Gaming is a pretty stationary task. Even though you are having the craziest adventure you are still sitting in a chair or a couch or on your bed. This is problematic, ergonomic experts tell us that sitting for long periods of time is bad for our body.
A solution to this, is buying a gaming chair. It not only gives you a better seating position, they also offer cool features like built in speakers, cup holders. But do they really work or are they a waste?
Cheap Gaming Chairs
There are some budget gaming chairs that are curved and sit directly on the floor. This can be problematic for those who have high televisions. The user will be straining their neck from looking up. These chairs are great for people with televisions on stands. Dont buy one of these if you have a wall mounted set up.
Mid Range Gaming Chairs
Stepping up to a pedastal gaming chair, you get a chair that sits right above the floor. This design is better for ergonomics as it is not straining your neck. Though it is better for console gaming, it wont work for PC gaming.
These chairs have built in armrests which can reduce pain in shoulders and arms. They also have some great built in speakers to blast your games on.
High End Gaming Chairs
Buying the best most comfortable gaming chair will give you a boat load of great extras. These are designed to give you the best gaming experience possible. They are a great investment for the hardcore gamers.
Do office chairs work as good?
Ergonomic Office chairs are often used instead of gaming chairs. The downfall to using an office chair is you dont get head and lower back support. There are some exceptions, but for the most part most office chairs dont offer the support you need for gaming.