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The Best Gaming Keyboards (2020 Reviews & Guide)

Best Budget

Redragon K552 KUMARA

Editor's Pick

Corsair STRAFE

Best Mid-Range

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate

Jonas Armchair Empire Editor

If you are convinced that you need a brand new keyboard, then it is time to get started selecting one. That’s why we have spent weeks preparing this exhaustive guide on anything to do with gaming keyboards. Right, off you go now…


5 Best Gaming Keyboards Of 2020

redragon k552 Kumara front facing

1. Redragon K552 KUMARA

This Redragon K552 is a fantastic intersection of aesthetics, gaming features, and price - a true gaming keyboard.


razer blackwidow ultimate mechanical keyboard

2. Razer BlackWidow Ultimate

Razer BlackWidow UltimateIf you have the budget, do yourself a favor and buy this Razer, considered by many to be the king of gaming keyboards.


corsair strafe front view

3. Corsair STRAFE

The included software can be a bit confusing, but the Corsair STRAFE is a fantastic entry by Corsair into the gaming keyboard arena.


HAVIT HV-KB380L front facing

4. HAVIT HV-KB380L

HAVIT does what few can - sell a budget gaming keyboard that doesn't skimp on features essential to gaming.


Logitech G105 Front View

5. Logitech G105

This Logitech model isn't the sexiest gaming keyboard in the world, but it provides the affordable gaming technology that Logitech is known for.


Comparison Table

Model

Type

Backlit

Anti-Ghosting

Review

Redragon
K552 KUMARA

Mechanical

Yes

Yes

Razer
BlackWidow Ultimate

Mechanical

Yes

Yes

Corsair
STRAFE

Mechanical

Yes

Yes

HAVIT
HV-KB380L

Membrane

Yes

Yes

Logitech
G105

Membrane

Yes

Yes

Razer
BlackWidow Chroma V2

Mechanical

Yes

Yes

AULA
Sapphire

Mechanical

Yes

Yes

AULA
SI-859

Membrane

Yes

No

Perixx
PX-1100

Membrane

Yes

No

TOMOKO
Mechanical Keyboard

Mechanical

No

Yes


Gaming Keyboard Buying Guide (2020)

Introduction


Why even bother picking a gaming keyboard today? You could just make do with a $20 office keyboard and still have the same amount of fun, right? Unfortunately not – using a cheap keyboard for gaming is like listening to Beethoven on smartphone speakers instead of in-person at an orchestra hall. For avid gamers, casual gamers and the professional gamers, nothing comes close to your selected set of hardware and accessories. To get that millisecond of advantage over your nemesis, what would you not give? Most gamers instantly gravitate towards a high-end gaming mouse and maybe that’s why there are so many options and variations in the mouse department.

Granted, the choices in gaming keyboards from a functional or design aspect are quite limited but there are plenty of things that can help you be the gamer you always dreamt of being or rob you your one chance at virtual glory. It really does not matter if you are into MMO, FPS or any of the other acronyms. Until you have experienced a true gaming keyboard you have not gamed at all. Speaking of genres of gaming, did you know specific keyboards were designed for specific genres too? Of course, there are those generic gaming keyboards that will satisfy the most ardent of gamers but for folks solely into MMO and the sorts, there are those that have macro settings – keys that can record multiple keystrokes and sequences for that smallest of advantages on the electronic battlefield.

There are audiophiles who believe nothing but the best headphones, the best music players and speakers will do. And then there are gamers who also believe that the best will do but many cringe at spending those big bucks when it comes to accessories like keyboards, mouse, and the likes. Well, that’s why we rounded up some of the hottest and most talked about gaming keyboards in the market just so we could provide you with all the nerdy knowledge needed to get one of these glowing beasts. Remember, as long as you don’t think of them as glorified overpriced digital typewriters, you might just actually start enjoying them. We sure loved our test lot of keyboards and trust us – they all felt different.

