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Elijah Hall
Elijah Hall

Pc Gaming Chair Best Buy

Whether you play PC games on a monitor or console games on a TV, you need a place to sit. You can use any form of seating, including a sofa, La-Z-Boy, or dining room chair, but if you really want an optimal seating arrangement, you should buy a dedicated gaming chair. They're comfortable, sturdy, and designed with gamers in mind.

pc gaming chair best buy


We've tested many of the most popular gaming chairs on the market and narrowed them down to this list of the very best. Read on for our top picks, along with what to consider in your search for the best gaming chair for you.

Secretlab's chairs have consistently ranked among our top picks for years, and the 2022 Titan EVO continues that trend. This is simply an excellent chair, with rock-solid build quality, dense-but-giving foam, and supple faux leather. The Titan EVO represents Secretlab combining its gaming chair lines (Omega and Titan) into a single product with the best features from both, and a variety of size and material options. Most notable is a two-knob internal lumbar support that lets you adjust the chair's height and firmness to hit your lower back just right.

The Titan EVO is a bit pricey at $550 (and up), but you get one of the nicest conventional gaming chairs available if you can afford it. It's also available in three different sizes and your choice of faux leather, fabric, or NAPA leather (that version pushes $1,000). Plus, there are dozens of different designs, including esports teams, DC superheroes, and League of Legends characters.

Your affordable gaming chair doesn't have to look like it. The Razer Enki X looks and feels just like the more expensive Enki gaming chair because its seat and back are identical. The only differences are the lack of a tilt mechanism (the back reclines, but the entire chair can't rock back like most can) and fewer armrest adjustments. The tilt's absence might actually be a boon for some users; I found the Enki X comfortable to sit in, while the pricier Enki Pro hurt my back. Your mileage can vary just like with any chair, but in my experience with the Enki models, less motion means more comfort.

Of course Herman Miller has its own gaming chair, and of course it's the most expensive one on the list. The Herman Miller X Logitech G Embody is a collaboration between Herman Miller and Logitech, and it tips the price scales at $1,800.

So, what do you get for dropping that kind of cash? An incredibly ergonomic chair with multiple adjustments that go beyond the usual height and tilt tweaks. The chair back conforms to the shape of your spine, going significantly further in fitting your back than the knobs, cushions, and bumpy springy sections on other chairs on this list. This is simply one of the most stylish and comfortable gaming chairs available.

There's no question the Herman Miller X Logitech G Embody is a fantastically comfortable chair, but it's also absurdly expensive. The Herman Miller X Logitech G Vantum is, well, also really pricey, but at $1,000, it's much less so. It incorporates adaptive plates that shift to support your lumbar area and upper-back areas, and ends up feeling supremely comfortable because of it. Add a 12-year warranty, and this is a four-digit gaming chair that's worth your time.

This is for gamers and workers who spend most of their time at their desk and can afford to spend a bit more for the best possible support. The Vantum is expensive, but its engineering and overall feel justify that price.

The AndaSeat Kaiser 3 is simply a good gaming chair that feels similar to the Secretlab Titan EVO in design and materials. It doesn't offer as many size or color options as that top-notch competitor, but you still get a built-in adjustable lumbar support and dense foam padding for its slightly lower price.

Anyone looking for a Titan EVO alternative. The Titan EVO edges out the Kaiser 3 in variety and (just barely) upholstery quality, but this is still an excellent gaming chair to consider, especially if you can find it for below retail price.

This chair isn't meant for desk use. This is specifically for gaming in front of your TV, with a light design you can easily toss aside if you want to hang out on the couch with friends. It might look a little goofy, but it's quite comfortable to sit on, and can gently rock back if you want to further stretch out while you play. It also has useful pockets for stashing your various gamepads and remotes.

If your couch is just a bit too far away from your TV to comfortably game on, or you just want a more solid seat rather than big, wide cushions, this is the chair for you. It's sturdy enough to support larger body sizes, feels comfortable whether you want to lean back or bend forward, and is small enough to easily tuck away whenever you don't want your living room to reek of "gamer."

