Gaming Hubs: Make Your Own Or Buy One?

Yesterday, we mentioned a few ways to keep your gaming area clean and organized. However, what if instead of making and/or hacking your own, you could buy one? Which would be the best to use? Read on to find out more.

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The most recent gaming hub that we've seen comes from Atlantic and it's called the Spyder. The Spyder gaming hub features a steel frame structure, that will allow you to store games, accessories, as well as an HDTV (up to a 40-inch, weighing up to 90 lbs). The included shelf can store three consoles and up to 60 lbs. The HDTV is mounted via VESA 400×400 mounting brackets. It will be available in April and will cost $149.

The Spyder looks like something that would work wonders in a basement-type area where the kids play with their games. The overall design makes it somewhat less desirable to have as a home theater storage option. Be that as it may, we're fans of the way that Flickr user Eston arranged his gaming hub. Although it's less technological, it doesn't look out of place in the living room or the bedroom. The sleek dark colors and the boxes set this gaming hub apart from others that we've seen, and between buying one ourselves and putting one together, we'd have to consider the overall use of it.

If you're planning on using the gaming hub for the kids, in the basement or another area that's not the home theater room, then something like the Spyder would work well. However, if you're just setting up your own main home theater system including some consoles, then we have to say that DIY gaming hub/entertainment center is the way to go.

(via Ubergizmo, images by Atlantic and Flickr member Eston licensed for use under Creative Commons)