Published January 19, 2021
The idea behind a battle station is not new, but the trend has become increasingly popular in recent years. Whether you use the station for work and surfing, or just use it for gaming, the aesthetics of the battle station have been relatively static over the years, until now that is. Forget everything you thought you knew about battle stations and take a closer look at the trends that are already starting to show in 2021. If you are preparing your battle station for an intense playing time in 2021, it may be time to reconsider the look you are aiming for.
Say goodbye to the LED strip
Love them or hate them, but LED strips have been the basis of most battle stations in recent years five years. It’s easy to understand why. Neon lighting delivers something of a cyberpunk feel, and when you color coordinate so that your backlit keyboard and screen lighting match with your LED lights, the allure is hard to deny. It is also practical, this is because these lamps make it much easier to work and play, even when the lamps are dim. However, this look is obviously on its way out, which means it’s time to take down the lights.
Minimalism is on the rise
The minimalist look is the main design trend for battle stations in 2021. The basics have been there for several years: In particular, Apple products have always embraced the minimalist approach. So you have already made the difficult decisions, such as whether to use AMD or Intel (depending on whether you play COD or play on a online casino), and now it’s time to complete the battle station. The key here is to focus on the advanced and luxurious gaming accessories that would fit just as well in Bill Gate’s office. Think of ergonomics and luxury instead of flashing lights. Get rid of clutter at your battle station, including your piles of collectibles. Stick to one or two selected parts, then you are on your way to a battle station that is better suited for 2021.
The transition between players and anime fans is well documented, so it comes as no surprise when the LED strips go down, which opens up for a slightly more Japanese look. To get this type of look, you need to focus on more pastel colored accessories, as well as put your favorite characters on the desk. When it comes to anime looks, the finished result can either focus on the cutest anime style, or something a little more in the style of Tokyo Ghoul, depending on your taste. Whichever option you choose, make sure your wireless keyboard, chair and headset match the tone you are aiming for. You can even tag your entire battle station with a design from a specific anime. Extra everything! Then throw in one extra screen or two to get a completely different type of gaming experience.
Your battle station should reflect how you use it and what makes you comfortable. We have become so used to backlighting and neon that it is very refreshing with this change in 2021. If you avoid falling back into the clichés, you will get a lot more joy when you sit in the chair in front of your battle station.