Gaming Chairs have come a long way in the past few years. They used to be the preserve of a select few, but now due to their competitive pricing and various makes and models have started to permeate into the general public, and be used by your average Joe.
But what exactly are gaming chairs and why should I buy one if I am not a hard-core gamer?
Gaming Chairs are basically chairs/seats that have been designed and developed to enhance your gaming experience. For ease of reading we have divided this article into sections for Descriptions, Brands, and Other Uses.
Although gaming chairs come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colours and specs, they all basically have the same core elements and then differ as you move up and down the price rage.
They are made to be extremely comfortable, with extra soft padding, breathable mesh lining and a movable head rest. Some of the top end chairs, like the X Rocker Deluxe, actually look like a lazy boy, with leather look vinyl.
Some of the coolest ones are actually the PM Series Pyramat Gaming Chairs, which are like a rocker that sits on the floor. They support your back and provide a great gaming position for hours of game play.
In terms of technology these chairs are really loaded. We’re talking about multiple surround sound speakers, huge subwoofers, wireless connection to gaming consoles, rechargeable batteries, ipod/mp3 audio imput, multiplayer audio outputs, ipod docking stations, and headphone jacks.
Of course you will not find all of these features on all of the gaming chairs. The ones that you will not get at the lower end of the price bracket will include: wireless, rechargeable. Headphone jacks and docking stations.
However this should not put you off, and if you are a beginner gaming by all means start off with these.
The top end gaming chairs, like the Pyramat PM450WR are made for advanced gamers, and are as such quite pricy, so don’t feel the need to get these if you are just starting out.
Gaming Chair Brands
There are various brand of gaming chairs currently available. The technology is quite similar, with the main difference being the actual design of them.
The first brand is Pyramat. Pyramat have a number of different models, which are the pm series, the s series, the gamebags and the pc gaming chairs.
The most popular models are the pm450, the pm400, the pc gaming chair and the gamebag 2.1
They chairs are similar in design to rocker chairs, that sit on the floor and look quite future age and ergonomical.
The second brand is SlouchPods. Slouchpods are do not have as much technology as Pyramat Gaming Chairs have, but they are still quite advanced. Their design is similar to funky bean-bags with an upright backing.
Playseats are mainly designed for car games. They have a racing look and feel, and some even come with pedals. These are recommended, but only if you mainly or only play racing games.
X Rockers, of which there are two models, are basically very high-end gaming chairs. They look like Lazy Boys, and are convered in Leather-like Vinyl. They have an extremely high spec, but are equally very expensive. These would only be recommended for the older advanced gamer, who wants a little more sophistication in his gaming room.
Other uses of gaming chairs.
Due to their designs and technology, gaming chairs no longer only get used for this primary purpose. They are equally at home being used to watch movies (surround sound adds that cinema experience), listen to music and generally relax. Never under estimate the importance of an extremely comfortable chair, with technology pouring out from it.