We test out the new gaming sticks that bring the gaming PC look to your dinner table【Photos】

We test out the new gaming sticks that bring the gaming PC look to your dinner table【Photos】

You can now dine in the high-tech glow of game lights.

There has long been a subset of the gaming population in Japan who believe that if you snack while playing video games, you should use a pair of chopsticks. Sure, chips, crackers, candy, and all kinds of other salty or sweet snacks are fine as finger food, but if you’re in the middle of a gaming session, you don’t want to transfer grease and crumbs from your fingertips to your controller.

So perhaps it was inevitable that we would see the development of playing sticks.

Developed by Shanghai Donya and sold through Japanese specialty store for PC Dospara, these chopsticks have a stylish look, with their angular shape and clear construction. However, the understated aesthetic is only when the tools are in rest mode, because these chopsticks “play” the way the finest flashy gaming PCs are: with vibrant colored lights!

If you hold the chopsticks, you will notice it they have quite thick dimensions, sort of halfway between regular chopsticks and chopsticks.

It appears to be at least in part because the upper ends must be large enough to hold the power source of three LR41 batteries per pin.

Pull out the pin, press the button on top of the pins, and…

▼ GAME MODE ENABLED!

Don’t worry, you won’t be forced into a two-tone look if you don’t want it. You can actually choose from nine different colors, which you can cycle through at the touch of a button, so you can mix or match whatever you want.

Due to their size, the game sticks can feel a little unwieldy at first. They’re not gigantic, though, and we reckon you’ll get used to their size long before you become desensitized to how cool they look. We especially like how they light up your food, like how they turned our simple bowl of white rice with bonito flakes sprinkled on top into a neon cyber meal.

When you’re done eating/playing and ready to do the dishes, there’s one important thing to remember. Because the upper ends of the chopsticks have batteries, you should not get them wet. Instead, you detach the upper and lower parts and only wash the lower ones, which are transparent plastic without damaging electrical parts.

▼ This also explains why the chopsticks are longer than normal, so that the bottom sections are large enough for you to pick up a piece of food without using the upper section which cannot be washed.

Dospara sells the game sticks for a reasonable price of ¥580 (US$4.30). They’re currently sold out on their online store, so your best bet is to check at the chain’s brick-and-mortar branches in Tokyo’s Akihabara, Hachioji, and Machida neighborhoods.

Related: Dospara location list
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