At first glance, gaming chairs don't look all that different from desk chairs. They're typically pretty large, with backrests that extend high enough to support your head and generous armrests. Most have a swiveling base with wheeled castors that let you roll and spin freely (the Puma Active Gaming Seat is one exception). You've probably seen executive office chairs that look pretty similar. Gaming chairs have a few key differences, though.

First, gaming chairs' color and style options are generally very different from office chairs. Most office chairs focus on dark colors and earth tones, and have more traditional seat designs. Gaming chairs usually come in a variety of colors, and even if the chair is mostly black, there will likely be many eye-catching accents. Some gaming chairs are even branded with superheroes, esports teams, movies, or shows. The seats of gaming chairs are also designed more closely after racing chairs used in simulators, so you'll see a lot more bucket seats than frumpy armchair designs.

Second, gaming chairs are much more adjustable. All of the models we've tested have the usual options like height and tilt, just like office chairs. But they go a step further with adjustable armrests you can pivot, slide, and move up and down. Sadly, we've yet to find any with cupholders.

Third, gaming chairs recline. While office chairs generally offer only limited adjustments on the angle between the seat and the back of the chair, gaming chairs let you lean back with the pull of a lever. Every gaming chair we've tested has a reclining function that lets you sit back comfortably and stare at your TV as easily as you can lean forward and watch your computer monitor.

All of these features add up to a sturdier, more comfortable chair you can easily use for a variety of situations. It also adds up to a hefty price tag: Gaming chairs typically run between $200 and $600 (with good ones starting at around $300, and some extreme picks reaching nearly $2,000). They are typically much more expensive than a basic desk chair at an office supply store. Of course, if you're going to spend a lot of time in it, you probably want to invest in a good one. They're like beds that way.

Standard gaming chairs usually support a maximum weight between 240 and 300 pounds, depending on the model. Larger, more heavy-duty chairs support maximum weights of 350, 400, and even 450 pounds. The difference in seat dimensions can vary by several inches in width and depth, which can lead to an uncomfortable chair if you buy one that's too big or small.

Fortunately, most manufacturers offer detailed measurements for every aspect of their chairs. Seat depth and width, backrest height and width, armrest height range, and other measurements affect how a chair feels. If you aren't sure about a given model, go over the measurements and compare them with your current chair.

A chair's materials are also important to consider, both what's packed inside and what's wrapped around it. Most gaming chairs we've seen use polyurethane leather (PU), a leather-like synthetic material, for the covering, and dense foam for the padding. It's the most common configuration for a gaming chair, but it isn't the only option. Some chairs have fabric shells, while others are available in genuine leather (for significantly more money).

The chairs on this list all use similar foam padding, but the amount and placement of the padding can vary. The seat is almost always solid, as it should be to support your weight, but the chair back is a different story. Some chairs pad the back's skeleton, but otherwise use a thinner padding layer and PU leather to provide more give with less mass. Meanwhile, the SecretLab Titan EVO completely packs its chair back with foam. We're fans of the thick, full-back foam filling.

There's value in spending more for a chair that seems to have less material, though. Herman Miller's chairs are incredibly expensive and look more minimalist than the more overbuilt, conventional gaming chairs on this list, but they still feel very comfortable because of all the engineering that goes into them.

It's best to try furniture before you buy it, but that isn't always the case for gaming chairs. You can sometimes find a limited selection at your nearby Best Buy, Micro Center, or Staples. Aside from that, your best bet to try these chairs before you buy them is to go to video game conventions, such as Evo or PAX, where gaming chair companies often set up booths with chairs to try and offer convention-exclusive discounts. Otherwise, make sure to thoroughly research the chair you want to buy because it's a significant investment.

Despite its more budget pricing, the Jungle offers breathable vinyl faux leather and the necessary adjustments for gaming and work. You get height adjustment, a rocking feature, recline from 90-160 degrees and height-adjustable armrests.

Whether you're shopping for one of the best gaming chairs on our list above or a similar model, you may find savings by checking out our lists of Razer promo codes, Newegg promo codes or Best Buy promo codes.

Gaming chairs are specialized chairs designed for the needs and comfort of gamers. The designers of these chairs have thought about how gamers sit, how they move, and what they need out of their chair, and gone onto make something that meets those needs. 041b061a72


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