Polling Rates & Ghosting

Ever typed so fast only to realize a few letters were missing but you swear you typed everything correctly? What’s happening? Let us tell you, the fault is not yours but with your keyboard. Typical keyboards are not designed to handle anything above three keystrokes pressed all at once. When you type or press keys rapidly, at times this results in more than three keystrokes at the same time – this is especially true for those who type rather rapidly and for games where the quicker you press your keys the better your chances of surviving against another human!

The only problem with gamers is that a few missed keystrokes do not result in a poorly spelled sentence but rather a zing than a zag. Imagine a move required a delicate sequence of keystrokes and the quicker this sequence is reached the quicker an action happens in the game. What happens when one keystroke is missed? The sequence changes and that can result in no action at all if you are lucky. More often than not, this results in an entirely different action and you are caught off guard, bewildered as your character suddenly starts getting pounded from all sides because your keyboard just lets all your defensive spells disappear in a matter of a millisecond. Okay, maybe that happened to me once but it could happen to you too and that’s why anti-ghosting is so necessary.

A gaming keyboard can handle more than 5 simultaneous keystrokes without ever losing or dropping one. This anti-ghosting phenomenon is probably what distinguishes gaming keyboards from general keyboards. By the way, there are few gaming keyboards that can register a whopping 14 keys at the same time! I lost count of how many fingers I have tried to digest this information.

Alright, enough of Anti-ghosting because that alone is nothing. Next up is the Polling Rate. This is basically the speed at which the keyboard can transmit information to the computer. Most cheap standard keyboards maintain a polling rate of 125Hz. Not bad but for gamers already aware of a high-end mouse with high DPIs, greater the numbers better the gaming experience. Basically, look for anything more than 125Hz polling rate. Gaming keyboards can offer anywhere from 400Hz to 1000Hz!

In short, anti-ghosting and superior polling rates equals a zing and never a mistaken zap move.

Macro Keys

Speaking of multiple keystrokes, would it not be nice if you could record your keystrokes, the most commonly used sequences and distil it down to a single key? I mean imagine the time you would save and not to mention the wicked moves you could pull off. Most gaming keyboards actually come with the ability to record macros. A macro is basically a long sequence of key strokes triggered by a single user programmed key. Usually, there are anywhere from 5 to 15 macro keys per gaming keyboard but it could be more. Then there are keyboards where the entire keyboard can be remapped and any key can become a macro.

Personally speaking, I prefer having no more than 5 macro keys but that is because I am not that huge into games that depend on a lot of keystrokes. However, with macros, there are a lot of other things you could program. You can, for instance, program voice commands or emotes. Or maybe even quicken up timed events and build up queues for RTS games. Likewise, with MMO games you can pack in a rude combination into a single button with timed delays to allow for ability cooldowns. Basically, with much practice Macros can turn you from an enthusiastic gamer to a professional gamer who is respected and hated at the virtual playground. Don’t forget to string together some obnoxious taunts or a victory dance to a macro or two!

With programmable keys, another important consideration is the placement of these macro keys. The best location is either to the left of the W-A-S-D keys or beneath the Spacebar. This allows for quick access and it is easier if you are left handed with the keyboard. For those right-handed prefer the exact same placement but towards the number pad. Some keyboards allow number pad keys to act as macros too. Remember that the macros should not require your hand coming off the mouse at any time.

Profiles

Profiles let you manage a set of macros together. In one profile you can store macros for a particular game and in another profile, you can store macros for another application or game. This is quite similar to how gaming mice work. With multiple profiles, each having a set of gaming macros or frequently used keys, you need not reprogram macros keys every now and then. Typically, gaming keyboards allow 3 to 5 profiles but some may even have over 10 profiles or unlimited even.

Mechanical Vs Membrane

Almost always, the cheapest gaming keyboards are membrane models where as expensive units operate using mechanical action. What are the two broad categories of keyboards and how do they influence your gameplay?

