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I’ve been sleeping in UK’s ‘first’ king-size gamer bed – it’s got loads of wacky features including a pop-up 43in TV

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DREAMS has released a new bed you’re unlikely to do much sleeping in.

The retailer has launched its first gaming bed fitted with all the gadgets you can wish for.

Fast charging points are built into the bed on both sides

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Fast charging points are built into the bed on both sides
Gamer bed is great for chilling with some Netflix too

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Gamer bed is great for chilling with some Netflix too
  • Dream’s Drift gaming bed from £1,799 – buy now

And they claim it’s the first king size gamer bed in the UK too.

But starting at a cool £1,799, is it game on or game over?

We took the Drift gamer bed for a sleepy spin to find out.

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First up, there are two models available, black faux leather or grey fabric.

I opted for the grey design in king size as I felt it fitted my plain room better, but I can see the appeal with the faux leather one if you’re bolder than me.

Magical pop-up TV

You have a remote control which does all the big stuff – making your TV pop-up from the end of the bed, switching the LED lights on and activating the Bluetooth speaker.

There’s something mesmerising about seeing a 43-inch UHD TV elegantly rise, lights shining underneath it like some superstar.

While the TV under light is quite swish, I’m quick to turn it off, I find it a bit too bright and distracting when I’m trying to game and/or laze.

I don’t mind the LED lights under the bed frame itself and the headboard though – I just wish you could change the colour to suit different moods.

It’s an LG TV to be exact and buying separately it only retails at about £300.

But the TV is just the beginning…

TV hides away nicely at your feet

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TV hides away nicely at your feet

Gaming accessories galore

What are two of the key things you see gamers brandishing these days?

A controller and a headset of course.

Well, the Drift bed has these covered.

First up, no more battery woes for your PS5, as there are USB-C chargers on both sides of the bed.

So plug in and keep going for hours without any issues.

Of course, when you’re not gaming, they’re perfect for charging your iPhone or Android devices too.

Beside each USB-C port is also an audio jack.

Along the outside, there’s a handy little hook you can flick down to rest your headset on as well.

As for the console itself, Dreams have built a rather nifty little tray under the bed with all the cables hidden from sight (which is ideal if you hate seeing wires like I do).

Behind the tray is a massive storage area which you can access by pulling a handle to lift the mattress.

Turn it up

At the foot of the bed is a Bluetooth speaker which takes audio from the TV by default.

Be sure not to push a load of cover to the bottom though, you’ll end up blocking the sound.

When you want to just chill and listen to music, use the remote to turn the speaker to Bluetooth mode.

The sound quality is pretty decent, but it’s no Bose or Sonos system.

Sleepy time

As a tech journalist, I’m no bed expert.

But what I can say is I found the mattress selected by Dreams incredibly comfortable – especially with the odd back pains I get.

It was chosen for me by visiting a Dreams store and using a bit of tech called Sleepmatch which works out the best mattress for you based on the pressure points and other factors it detects when you lay on it.

You’ll have to fork out extra for the mattress though.

Conclusion

As if getting out of bed on a weekend wasn’t hard enough, the Drift has given me reason to not leave at all with so much entertainment quite literally at my finger tips – and my feet.

The very hefty price tag is a huge ask, but if gamer chairs are anything to go by, serious players are big about comfort – especially when you consider how many hours they can go on for.

Crucially, it’s this crowd that are more willing to pay the price, particularly those who want luxury.

There’s a model that lifts the back and feet of the mattress too if you’re prepared to spend extra.

Above all, it’s great to have so much handy tech which goes away tidily, particularly for tiny rooms where room is scarce.

  • Dream’s Drift gaming bed from £1,799 – buy now
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All prices in this article were correct at the time of writing, but may have since changed.

Always do your own research before making any purchase.

There's a faux leather model available too

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There’s a faux leather model available tooCredit: Dreams

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