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Gaming chairs are now becoming a gaming essential! If you’re a hardcore gamer or simply love gaming then you’ll know exactly what I mean. With all the options out there it’s not an easy task to pick the best one. That’s exactly why I’ve created a list, so you can find the Best Gaming Chair in 2018. After researching online and spending hours testing these chairs myself, I have shortlisted the top 10 gaming chairs which you can buy right now.
- 1 Best Gaming Chair 2018
- 2 X Rocker 51259 – Best gaming chair 2018
- 3 X Rocker 51396 Pro Series – Pedestal Gaming Chair
- 4 DXRacer Racing Gaming Chair – Best multi-purpose chair
- 5 Vertagear Racing S-Line SL-2000 – Ideal Ergonomic Design
- 6 X Rocker 5143601 – Gaming Chair with Wireless Audio Transmission
- 7 X Rocker 5127401 – Trendy Modern Gaming Chair
- 8 Giantex Racing Style – Best Comfortable
- 9 X Rocker 51491 – Best Gaming Chair for Console Gamers Who Play Long Hours
- 10 V Rocker 5130301 Gaming Chair – Best budget gaming chair
- 11 Homall Gaming Chair – Gaming Chair that You’ll Love
- 12 Best Gaming Chair Buyer’s Guide
- 13 Types of Gaming Chairs
- 14 How to Find the Best Gaming Chair?
- 15 Final words – Wrapping it up
I’ll be the first to say, these gaming chairs are not for everyone and a few of them carry a hefty price tag.
However that being said, one thing is certain, these gaming chairs are all good enough to make the list of the top 10 Gaming chair 2018.
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X Rocker 51259 – Best gaming chair 2018
Most gaming enthusiasts already know how dominant the brand X Rocker is in the gaming industry. However for those who don’t know they make some of the best gaming chairs out there on the market. Today we’re talking about the X Rocker 51259, it offers great value for money! Read on to see why it came first on the list.
The X Rocker 51259 boasts four speakers and a subwoofer all built into the chair! These speakers use Ace Bayou’s innovative audio Force Modulation technology. The sound quality delivered by these speakers is truly beyond imagination.
The chairs innovative design allows it to suits all sizes, from kids to adults. I myself am 6 foot 2 and still felt very comfortable when gaming for 3 hours. The chair also boasts great spin and tilt capabilities which are expected in any top contender.
With its sleek matte black appearance and stylish aesthetics it’s one of the best-looking gaming chairs currently out there, however, most of you are not here for the looks so let’s dig a little deeper.
The chair is very easy to clean however many people overlook this although it’s still very important to consider bearing in mind we all need that food refuel when gaming and if you’re anything like me then you’ll make a mess!
The control panel on the chair includes separate volume, bass, and vibration controls, along with input and output jacks for connecting to your audio source and to other X Rockers for multi-player games. It also comes with optional RCA cables which are a bonus.
As well as the 4 built in speakers the X Rocker Pro H3 also has additional vibration motors that sync with your audio’s bass tones to create even more powerful full-body sensations. I found that these vibrations can also be quite relaxing and act a light massage whilst gaming. The wireless receiver is built into the chair, it’s good to note that the box also includes your wireless transmitter that will send audio from any source with headset or RCA outputs to your gaming chair.
This chair is the comfiest chair on the market with the heavy duty padded backrest and headrest, you can be sure you will be comfortable and ready for hours of gaming. The chair is made from fabric so you won’t have to worry about your back sticking to the chair in the summer!
The chair is durable and built like a tank so you can be sure it won’t break anytime soon
X Rocker 51396 Pro Series – Pedestal Gaming Chair
Next up is the X Rocker 51396, slightly different from the first as this one has a pedestal and instead of being made from fabric it’s made from leather, the leather gives it a slightly more classy look in comparison to the first.
The pedestal allows you to easily elevate to the perfect height you require, another benefit is that it allows you to tilt and swivel for hours of comfort. I found the gun stock support arms to be really sturdy, it takes a lot to get them out of position, a bonus is that they also look great in comparison to other models out there.
Akin to the X Rocker 51259, this chair also has a built-in wireless receiver, the box includes your wireless transmitter that will send audio from any source with a headset or RCA outputs to your gaming chair.
