the CPU. BULLDOG comes with an Intel Z170 mini-ITX motherboard (specific model varies between retailer) right in the box, so all you need to do is add the CPU, memory, graphics card and storage to build a true living room gaming PC, with no compromises on performance.

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The Lapdog keyboard mount is designed to be placed on a person's, well, lap to play games when Corsair's K70 or K65 keyboard and mouse are added:

Built from anodized, brushed aluminium LAPDOG feels as good as it looks, and with a huge removable memory foam lap cushion is made for comfort as well as style. Weighing just 5.8lbs (2.63 kg), multi-hour gaming sessions are a breeze, with the light-weight aluminium chassis and moulded cushion minimizing weight and pressure. Any CORSAIR K70 or K65 mechanical keyboard fits securely into Lapdog, while a full-size 11in x 11in textured-finish mouse pad provides both precision tracking for optical or laser sensor equipped mice and enough surface area to enable the best gaming mouse experience. CORSAIR is no new-comer when it comes to cable management, and LAPDOG is no exception. Cables and connectors are tucked away inside LAPDOG's hidden compartment, along with an integrated powered USB 3.0 hub with four USB 3.0 ports, allowing gamers to connect not just a keyboard and mouse, but also a USB headset, phone, flash drive or any other USB device, all right from their seat.

The Bulldog PC is available as a kit, including the motherboard, for $399.99 (opens in new tab). Full PC Bulldog systems will be sold starting in the third quarter of 2016 for various prices. The Lapdog keyboard mount is available on its own for $119.99, or you can buy it in a bundle with a Corsair K70 keyboard for $249.98 (opens in new tab).

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23 Comments
  • What's the obsession with the word dog?
    Awesome device though!
  • Awesome for righties.  Lefties can suck it.
  • Not sure where it was decided that left handed people HAVE to use their left hand to use a mouse. 
  • Sure. You're right, no one never said lefties HAVE to.  But they're not really given a choice here, are they?  Since the mouse it used for aiming, I'll bet most lefties prefer to use their dominant hand.
  • 92% of the population is right hand dominant. I'm right hand dominant but I feel that this is similar discrimination as anything else from Gender to race to religion. It would be nice if it had a snapping mechanism to move from one side to the next. On a side note using your non-dominant hand to do tasks can actually help develop neurons in the brain and make you smarter, not even kidding.
  • Thanks.  When I first saw this, I thought it would do just as you said, with components that can snap/lock to the preferred side. Personally, I switch up my general mouse usage for ergonomic reasons.  If I'm playing a FPS, the mouse is definitely in my left hand.  Interestingly enough, when I got my Xbox One/Titanfall (the only FPS i play on console), I learned to play rightie.  My aim was always terrible, but unlearning and switching to leftie was nearly impossible for me.  So I stuck with it in rightie mode.  My aim has improved, and on the flipside, I'm really good at movement/parkour.
  • Oh, come on. You don't get to cry discrimination over everything. It's a business. They shouldn't be expected to spend extra money on a niche product for a niche segment of the population as well. Yes, something adjustable would be a nice luxury to have. No, a business shouldn't be called discriminatory as if it has a problem with left-handed people, simply because they aren't aiming for that audience. Everything's offensive these days. /sigh
  • I'm a leftie, and I wouldn't use the word discrimination.  I doubt, however, that the engineering/product design would have been too much of a stretch to make it more flexible.  Seems like a bad business decision to limit your already niche product market by 10%.
  • It's not even a dominance thing. Too many people use what dominant hand they have as an excuse to automatically learn with that hand. Some things are unavoidable, writing for instance. But controlling a mouse, even playing guitar, can be learned with the right hand in all instances (as long as you actually have a functional right hand) It's not discrimination, it's a business decision to not build something they won't make money on.
  • Looks modular... You can probably just unscrew the keyboard and support and turn them around to make the mouse support available on the left side.
  • Put 8.1 with Media centre and throw away the keyboard
  • Did you even bother reading the article?
  • Take that back... No expansion slots
  • You can get Media center on Windows 10... Check the forums on how.
  • Still not the point of this system. It's for gaming. If it were for media consumption, there would be a nice mini keyboard.
  • I'd rather build a no-compromise gaming PC elsewhere and use SteamLink to play on a TV.
  • That's honestly a better solution, assuming the rest of your equipment is good enough (most should be) My next step is a dedicated Media PC and a Gaming PC with Mini PC's/mobile devices connected to TV's or on my person for all my gaming/media consumption needs
  • "PAY" IN COMFORT?
  • Corrected thanks; initially I thought you were making a joke about its cost but its very reasonably priced. Razer's Core add-on, on the other hand, costs more than this thing and in my opinion contains far less tech, moreover requires a >$1000 laptop too. Razer's pricing is silly and def made me rethink my SP4/Razer Stealth swap
  • $120 for the Lapdog kills it. It's a nice idea, but just too much of a price premium for a niche device. Then again, I'm sure that niche will be willing to consider it, since there aren't many (any?) high-end alternatives. I was hoping $50 or so, then I'd maybe get it on a whim, since I occasionally want to use my perhiperals from my lap (though IDK if my keyboard would even fit).
  • Maybe $50 if it didn't have a powered hub and what seems like decent build quality. Of course the cost of the lapdog comes down if you bundle it with the keyboard, which I believe retails for $160.
  • The K70 RGB is $170. The plain K70, which you get with the bundle, is under $115 at Newegg AND Amazon (Best Buy doesn't have it on their site). So, for $250, you get to bundle a $120 product and a $115 product, for a great savings of -$15. The trick is they show the K70 RGB in the photos, but I added it to the cart, and it's the plain one. They list it at $130, and it's not even a real bundle. They add them as two separate, full-price items.
  • I'd prefer they add a Kensington Expert Mouse Trackball instead of a mouse.