Basically, a membrane keyboard has no moving components and rather depends on electrical current between two mushy plastic membranes to register a keystroke. Mechanical on the other hand refers to the way typewriters of the past functioned, using a switch beneath every keycap. Obviously, the latter option is more reliable and works better but it is also expensive to build and operate.

Unless the price is a major bottleneck, you should always consider purchasing a mechanical keyboard over a membrane type. Thing is, a membrane keyboard is your average office keyboard with only a few bells and whistles but it won’t do anything for your gaming experience.

Basically, mechanical is what you should get in gaming keyboards but then there are several variations available in mechanical type keyboards such as manufacturers, switch types and the sort. A popular choice of key switches used by the majority of keyboard makers is the Cherry switches (A German company’s product).

Considered the industry standard, Cherry MX keys are what you should aim for. However, if a company does not use Cherry keys then it will use an alternative that operates similarly to them. Speaking of Cherry MX keys, they come in several versions and are named after colors. Cherry MX Red keys are the quietest of the lot and will respond to the softest of touches. Brown keys are the most resistant to the lot but don’t make a huge ruckus. Blue keys are resistant and noisy. Some keyboard makers will advertise that they carry Red, Brown or Blue keys even if they aren’t authentic Cherry MX keys. This is basically to tell you the kind of feel and noise levels to anticipate from their keyboards. There are other switches too from Cherry such as the Greens that are way more resistant than the Blues and even louder plus the Black that is stiff and shallow. Another switch type is the Topre switch that is common throughout Japan but not yet popular in the West. They have a rubbery feel and are quieter with a complete mechanical system.

For an avid gamer, mechanical keyboards regardless of the type of keys is a must have. They have a tactile response, superior feel and are great for gaming with the correct polling rate and anti-ghosting feature. After a while, you will develop a liking for a specific kind of key switch but until you do, just prefer any mechanical keyboard and get used to the click and clank of the keyboards.

Another point to keep in mind with mechanical keyboards is the subtle variations that keyboard manufacturers have begun introducing to differentiate their wares from the rest of the competition. They call these keyboards game optimized and while they use Cherry MX switches, these switches are slightly modified to reduce travel or ensure better triggering. Not that there is much difference between the traditional Cherry MX keys and these modified gaming keyboards, but try them before choosing.

Backlighting

An absolute must have, any keyboard you plan on getting should have illumination. The type of illumination can vary. You will find keyboards that have the full-color gamut with separate sections across the keyboard that can light up in a different color. You will also find a single tone backlighting that has only a few brightness levels. It typically depends on the cost of the keyboard. For those who type a lot, just having a backlight is a good idea. Remember that without light, gaming can be difficult especially since the majority of games are best experienced in dim lighting. This can make keys hard to find especially with the number of keystrokes necessary in certain games. One final consideration with illumination is to check for brightness levels. The least you can find is three levels including the off state but try and get something with at least six different levels of brightness.

Remember that the more illumination options your keyboard has, the more it will cost you. Mono-color keyboards are just as ergonomic and useful as full RGB keyboards but if you can spend that kind of money then why not!

Brand Matching

Do you already have other accessories with backlighting from the same manufacturer? Brands like SteelSeries, Razer, Logitech and the sorts offer all kinds of gaming accessories that have lighting on them and if you get a keyboard to match the brand you use, you can even control the backlighting of all the accessories together rather than running multiple programs for each accessory.

Game Genres

Don’t take this as a serious consideration and spend few sleepless nights deciding whether you need a keyboard that is genre specific. Yes, there are keyboards that do well over a large section of game titles because they are built for hardcore gaming. However, there are still some keyboards that are specifically designed for a particular genre.

