According to an article by Tech Story, people spent 14% of their time on video games in 2020. This means that average and avid gamers can spend anything between five to eight hours on a chair every day.
Because gaming is supposed to be a recreational activity, not many people think much about the ergonomics of their gaming setup. However, the strain that your body goes through is not an insignificant matter, as it can cause a myriad of problems including back, shoulder, and wrist pain.
Even poker legend Daniel Negreanu, who is one of the greatest poker players of all time, has spoken about the repercussions of having an uncomfortable chair.
In a tweet, he asks his followers for ergonomic chair recommendations for an upcoming match — poker tournaments are known to last for hours on end, so chairs play an important part in ensuring that you can fully concentrate on the game.
Beyond poker, most shooter, MOBA, RPG, and sports games require ergonomic chairs too.
To help improve your setup and posture, we’ve gathered some of our top picks for you.
Maxnomic gaming chairs are a very popular choice in the industry. Twitch icon Ninja, who has over 17 million followers, uses a custom Maxnomix Pro that features a slim-fit racing style build with bladed seat edges.
The chair’s highlights include an 85-degree backrest incline for forward gaming, 4D adjustable armrests, and neck and lumbar pillows for maximum support and comfort.
The pro model is best suited for long-haul gamers, but the other models like their casual sport, office comfort and the XL-series are also good contenders.
Secretlab Titan Evo 2023
The Secretlab Titan Evo 2023 is an upgraded version of its predecessor, the Secretlab Titan. It features a magnetic head cushion, which simplifies the bothersome removable straps of most gaming chairs.
It’s also highly adjustable, with 4D armrests, a comfortable seat rest, and made with their new Neo Hybrid Leatherette material that’s made more durable than ever.
Ibai, who served as the Spanish presenter for G2 eSports until 2021, streamed long hours in his Secretlab Titan 2023 Stealth edition, which is also a good pick to consider.
Logitech G x Herman Miller Embody
As one of the pricier entries on this list, the Herman Miller and Logitech collaboration comes in the Embody’s classic back support design and high quality.
Its build claims to stimulate blood and oxygen flow and deliver unrivaled back support. It can also be easily fitted to your frame, which makes it comfortable despite prolonged use.
And although the price is quite steep, its warranty lasts for 12 years, including labor, and is rated to 24-hour daily use over the course of that time, so you’re getting your money’s worth in the long run.
Overall, investing in a gaming chair will do wonders for your posture, your setup’s aesthetic, and even your game performance.
Our picks blend the lines between ergonomics and style, but it’s really a matter of finding the right one for you, and of course, its ability to mold to your frame and gaming habits.
If you’re looking for more gaming accessories to complete your setup, The Home Pick suggests getting a chair mat to protect your hardwood floors, or check out our blog for more product recommendations.