Best Massage Gaming Chairs: 2021’s Best Picks
The industry for gaming chairs has exploded to massive proportions over the past few years. Ever since gaming became such a mainstream pastime, people and companies have jumped at the opportunity presented before them - to create gaming paraphernalia that would make gamers feel more comfortable and that would make the hobby even more streamlined.
The gaming chair was born to provide gamers comfort over their hours-long sessions, which would have disastrous effects on their health if they were in uncomfortable chairs that did not promote proper sitting habits. Based on the Formula 1 racing chair, the gaming chair takes all those ergonomics and applies them to an office chair.
We are going to look at five of the best massage gaming chairs that are all linked by a similar feature - they are great for gaming and double as massage chairs. Let's review!
Best Massage Gaming Chairs Reviews
Blue Whale Gaming Chair
Our first entry is a gaming and office chair by Blue Whale, a name well-known in the gaming chair industry.
The vision with this chair, and with most gaming chairs for that matter, is to provide the ultimate level of comfort and ergonomics in a single chair. Built with a high-density sponge as the basis for the chair, it is supported by a metal frame and is covered in PU leather. This means it can be quite comfortable for those who enjoy a more solidly built chair.
The armrests are adjustable sideways and up and down, the chair's height can be adjusted, and the backrest can tilt anywhere between 90 and 175 degrees. The chair is also supported by a heavy-duty metal base, an explosion-proof gas cylinder spring, and muted wheels for silent movement. It also has a USB-connected massaging lumbar support.
Our only complaints would be with the various pillows. While they may be massaging, they are tough and uncomfortable when used for long stretches at a time. The footrest is also more novelty, as you can't use it as anyone of average height or taller. Overall, this is a very comfortable gaming chair with a few pillows that are easily replaced unless you specifically wanted them for the vibration massage.
Dkeli Gaming Chair
With a different approach to a similar design as the Blue Whale, this is a chair that is more elegantly designed. Let's take a look to see if this design choice has cost them anything in the long run, however.
This gaming chair is designed to be exceedingly ergonomic and comfortable for longer gaming sessions. The chair also has a metal base and silent nylon rolling wheels. This base forms a great, solid foundation for the rest of the chair. Covered with durable PU leather, you can also be assured that this chair is quite tear-resistant and elastic enough for any kind of heavy pressure you apply.
The chair can tilt and lean back between 90 degrees and 125 degrees, so it isn't quite as far back as the previous chair, but it's ample for you to lean back in comfort. Built into the chair itself, there is also a vibration feature to help reduce fatigue and boost comfort. Furthermore, a soft headrest and lumbar pillow provide additional comfort. It is all easily put together and even comes with a five-year warranty with a 100% refund.
The issue with having a massager built into the seat of the chair itself is that it can be easier to damage, especially with constantly getting up and down. Many complain that the massager only works for the first few times and then gets weaker and weaker until it fades out and stops working entirely. While soft, the cushions also tend to deflate quickly over time and may feel flimsy in the end.
PEROINE Gaming Chair
Built for multifunctional comfort and luxury, this massage gaming chair takes a far more traditional approach to its appearance. It is closer to the gaming/racing chair look than the office chair look that we previously reviewed.
The multifunctional aspect is its main selling point. PEROINE designed their chair to be as adjustable as possible to fit your needs as an individual. They accomplish this with the implementation of multiple adjusting systems to control almost every aspect of your seat. Starting with their thick, stuffed seat and armrests, the chair itself provides plenty of support.
Lumbar support is provided, and the headrest is built into the backrest. The lumbar cushion also has a built-in USB vibrating massager. As for the back, it can angle and recline and be locked anywhere between 90 and 175 degrees. Also, a retractable footrest slides in and out from beneath the main seat.
The ability to lock the angle is the main point, as this means you can set any angle as your default seating angle. Additional features include a metal frame, nylon-based mute wheels, and an explosion-proof gas spring. All of this comes with a one-year warranty on all parts.
The only gripe we have is that the recommended height and weight limits do not cater to anyone who is above average in either category. The recommended sizes are for people below 5' 8" and below 200 pounds. While an excellent addition, the footrest is also relatively small and doesn't reach very far out at all, so it's less than useful.
Cacoffay Gaming Chair
A lesser-known brand for gaming chairs, this is a gaming chair that has been designed with care and love. However, it still has quite a standard to live up to if it's going up against the likes of other gaming chairs.
Cacoffay is not well-known for its gaming chairs. The brand is more geared towards traditional lounge seating, such as sofas. This would be one of its first times trying to extend its market beyond standard household furniture into a more niche market.
This gaming chair has been made using the classic racing design and uses PU leather covering a cotton and polyamide stuffing, all affixed to a metal frame. This creates a solid foundation for a traditional gaming chair. The use of cotton is questionable, as spongier material is often preferred for comfort reasons.
The chair also has full 180-degree reclining abilities and armrests that can fold up to ensure that they will not get in the way of any desks or tables. There is also a tilting feature for additional comfort, so you can kick back and relax.
A lumbar and headrest pillow is provided, and both include a USB vibrating massager to ease out any of the stress and fatigue from the day. If you have any issues with the product after purchase, they also promise to get back to you within 24 hours of your complaint for assistance.
One of the most significant issues we have is that the chair requires constant power to use the massage features. Furthermore, the power cord is only 5 feet long, so you won't have much room to move around and rotate the chair when plugged in.
Blue Whale Super Big and Tall Gaming Chair
Another Blue Whale entry, our last item for this list of reviews is the Blue Whale Super Big and Tall. This gaming chair is designed to provide maximum comfort no matter your size or shape, so let's see how well they did.
You can consider this a direct upgrade from the first Blue Whale we reviewed in the beginning. It shares many of the same features and characteristics, such as the metal frame and base that the thick, spongy interior clings to. All of this is covered in a stylized PU leather that keeps the chair durable and resistant to tearing and punctures.
The backrest can tilt and recline to between 90 and 175 degrees. The chair also comes with a headrest and lumbar support, with the lumbar support featuring a USB vibrating massager and a sedentary reminder to tell you to stretch on the hour.
This chair is a straightforward and well-made seat that doesn't have anything negative going for it, other than the occasional defective part that they are more than willing to replace for you within the first 24 months. Otherwise, we would perhaps like a money-back guarantee that is longer than 30 days, as chairs aren't something to typically give out after the first month.
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Let's finish off with some recommendations. The two Blue Whale options are great for those who want a standard and effective chair that will last for many years. Otherwise, the PEROINE gaming chair has a lot to offer in terms of adjustability.