Secretlab’s Magnus Desk A Magnetic Wonder for Cable Management
I hate wires. Ironic, from someone who writes for WIRED. That doesn’t mean I am against cables-Ethernet rules, and Wi-Fi drugs-I hate cluttered desks, so the wires have to be out of sight. I used to almost drill a hole in my desk just to run the wire from my old mechanical keyboard to my desktop PC underneath instead of scattering it high as a layabout.
Unfortunately, I never trained GOOD cable management. Sure, things are clean and tidy on the top, but the bottom of my desk can fit just home in Nebuchadnezzar. There it is the Magnus from Secretlab moabut. The company that makes very good play chairs Erects a metal, magnetic enclosure to hide all wiring harnesses. The cable management features are run on the table top and below it.
It seems like it’s usually done for people like me who tell the story but are a bit lazy to walk around. And if you’re like me, just know that there is no longer a need for Scotch tape wires on a wall or table and call it a day (not that I do, no, not really). You can now receive you into the wire -free world.
Magnus comes in two boxes, and after unpacking each part of it you can feel overwhelmed. That’s a lot. Thankfully, the Secretlab label each piece on the table, and the attached assembly instructions are very clear. The whole thing took me about 30 minutes to put together. You may need to sign up a friend even if it weighs a lot of 93 pounds.
The desk is 59 inches long, which is more than enough space to fit my PC, an ultrawide monitor, and a second vertical monitor, along with the usual desk accessories like speakers and always have Funko Pops and Amiibos. Secretlab rated its load capacity at a generous 221 pounds.
One of the main features of this table is the gutter, as I call it. The back of the Magnus is separated from the main desktop. A thin panel running behind the table folds up to reveal a wide cable management tray. Here you can hide most of the wires running from your PC to your peripherals. Under the table, you can remove a magnetic cover to open these cables and route them to an outlet. Thanks to this, I didn’t worry about a mess of wires hanging under the table almost at my feet. All wiring is completely out of sight and out of mind.