Thinking about a gamer chair

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  1. drakorex
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    I been looking on amazon at a lot of different gaming chairs, and alot of them tend to have at least one bad review about them being unsturdy, or poor speaker quality, etc. Any recommendations?
     


  2. FAST6191

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    Personally I have never quite seen the appeal of gaming seats this side of arcades and game specific stuff. This goes double when office chairs are as nice as they are and everything is wireless nowadays.

    Still my response to "any recommendations" is "build your own".

    Those that do like them seem to favour car seats*, which is a bonus as you can get one that is perfectly fine but unsafe for car use from many a scrap yard. A quick scan says "gaming chairs" are now somewhat cheaper than they once were so building your own might instead be closer to similar price rather than the outright cheaper.

    *depending upon what you can get they are usually quite comfortable, fully articulated, sturdy as you like, maybe heated/with a massage option and you may even be able to find replacement parts in ten years.
     
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    *cries on his cardboard box...*
     
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    There...There? 0_o
     
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    *sits, somewhat disappointed, in his jury-rigged, old, busted-ass office chair*

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    *Sits in his nice Ikea chair*

    profit
     
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    I think I had the same model chair Sicklyboy, certainly the arms look the same, one failed in a similar way and the base mechanism rings a bell.

    Fortunately not far from here there is a very nice old office furniture shop and there were many companies going bust the time. As I was on foot/skateboard though I got some odd looks pushing it back.
     
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    Yay couch?

    Just get any old "luxury" desk chair and you'll be fine.
    One with speakers in em...
    Just another pair of cables that will end up broken before you can blink.
     
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    What about a beanbag chair I've always liked those and there only like $20 at Walmart.
     
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    I have this friggin' awesome self-balancing banana chair. I think I love it more than my wife :ninja:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    yeah i often thought of doing this with a car seat "ala topgear"
     
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    1:30

     
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    It's awesome you're thinking about a gamer chair! Does it look like this?
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    Bitch please,
    This beauty has been serving me and my back for a few years now.
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    Relevant, a picture from /r/techsupportmacgyver and a response to my response of busted-ass-chair.

    OP - Stupid office chair keeps falling apart. Arm rest broke completely off, and the mount shattered

    Response to my chair - Mine broke in the same exact spots, around the two bolt holes. Here's my fix.