What Features Are You Looking For In Your Gaming Chair?

As the gaming industry has expanded and turned into a billion dollar industry in the last two decades alone, more and more gaming accessories and items are becoming available to improve the gamer’s experience. While you may be tempted to buy the first gaming chair you see because, let’s face it, most of them look pretty darn cool, there are certainly a few things that you should consider first. From style, to system compatibility, to included features within the chair, know what you’re looking for and be an educated consumer.

After you’ve sorted out the key components, it’s time to have some fun with your gaming chair! Isn’t that what gaming is all about, anyway? Having fun?

Material. Today gaming chairs come in a myriad of materials. Cloth, mesh, vinyl, and polyurethane are just a few of the more popular materials that you can find. The choice is up to you and you should pick something that you will be comfortable in. However, keep in mind that materials like mesh and fabric breathe better and thus keep you cooler.

Storage. This is another one that’s entirely up to you. Do you want a gaming chair that comes with pockets or compartments that allow you to store extra controllers or headsets?

Arm rests. Those weary arms get quite a workout if you don’t have arm rests on which to give them a break every now and then.

Vibrating features. If you really want the ultimate gaming experience, choose a chair that has vibrating features.

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    • Chris
      Chris says:

      Hey Jesse, thanks for your interest, just visit the Gaming Cockpits page on our site to choose which of our two cockpits you prefer, then the visit the Purchase page to find the distributor for your country. For flight sim, if you use a yoke you just need a cockpit as it comes with a yoke & throttle mount, but if you fly with a stick or HOTAS then you need the cockpit & our Universal flight stick/throttle mount or if you use a Warthog HOTAS our A10 flight stick/throttle mount. Hope this helps 😉

      Best regards,
      Chris

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  1. Chad
    Chad says:

    Hi,

    What size person do the chairs fit or is there a selection to choose from? I’m a 6’1″, 300lb big frame guy and don’t like to feel ‘squeezed’ by a chair.

    I use CH yoke/rudder system for Xplane and swap out with my X55 Saitek HOTAS for Elite: Dangerous. I also use a CybaSnipa left hand gaming keyboard in addition to a regular size gaming keyboard and mouse. Does the R3volution gaming cockpit allow both type of systems and include areas for game pad, keyboard and mouse? If not, can custom orders be placed?

    Thanks in advance for any information!
    Chad

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    • Chris
      Chris says:

      Hey Chad,

      My apologies for the delay in replying but my inbox has been swamped since the holidays 🙁 Anyhow, we have loads of 300+lb customers using our oZone & r3v cockpits so no worries there man 😉 I’m 6’2″ so no worries on the height either. Since we do use a bolstered sports seat, if you do find some of the bolsters annoying you, it’s easy to take a rubber mallet and massage them out of the way hehe 🙂 The seat has a steel tube frame so whacking them into a more open or flared out position takes a few hits only!

      Re your setup, I’d recommend leaving your yoke in place on the main mount when switching to your X55 HOTAS. Everything mounted on the sides of the seat (ie keyboard/mouse tray, throttle mounts, stick mount) slot into mounting posts that are bolted to the frame. There are 8 holes along each side, along with 2 between your legs for a centre stick setup. When you are not using your HOTAS you can just loosen a plastic knob and pull your controller/mount out and lay it on the floor, or you can rotate them out of the way.

      Re your left hand gaming pad, you may be able to fit it all onto the keyboard/mouse tray as most gaming keyboards are quite small. I use a massive Microsoft 4000 on mine and there is still room to the left. If it doesn’t fit then you could utilize another stick mount mounted to the left side of your seat behind your throttle mount, and yes these and other bits can be purchased from us directly in Beijing 🙂

      Hope this covered everything man, and from what I can tell our r3v is a perfect fit for your needs!

      Best regards,
      Chris

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