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AK Rock Box Gaming and Storage Ottoman with Drum Lift (Black)

by AK Designs
Windows XP / Vista, PlayStation2, Xbox 360, Xbox, Nintendo Wii, Mac, PlayStation 3
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)


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  • Stylish, handsome ottoman for your living room stores Rock Band gaming accessories
  • Eliminates clutter while keeping your Rock Band instruments ready at a moment's notice
  • Enough interior space to store two gaming guitars, a foot pedal, and a microphone
  • Specially designed AK Drum Lift raises and lowers Rock Band and Rock Band 2 drum kits with easy one-hand motion
  • Measures 38 inches long by 22 inches wide by 17 inches tall and weighs 61 pounds; all instruments, accessories, and games are sold separately

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Product Details

  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • ASIN: B001DIQOYE
  • Product Dimensions: 38 x 22 x 17 inches ; 61 pounds
  • Media: Sports
  • Release Date: October 1, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,327 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

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Now your Rock Band gaming components can be protected while stored conveniently right at your feet with the AK Rock Box Gaming Ottoman. This stylish piece of functional furniture, made with high-quality black leatherette fabric, will fit right in with your living room's decor while helping you to eliminate the clutter of Rock Band gaming components. The storage area includes the AK Drum Lift, a specially designed mechanism that assists in raising the drums for playing and lowering them for storage with an easy one-hand motion. It also provides storage space for two gaming guitars, a foot pedal, and a microphone.

Note that all instruments, accessories, and games are sold separately.



The AK Rock Box Gaming Ottoman will keep your Rock Band instruments and accessories well organized.


Instruments, accessories, and games are sold separately.



Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
80 of 82 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars High in cool factor, but definitely room for improvement December 11, 2008
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
We purchased this based on the need to "clean up" the Rock Band room. The other reviews were pretty good and it looks sharp online. We ordered on a Sunday and it arrived on Wednesday.

First impressions were good. Although quite heavy, it DOES look sharp, feels nice to sit on and holds a bunch of stuff. I put two wireless guitars, Rock Band 2 wireless drums and pedal, the mic, and a half-dozen controllers and remotes into the box with no problem. Once closed, visitors would never realized how addicted you are to fake plastic rock.

The Rock Box's internal drum support frame seems like a great idea, and it is, but needs two kinds of improvement. First, the lid closes at a low angle. This "clips" the front edge of my Rock Band 2 drums, making the box very tricky to open without damaging them. I picture a visitor just pulling the box open without knowing and SNAP--dead drums. That's the weakest part of the design and could be overcome by adding a little more depth to the box itself.

Once you open the box, the hinged drum support rises and "locks" about two feet up. The range of motion ALLOWS for a few more inches of height, but sinks back to that one level. (As a 6' tall drummer, I "force" it to stay at the higher level by placing a block against the hinge base.) It would be EXCELLENT to improve the support structure, which seems fragile, and allow multiple height settings. Both of those aspects compare poorly to the stock Rock Band drum kit.

Would I buy this again? Yeah, maybe, but I'd at least look for other options that handled the drums more elegantly. You could, for example, re-use the stock drum struts by putting sockets near the inside front edge, saving the cost of all that hinge engineering.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great idea! November 6, 2008
The Rock Box really does what it says. Having a nearby place to keep my RockBand equipment makes my family room look neater but still keeps everything close and convenient. Lined individual spaces for the accessories. The drum-set extension makes my game easy to use from the sofa. With the top closed, it is a nice-looking piece of furniture as well. Very well thought-out, and a great idea.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this totally rocks! December 8, 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This thing is awesome!
Stores the pedal, mic, guitars perfectly and the lift for the drums is great.
Seems pretty sturdy.
It's comfortable to sit on for normal gaming, and lid works great to lean against when playing rock band (or just spectating).
I was worried it'd be too huge, but it's a great size.
Two things though:
It's listed as "dark brown". I don't remember that when I ordered it (I don't think there was a color) and from the pictures I assumed it was black. When the box came I was worried when I saw that it was listed as dark brown,
but it's either the darkest brown I've ever seen, or it's black.
The drum height isn't adjustable the way it is with the original stand, but it seems to be at a good height.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By TuxDog
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
This ottoman is a good storage idea to "hide away" your Rock Band gear, but the main problem I had was that it is not comfortable at all to play the drums in front of it. When the drums are on their original legs, your kick pedal is positioned below the drums. When the drums are mounted on this ottoman, it is actually in the way of the natural and more comfortable position of the pedal. I needed to sit further back in order to get the pedal to feel right, and then I felt too far away from the drums. It would be better if they made a version without the drum lift to use just for storage. It is not difficult at all to pull the legs off the drums to put them away and slip them back on when you're ready to play.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No Response from Manufacturer December 26, 2008
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I wasn't sure if this would work with Guitar Hero, being new to the genre I didn't know that Rock Band and Guitar Hero drums had different post widths. I tried my best to find out if this would work with Guitar Hero by contacting AK. First, there is no mention of the item on their website. Second, their phone number only went to a recorded message. Third, I sent an e-mail to their customer support department, and though promised a response withing three days, I never received a response. It has been three weeks now. I took a chance and purchased the item, checked it out, and discovered it would not work with GH. I will say that it seemed to be manufactured very well and was high quality. Sadly, I will return for a refund. If AK ever decides to design a GH version of the Rock Box I will probably buy one. I realize now that the likelihood of this being incompatible with GH, given the physical differences, should have been apparent, but putting a mention on the website and Amazon page that is similar to the warning on the box about "Rock Band Only" would have been very helpful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars exceeded my expectations. September 14, 2009
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I had been eyeing the Rock Box for quite a while, as when it initially came out I thought
it was a bit spendy. Since then it has come down quite a bit in price. I finally caved
and bought it and was pleasantly surprised.