First, you have the all-purpose keyboards, which is where 90% of all gaming keyboards make their stand. Mechanical models, backlighting, and the other features all make an appearance in these keyboards. Some look gorgeous, others hideous but all are designed for the average gamer and professional gamer alike. They may or may not pack in an additional set of macro buttons or extra rows of keys however these keyboards are just as good for MOBA, RTS, FPS and any sort of adventure action game. If you do not prefer playing with a controller, then these keyboards are a godsend.

For those who rely mostly on online cooperative games, you may want to consider exclusive MMO keyboards. Such keyboards pack in a lot more macro keys, many more profiles and separate rows for these keys. The most conservative of MMO keyboards can have just six additional keys but the most flamboyant keyboard can end up packing 18 such extra keys. The more keys, the more expensive your MMO keyboard. In our experience, ten or less is usually sufficient for even the most hardcore of gamers.

Then there is the minified gaming keyboard that gobbles up the entire numpad area. These devices are compact and easy to carry. They tend to cost less than their fuller sized counterparts. Some might come with detachable cables and a carrying case too. If you travel a lot and game on your laptop or space is difficult to manage at your home, these are good keyboards to have. Besides, those who travel regularly for tournaments tend to purchase tenkeyless keyboards, making up for the lost keys with a multiple buttoned gaming mouse.

Connectivity

A recently new feature seen on some high-end keyboards is the connection ports. Mostly USB in nature, these ports will accept different devices such as storage devices, USB gaming mice, headsets and the likes. You can even find some that offer audio pass-through connectors with dual connections for a microphone and a stereo headset.

While we don’t particularly recommend any pass-through connectors, having at least 1 is useful as it lets you charge your phone as you play or even connect a USB headset without having to stretch all the way to your gaming unit. However, because they are pass-through connections, in some models this can lead to poor quality of signal and interference.

Accessories

Probably the final consideration but some of the accessories you get with keyboards can make your gaming experience all the better. Take for instance detachable wrist rests. Many gaming keyboards offer wrist rests but few offer detachable plastic wrist rests. They provide a smooth gradient to your wrist as they hang off the keyboard and thus reduce the stress felt on the wrists when typing or playing games. In our books, this is not a major consideration. A better option is to get a gel wrist rest, available separately and then pair it with your chosen keyboard.

Remember that almost all gaming keyboards and mice have their own software that you can use to customize, program and rebuild your device. Software from reputed brands are reliable and easy to operate. Some companies whose peripheral software is top notch include Roccat, Razer, Logitech, Mad Catz and SteelSeries. Not that the rest do not have a driver software with plenty of customizations, and besides customization may not be necessary depending on the kind of gamer you are. Some other noteworthy gaming brands include Raptor-Gaming, Corsair, Tt eSports, Perixx, CoolerMaster, and HyperX. Then there are the lower priced entrants such as Red Dragon, DragonWars and the sorts which depend on third-party customization software rather than their own.

In our opinion, the software isn’t much of a bother unless you are into heavy duty macro key programming and need quick profile switching. Basically, if you are into online MMO and online gaming then get a gaming keyboard from a brand with a reputable programming driver software. Otherwise, a Red Dragon with third party software will do just as well.

Wrap Up

Unlike a gaming mouse where your options and choices are complicated, gaming keyboards are much simpler. There are only a few important points to keep in mind and once you have them sorted, finding a good gaming keyboard in your budget becomes easy. If you have the money, go mechanical and get the right number of keys depending on whether you travel a lot or game MMO style. As for lighting, as long as the keyboard has one color with multiple brightness levels, you should not change your choice.

By the way, a good mechanical gaming keyboard is not just an excellent gaming tool but it increases your productivity too. Those who design, code, type and write – a good mechanical keyboard reduces the effort necessary to type, increases speed and accuracy too.

  • Jonas
  • January 30, 2020

Best Gaming Chairs

Finding the Best Gaming Chair for the Ultimate Gaming Experience

Having a gaming room in your home is an excellent place for kids and adults to connect. When it comes to creating a gaming room, there is a lot to think about the screens, the games, the gaming consoles, and perhaps even a gaming computer.