This chair hosts 2 speakers which are nicely hidden in the headrest, it also has a powerful subwoofer which utilizes Ace Bayou’s innovative Audio Force Modulation Technology. The AFM system incorporates speakers and ported power from the subwoofer into the open space within the X Rocker to magnify the sound and give you a better overall experience. If sound if your biggest decider when picking a gaming chair then you will be more attracted to the X Rocker 51259 PRO H3 with its additional 2 built in speakers
This chairs great design allows it to suit all sizes, from kids to adults. The control panel includes separate volume and bass controls, input and output jacks for connecting your audio source as well as to other X Rockers for multi-player games
This chair is built like a tank, the pedestal adds extra stability as well as the extra flexibility to swivel when needed.
DXRacer Racing Gaming Chair – Best multi-purpose chair
In at number 3 is the DXRacer racing series chair, don’t be put off by the name, it gets is “racing” name simply because the chair is shaped exactly like a racing seat. For those who don’t know, DXRacer has produced some amazing gaming chairs of the years such as the DXRacer OH/KB06/NR.
The chair has an ergonomic design which allows the user to be comfortable, it also comes with a headrest and lumbar cushion (which for some odd reason is not shown in the picture). I really like the backrest on this chair as its extra high which allows the chair to support your neck and head, this ensures optimal support and comfiness whilst gaming.
The seat can be lowered degrees, to a comfortable position for power napping during long overtime sessions at night, thanks to its angle adjuster.
One of the biggest features of this chair is that is on wheels and is mobile. If you’re one of the competitive gamers who would like to record their gameplay and hop over to the computer to edit the footage and ultimately upload it onto youtube then this is a great choice for you!
It’s also a great choice for anyone who would like a multipurpose chair – such as for gaming and to use as an office chair. The base is made from aluminum so the chair remains very strong whilst also being very light, this makes it very easy to move around.
- Ergonomic racer style car seat – breathable material: PU
- Comes with a headrest and lumbar cushion (not shown in image)
- Extra higher backrest to save neck and spinal
- Special adjustable soft armrests
- Black Aluminum star base with 2″ caster
- Conventional Tilt mechanism
- Weight capacity: <200 lb / 91 kh
The chairs high-density cold cure foam filling makes this chair surprisingly comfortable, especially for extended use. With a tubular steel frame and a metal star base, the chair offers great stability. The armrests are padded and adjustable which allows this chair to be more versatile in comparison to its contenders listed above.
The chair is extremely well built, I felt very stable and secure on it. It would take a lot of force to break something on it.
Vertagear Racing S-Line SL-2000 – Ideal Ergonomic Design
Right behind the DXRacer we have the Vertagear SL-2000, this entered the Market in 2017 but still remains a very strong contender. Vertagear has quite a few models such as the SL-2000, SL-4000 and the SL-5000, today we are looking at the first. Their other models are great but come at a premium price.
The chair has a similar ergonomic design to the DXRacer which allows the user to be comfortable, it also comes with a headrest and lumbar cushion. I found the cushions to be a little comfier on the DXRacer, however, the cushions on the Vertagear are not hard at all.I guess a firmer cushion is better for supporting you back.
The biggest highlight of the chair is that it’s on wheels and is mobile, it would suit anyone who wants a multipurpose gaming chair that could also be used as a general office chair.
- Adjustable back – Features independent back angle option up to 170 degree
- The SL2000 is made of high-quality PVC leather, which makes it extremely durable and gives the chair a luxurious look.
- The SL2000 is constructed from a steel frame that assures a solid structure.
- Tilting feature with adjustable resistance and locking system
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The backrest is high enough and supports your neck and head for optimal support and comfiness. The backrest is a decent width but if you have a very wide frame you may want to look at a chair that has something a little wider such as the higher spec SL-5000 by Vertagear.
The SL-2000 is constructed from a steel frame that assures a solid structure, I found the chair to be very sturdy as it didn’t wobble or shake at all. The chair is made of a high-quality PVC leather, this allows it to looks awesome and gives off a luxurious look. The PVC leather ensures the chair is very durable and shouldn’t rip anytime soon.
X Rocker 5143601 – Gaming Chair with Wireless Audio Transmission
If you liked the X Rocker 51259 but wanted something a little cheaper then this may suit you. The chair is, without a doubt, one of the trendiest chairs made by Ace Bayou and looks a little more domestic so you can be sure it won’t look at of place in your bedroom or living room.
The chair includes two forward facing speakers and one powerful subwoofer to ensure you feel and hear everything. Like the other X Rockers mentioned this one also hosts a wireless audio transmission which I believe is now an essential. The side control panel has volume, bass control, input and out jacks. There is a headphone jack should you want to use it for personal use.
