Any gamer that would consider themselves to be 'hardcore' will be aware of the importance of the right gaming chair, but in reality it is sensible for any game player to ensure that they are in a comfortable and ergonomic seat - right from a complex setup to the humble beanbag.
At the very top of the market, it is possible to buy a luxurious and hi-tech gaming chair that hooks into an existing games console or PC setup in a number of ways. A popular example of this integration with a console is to provide speakers that surround the head of the user - this immerses the player right into the atmosphere of the game, and wireless connection technology reduces the amount of cables that trail across the floor. If the chair is able to be connected to a mains electricity supply, USB charging ports may also be included for the convenient charging of handheld devices, such as mobile phones and gaming controllers. Although 'rumbling' effects have been around since the early days of console gaming, the more sophisticated gaming chairs are able to interpret sounds and movements within any game, and translate them into vibrations that are felt throughout the seat.
In terms of comfort, high-end gaming chairs are often designed to 'rock,' as opposed to staying in a fixed position on the floor. While this may initially appear to lack stability, the weight of the gamer actually allows the chair to remain upright, while allowing some movement when getting heavily immersed in a particular game. When accelerating in a real-life car, it is human nature to push back in the seat - rocking gaming chairs allow the player to replicate this experience. For those that are into driving games, many chairs can be supplied with attachments that house steering wheels, pedals and gear sticks to create a replica of a car's interior.
If overall comfort is more important than a range of accessories and connectivity features, bean bag gaming chairs allow the player to sit in comfort with a level of lumbar or back support that is far greater than a regular hard seat. Many people enjoy sitting on the floor for a video game session, and this type of chair provides ergonomic support by moulding itself to the body shape of the individual. The range of available colours makes these suitable for home decoration purposes at the same time, and bean bag gaming chairs that are aimed at children are sized to provide support for smaller bodies.
Gym fans may have already noticed that spherical balls are a great way to strengthen and tone core muscle groups, and in a similar manner it is possible to purchase gaming 'balls' that can actually provide these benefits while the user is playing their favourite video game. If a player finds that they experience frequent back pain, this sort of seat may help to alleviate some of the pressure - they are ideal for any type of household situation, gaming or otherwise.