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CrashAndBurn

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#275876 14-Sep-2020 21:24
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Any recommendation for anything under $500? Cheaper the better as long as it does the job.


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lNomNoml
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  #2564082 14-Sep-2020 21:36
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Neither, gaming chairs are not built to last and are not good for you, I've learned this the hard way, I'm currently looking at either of the following two:

 

https://discountoffice.co.nz/products/buro-roma-3-lever-high-back-chair?variant=15387095859263

 

https://discountoffice.co.nz/products/buro-aura-ergo-high-back-chair?_pos=1&_sid=5dafca8e2&_ss=r 


CrashAndBurn

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  #2564090 14-Sep-2020 21:43
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lNomNoml:

 

Neither, gaming chairs are not built to last and are not good for you, I've learned this the hard way, I'm currently looking at either of the following two:

 

https://discountoffice.co.nz/products/buro-roma-3-lever-high-back-chair?variant=15387095859263

 

https://discountoffice.co.nz/products/buro-aura-ergo-high-back-chair?_pos=1&_sid=5dafca8e2&_ss=r 

 

 

You reckon the 5 year warranty of the Secret Lab would at least give peace of mind?


 
 
 
 


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  #2564110 14-Sep-2020 22:04
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CrashAndBurn:

 

lNomNoml:

 

Neither, gaming chairs are not built to last and are not good for you, I've learned this the hard way, I'm currently looking at either of the following two:

 

https://discountoffice.co.nz/products/buro-roma-3-lever-high-back-chair?variant=15387095859263

 

https://discountoffice.co.nz/products/buro-aura-ergo-high-back-chair?_pos=1&_sid=5dafca8e2&_ss=r 

 

 

You reckon the 5 year warranty of the Secret Lab would at least give peace of mind?

 

 

That will just be the frame which is very standard, 

 

"Secretlab’s warranty commitments do not cover claims resulting from:
‚óŹ wear and tear, or due to the aging of materials;"

 

When I said they are not built to last I was referring to the upholstery which usually gives out very quickly.


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  #2564123 15-Sep-2020 00:28
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I ordered the Secretlab Titan in SoftWeave Blue personally - the reasons for this:

 

1) I do have an office chair and hate it.
2) I am terrible with leaning on my chairs especially when I am waiting on things - my current chair is partly broken because of this.
3) Looking at reviews, the Secretlab chairs are very nicely built and are more a "premium" chair.
4) Not a DXRacer...

 

I do understand where @lNomNoml is coming from in regards to support etc. The Secretlab isn't like the DXRacer and has tonnes of adjustment which for me is important being a taller person. I find all the chairs I've found are not designed for taller people and cause more harm (to me) than good. My current chair as an example is an ergonomic chair supposed to give you support and yet I find myself getting quite sore from it instead despite me having it adjusted correctly.

 

I'm still waiting on shipping for the Secretlab chair - will post here when I get it however the reviews are looking very positive too. I went with the SoftWeave because summer sucks and I have Cats also. From what I've seen, Secretlab are pretty good with their warranties too but they're very solidly built so should last unlike the DXRacer chairs.

 





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  #2564125 15-Sep-2020 00:40
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^Thanks. I was looking at the Soft Weave Black. The only reservations I have is with the tilting mechanism. I wonder how sturdy and reliable it would be.


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  #2564181 15-Sep-2020 08:47
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michaelmurfy:

 

I ordered the Secretlab Titan in SoftWeave Blue personally - the reasons for this:

 

1) I do have an office chair and hate it.
2) I am terrible with leaning on my chairs especially when I am waiting on things - my current chair is partly broken because of this.
3) Looking at reviews, the Secretlab chairs are very nicely built and are more a "premium" chair.
4) Not a DXRacer...

 

I do understand where @lNomNoml is coming from in regards to support etc. The Secretlab isn't like the DXRacer and has tonnes of adjustment which for me is important being a taller person. I find all the chairs I've found are not designed for taller people and cause more harm (to me) than good. My current chair as an example is an ergonomic chair supposed to give you support and yet I find myself getting quite sore from it instead despite me having it adjusted correctly.

 

I'm still waiting on shipping for the Secretlab chair - will post here when I get it however the reviews are looking very positive too. I went with the SoftWeave because summer sucks and I have Cats also. From what I've seen, Secretlab are pretty good with their warranties too but they're very solidly built so should last unlike the DXRacer chairs.

 

 

I ordered the same chair(Titan, SoftWeave, blue) a couple of months ago and it arrived really quickly. I actually purchased it for mostly the same reasons as well. It took about a week to get used to the quite dense foam, but posture wise I'm sitting much better now than I have in a long time, especially being a reasonably big person.

 

Spending so much time in front of the PC I've worn out a couple of office chairs such as the Buro. I also find they are quite unsupportive over a longer period of time. Having had a couple of workstation assessments over the years, they have all recommended properly set up arms which the Titan allows me to achieve. I've found the adjustable built-in lumbar support to be reasonably helpful.


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  #2564214 15-Sep-2020 09:52
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I bought one of these no-name generic gaming chairs yesterday to replace a small office chair that I was getting increasingly uncomfortable in. 

 

Workspace Lincoln Gaming Chair

 

 

 

It's really comfortable, seems robust enough for me (has a max weight rating of 125kg, which is plenty for me) and is nicely low-profile for a gaming chair. 

 

It's nice and firm without being hard, if that makes sense. 

 

$250.00 was a decent enough price in my opinion. 





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