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July 17, 2022


Trying to find a chair that you could comfortably and conveniently sit on for hours while playing video games? If so, look no further.

In this article, we go over the distinct types of gaming chairs, their defining features, and a list of the best products that are on the market.

What Is a Gaming Chair?

Gaming chairs have ergonomic designs. This makes them comfortable to sit on for long hours.

Since people play video games on different devices (such as TV-connected consoles and desktop computers), you want to pick a gaming chair that's comfortable based on how you plan on using it.

Equally as important is taking certain health conditions (such as a bad back or muscle tension) into account.

Luckily, there are various types of gaming chairs that you may buy.

Three Types of Gaming Chairs

The following are the three most prevalent gaming chair styles that are on the market today:

PC & Racing

Due to being originally designed by a luxury vehicle maker, these chairs look similar to sports car seats. If you regularly sit at your desk and play video games on your computer, a PC & racing chair might suit you best.

To illustrate, here are these gaming seats' main features:

  • Their structure resembles a typical office chair.
  • The seat is elevated off the ground.
  • The back is tall, padded with cushions, and has a sleek appearance.

Rocker

If you prefer to play with a console that's connected to your TV and sit from a distance, you should consider the rocker chair, even more so if you play multiplayer games with your household members, roommates, and/or friends.

A rocker chairs has the following characteristics:

  • It rests directly on the floor.
  • You may place your legs on the floor while you sit.
  • The chair rocks back and forth.
  • Its position can be easily changed because, as a curved chair, it balances itself on the angle in which the back padding and seat meet.

Floor

For those who are searching for an affordable gaming chair that they can use in multiple settings, the floor chair is potentially their best option.

This gaming chair can have two types of structures:

  • Semi-Structured: This form is somewhat similar to a rocker.
  • Structureless: These floor chairs have a design that's akin to a floor cushion.

While gaming chairs come in different shapes, styles, and structures, all of them are specifically manufactured in a way that makes using them to play video games as comfortable and convenient as possible.

To put it another way, this means that, for the most part, you can't substitute a gaming chair with an office one.

Gaming Chair vs Office Chair

Even though they look alike, here are the main differences between gaming and office chairs:

  • Design & Style: Office chairs have a clean and simple design. The appearance of a gaming chair revolves around its style. It may resemble a flashy sports car seat, be brightly colored, and/or have embroidered markings or video game symbols.
  • Size: Gaming chairs have a high and tall back, but office chairs are relatively low profile.
  • Ergonomics: The ergonomic composition of gaming chairs (the recline, lumbar support, adjustable seat and armrest heights, and footrests) makes sitting on them for long periods of time comfortable and convenient. Some ergonomically-built office chairs have additional features like adjustable back heights and waterfall seats that allow you to hang your legs.
  • Pricing: In general, you can expect both types of chairs to cost you about the same amount. However, a high-quality office chair may come with a bigger price tag than a gaming chair with a matching quality level.
  • Usage: In short, gaming chairs are made for recreational purposes and office chairs are designed to maximize productivity.

Lastly, but certainly not least, is that a few gaming chairs have attributes that most office chairs don't. Namely, these chairs have steering wheel mounts, built-in speakers and a headphones output, and Bluetooth-compatible functionalities.

You want to keep these aspects and the ones that are important to you in mind as you shop around for a suitable gaming chair.

Best Gaming Chairs

To help you pick an appropriate and comfortable choice, here are five of the best gaming chairs that are offered by CA Modern Homes:

Voca 3501 Task Chair

The Voca 3501 Task Chair has an ergonomic design and "delivers a wide range of user-friendly and adjustable comfort features for work, gaming, and everything in-between."

The chair comes with a variety of properties, among them are adjustable seats, armrests, backrests, and back heights, lumbar support, and tilt tension controls.

  • Cost: $999

Aston Direction Five Way Star Base Armchair

An ideal choice for those who want an elegant-looking, yet light and ergonomically-designed, chair, the Aston Direction Five Way Star Base Armchair has a synchronized and automatic seat adjustment mechanism.

Based on your comfort and preferences, you may pick between fabric or leather when you buy this chair.

  • Cost: $2,354

MR Adjustable Chaise Lounge

The MR Adjustable Chaise Lounge is a comfort-maximizing rocker chair that has effortlessly-adjustable heights and angles and a strap-supported leather cushion. This rocker is easy to clean since it's made out of stainless steel.

  • Cost: $7,118

Grapy Soft Seat

In addition to being a floor chair "with a 100% ergonomic design", the Grapy Soft Seat has "a filling of polystyrene balls that adapt to body movement". 

  • Cost: $1,490

TC-223 Task Chair

The TC-223 Task Chair is a PC/race chair that's fitting for those who are looking for something affordable and ergonomic. It has the same adjustment and tilting features as most other gaming chairs.

Notably, the TC-223 Task Chair's headrest can be adjusted or removed, and it's back is made out of airy mesh.

  • Cost: $599

At the end of the day, whether you want to get a PC/racing, rocker, or floor chair, our list should give you a few high-quality and ergonomically-made choices at multiple price levels.

Esti Cohen
Esti Cohen


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