Anyone use a gaming chair for work?

Anyone use a gaming chair for work?

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Bobajobbob

1,010 posts

63 months

Sunday 19th April 2020
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ZesPak said:
I don't know about the Secretlabs talked about above, as said, most reviewers got given chairs for some exposure, but the Noble I have has been proven to be very good quality. Secretlabs must do a tonne of marketing though, or very good SEO, because when looking for Noble the first 3 results are Secretlabs.

My "ergonomic" chairs didn't last that long before noticeable sag - I just checked, it's nearing two years -. (mind you, I'm a powerfully built company director wink). Anyway, chairs are very personal and if you like the look...

I went for the "Tan" real leather one but in terms of looks it's actually a bit too orange for my taste.
https://www.noblechairs.com/icon-series
In my search for a new gaming/working chair I looked at both Secret labs and noble chairs. Eventually settled on a real leather noble icon in tan over the secretlabs chairs. It felt like a lot of the endorsements for the secretlabs chairs came from freebies and I didn’t like the massive logos all over the chair backs.

The noble icon in tan is pretty understated, less of a gaming chair in looks and very comfortable and flexible. It reminds me of a sports car seat and I’d thoroughly recommend the chair and brand. Great quality and well made.

Only negative and it really is minor is that you have to put it together yourself which took about 20 minutes.

BenjiS

1,248 posts

58 months

Sunday 19th April 2020
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Bobajobbob said:
I didn’t like the massive logos all over the chair backs.
That’s what I loved about them! I bought the Batman one ;-)

BenjiS, aged 43 and 3 months.

ZesPak

22,399 posts

163 months

Sunday 19th April 2020
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Bobajobbob said:
In my search for a new gaming/working chair I looked at both Secret labs and noble chairs. Eventually settled on a real leather noble icon in tan over the secretlabs chairs. It felt like a lot of the endorsements for the secretlabs chairs came from freebies and I didn’t like the massive logos all over the chair backs.
Where Secretlabs actually around two years ago? They didn't pop up on my radar tbh...
Bobajobbob said:
The noble icon in tan is pretty understated, less of a gaming chair in looks and very comfortable and flexible. It reminds me of a sports car seat and I’d thoroughly recommend the chair and brand. Great quality and well made.
I think part of the understated look of the Icon is that it doesn't have the typical shoulder bolsters or harness holes. Which tbh, are completely unnecessary in a desk chair. These are especially visible in video meetings. The logo is also debossed, without any added colour, which makes it only visible close up. Like you, I'd recommend them without reservation and I'd have another in a heartbeat.
Bobajobbob said:
Only negative and it really is minor is that you have to put it together yourself which took about 20 minutes.
I've had office chairs worth up to about 900 EUR.
They always cam in a box and I always had to assemble them myself?
I thought it was a fun part of the purchase, far from hard to do and you learn the adjustability in the process.

Bobajobbob

1,010 posts

63 months

Sunday 19th April 2020
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BenjiS said:
That’s what I loved about them! I bought the Batman one ;-)

BenjiS, aged 43 and 3 months.
laugh


Bobajobbob

1,010 posts

63 months

Sunday 19th April 2020
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ZesPak said:
I've had office chairs worth up to about 900 EUR.
They always cam in a box and I always had to assemble them myself?
I thought it was a fun part of the purchase, far from hard to do and you learn the adjustability in the process.
I was kidding really, it was a easy process.

I’ve only had the chair for a month but really pleased with it. It looks great and has been extremely comfortable whilst I’ve been working from home all day.

Don’t know anything about the secret labs chairs but they seem to get great reviews. Before I found the noble I was just about to pull the trigger on one but hesitated because of the logos and the general look. Then stumbled on the leather noble icon on Overclockers.co.uk and was sold immediately. Personally I love the tan leather. Prefer it to the more common blacks and greys if other chairs.

Essenn

202 posts

60 months

Monday 20th April 2020
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I'm also looking for a decent chair for my home office budget of around £200.

The Pro series gaming chair above is probably my first choice at the moment but how would compare with something like this.... https://www.wayfair.co.uk/furniture/pdp/symple-stu...


Bobajobbob

1,010 posts

63 months

Monday 20th April 2020
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For what it is worth I really like to be able to raise and lower and the arm rests on my chair depending on what I’m doing. When gaming and typing it is good to support your elbows which doesn’t look possible with that office chair. Otherwise it is probably very comfortable.

ZesPak

22,399 posts

163 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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Bobajobbob said:
For what it is worth I really like to be able to raise and lower and the arm rests on my chair depending on what I’m doing. When gaming and typing it is good to support your elbows which doesn’t look possible with that office chair. Otherwise it is probably very comfortable.
yes It's great to be able to get them flush with the desk. Most decent chairs are able to do this though.

