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Gaming Chair Features and Shopping Tips

Although a gaming chair won't help you beat the villain and win the game, the furniture can help keep you comfortable while playing. There are a number of chairs on the market to satisfy any players' unique needs. There are simple to sophisticated gaming chairs available on eBay.

What purpose does a gaming chair serve?

If you were a gamer growing up, or have always played while lying on the floor or sitting on the couch, you might not know that a gaming chair serves a much bigger purpose than just having a place to sit. Not only does a gaming seat improve comfort while playing, it also promotes spine health. Additional health benefits include promoting blood circulation throughout the whole body, better cardiovascular function, and reduced muscle stiffness.

Do gaming chairs come equipped with audio equipment?

Yes and no. Some chairs are outfitted with audio equipment and some aren't. Gaming chairs equipped with audio equipment can have varying levels of equipment built into the chair. Examples of audio equipment that may be built into a gaming seat include:

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Headrest speakers
  • Bass speakers
What material is commonly used to upholster gamer's chairs?

There are a variety of materials used to create these chairs, but the most common options include polyurethane leather and mesh fabric. Many chair options will include both synthetic leather and materials. Gaming chairs that use polyurethane leather are easy to clean. Chairs made of fabric and mesh can be pre-treated to prevent stains or covered with a seat cover to prevent stains. Sometimes a mesh covering is used to cover an entire seat to increase comfort.

What's the difference between an office and gaming chair?

When shopping for a gamer's chair, you'll notice that some options look just like office chairs. However, a regular office chair doesn't provide the same benefits as a gaming chair. The biggest difference between a gaming and office chair relates to the backrest.

Gaming chairs are created with a very high backrest. In fact, at first glance, the chairs look like high back booster seats for children or racecar bucket seats. The backrest is purposely higher than regular chairs to provide neck, back, and shoulder support. These are all areas of the body that are normally fatigued during game play. By providing more support, fatigue effects to the body are reduced. Gameplay chairs also provide more customizable options than office furniture.

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