Herman Miller & Logitech G Team Up to Create High-Performance Furniture Solutions for Gamers

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    AKA: put gaming sticker on the chair and raise the price by $300 xd

    I mean seriously, is gaming chair really that much better than ordinary office chairs?
    Gaming chair seems more about looks and pride in ownership cause some streamer is sitting on it.

    Been sitting on Ikea Markus for more than 8 years now. It didn't fell apart...
     
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    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, i been using the same chair (brand GiroFlex) since 2007.
     
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    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    My personal main complaint is that I need a new chair because the fake leather's the most horrible fabric ever, wears down way faster than the springs and seating cushions etc.
    But still not sure what to get, if a fabric (like polyester) or real leather's better.
     

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    Backstabak Master Guru

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    Yeah in my experience the chair kinda doesn't matter. Any normal office chair is completely fine and anything with gaming added on it is just overpriced. For comfort, properly adjusted height of the chair and the desk are far more important for comfort.
     
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    0blivious Ancient Guru

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    To me, "gaming" chairs are often just office chairs with oddball colors and a cup-holder strapped on and plus a premium price tag. But this combination of brands sounds interesting. It might end up being good stuff, but the price will be astronomical. $300-500 would be my guess.

    All I care about is comfort. I cannot use normal office chairs, back issues. Most chairs I try, I just don't like. I'm using an overpriced La-Z-Boy chair with massively overstuffed cushioning. It's annoyingly huge for a desk chair, but it's plush.
     
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    gx-x Maha Guru

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    It's actually worse, very limiting and very annoying. Just imagine sitting in a car seat, one of the more sporty ones, without keeping your legs almost straight up in front of you, but having them in front of you like on a regular chair. Now add time and activities.
     
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    I use the Vertagear triiger series, although Herman Miller are nicer chairs i did find them more expensive, more than i was willing to spend. Though the fabric used would not be considered overally comfortable, it hsa massively helped out my back. I used to use these "gamer chairs" but they were back for the back even with their over premium price
     
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    gx-x Maha Guru

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    how are those cheaper than Miller chairs? They are all overpriced as hell, at least miller is completely adjustable, and full leather for ~800eur, trigger 350 is also ~800ish, and aside from height adjustable back, it looks like IKEA 30eur chair.
     
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    Brasky Ancient Guru

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    Gaming, Tactical, Military Grade, Industrial, good old marketing buzz words.
     

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    It's definitely worse but a Herman Miller office chair, imo, is way nicer than a regular office chair.

    I bought a Herman Miller Aeron chair several years ago and have it in my office at work -- multiple people who sit in $100-200 amazon/ikea office chairs comment on how comfortable mine is when they sit in it. Steel Case chairs are similar - sit in a Leap V2 or Gesture than go back to a regular chair is like going from an SSD to a HDD... they both do the same job but one is just so much nicer.

    Now I wouldn't recommend to go out and spend $1300 retail on a chair but if you can find one used or purchase it from a reseller like madisonseating for around ~$300-400 it's definitely worth it.

    I kind of look at it this way too - ill spend like $800 on a GPU or whatever every 2-3 years that I only use a subset of the time I'm on a computer. My chair I sit in 100% of the time I'm on my computer.. so spending similar to a GPU for even a slightly better experience is worth it.
     
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    Herman Miller chairs are awesome. We have them at work and it is so comfortable I was going to buy one for my house until I saw it costs $800. I somehow doubt they will be offering the higher end designs in their gaming line though.
     
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    HM Aeron is ~$400. It's worth it because you can adjust for you height and so on. I bought dozen of chairs that were comfortable, for a day or so, and then my back started to hurt. Sitting in a chair for an hour to determine weather it suits you is a bad idea. If you are going to sit in it 24/7 and you can't adjust it, you are probably going to have issues. Especially if it has non-adjustable back support, that hing can hurt you instead of help you. Arm rests? How about if they are too high and you start getting elbow pains, that you spontaneously start avoiding by putting your hand over the arm rest, and your shoulder stats hurting too? Yeah, happened to me with more than one chair.
     
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    Buy a refurbished Herman. They're meant for businesses which is why the price is so high.
    I look for one several times a week but still not found one. Meanwhile I'm killing my back on this pos Markus. :(
     
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    afaik that "limiting" is the very reason the gaming-chair/race-car-seat, to make people sit in good posture
    many people sit in bad posture (even they feel comfortable) and it known to be bad in long term

    but nowdays gaming chair not necessary all about good-sit-posture ... what they create is just simply the trend, rather than really better chair to sit on
     

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    No walking/standing desk for VR?
    Guess that someone missed that opportunity!
    Investing in a good chair and desk are important, but try to get out of the sitting habit, it is important to move a lot, as we grew older.
    I force myself to stand for short tasks and put my alarm every 20" pomodoro style to get out of the chair if I am sitting too long.
    Shed a few pounds that way.
     
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    I didn't think about it, so it basically support your back in straight position?
     
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    Lol and a big +1!
     
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    insp1re2600 Maha Guru

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    A seat cover? Good as new
     
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    So much this.

    Picked up a Leap V2 and Aeron for around $350 each (including Shipping) and they're by far the comfiest I've ever sat.

    I personally prefer the Leap V2 and given how sturdy they are I suspect the Leap to last me a life time.

    The hilarious thing is, those chairs are about as expensive as your generic gamer chair rubbish, such as DXRacer/Maxnomics (?), of higher quality and probably longer lasting even though they're second hand at those price points.
     
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