In my journey of finding the perfect gaming seat, I’ve come to realize one thing: there are three types of computer gaming chairs.

And they certainly fit different personality (or even room design) types. I hope you’ll agree with me.

The Office-Chair-Turned-Gaming-Seat

Yes, the office-chair-turned-gaming-seat is a thing.

Essentially, these are your typical office swivel chairs, turned into gaming seats. These are often neutral in color, mostly black, but sometimes brown, gray, or even white. Yes they are adjustable, but often times limited to height and back seat adjustments.


Office chairs are the most basic “gaming seat” you will find. They are the most affordable among the three types (except for those high-end executive chairs), but they do the job of keeping you comfortable quite well.

The “Gaming” Seat

This type of chair is the epitome of the so-called “computer gaming chair”, Derived from the design of racing car seats, the Gaming Seat is designed by gamers, for gamers. The most famous brands include DXRacer and NeedForSeat.

The true Gaming Seat and the Office-Chair-Turned-Gaming-Seat are almost similar in nature, but to fully understand their difference, one must realize this: Gaming Seats are just office chairs in steroids.

dxracer chairs

Like office chairs, computer gaming chairs have adjustable parts…but maxed to the limit. Armrests that are adjustable in 5 directions , back seat with 170-degree tilt, and other movable parts are some features you won’t find in a typical office chair.

I personally prefer this type, but buying one does require a bit of investment as the average gaming seat costs about $350. They do last for a couple of years however, so it’s worth it in my opinion.

The “Hulk”

This type puts you in a bind. A Hulk is a gaming table, a seat, and a bed merged into one beastly abomination. I can’t even describe this monstrosity to you so I’ll let the pictures do the talking:

This won’t even fit in my room.

3 monitors for and a¬†weird bed/seat. This setup is bad for posture because the seat doesn’t look like it’s adjustable.

the hulk2
This Hulk looks “better”

This one looks better. It seems to have adjustable parts and it’s pretty compact too. The only downside is the price tag. These bad boys can go up to $1000 or more.

Yay Or Nay?

Which type do you prefer? Comment below! Personally I like computer gaming chairs followed by the typical office chairs.


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