Gaming Chairs: Everything You Need to Know

Gaming has become an integral aspect of daily life for people of all ages, especially during this pandemic when you have nothing else to do. Whether you’re gaming on your PC, Xbox or your PS5, having a gaming chair is a great way to elevate your gaming experience. It provides far more comfort than sitting on a sofa as most gaming chairs have support that is specifically designed to support your entire back. It can make gaming fun while still not wrecking your body too much.

Gaming chairs help in improving posture, are easily adjustable and are generally easy to clean and maintain. People play games for long periods at a time and it can be bad for your back and neck if you don’t have the proper support and posture. Most people assume that gaming chairs are expensive but that’s not the case at all, as you can find a number of gaming chairs that are durable, stylish and come at a reasonable price.

Here are some of the main factors that you should look into when buying a gaming chair.

Comfort

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Comfort is one of the most important factors when it comes to buying a gaming chair. The support of the gaming chair for your neck and back are the most important with the armrest being an equally important aspect to focus on.

Although the best thing would be to buy a gaming chair in person, during lockdown it would be better to buy online and refer to reviews and online suggestions.

Light weight

Another important aspect that you have to ensure while buying a gaming chair is that it is light-weight. This is important because it makes it easy to move around and you can place it wherever you want around the house. It improves accessibility.

Capacity

The capacity of the gaming chair is very important as well. The capacity refers to the amount of weight that the chair can hold without breaking or wearing out quickly. You do not want to buy a new chair and after a month have the wheels breaking or falling off. Most gaming chairs generally have a carrying capacity of 150 kgs but it’s better to check specifically. The chair should also be able to carry your weight and move around the room smoothly if it has wheels.

Your requirements

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It’s also very important to take into account your requirements while buying your gaming chair. What you’re using the gaming chair for, how regularly you plan to use it and the type of comfort that the chair will provide while serving its purpose.

Value for Money

This is a thing that many people struggle with while buying gaming chairs. They believe that their chair didn’t last long enough or the material wasn’t durable enough. The best thing would be to try out the chair and check its quality starting from the wheels and legs of the chair to its cushioning. If it is not possible to check the chair in person, then reading reviews and getting recommendations from friends would be the way to go.

It’s also important to check a wide array of gaming chairs at different price points to make sure you are getting the chair that’s worth your money. The best gaming chair is not necessarily the most expensive one on the market.

A study conducted by Technavio showed that between the years 2019 and 2024, the gaming chair market may grow by more than 95 million dollars (U.S dollars) and that some of the main reasons were the health-benefits and the growth of Virtual reality gaming and motion gaming. This goes to show just how big the gaming chair market really is and that the product has actual health benefits. So if you are gaming for long periods of time, then it may be a good idea to invest in a gaming chair.

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