One of the coolest reason to purchase an X Rocker is because of the wireless sound transmission; it takes the audio away from the tv and puts it into the chair which in return creates a quiet room. You can really crank up the volume on the rocker and if you aren’t sitting in it then you won’t hear anything in the room. This doesn’t just give the gamer a better experience gaming it gives the gamer’s family and/or friends relief from having to withstand loud games
- Two forward facing speakers with a powerful subwoofer
- Wireless audio transmission and a headphone jack for personal use
- Side control panel with volume, bass control, and input/ output jacks
- Ergonomic design with full back support
The arms are black and silver and do flip up. They are made of a heavy plastic, there is not padding but it’s still quite smooth and comfortable to rest your arms on.
If the sound is a big issue then this chair won’t let you down, the interactive sound experienced with this hair is one of its main highlights. The ergonomic design has complete back support and easily folds away for storage and portability. I found it easy to clean with its heavy duty upholstery vinyl cover. The vinyl cover ensures the chair will not be scratched easily.
X Rocker 5127401 – Trendy Modern Gaming Chair
If you’re after a chair that has the trendy looks of the previous one mentioned above but is a little higher off the floor and sits on a pedestal then this may be a winner for you.
The chair has wireless audio transmission, 2 built in speakers and a powerful subwoofer. The side control panel has the standard volume, bass control, input/ output jacks as well as a band switch. There’s headphone jack for personal use should you need it.
The black and silver arms flip up and are very stable, I never experienced any issues with the arms buckling even when I was adding a little pressure
- 2.1 sound system with 2 built-in speakers and a subwoofer
- Wireless audio transmission and a headphone jack for personal use
- Compatible with Xbox, PlayStatoin, Gameboy, Nintendo Wii.
- Ergonomic design with full back support
The stylish and ergonomic design of the chairs ensure your back has full support for hours of gaming. The chair has tilt and swivel capabilities to ensure you find the perfect gaming position. The chair easily folds away for storage and portability.
The heavy duty vinyl cover is one of the reasons the chairs looks so trendy, it also means the chair is very easy to clean.
Giantex Racing Style – Best Comfortable
The next up on our list is the multipurpose gaming/ office chair from Giantex. The chair comes in various other colors such as black & green, black & red, black & white and lastly black & yellow.
A highlight feature of this chair is that it’s on wheels and is mobile, this would suit gamers who are after a multipurpose chair which that they can use for gaming and also as a general office chair. The majority of the professional gamers who have thousands of subscribers on youtube have these type of chairs, simply because they can wheel themselves over to their computer to edit their gaming footage and upload it onto youtube. They offer great flexibility and also look the part.
- Comes with a headrest and lumbar cushion
- Footrest strips
- Adjustable seat height
- Ergonomic design with full back support
The chair has an ergonomic design which allows the user to be comfortable, the back of the chair tilts 150 degrees back so if you did want to take a little 10-minute kip whilst gaming for long hours you can do so. The chair is extremely comfortable and comes with headrest and a lumbar cushion for extra support and comfort. The armrests are padded and adjustable which allows this chair to be more versatile in comparison to its contenders.
Overall Size: 26.2×27.2″X48.3-52.2″(LXWXH)
X Rocker 51491 – Best Gaming Chair for Console Gamers Who Play Long Hours
Next up on our list we have another model from X Rocker, this one has a durable mesh and foam backed polyester seating surface allowing it to be very easy to clean.
Like the other X Rockers, this chair is great for sitting in whilst listening to music or even just watching TV and relaxing. The chair can be connected to other chairs for multi-play fun using the cables provided. It will play music from any source headset or RCA outputs. It’s important to note that Ace Bayous Universal wireless kit is sold separately and is not included which is a letdown, but considering the price makes sense.
- Great for playing video games, listening to music, watching TV, reading, and relaxing
- 2.0 stereo speakers give you a personal surround sound experience
- Will play music from any source with headset or RCA outputs
- Ergonomic design with full back support
- Side facing speakers with headrest
The ergonomic design of the chair ensures your back is supported however the taller ones amongst you will probably not find this chair suitable. I would say its more suitable for people under 5ft 9inch. It’s good to note that the chair sits directly on the floor so the taller users would have to stretch their legs out along the floor to get the comfiest position
It has 2.0 stereo speakers built in to give you a decent surround sound experience, along with the standard headset and RCA outputs.