When it comes down to it, good seating is the most forgotten, yet most important part of the gaming experience. When you’re enjoying a big Red Dead Redemption 2 session, you’ll want your back to be okay so that you can be comfortable when looking online at RDR2.org for cheat codes afterward. Proper seating doesn’t mean your typical couch either. You want to look into getting a video gaming chair.

A video gaming chair is a chair that is designed specifically with the needs of gamers in mind. It has a distinctive design that makes it better than your typical couch or recliner not to mention there are incredible benefits to investing in a good gaming chair.


Our Video Gaming Chair Recommendation

The video gaming chair that we would recommend is a coin toss between the Ewin Champion Series, Devoko Ergonomic Gaming Chair in Red and the AKRacing Pro-X Luxury XL Gaming Chair. Ultimately, it is going to come down to affordability. The Devoko Gaming Chair has many features similar to the AKRacing Pro-X gaming chair. Both chairs are excellent investments and show superiority when compared to other gaming chairs. However, the Devoko chair is about $100 whereas the AkRacing chair is about $500.

Being a Healthy Gamer

Despite what some gamers may want to think, they are mortal beings. Mortal humans are susceptible to health problems. Avoiding health problems means as a gamer if you don’t treat your body right you may face serious consequences. There are obvious tips like taking gaming breaks, eating right, and exercising and then there is the not so obvious like getting a gaming chair.

Why Gamers Need A Video Gaming Chair

In recent years, due to how comfortable and stylish they are gaming chairs have become more and more popular. There’s more to it though. Gamers spend a lot of time sitting down, and this can be troubling to your body for several reasons, and video gaming chairs are a solution to that problem.

  • Improved Posture: One thing gamers are not known for is good posture. This is especially true when they are on the edge of their seat engaged in battle. We know that playing your favorite games such as Diablo II after just visiting the online shop to get boosted is investing, but you have to live with your back forever, and games are never life-long. Over the years sitting poorly will cause you to develop bad posture. Good posture is an essential part of body language; if you have poor posture, you might come across as less confident thus missing out on dating and job opportunities. Most gaming chairs keep posture in mind. That way you can be comfortable, engage in gameplay, and not worry about being hunched over or developing poor posture.
  • Good for Spine Health: When you sit for too long in an uncomfortable or improperly designed chair you may start to feel back and neck pain from it. With long-term use, the way you sit as a gamer is essential. It can eventually lead to more than lousy posture but spine problems that could require serious intervention in the future. Spine-health is another reason why the design of your chair is important. Gaming chairs keep you as comfortable as possible without letting your neck or back go out.
  • Better Blood Flow: Your typical chair design has an edge that doesn’t allow blood flow to the legs. Ever get up after sitting down for a long time, and your legs are completely numb? It’s a very annoying feeling and could lead to leg and foot problems in the future if you are sitting like this for too long. The best way to avoid this problem is to get a gaming chair. In a gaming chair, the edges exist to allow blood flow to your legs instead of cutting off that flow. Not to mention you’ll be comfortable while it’s happening. You can have your cake and eat it too!
  • Improved Gameplay: Now that you no longer have any health concerns that come with sitting for long periods of time, you can relax, and tackle that high-level boss better than you ever could before. That is something to be excited about as a proud gamer.

Gaming Chair Reviews

Despite all this information, how do you pick the right gaming chair for you? There are so many gaming chairs on the market from video gaming chairs to x video gaming chairs, rocking video gaming chairs, reclining video gaming chairs, and so much more, the list goes on and on. Not to mention they range in price from just under a cool $100 all the way up to $500-$700 for a top of the line one, so what makes these chairs different or better than each other?

Never fear, here is a look at our top 5 video gaming chair picks for 2020:

X Rocker Wireless Audio Gaming Chair

Def. one of the best enhancements you can add to your gaming setup.