Essenn

202 posts

60 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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Cheers guys.... definitely something to consider.

annodomini2

6,319 posts

218 months

Tuesday 21st April 2020
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Essenn said:
I'm also looking for a decent chair for my home office budget of around £200.

The Pro series gaming chair above is probably my first choice at the moment but how would compare with something like this.... https://www.wayfair.co.uk/furniture/pdp/symple-stu...
That one is fixed back.

Try this:
https://www.hjh-office.co.uk/PRO-TEC-300-Professio...

bodhi

6,568 posts

196 months

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
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Another SecretLab user here, got the Titan in Cookies and Cream last month in the stay at home deal.

Love it, bit hard at first but that works better if you're sitting down for extended periods. Day after I bought it I had an 8 hour Team Meeting via Hangouts, after it finished I was quite happy to stay in it for another hour or two browsing here.

Was also really impressed with the packaging and how well it all fit together. Pretty sure it also breaks the record for most warning labels on and in a box regarding the recline lever and it's potential to remove a finger. Bear that in mind when building it and it's dead easy - took me about 25 mins.

Doofus

16,173 posts

140 months

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
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As I said at the beginning of this thread, I've got a Secretlab Omega. Reading the number of people who have Titans, I began to wonder if I'd bought the wrong model.

Had another look on their site, and it turns out I haven't got the wrong size, it's just that you lot are all fat bds.

smile

K12beano

20,842 posts

242 months

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
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Doofus said:
As I said at the beginning of this thread, I've got a Secretlab Omega. Reading the number of people who have Titans, I began to wonder if I'd bought the wrong model.
Arse-Support-Envy - it's the new Mr & Mrs Jones Keepie Upper......

Doofus said:
Had another look on their site, and it turns out I haven't got the wrong size, it's just that you lot are all fat bds.

smile
yes

rofl

thetoxicnerve

24,454 posts

144 months

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
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Every decent chair is basically out of stock with delivery times anywhere from end of May to June! rolleyes

Zippee

Original Poster:

12,567 posts

201 months

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
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Doofus said:
As I said at the beginning of this thread, I've got a Secretlab Omega. Reading the number of people who have Titans, I began to wonder if I'd bought the wrong model.

Had another look on their site, and it turns out I haven't got the wrong size, it's just that you lot are all fat bds.

smile
Got the omega myself and use it for about 8 hours a day at present. Love it, very comfy, firm at first but bedding in nicely and has a huge range of adjustability.
Looked at the titan but couldn't see the need for the extra spend.

Harpoon

948 posts

181 months

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
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I've been procrastinating over a new home office chair since the start of lockdown. However, I don't want something that looks like it was last seen in Max Power circa 1995.

Some of the Noblechairs from Overclockers are respectable and start at £300 to £330 for the "entry level" plain black models.

Other options I've been looking at are refurbished Steelcase chairs - the Please v2 is around £200 and the Leap v2 £330.

bodhi

6,568 posts

196 months

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
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Doofus said:
As I said at the beginning of this thread, I've got a Secretlab Omega. Reading the number of people who have Titans, I began to wonder if I'd bought the wrong model.

Had another look on their site, and it turns out I haven't got the wrong size, it's just that you lot are all fat bds.

smile
hehe

To be fair I just went on the recommended height, and at 6 foot 1 it suggested I went for the Titan. On reflection I probably would have been better with the Omega as this is a bit wide, but as it's 100x better than the Ikea POS I had beforehand I'll live.

Origin Unknown

1,814 posts

136 months

Wednesday 22nd April 2020
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Not as interesting but certainly related and very much under valued.

If your office floor is laminate/engineered wood/solid wood, you should replace the wheels with something like these. I have these exact ones.

I have engineered wood floor and in the past year, there is zero damage to the floor. My pals floor with standard wheels is not in good shape. Those see thru mats for under office chairs look st.

HotJambalaya

1,705 posts

147 months

Wednesday 29th April 2020
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How is lumbar support on these gaming chairs? thats where I find I really start aching.

Was going to a second hand herman miller aeron but these are about half the price of second hand. Bloody ugly, but i guess I can live with that

xjay1337

15,966 posts

85 months

Wednesday 29th April 2020
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Zippee said:
Been looking for a fervent chair for my study now I'm going to be WFH for at least the next few weeks.
Does anyone use a gaming chair? They actually look very comfy with bolstered sides and car like seats but what are they actually like? They seem good value at between 1 and 200 pounds.
I have one of the DXRacers spend around 8-9 hours a day in it. No complaints.