Product Dimensions: 26 x 17.5 x 17 inches
V Rocker 5130301 Gaming Chair – Best budget gaming chair
The V Rocker is the best budget gaming chair. Don’t let the word budget put you off, this chair stills packs a punch and comes with lots of cool premium features.
The biggest standout feature is the wireless audio transmission if you bear in mind the price of this chair then its great value for money. More people than ever can enjoy and experience the benefits of wireless technology. If you a person who hates seeing wires all over the place then this may be a shout. The chair comes with multi-system compatibility and can connect to the DVD/Blu-ray player, MP3, Playstation and home stereo.
- Two Forward Facing Speakers with Powerful Subwoofer
- Wireless Audio Transmission and Headphone Jack
- Ergonomic Design with Full Back Support
- Side Control Panel with volume, bass control, and input/output jacks
The design and comfort is very similar to the X Rocker 51491 Extreme III although I would have to say that this one edges it slightly in regards to comfort, thanks to the chair having the best of both materials (Leather and a vinyl mesh).
The upholstery vinyl cover is fairly strong and should last a long time, it’s also easily washable. The chair is easily foldable which allows for ease of storage and portability. It’s capable of linking to other chairs for multiplayer use.
It boasts two forward-facing speakers and a powerful subwoofer (located on the back of the chair
) to ensure you get the best sound and gaming experience possible. The side control panel has volume, bass control, and input/output jacks. There is a headphone jack for personal use should you wish to use it.
Homall Gaming Chair – Gaming Chair that You’ll Love
Last on our list is the multipurpose chair from Homall. For those who don’t know, Homall makes a wide range of chairs ranging from bar stools to gaming chairs so they know exactly what is needed to make a high quality multipurpose gaming/ office chair.
As you can see from the image, the chair is mobile and comes on castors, it’s great for anyone who wants a gaming chair which can also be used as a general office chair. The chair has a strong metal frame for optimum stability.
This is the best budget multi-purpose gaming chair currently out there on the market. It’s ergonomically designed to offer as much comfort as possible. The chair is made from PU leather which is surprisingly comfy. The backrest is a good height and will properly support your neck and head when gaming.
- High quality
- Racing car style executive/ gaming chair
- Heavy duty base with casters for greater stability
- Seat height adjustment
- Ergonomically designed – great for comfort
It comes with a heavy duty base which has footrest strips along each leg spoke, this is great as a lot of the chairs out there do not have this feature so when you try and rest your foot on the chair it just slips off! Simple but very effective. The seat can be lowered and also tilts back, It goes back far enough for you to be able to lounge in although I personally wouldn’t take a nap in it. The chair has adjustable heights from 18” to 21” which is decent, the PU leather looks great and is very easy to clean.
Its good to note that the chair comes with great easy to follow instructions and shouldn’t take you any longer than 20 minutes to get it all put together.
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Types of Gaming Chairs
Gaming chairs are the special chairs exclusively meant for entertainment and gaming purpose. The luxurious comfort, the great sound system and the posh look can attract anyone’s attention. Although universally known as gaming chairs, these chairs can be used for relaxation purpose too. There is no age barrier to these chairs, however certain chairs are meant for certain age groups. Do you get an adrenaline rush while playing games? I bet that you are in need of a gaming chair.
Well, I know that gaming chairs raise the level of gaming experience. But do you know that the types of gaming chairs can create a big impact on your gaming spree?
No doubt that the type of chair you choose is completely your personal choice, but what if I offer you a small guide (I promise that it won’t bore you!)about the types of gaming chairs available in the market? All I want to assure is that you get transparency when you buy the products. I want you to buy the right products that would suit your needs and not the ones that are just popular in the market.
1. The racing chairs:
If you want to actually sit on the driver’s seat and vroom up the accelerator then this is the chair you need. Competing with the competitors will be taking you to the next level of gaming. You would feel that you are on the road and you are actually racing with steering in your hand and gushing sound surrounding you! The game racers are equipped with wheels and pedals to make it absolutely real. These chairs are priced around $400 and can range higher as per the features.
2. Gaming rockers:
Want to kick back, relax and enjoy playing your favorite game? If so, then rockers are definitely rocking for you. These chairs are L-shaped and let you sit close to the screen. This means that the chairs lie close to the grounds and makes gaming more enjoyable. You will be able to rock this chair while playing games, listening to music or watching TV.