Tagged as ‘Amazon’s Choice’ the X Rocker Pro 51259 is the ideal choice for intense gaming sessions. Hardcore gamers can play for hours in this ergonomically designed chair that has vibration features and complete back support with an included headrest. It features durable grade vinyl upholstery making it easy to clean. It holds its ground when it comes to intense gameplay. The best feature of this chair, however, is that you can connect with other chairs, so players can interact and have the best gaming experience.

This chair features:

  • 4 surround sound speakers for complete immersion with a powerful Ace Bayou’s AFM technology subwoofer
  • All inclusive settings ideal for gaming, listening to music, reading, relaxing, & watching television
  • Built-in Radio with a wireless receiver and wireless transmitter designed to work with RCA outputs and the included RCA cables
  • Padded head and armrests for comfort along with stability
  • Durable easy to clean vinyl fabric
  • Vibration motors that sync along with the bass to complete the full body experience

8 out of 10 Stars Rating on ArmChair Empire’s Scale

People who rated the product 5 stars had nothing but excellent things to say about it. According to reviewers the chair is priced well, has a great bass, and makes a great holiday gift. It also appears that the chair fits a variety of people’s heights and weights comfortably. People also noted that they could sit in it for hours on end with no problems whatsoever.

People who rated this product 1 star found there to be some issues with their order. They found they had missing parts or cables, and one reviewer was upset because their chair arrived damaged. The most notable concern was how low the head and armrests were. Some felt that the chair was designed more for a young child.

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

With that in mind, 88% of Amazon reviewers rated this gaming chair as 3 stars or more. Alternatively, 12% of Amazon reviewers rated this gaming chair as 2 stars or less.

We give this chair an 8 out 10 rating because while there are concerns regarding delivery errors, it seems the majority are happy with their purchase and find the chair to be a comfortable fit for their gaming needs.

Devoko Ergonomic Gaming Chair in Red

The Devoko Gaming Chair is made of PU leather and has thick padding, making it the perfect pick for anyone who needs an office style chair that duals as a gaming chair to be able to relax during lengthy work and gaming sessions. It is ideal for any home office due to its adjustability. By day it is your standard work chair and by night duals as an excellent gaming chair. Not to mention it comes in a bold red color that screams personality. Also, this chair will not break your bank.

This chair features:

  • Made with Premium PU leather
  • High curved back with a headrest and a freely adjustable lumbar support for good spine health
  • High-quality 360-swivel rotation with muted PU rolling wheels preventing any scratches on the floor.
  • Features a smooth tilt adjustment that locks along with a recline angle adjuster
  • Seats up to 300 LBS and comes with 30-day refund or replacement warranty.
  • The seat measures 1″x19.7″, with a backrest dimension of 4″x31.5″ it is adjustable between 16.1 and 20 inches and the product itself weighs 44.1 pounds.

9 out of 10 Stars Rating on Armchair Empire’s rating scale.

People who rated the Devoko Gaming Chair 5 stars on Amazon found it to be easy to assemble as well as exceptionally comfortable. They did note the material seemed stiff at first but that it adjusted quickly enough. Many pointed out that the chair was high quality, glided into a reclining position well, and did not wobble or rock. People also seemed to be pleased with the affordability of this video gaming chair.

People who rated the Devoko Gaming Chair 1 star on Amazon were few and far between. Some felt it was a waste of their money and overpriced, but stated no reasoning why. Meanwhile, another reviewer found upon assembly the bard under the chair was bent causing it to lean to the right and forward. They did, however, note that the chair was durable.

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

96% of Amazon reviewers rated this gaming chair as 3 stars or more. In contrast, only 4% rated this gaming Chair 2 stars or less.

We give this chair an 8 out 10 rating because over 95% of Amazon reviewers were satisfied with their purchase. It is a great chair that many would recommend to their friends. Not to mention, the price cannot be beaten. See more details and pics on Amazon’s listing.

