If you are a dedicated PS3 player then you have probably heard about the 4Gamers Officially Licensed Interactive Gaming Chair. It is sleek and designed to match your console. For about £100, it had better deliver on its promises to make it considered to be a good buy.
What the Chair Promises
The 4Gamers PS3 Chair is one of the next generation gaming chairs that features QMVS motion activity. You can feel every jolt and thud of your game through the seat and back with the quad motor vibration design. The speakers are side mounted in the headrest and the sub-woofer is enclosed within the body itself. The main controls are located on the right side of the seat and there are multiple USB and connection ports included. Both sides of the seat have built in Velcro closed pockets for holding controllers and disks. This seat is designed to foldaway for storage, and it comes complete with a colour scheme that matches the PS3’s design and feel.
What it Delivers On
Players have loved the QMVS action of the chair that provides for a more immersive experience, especially when coupled with the powerful bass of the speakers. The sub-woofer gets high marks for providing clarity and distinction in the game sounds, which can help you to stay alive! The cloth cover of the seat also scores high in our tests, it is easy to keep clean but most of all, everyone has preferred it to the sweat inducing and squeaky faux leather covers of other gaming chairs in this price range.
Another huge plus with gamers is having the pockets on both sides of the seat, and enough USB ports to connect other players to the chair too.
Where it Missed the Mark
Even though this is designed as a folding chair, the backrest doesn’t have a lock for when it is in the down position so it can be hard to get it flat enough to store easily. The only other issue reported with this chair is one that so many others also have – you are not going to have as good an experience in the chair if you are left handed as you would if you are right handed. The control board is located on the right side of the chair and there is no remote for the controls to help lefties out.
Is the 4Gamers your ideal PS3 Chair?
There is more going for the 4Gamers PS3 chair than there is going against it. The cloth cover is enough reason to buy it – well that and the vibrational system… and excellent sub-woofer!
If you play for hours and want to stay comfortable, this is going to be the perfect chair for you. It is not as expensive as some of the rest, but delivers more quality than some of its higher priced competitors. Even if you are left handed you will appreciate the chair.
For lefties things only get slightly awkward in controlling the settings, but that doesn’t interfere with the overall experience of enjoying your favourite games.