3. Pedestal gaming chairs:
These gaming chairs are a little higher off the ground and provide swivel features. If you are not comfortable enough on the rockers and feel that you can’t sit crossed legs then pedestal gaming chair is the best option for you. It is similar to the traditional chairs you use to it with some extra features like sound system, ergonomic design and swivel capabilities. If you have a TV or desktop at a good height then it will be useless to get a rocker gaming chair. In such case you should always opt for pedestal chairs. These gaming chairs are ideal for people who are six feet tall or above.
How to Find the Best Gaming Chair?
Finding the best gaming chair should not be a big task for you as long as you are glued with me. With my honest reviews and detailed information, it won’t take much time to decide the best gaming chair for you! All you have to do is consider some factors before taking your cursor to the “buy tab”.
Factors like price, brand, fabric, style, sound system, foldable feature, height, and comfort should be considered while buying your favorite gaming chair. While considering the fabric, I recommend you to go for mesh over leather. I have seen people choosing leather because it seems comfortable. Yes, it does feel comfortable but it would last just for few hours. Leather material does not have the breath ability feature and you would soon start feeling uncomfortable. Especially during summers, leather can make you go crazy until you are in your cotton clothes! Mesh has always been promising when it comes to comfort and relaxation. Thus, make a smart choice and feel contented!
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1. For all the serious gamers whose day is incomplete without playing games should look out for gaming chairs.
Game lasts for several hours and in no way you feel like getting up from the chair, right? It’s just like you say “5 more minutes” and you end up spending a minimum of 3 hours on the TV screen! This proves that you are an avid gamer and investing in a gaming chair should never be a big deal for you. Unless and until you are comfortable and relaxed you might end up losing some crucial games! Comfort should be your first priority because an uncomfortable seat will curse you with neck cramps and back pains.
2. A gaming chair is not a couch or a cushioned chair.
For intense gaming sessions you require a video gaming chair. These are specially meant for playing games and at the same time offers great relaxation. It is designed in such a way that can suavely fit your body contours! Yes, this is what I call an ergonomic design. Most of the gaming chairs are now ergonomically designed to provide full back support.
3. There are various benefits of using a video gaming chair.
The very first benefit is the integrated sound system that offers real time gaming experience. You no longer have to vex about the wired headphones. I would recommend you to buy a wireless gaming chair to avoid any kind of tripping.
Gaming chairs allow you to connect your headphone as well in case you don’t want to disturb the surrounding. The second benefit is the side control panel. If you have to get up repeatedly to control the volume and bass, it can be very annoying. It slashes the mood of the game and reduces the excitement level. However, the gaming chair will never let you do so. With its side control panel, you will be in charge of controlling the volume and the bass in seconds!
4. Some chairs also offer vibration motors to offer a full body experience while playing games.
This is definitely an add-on feature that has always been praised by the gamers. Many have also said that it feels like you are getting massaged!
All is well that ends well, right?
I hope that by now you have decided the right gaming chair and ready to fix your derriere on the most comfortable seat! All I want is that you enjoy your games without stressing yourself. Please make sure that you have read all the instructions along with the terms and conditions while purchasing the gaming chairs.
Final words – Wrapping it up
Considering how many gaming chairs there are on the market, finding the perfect chair is never an easy task. The first step would be to decide whether you want a gaming chair that sits directly on the floor or one that’s on wheels and serves multi purposes. Once you figure that out you can then pick a chair accordingly to your requirements and budgets.
Some of the main things to keep in mind when trying to find the best gaming chair for your needs are stability and adjustability. You ideally want a gaming chair that is stable and doesn’t feel like its going to fall through as soon as you sit on the chair. From our tests, it’s clear that a chair that has five legs and can swivel around provides the best stability. It’s important that your chair has an adjustable backrest. This is the best way to ensure that your spine is supported whilst gaming.
Heavy users of computer games will likely benefit from arm rests because your arms can get tired after playing games for a while and will benefit from this support. We would recommend going for a chair that is easily adjustable. If you are going to be using a computer keyboard you will want a chair that will allow you to easily get to this without slouching or straining your back. It is very important that when it comes to adjusting the height, that you can do this with ease; you should not be causing yourself an injury every time you need to make an adjustment.
We have done all the hard work for you and saved you ages researching each chair individually. It’s now over to you. Keep all the above in mind when making the decision and you’ll be fine, along with your back.
That’s all folks, happy gaming!