Don't Buy a "Gaming Chair" - Office Chair vs. Gaming Chair Round-Up & Review
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Gaming chairs have become prevalent, but shameless copy-pasting by most "manufacturers" has led to a stagnant industry with poor value vs. even cheap office chairs. Sponsor: Buy Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut on Amazon (https://geni.us/1D8Eeq) or Hydronaut paste (https://geni.us/Fsray) This video includes mini-reviews of several office chairs that we've now been using for about a year at the office. The project started in December of 2019, then we filmed the bulk of the video in August of 2020, and added concluding thoughts in December of 2020. All of these chairs have been swapped around between the team for months now, and we eventually all picked our favorites. Patrick ended up preferring the ErgoChair 2, Steve preferred the Aeron after much adjustment and struggling to find the best positioning, Keegan and Andrew use the Komene Mesh chair (whoever comes in first -- we're buying a second one to solve this), and Mike uses the SL4000, but will probably also switch to an office chair once he decides which one he prefers. He does not like the SL5000 as much as the SL4000, due to the 5000's wider base. We'll talk about whether a gaming chair is worth it, how they compare to similarly priced office chairs, and the few times we think a gaming chair makes sense. Please remember that this is completely subjective, but to help smooth-out the subjective nature of a chair, we involved the entire GN team in the editorial process of the content. Even still, it's likely that your own unique needs, setup, and your body may demand a different chair than what we all came to like. That's completely fine, and feel free to share your own favorites in the comments in a constructive way that may help other viewers. Our biggest problem with gaming chairs, though, is how little innovation they have -- but there's room to make them better, if only someone would try and commit to it. We even went through the process of getting quotes to make our own gaming chair (we're not actually making it) to determine the cost and difficulty. Both are low. RELATED PRODUCTS Memory Foam Office Chair Armrest Pads that GN uses (on Amazon): https://geni.us/tepfLA Smugdesk Office Chair (Amazon) - https://geni.us/Q6BS Komene Mesh Office Chair (Amazon) - https://geni.us/hveELKw Autonomous ErgoChair 2 (Autonomous) - https://geni.us/FCqv2A Herman Miller Aeron (Herman Miller) - https://geni.us/kGAVl Vertagear SL5000 (Amazon) - https://geni.us/L5CeJQ Vertagear SL4000 (Amazon) - https://geni.us/ysMbg The best way to support our work is through our store: https://store.gamersnexus.net/ Like our content? Please consider becoming our Patron to support us: http://www.patreon.com/gamersnexus ** Please like, comment, and subscribe for more! ** TIMESTAMPS 00:00 - Office Chair vs. Gaming Chair Round-Up 01:46 - Gaming Chairs Come from Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V Factories 02:59 - Sales Data on Gaming Chair Popularity 03:43 - Glorified Sticker Factories 04:04 - One Place Gaming Chairs Can Shine 05:07 - "Making" Our Own "GN Chair" (Not Really) 08:53 - Office vs. Gaming Chairs in This Round-Up 10:32 - Blind Quality Test Preview with GN Staff 12:55 - Chairs Take a Long Time to Evaluate 14:19 - Gaming Chairs in Review 17:41 - Herman Miller Aeron Office Chair vs. Gaming Chairs 20:50 - Cheap Amazon Office Chair Mini-Review 23:15 - Komene Mesh Office Chair (Well-Received) 25:42 - ErgoChair 2 from Autonomous (Well-Received) 28:04 - Conclusion 29:05 - Personal Fitness Might Matter More Than the Chair 30:40 - Some Reasons to Buy a Gaming Chair - Don't Feel Bad Links to Amazon and Newegg are typically monetized on our channel (affiliate links) and may return a commission of sales to us from the retailer. This is unrelated to the product manufacturer. Any advertisements or sponsorships are disclosed within the video ("this video is brought to you by") and above the fold in the description. We do not ever produce paid content or "sponsored content" (meaning that the content is our idea and is not funded externally aside from whatever ad placement is in the beginning) and we do not ever charge manufacturers for coverage. Follow us in these locations for more gaming and hardware updates: t: http://www.twitter.com/gamersnexus f: http://www.facebook.com/gamersnexus w: http://www.gamersnexus.net/ Host, Editorial: Steve Burke Testing, Editorial: Patrick Lathan, Keegan Gallick, Andrew Coleman, & guests Video: Keegan Gallick, Andrew Coleman

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