Homall Swivel Leather Gaming Chair in White

Emerge yourself in complete comfort with the Homall Executive Racing Style Chair. This is more than your ordinary office chair. It has numerous features that make it unique as well as an excellent price-point. It is a stunning addition to your home office or game room seeing as it plenty of seating space while maintaining a sleek look. If you are looking for maximum comfort and style without breaking the bank then, this is the chair for you. This chair fits your body’s natural shape and is designed with perfection in mind. It is currently the #1 bestseller on Amazon in the video game chairs category.

The chair features:

  • A lock and tilt mechanism that has a 90-180 degrees angle adjuster
  • The height is adjustable through a gas spring cylinder
  • A sturdy base
  • Ease of movement
  • Ergonomically and Orthopedically designed
  • Features PU leather
  • Comes with a lumbar cushion and headrest pillow
  • Can handle up to 300lbs

7.8 out of 10 Stars Rating on Armchair Empire

Those who rated the Homall Swivel Gaming Chair 5 stars believed it was #1 on Amazon for a reason. They were impressed with the quality of the chair for its price. Reviewers stated that it only took about 30 minutes to assemble the chair and that it was a solid quality gaming chair. The reviewers were surprised at how comfortable the chair was despite minimal padding. People also seemed to like how sturdy and flexible the chair was. Many were also happy with how easily it reclined and how well it remained well balanced. People who purchased this chair and rated it 5 stars found that it was just as good, if not, better than any $300+ chair available.

Those who rated the video gaming chair 1 star found that the lack of cushioning was a problem and felt it came with poor building instructions. One reviewer was upset because it took them a long time to put the chair together and it wouldn’t adjust well. Upon building the chair, it was leaning forward too much. So, as this individual was adjusting the chair, the armrests ripped out, thus destroying the chair. This particular reviewer suggested that the company make changes to the lock mechanism to make it easier to adjust without risking breaking the chair. Other reviewers also noticed that the chair didn’t support weight as well as they would’ve liked and the chair was susceptible to breaking.

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

83% of the Amazon reviewers rated this chair 3 stars or more. Meanwhile, 17% of reviewers rated it 2 stars or less.

We give this chair a 7 out of 10 rating because of the issues this video gaming chair had with durability. While it is rated #1 for a reason, unfortunately, this chair won’t last, and you’ll eventually need to replace it. So, while you save money upfront, it will cost you more in the future. See More on Amazon’s listing

Ewin Executive Office Gaming Chair

By taking just one look at the Ewin Executive Office Gaming Chair and you know you are about to enter the lap of luxury. This chair is not only glamorous but functional as well. This gaming chair is a perfect addition to any gaming space you may have at home. Also, if you want something to match your work environment while maintaining style, then this is the chair for you. This chair has a little bit of something for everybody. You won’t find anything better than this luxurious chair.

This chair features:

  • Verification by UL, SGS, BIFMA, & Better Quality
  • It has a full circle swivel
  • Its backrest is adjustable by 155 Degrees
  • Features 2D Adjustable Armrests
  • High backrest for neck support
  • Steel frame with integrated foam
  • PU Leather

8.6 out of 10 Stars – Armchair Rating

Amazon reviewers who rated the product 5 stars found that it came in simple packaging and was easy to assemble. One reviewer was excited because the hardware was pre-installed. All you had to do was put the screws together with easy to understand instructions. Reviewers found that the base was not made cheaply and that it was firm, yet comfortable. This chair has glowing 5 star reviews with comments about its functionality and durability. Reviewers also found the foam used in the chair to be comfortable and that it was perfect. Especially for those long 8-10 hour days that are spent sitting.

Amazon reviewers who rated this gaming chair 1 star were critical about things such as shipping and logistic issues. Some reviewers felt it was too uncomfortable for their preexisting back problems. Collectively these reviewers felt the chair was not worth spending money on.

