A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Gaming Chair

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If you are a serious PC gamer, this is an article that you cannot afford to miss out on! Whether you are building a new gaming setup from scratch or looking to upgrade your existing rig, don’t forget to consider one of the most important elements outside of your actual gaming PC itself – the gaming chair!

Wondering why having a proper gaming chair is essential to your gaming setup when you can easily use any other chair at home? We addressed this common question with not one but SEVEN strong reasons why any serious gamer should use a proper gaming chair in a previous article – comfort being one of the most important reasons!

Convinced of the advantages of getting a gaming chair and looking for one to incorporate into your setup?

Here’s a simple guide to help you choose the perfect chair for your needs. From finding one with proper support to the aesthetics and all, our team at AUKEY has got you covered.


Comfortable Back Support

The first and core feature of any gaming chair is comfort – which is particularly essential for those long gaming marathons at your computer.

Most normal chairs at home (be it your dining chairs, or even “office” chairs) do not provide necessary back support (or lumbar support) for that comfort.

Gaming chairs, on the other hand, tend to be designed with comfort in mind. Hence, they tend to incorporate special contoured lumbar support features to help reduce the strain on your lower back, align well with your spine curvature, and more for ultimate relaxation.

As each of us has a different body type, it would be useful to take note that detachable or adjustable lumbar support cushioning would be great for precise support.


Ergonomic Design

Apart from the most critical back support, some higher-end gaming chairs take into consideration even more elements of ergonomic design to ensure reduced strain and stress on the body during an intense gaming session.

Here are some other ergonomic features you might want to look out for:

  • Adjustable armrests – Being able to adjust the height, depths, or even angle of armrests help support your arms in any position that you might need to hold for a long duration of time while gaming.
  • Head pillows – Removable and height-adjustable neck pillows help to cradle the neck, providing favourable neck postural alignment relieving symptoms of shoulder and neck pains after long hours of being seated.
  • Backrest recline – Studies show that a reclined angle of 135 degrees tends to provide the least amount of weight-bearing strain on the spine if seated for a long duration.


Choice of Fabrics

When you are sitting in the chair for hours on end, the choice of fabrics matters as it affects ventilation, skin irritation, and general comfort.

While gaming chairs come with a wide variety of textile choices, from mesh, woven fabric (cotton, polyester, linen), leather, PU leather, and more, there is only one type that stands up to the test of comfort, aesthetics, as well as durability.

PU leather (or faux leather) is a popular fabric choice used in expensive gaming chairs for some of its following benefits:

  • It is a vegan material and a more sustainable option compared to real leather
  • Feels cool to the touch which makes for a comfortable sitting experience
  • Smooth and not as rough as woven fabric or mesh to reduce irritability
  • Is water-resistant, stain-resistant, and easy to clean (simply wipe down with a cloth)
  • Premium looking aesthetic especially in dark colours
  • Gets more comfortable over time
  • Very durable. With proper care, it should be able to last 5- 10 years.

One of the downsides though is that it is not as breathable as other materials like mesh. However, if you are sitting in an air-conditioned room, this is unlikely to be an issue.


Matching Your Gaming Setup Aesthetic

For hardcore gamers (and those who aspire to be gaming streamers), an aesthetic gaming setup is probably an important aspect of your gaming sanctuary.

Just think of the prospect of gaming in a gloomy and messy room compared to a sleek gaming zone. Which gets you more excited? For many, it is probably the latter.

So as a finishing touch to your gaming setup, don’t forget to look for a gaming chair that blends in well with your gaming area. Can’t decide? Black is usually a good way to go for a sophisticated and neutral look.


Easy Setup

As most gaming chairs come unassembled for easy shipping, you should always take note of how hard it might be to set it up. After all, you don’t want to struggle for hours or days before you can start to use it for your gaming sessions.

Alternatively, if you aren’t a DIY kind of person, make sure you check if the brand offers an installation service.


Looking for an Affordable Gaming Chair in Singapore?

Look no further! To cater to increasing demand for our gamer clientele and work-from-home customers, AUKEY has recently launched not one but TWO of our signature ergonomic gaming chairs – The GC-A01 and GC-A02.

At only $269 a pop and jam-packed with amazing ergonomic features for the ultimate comfortable sitting experience, it is a steal you definitely cannot miss!