Anyone use a gaming chair for work?

Anyone use a gaming chair for work?

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dapprman

1,491 posts

235 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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I thought it came with two cushions ?

Shuvi McTupya

24,460 posts

215 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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Yeah, there is a 'lumbar' pillow that just sits in the seat (which I dont use) and there is a head/neck pillow that straps on to the back of the chair.

I am finding that the strap rides up and the pillow eventually falls off.


LeadFarmer

4,178 posts

99 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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Funk said:
I didn't know these exist - how easily do they slide with the weight of chair and person in it?
It will depend on how thin/thick your carpet it, and the weight of your chair when your sat in it. My carpet is very thick, with thick underlay underneath and I'm heavy so the chair doesn't move very easily when I'm sat in it. On a thinner carpet with a lighter person then it would move easier. They are fairly cheap if you wanted to give them a try.

DoctorX

5,439 posts

135 months

Friday 3rd July 2020
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Shuvi McTupya said:
Yeah, there is a 'lumbar' pillow that just sits in the seat (which I dont use) and there is a head/neck pillow that straps on to the back of the chair.

I am finding that the strap rides up and the pillow eventually falls off.

Strange, mines held tight and has never moved. I haven’t got a lumbar pillow grumpy

Shuvi McTupya

24,460 posts

215 months

Saturday 4th July 2020
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DoctorX said:
Strange, mines held tight and has never moved. I haven’t got a lumbar pillow grumpy
You aren't missing much with the lumbar pillow I don't think..

There must be a sweet spot for the head pillow. I have to retighten the strap on mine. Not sure why the strap needed to be adjustable, they knew what it had to fit around!

ocd

114 posts

179 months

Saturday 18th July 2020
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I received my SL Omega yesterday. It was v straightforward to put together and I’m impressed by the manufacturer’s attention to detail re packaging, materials and toolkit. It’s comfortable and practical and I’m sure that it will get better after a few months use. The plastic pongs a bit but I guess it will fade in time as the chemicals disperse. My wife hates it though.

K12beano

20,842 posts

243 months

Thursday 23rd July 2020
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For anyone who hasn't already spent too much on a chair, there's always:

https://store.hermanmiller.com/gaming/herman-mille...

thetoxicnerve

24,456 posts

145 months

Thursday 23rd July 2020
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Why is their logo a bra?

Origin Unknown

1,814 posts

137 months

Wednesday 29th July 2020
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Logitech has teamed up with Herman Miller https://www.logitechg.com/en-gb/logitech-g-and-her...

Can't find UK specific pricing but seeing suggestions of $1,500 eek

Funk

23,060 posts

177 months

Wednesday 29th July 2020
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I've been so pleased with my Hero Black Edition that I've bought another one for the office. I was in briefly last week sorting some stuff as we're back in 3 days/wk from next week and was reminded how uncomfortable the chairs are that were in there. It's not the right time to ask them to cough for new ones so I asked if there'd be any issue with supplying my own and they're fine with that which is great. I'm just trying to work out if it's easier to try and take it in in the box or half-built - the box is enormous and heavy and I think the only place it would fit is on the back seat which I'd rather not do...!

Origin Unknown

1,814 posts

137 months

Wednesday 29th July 2020
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Set the delivery address as your office, Funk?

Funk

23,060 posts

177 months

Wednesday 29th July 2020
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It's already here and we're not back in until next week...! It was out of stock (again) when I first looked last week so decided to just get it done and it arrived a couple of days ago. I've also ordered a second MS Sculpt desktop and Logitech MX Master 3 mouse so I have the same in both locations as I can't be doing with swapping between different desktops etc. I pinched my work accessories - along with my dual monitors - when we left back in March but I've sourced some spare screens the same to use at the office.

Despite initially disliking it I now really rather like WFH. Certainly wouldn't want to be back in the office full-time now so hoping they allow us to keep the flexibility.

ZesPak

22,401 posts

164 months

Wednesday 29th July 2020
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Funk said:
Despite initially disliking it I now really rather like WFH. Certainly wouldn't want to be back in the office full-time now so hoping they allow us to keep the flexibility.
Companies in our sector (consultantcy) have to move on or close shop. I haven't put up with needless travel for years, and now a lot of other colleagues along with customers have "seen the light".

The best way to reduce our travel time, expenses and pollution is not doing the trip at all.

K12beano

20,842 posts

243 months

Wednesday 29th July 2020
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ZesPak said:
Funk said:
Despite initially disliking it I now really rather like WFH. Certainly wouldn't want to be back in the office full-time now so hoping they allow us to keep the flexibility.
Companies in our sector (consultantcy) have to move on or close shop. I haven't put up with needless travel for years, and now a lot of other colleagues along with customers have "seen the light".

The best way to reduce our travel time, expenses and pollution is not doing the trip at all.
yes +1

ocd

114 posts

179 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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If anyone wants a £20 discount link, please DM me. I've just been offered 2 links!

PixelpeepZ4

6,908 posts

110 months

Saturday 1st August 2020
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ocd said:
If anyone wants a £20 discount link, please DM me. I've just been offered 2 links!
they're true to their word, i have a free bottle of cleaning fluid for my chair thanks to another PH member using my code smile

RobDickinson

30,853 posts

222 months

Sunday 23rd August 2020
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We have secret lab here now, looking for a new office chair as the whole wfh thing goes on and ours is a bit stuffed and old.

Looking at the Titan or the Noblechair hero (or vs standard office chair of similar spec).

How are they holding up?

devnull

3,011 posts

125 months

Sunday 23rd August 2020
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Origin Unknown said:
Logitech has teamed up with Herman Miller https://www.logitechg.com/en-gb/logitech-g-and-her...

Can't find UK specific pricing but seeing suggestions of $1,500 eek
It’s a Herman Miller embody, which costs that much anyway. I have one and it is worth every penny (though not the one with game T-shirt over it). Truly very supportive and comfortable to enjoy long and winding video mandated conference calls smile

The answer for which gaming chair? None, they all place looks and marketing ahead of ergonomics and comfort.

At least the embody has spare part availability and Little chance of falling apart in the first place.

K12beano

20,842 posts

243 months

Sunday 23rd August 2020
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RobDickinson said:
How are they holding up?
SL Titan XL holding up (the archetypal PH powerfully-built director) very well here.

Best purchase my company made this year (well I just look back, it was March, so just in last year's accounts and) early on in Lockdown - so five months in.

Mrs Beano sat on it yesterday (she has a few times before) but exclaimed "My, this is COMFORTABLE" and I have been in it everyday - and many times for long hours - with no back issues, and generally better shape than you might expected hunched over some keyboards....

Highly, highly rated!

Funk

23,060 posts

177 months

Sunday 23rd August 2020
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RobDickinson said:
We have secret lab here now, looking for a new office chair as the whole wfh thing goes on and ours is a bit stuffed and old.

Looking at the Titan or the Noblechair hero (or vs standard office chair of similar spec).

How are they holding up?
Noblechairs Hero Black Edition here (two in fact as I bought another one to take in to the office as well), can't fault them. The best compliment is that I don't really even think about them.