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Gaming chairs and office chairs might look similar, but there are some important differences Purple Gaming Chair
Choosing the right chair is an important way to make sure that you’re both comfortable while working or gaming and that you don’t damage yourself while you do it. Sitting with the correct posture is vital, but not all chairs are created equal and some are better at making you sit properly than others.
And some are just way more comfortable. Or look great. You’re unlikely to be able to check every box with even the best gaming chairs or the best office chairs, but knowing which characteristics office chairs and gaming chairs tend to have will help inform your decision.
We’ll run you through the main similarities (there aren’t many) and differences (there are some important ones) between the two camps so you can choose the right one for you. We’ll start with the one that people tend to gravitate towards first — price.
If you’re looking for the very cheapest chair available, it’s likely to be an office chair. They’re often built with a budget in mind so companies can fill rooms with them without spending a fortune. Unfortunately, that often means that they aren’t very good, either.
Office chairs can start at around $50, whereas your entry-level gaming chair will normally start at around $100, but those prices can both rise pretty quickly.
Back Support Office Chair At the bottom of those price ranges, you can expect minimal cushioning, if any, as well as fewer ways to adjust your chair to get it just right. But if it’s all about just getting something to park yourself on, office chairs are where it’s at. That being said, you can easily spend thousands of dollars on high-end office chairs, too. The better gaming chairs tend to sit in the mid-hundreds.