While it may not be contact football, gaming, especially when done for extended periods of time, can cause physical stress on the body. This is even truer when the gamer isn’t utilizing the proper equipment. Today, we’re going to focus on one gaming accessory every player needs for better comfort and improved stamina – a gaming chair.
Why Get a Gaming Chair?
Proper lumbar support, posture alignment, and ergonomic shapes may sound like things only a middle-aged cubical worker should be concerned about – but these are things gamers should take into consideration as well.
If you’re sitting down in front of a TV or PC for several hours at a time you’ve probably noticed that, after a while, you become a little stiff, sore, or even get cramps in your back, shoulders, or neck. The cause of all this is, in many cases, that awful, non-supportive seat you’ve parked your rear in.
If you want to up your performance, improve your stamina, and just feel better while gaming for hours on end, it’s highly recommended that you invest in a chair that’s designed to do just that.
For console gamers, a quality Xbox One video game chair (or PS4 chair) can have a significant impact on your performance in competitive games, help reduce the number of breaks you’ll need to take, and take the strain off pivotal parts of your body that take a beating when you’re playing for a long time.
What Brands are the Best?
Alright, so we now know that there are several benefits associated with using a dedicated gaming chair – but what brands out there are actually worth getting?
There are dozens, perhaps even hundreds, of manufacturers that produce gaming chairs in a plethora of different styles. Depending on which brand you go with the price varies a lot, the quality of the materials changes, and the styles are different.
Many brands are cheap. The chairs will break down after a short period of usage because they’re made of inferior, low-quality materials that just don’t hold up like they should.
The brands that are actually worth the money are ones like DXRacer, X Rocker, and Arozzi. The chairs from these companies are made from rugged materials that are durable and last a while. They’re also incredibly comfortable.
How Much Do They Cost?
The average price of a gaming chair hovers right around $100 to $150. The higher quality brands, such as DXRacer, have models that go far beyond that point, though. Some of their larger, more durable seats can set you back as much as $450.
There are cheaper alternatives, too, but in this industry you definitely get what you pay for. A lower price is almost always synonymous with lower quality. If you don’t game a lot or just don’t need anything too fancy – a chair in the $75 to $100 range will probably suffice. Pro gamers and those that play for 4-6 or more hours daily should definitely consider chairs in the $200 and up range.