About Me: I typically play drums on hard and have a tendency to play the kit hard.
The regular rock band 2 kit has a tendency to drift on me, which I counter with a rug
and some hand weights.

The Rock Box is solidly constructed, and very easy to transition into drumming with. You can't
really tell from the description on this, but the lid doesn't come off, its on hinges that allow
it to slide forward, which i really liked since it kept everything together. One weird item not shown
in the picture is this odd thin pad that velcros to the bottom of the ottoman which is supposedly meant
to form a seat with the lid of the box. I dont see the point of this, and have put the pad in the basement.

Pros:
* Smart design, easy to take out and put away even for a lazy person like myself.
* Lots of room for other equipment, i put my two guitars, mic, mic stand in there
with no problems.
* Leather looks fine. I with they had it in the dark brown like it was originally advertised, but I
will get by with black.
* Special slots for guitars make it super easy to access them.
* No more instrument clutter!!!

Cons:
* This probably needs to be used like a coffee table considering its size, but the top is not
super firm. I'm shopping for a serving tray so that i could put drinks on it without them tipping over.
* Wooden feet could use rubber on the bottom to reduce kit slide and also to not scuff my wood floors.
* That extra seat pad thing is pointless.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great space saver
The "Rock Box" is a great space saver for anyone who doesn't know what to do with all of their rock band equipment. Read more
Published on January 8, 2010 by S. Carney
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite piece of furniture
If you own the Rock Band peripherals and are looking for a good storage solution, look no further! This ottoman fits 2 guitars, the microphone(s) and the drum set easily and is... Read more
Published on December 23, 2009 by E. Giffin
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well & hides the clutter
We bought this unit to hide our gaming equipt. and house the drum kit for rock band. It has worked great in both aspects. Read more
Published on October 19, 2009 by cbhetzer
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for!
I love this product. It serves it's purpose extremely well. I hated the mess that the Rock Band instruments made. Read more
Published on September 28, 2009 by M. Morsella
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice looking and functional
This feels and looks like a quality product. Great for storing the gear but easy to get to it when it is time to rock.
Published on September 19, 2009 by Paul Stowers
3.0 out of 5 stars not what it's cracked up to be...
I thought you'd be able to adjust the height of the drum set-you can't. It's basically just a nice storage box. Ours had a hump in the middle of the top... Read more
Published on September 9, 2009 by researchbeforeyoubuy
1.0 out of 5 stars Lousy Construction
To sum up this ottoman I would say: Excellent idea; unacceptable execution. Considering you pay almost $200 after tax is added, this thing should be perfect when you get it. Read more
Published on July 25, 2009 by Feiyue
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Box stroes your Rock Band stuff
We love the Rock Box! 5 seconds to get ready. 5 second to take it down. We love it!
Published on June 13, 2009 by Trudy Kelley
5.0 out of 5 stars Rockbox, storage bench
This is a really nicely made piece of furniture/storage for the Rockband "stuff". I'm amazed at how much stuff you can actually get in there. Read more
Published on May 7, 2009 by J. Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Idea
I have been remodeling my living room for the last year and the only thing left to get was a new coffee table. Read more
Published on April 21, 2009 by B. Greenwood
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