chair for gamingWe all know that hours in front of the console can wreak havoc on your back, some gamers invest in tricked out leather rockers to ease the pain while others opt for the low cost beanbag; well now there’s a newcomer that might just hit that sweet spot between cost and comfort: the kneeling chair fromĀ

Granted, they may look a bit odd at first glance but these chairs are growing in popularity due to a number of advantages over your average sofa. For one thing, the fact that there’s no back support forces you to sit straighter by engaging your core muscles, giving your back and abs a workout at the same time as your thumbs. This in turn contributes to better overall posture allowing you to walk tall even long after you’ve finished laying in to the latest batch of noobs.

Health benefits aside, these suckers are darn comfy too…once you learn how to sit in them that is. Our favorite knee stool is the Office Star: It takes awhile to get used to and many newcomers make the mistake of putting too much weight on their knees when they first start out. The key is to just sit as comfortably as possible and to take advantage of the range of motion so that you’re not frozen in the same position for too long. It may take a few days but if you give one of these chairs a chance then you should notice a marked difference in comfort that hopefully transfers to your gameplay as well.

All that being said, these aren’t for everyone, if you’re the type of gamer who prefers speakers and cup holders built directly into their seats then look somewhere else. As with any gaming peripheral it’s up to the individual to decide what works best for them. If you’re experiencing back and neck pains after those long campaigns though, give the kneeling chair a try, it might just be the solution you’re looking for.