For Gamers, these are no-brainer Black Friday steals; but beware of the beast! New entrants also want a piece of the action
It’s to no one’s surprise that gaming is positive for mental health and has attracted millions of new players, thanks to the pandemic. Most respondents (75%) stated playing had a positive effect on mental health and distracted them from daily life pressures, of which there are many! It’s why gamers invest in good technology for an enhanced gaming experience.
However, as Black Friday approaches, we are already seeing a lot of non-typical gamers purchasing and reserving equipment to help them with productivity. This is owing to the rise of remote working as 74% plan to continue to work from home post-pandemic.
This means digital warfare is on! There will be a host of new entrants in the playing field vying for gamers’ equipment to help them with work and play.
Don’t worry though, there are ways to beat them, but if you’re not wise as to which products to go for (because there is so much non-expert noise out there), we’ve pulled together a hot list to help you bag the deals for the ‘Game of Life.’
Numb bum? Bad Back? Sore legs, neck, shoulders and arms? These chairs are tried and tested just for you
64% of casual gamers play up to 10 hours a week, but hardcore players spend over 31 hours a week, making chairs one of the hottest items this year. We have selected these products based on support, comfort, adjustability, compatibility, durability and aesthetics. No one wants to be in a drab looking chair when on a work call or replacing it in three months because of poor performance and build. The best news is that gaming chairs are built for life, which is super important for all us eco-warriors out there!
Our top gaming chair is packed with features that will melt the hearts of even the fussiest of people: The Secretlab Omega with its patent-pending Secretlab cold-cure foam mix, boasting next level comfort for your sitting experience. We agree! It also has:
- 2.0 PU leather engineered to last four times longer than regular PU (even from abrasions)
- Available in black Nappa leather and fabric (pink, blue, and charcoal)
- 4D armrests so you can customize your arms in four different ways, offering the perfect ergonomic feel
Reclining up to 180 degrees for anyone who just wants to chill out
- Two memory foam pillows for the head and lumbar support – some of the best we’ve experienced
- Newly designed XL PU Caster wheels to glide effortlessly across most surfaces without worrying about your floor
Class 4 hydraulics, aluminum wheelbase, and a multi-tilt mechanism adding to the luxurious feel of this chair
Noblechairs Epic Gaming Chair is in the high-end range of chairs, but it isn’t for everyone as you actually have to be high (as in tall!). It’s made for people over 6ft (183cm) to really qualify for the maximum experience of quality and comfort. Here’s what makes it great:
- The firm base seat doesn’t affect comfort levels, especially when you use the included newly designed lumbar and head pillows
- Excellent materials from ground up: tough, lightweight aluminum base while the skin can be in two different kinds of high-quality leather: polyurethane leather and Nappa leather, which means it’ll last for years
- Caster wheels feel sturdy and smooth and holds almost no resistance when moving around your work/game station, but isn’t too crazy that you feel out of control
- Heat is properly expelled and regulated at the back because of the redefined ergonomics
- Everything about the chair including the design is excellent and to the highest level. Even the diamond style stitching gives the chair a feel of luxury and exclusiveness
Corsair’s T2 Road Warrior gaming chair is really impressive. Its simple, elegant design provides excellent back, neck, and lumbar support thanks to thoughtful ergonomics and additional microfiber cushions. Other features include:
- Perforated PU leather helps with excellent breath-ability and comfort and the steel frame is super durable, giving the chairs life expectancy a real boost
- Large array of color schemes gives you options to match the décor
- Rollerblade style wheels housed on an aluminum base offer fantastic movement across almost any surface, whilst leaving floor surfaces unfazed. It’s lightweight and durable
- Four directional armrests help the users adjust them into the perfect position
- Reclining has been boosted to 170 degrees with a 17-degree tilt-shift to find the perfect position with minimal fuss
The DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FH08/NB is a high-quality gaming chair, albeit with more flaws than its popularity might hint at.
- True to DXRacer’s claim, the faux-leather material helps improve overall durability and comfort, which we usually only see in the higher end gaming chairs
- 3D adjustable armrests, adjustable height gas-spring, adjustable backrest, neck headrest, lumbar support, and adjustable seat flexibility, this chair provides nice customizability that allows the user to create the ultimate sitting experience
- No tilt-lock. You can lock it to prevent it from reclining all together, but you cannot lock it in place once reclined
- Great color options: white, grey, red, blue, orange, pink, and green
The Noblechairs ICON Gaming Chair (LINK) spares no expense with this luxury range. Like all Noblechairs, it has a fantastic ergonomic and aesthetic design that has been brought to life with the best materials and highest level of workmanship. Other features include:
- Faux and real NAPA leather which adds a luxurious feel
- Its shape has been designed for both gaming and office use
- Maximum levels of support right across the body. The backrest has been designed to conform with the shape of your back in a way that naturally improves posture, even after long periods of usage
- Two additional pillows for extra lumbar and neck support
- Four directional armrests to help provide the perfect level of comfort
- Lightweight aluminum and tough steel are used to make the base and frame which hugely improve durability and life expectancy