Gaming chairs are all the rage. Are you also a gamer? Have you wondered if a gaming chair would be right for you? What advantages does a gaming chair have over an office chair? What advantages does an office chair have over a gaming chair?
We are going to delve into those questions today! A lot of it depends on how often you use your chair and what you are using your chair for. Another major factor is what your budget is. In general, a lot of gaming chairs are much more expensive than their more demur office cousins.
One of the biggest pros to gaming chairs is their look. They are sharp, and made to look good with a gaming setup. Bright colors, bold lines, and gaming chairs are made to get attention. Now that esports has gone mainstream people are flaunting that they are a gamer. A thing that in the past was often kept well under wraps.
Another major bonus to gaming chairs is the customization many offer. You should research this carefully. Some allow you to add mouse pads, drink holders, etc. Check which customization your intended chair would allow to see if this is something you want to pursue.
A few very important things to keep in mind are that you need to make sure that the chair you buy fits your weight and height. This applies whether the chair is of the office or gaming chair variety. Also, if you are not after the cool look or mods, office chairs tend to be much more reasonable pricewise. Some do not find the gaming chairs to be as comfortable as they primarily mimic the bucket seats of vehicles. The bucket seats of vehicles are more for function than comfort.
Something else to keep in mind is that you may want to try out a chair before purchasing it. This is much easier with office chairs as many gaming chairs are online order only. Though as they gain in popularity this may change. Whichever you choose, make sure it is what is most comfortable for you.