A suitable gaming space is as important as the most powerful hardware.
Players tend to passa good number of hours in front of the screen, especially when some launch that we expected ends up going on the market. The sedentary nature of our hobby is not harmful per-s with adequate precautions; unfortunately, many times these precautions are not taken into account. One of the most recommended, especially when your work is also sedentary in nature, is to have with us aproper postureand a seat that allows us to be comfortable and correct. For this last in the market we can find an infinity of chairs that, presumably, adapt to all these needs. Today we want to talk about which are our favorite models of this, often ignored, accessory; with a tax limit of 250 euros, so as not to leave anyone out in this important work.
Looking for the right posture
Depending on the place where we play, we will call one thing or another “adequate posture”. We in this text are going to focus on the game spaces located on the desks; since it is easieracquire bad posturein them for long periods of time.
In the aforementioned desks, the ideal is to stay in a position through which we havethe centered monitor, at the height of our eyes. If we use keyboard and mouse, they should be placed at the elbows, so that we do not raise our shoulders while we play and keep our grimaces as straight as possible.If we use remotethe rule remains the same: low elevation, but we have a little more freedom in the position. The body should be in a semi-relaxed position, around 90-100 degrees 110 degrees if we just rest our arms on the armrest and make surelean against backing, so that the lower back and our shoulders rest.
For a chair to be able to keep us in that position in the proper way, it must have two characteristics:adjustability and ergonomics. Most of the seats advertised as “for players” mimic shapes we see in the motor world; This is usually a mistake, as these seats are designed to keep us glued to the seat in a firm position, regardless of what the vehicle does. We gamers are not subjected to such movements, so, outside of aesthetics, we should look for characteristics more similar to ergonomic office chairs. This is what we are looking for:
That we canregulate your heightto keep the arms in the most suitable position.the right depth, approximately one hand from our knees to the seat itself. Alternatively, make it adjustable.armrestdo not unduly spread our arms and prevent the shoulders from resting. Preferably, it is adjustable.backallow us to rest the lumbar. Preferably, the lower area of the column has more support, either from some type of cushion, padding, or regulator.
As we already did in previous purchase guides, such as our headphones guide, we are going to divide our recommended products into two sections. The first half correspond to chairs that are not advertised as “gaming” and can be found in office furniture stores. With our self-imposed limit of 250 euros we lose access to big well-known brands in the sector, such as Herman Miller or Steelcase; But I do know that we have models that do their job very well and we believe they are worth recommending:
Femor ergonomic office chair
We started with a generic, but effective, Femor brand design. It is ameshed desk chairergonomic cut with adjustable piston and adjustments for different heights for the headrest and the foot of the chair itself. Its finishes are correct and the absence of padding in the lumbar support may be dissuasive for some, butis very grateful in long gaming sessions; especially in hot climates. In general, it is a functional chair and with a very tight price, although little availability.
Buy Femor (90 euros)
Ergonomic DueHome Soul office chair
Another generic model, although somewhat more elaborate, would be the Soul model that we show of the DueHome brand. His greatest goodness is hisadjustability and its simplicity, reflected in the price. Its finishes are correct, with nothing to highlight for its price; But I do know you enjoy adjustable feet, adjustable armrests and headrests, and comfortable shapes for most bodies. Below 120 euros it is difficult to find a more complete option.
Buy DueHome Soul (120 euros)
Ergonomic office chair MFlavour
Inside what will be the “mid-range“Of generic office chairs we have this familiar model from MFlavour. We have chosen it against similar brands for maintaining a slightly lower price than these, but its characteristics are the same: lumbar adjustment, reclining, adjustable armrests and headrests and a finish correct mesh for the body of the chair. As a generic office chair it isthe one we find most complete.
Buy MFlavour (200 euros)
Markus ergonomic office chair)
This Ikea office chair is one of its most recognizable office products. A certain name has been created among the players for one simple reason: theirgood construction and materials, its ergonomic format, its adjustability saving the armrests and headrests and its adjusted price. It is an option that we recommend for those same reasons.
Buy Markus (170 euros)
We continue with the chairs for players, characterized by amarked sports aestheticand for its regulatory options. Its appearance is not usually liked by all kinds of players, but many of them have the characteristics that we are looking for in a desk chair to play and, in addition, there is a wide variety of them on the market; each with its own peculiarities. These are the models that we like the most below the limit that we have imposed:
ThunderX3 TGC15 chair
Within the market for gaming chairs the ThunderX3 models are no stranger. Most of them have been on sale for a long time, but they continue with some popularity for theirgood value for money. We wanted to highlight the TGC15 model for its adjustability and for its ergonomic construction, with abundant foam, which “checks” at all the points we have named in our first section.
Buy ThunderX3 TGC15 (180 euros)
NewSkill Takamikura chair
Another model to highlight will be the Takamikura chair by NewSkill. This is a review of his popular Kitsune that solves some construction and durability problems that chair presented. The result is a very similar chair in performance: total adjustability, good quality finishes and backrest withabundant fillingfor lumbar and cervical support.
Buy NewSkill Takamikura (180 euros)
Drift DR400 chair
At the limit of our budget we will find the high range of the popular Drift brand. The DR400BL stands out for its construction,in metal, and the finish of the seat itself, inhigh-density leatherette. In addition, and like the other members of this list, it is a highly adjustable and adjustable chair in key areas, such as height, armrests, or lumbar support.
Buy Drift DR400 (240 euros)
DX Racer Formula Serires 5 chair
Finally, we want to bring a chair from another popular brand and with benefits very similar to the previous Drift model. We are talking about the DX Racer Formula Series 5, whose most notable virtue is its mixed construction withmetal chassis and wooden reinforcements, and its finishes, with a polyester upholstery with high-density filling. Its price varies a lot and can be well above, or below, our previous recommendation. When they are at the same price level it is a matter of taste in the finishes, but it is usually a good idea to check their price in case we are interested in one of the two models.
Buy DX Racer Formula Serires 5 (250 euros)
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