Feel Very Important with our recommended Home Office Executive and Dedicated Gaming Chairs | December, 2019
We all can't help but feel "very important" when we sit in an Executive Chair, and doubly so when it's in our own private study or den. Those more inclined to use that area of their man cave for gaming have some pretty nifty modern options too, with dedicated gaming chairs combining comfort and integration features to make the gaming experience all the more "real". All chairs are not created equal, so before you leap into buying the first chair you see at Home Depot or Walmart, flick through our recommendations and buying criteria to help you choose the chair that most suits your needs.
The AmazonBasics High-Back Executive Chair is meant for all-day comfort while you work, making use of curved contours to help keep your back supported and your body properly aligned – an important consideration when sitting for prolonged periods of time.
The smooth-rolling casters make the chair carpet friendly and it swivels 360 degrees, providing maximum flexibility and freedom to recline as well as pneumatic controls to achieve optimum seat height.
A good entry-level executive chair that does require home assembly, but this is far from difficult so don’t let it put you off.
Butterfly seat plate
Smooth rolling mobility with nylon casters
Needs home assembly
The La-Z-Boy Delano Office Chair is at the more “classic” end of the corporate decor scale with its chestnut brown colour, wood finish and plush leather upholstery.
The commercial grade big and tall components account for durability and stability of the chair. The pressure imposed on the lumbar and cervical regions by long hours of sitting is fittingly addressed by way of layered body pillows and an ultra-soft head rest. The legs and arms are strong, encased in a premium wooden finish. The seat is an indulgence in multi-layered comfort with poly fiber-fill top layer and supportive memory foam layer.
Cable-actuated levers provide ease of movement. The lumbar area is ergonomically contoured to alleviate lower back stress.
Will hold up to 400lb
Zone based cushion placement
Fancy a snooze at work but don’t have a sofa? This may be the solution.
This Merax executive chair is adjustable to a fully flat reclined position and the foot rest extended completely so you can take naps between meetings to make sure you retain full freshness.
360 degree swivel, soft padded arm rests and movable lumbar support (healthy for your back and shoulders) and pneumatic seat height adjustment, sturdy feet with nylon carpet casters.
Enhanced comfort is the main selling point of this chair even during long hectic days at the office.
Meets or surpasses ANSI and BIFMA standards
Back-tilt design with 360 degree swivel
Some concerns over durability
Flash Furniture High Back Black Mesh Executive Swivel Chair with Chrome Plated Nylon Base and Flip-Up Arms
The Flash Furniture High Back Black Mesh Executive Swivel Chair is made for the modern day office executive, with a trendy high back design for relieving tension from the spine and lower back. The padded black mesh enhances both locks and comfort. The arms can be flipped easily, and the chair becomes armless whenever needed. Rock or recline as you sit, using the tilt lock mechanism. The head rest is fully adjustable and can be moved up and down, using the center knob, for varying positions of the neck, when people are at work. The seat area is upholstered with breathable black mesh. Home executive chairs like these, breathe life into your neck and back with their ventilated mesh for the back rest.
Pneumatic lever for height adjustment
360 degrees swivel
Poor plastic quality
Fortify your sedentary lifestyle with health, by taking your seat on the luxurious the Serta Big and Tall Smart Layers Tranquility Executive Office Chair with AIR Technology which is ergonomically constructed to nurture the lumbar area by means of an exclusive pivoting lumbar AIR. The seat is ultra-soft and is layered with several rungs of comfort like the poly-fiber top layer, the micro-dense and macro-dense layers for softness and support. Free leg circulation is ensured by the waterfall seat edge with flexible cable actuated seat-side levers. Tested successfully on BIFMA standards, the sturdy improvement to your professional decor is complete. The premium foam covering is draped over numerous body pillows and commercial grade components.
Elevated pillows for head rest
AIR lumbar comfort with pivots and flexes
Not ideal for tall people
Set in a flaming red and black combination, the GTracing Ergonomic Office Chair Racing Chair Backrest and Seat Height Adjustment Computer Chair is an enhancer of your drawing room or office cubicle aesthetics, besides killing the damage caused due to repetitive stress. The neck-desk position is crucial for workaholics who are exposed to long hours of sedentary work. The product is flexible for use by people of varying height and offers height adjustability so that an optimum angle between you and your desk is achieved. The sturdy metal frame can accommodate upto 330 lbs of weight. Lumbar and neck support are at their best with a soft neck pillow and adjustable neck rest.