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

93% of all Amazon reviewers rated this video gaming chair 3 stars or more. Meanwhile, 7% of all buyers rated it 2 stars or less.

We give this chair an 8 out of 10 rating because of how many people found it to be a good investment when it comes to preventing spine health problems. Plus, it is easy to assemble. See more on Amazon’s listing

AKRacing Pro-X Luxury XL Gaming Chair

Are you ready for the ultimate revolution? The Pro X series takes the lead when it comes to gaming chairs. It is a premium chair with cutting-edge ergonomics, panoply of luxury features that benefit your health, and enhanced seat comfort. The Pro-X delivers while other brands simply promise. Take action and do not settle for less.

This chair features:

  • Advanced ergonomic design
  • Stylish and colorful upholstery
  • Superior cushioning and support for long hours
  • Made from high-grade faux leather
  • A steel frame to provide firm stability along with flexibility
  • 3AK designed 3D armrests
  • Leading 5/10 warranty

9.6 out of 10 Stars – Armchair Rating

Those who rated the Pro-X Video Gaming Chair by AKRacing 5 stars had nothing but good things to say about it. Gamers of all heights, shapes, and sizes found that they could sit comfortably in this chair for hours. The consensus among reviewers was that this chair was worth the investment despite being expensive.

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

This says a lot about this chair because no one thus far has rated it less than 4 stars. It holds a 100% rating of 4 stars or higher. It is the ultimate gaming chair and ideal for anyone who spends long periods of time sitting.

We rate this chair 9 out of 10 seeing as how many people rated it and recommended it on Amazon. It seems with this chair you can be the ultimate gamer you’ve always wanted to be.

Our Video Gaming Chair Recommendation

The video gaming chair that we would recommend is a coin toss between the Devoko Ergonomic Gaming Chair in Red and the AKRacing Pro-X Luxury XL Gaming Chair. Ultimately, it is going to come down to affordability. The Devoko Gaming Chair has many features similar to the AKRacing Pro-X gaming chair. Both chairs are excellent investments and show superiority when compared to other gaming chairs. However, the Devoko chair is about $100 whereas the AkRacing chair is about $500.

Considering Costs of a Video Gaming Chair

As noted you can see that a decent video gaming chair ranges from just under $100 to just over $500. When considering the costs of a gaming chair, you need to think about your needs and your budget.

If you want something that is going to last you a long time then, going with the AKRacing chair is going to be your best bet. However, if you cannot afford it realistically you, may want to opt for the Devoko chair and not break the bank.

Things to Consider

When it comes to this type of decision you may want to consider some important questions:

  • How easy is the assembly?
  • Will this chair likely last?
  • Is it comfortable?
  • Are the reviews on it fair?
  • What is the return policy?
  • Is there a warranty?

These questions are good starting points when it comes to determining which type and kind of chair is right for you and your needs.

Concluding Thoughts

If you want to have the ultimate gaming experience, it is highly recommended that you get a comfortable chair. Think about all the benefits of having a good gaming chair such as improved gameplay. Having a gaming chair that duals as an office chair is also a good idea because then you’ll have the best of both worlds.

Picking out the right gaming chair is a difficult task. The last thing you need is a mediocre gaming chair that leads to severe back problems, poor posture and lack of blood flow to the body. It is the honest truth. You will want to think about your personal health needs and put your comfort above and beyond any dollar value. Having excellent head and lumbar support is significant for gamers to consider.

Being the ultimate gamer means taking care of yourself and enjoying your gameplay. A video gaming chair kills two birds with one stone.

  • Jonas
  • January 30, 2020

Best Family Board Games

Love bringing the family together around a table to play a board game?  Tired of playing thirty year old copies of Monopoly, Scrabble, and 80's Trivial Pursuit?  We've got you covered with a list of games a step outside of the games many families are used to playing.  

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