Adjustable arm rest and seat height
Tilt tension knob to adjust rocking back and forth
Improper alignment of bolts
The X Rocker 0717901 Triple Flip 2.1 Storage Ottoman Sound Chair Chair is an indulgence in luxury and quality. Two powerful in-built side facing speakers and a sub-woofer working under X-Rocker’s distinctive AFM technology provides a magnified and immersive sound experience. The product can connect to varied music sources, making it possible to watch TV, play video games and simply unwind on the comfy couch. It enhances your living room decor by providing a spacious under-seat storage which can be used to de-clutter things or can be folded down as a footrest. The slender side panel contains the indispensable volume and control buttons as well as the input/output jacks.
Multi-player fun can be enjoyed
Offers intensive support to full back
Small in size and hard
The Racing Seat Driving Simulator Cockpit Adjustable Gaming Chair + Steering Wheel can make your virtual driving experience a pleasure with flexible adjustments for optimum steering heights and large pedals for leg movements. The framework is an investment in quality, made of reinforced steel ensconced in a padding crafted from injection molded foam, ruling out wobbling issues and enhancing easy slide. The design is ergonomic with adequate and healthy support for lower back and shoulders. The unique three point adjustment accommodates players of different statures. The system is quite adaptable for different steering wheels and pedal sets. For hitting the gaming streets expertly, even the pedal distance is adjustable in these gaming chairs.
Made of premium quality PVC leather
Changeable steering height
Relatively new product
The X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal 2.1 Video Gaming Chair is your ultimate video gaming playmate, with sophisticated in-built controls to provide you the best gaming experience. The tilt and swivel mechanisms ensure maximum freedom during those sedentary hours. Thanks to Audio Force Formulation Technology from Ace Bayou, the built-in speakers and subwoofers render maximum sound output inside the chair. The gun-stock arms are hands of luxury, ensuring great comfort and gaming pleasure. An efficient wireless receiver embedded in the chair enables accurate receipt of audio from any source such as headsets or RCA outputs. The awesome control panel is equipped with volume, bass controls and audio source connections.
Connects to other X-rockers
AFM Technology for magnified sound effects
The Berkeley Massage Chair can be a excellent remedy for your aching hips and thighs. This indoor massaging mechanism is a product of the smart age and intuitively applies the right amount of pressure to your neck and lower body, resulting in a energizing partial body massage. The air bags provide maximum comfort during the massage that you can have anywhere in your house. It works under two levels of intensity, standard and strong. The state-of-art air massage system works with as many as 16 airbags, with targeted focus on neck, shoulder, pelvic and thigh areas. Four auto exercise programs have been provided for the user, who can feel the comfort of an ultimate massage experience coupled with value for money.
Dual intensity levels
16 airbags provide ultimate massage effect
Relatively new product
What criteria should you use when selecting a dedicated home office or gaming chair?
These days, depending on your budget, you can think beyond having the biggest, most “important looking” leather-bound executive chair and also consider whether you want in-built massage capabilities, dedicated ergonomics or the ability to immerse yourself fully in the game with inbuilt speakers and controls. We’ve also added some simplicity options if all you’re looking for is simply an overflow seating area for multi-player sessions.
Home Office Executive chairs must blend visual appeal and ergonomics
The best executive and gaming chairs are designed for the long haul, so that you won’t feel sore after many hours in the same position. Some will even go some way to relieving stress and tension through massage, but at the very least will combine padded comfort with mechanisms to swivel, tilt, rock and recline and be fully adjustable according to desk height and ideal eye-to-monitor distance.
Sound transmission and speaker quality of gaming chairs
Whilst comfort is very important in making your gaming chair choice, today’s gamers demand the most immersive experience, so the design of a gaming chair needs to also have had a focus on the quality of audio it puts out.
This means that, depending on how money you have to spend, we feel craftsmanship and durability should be at the top of your list when making a choice.
Since this will be the last chair you buy for a while and if you’re going to be making use of it for long periods, this is one purchase that it could be worth pushing your budget just that bit further.