The i-eX game player’s chair is slightly different from others in its price range. It doesn’t have headset mounted speakers, nor does it shake you to mimic the action of the game. It is a structured bean bag gaming chair that has been specifically designed to support the body while using a gaming console. With a MSRP of about £64.99, we decided to take a look to see if it was worth your time… and money.
The i-eX list of Features
The i-eX Chair is designed to provide maximum support and comfort while gaming, and while watching TV. The unique low seat and high back, combined with the conforming support of the polystyrene fill will help to correct posture and make gaming for hours a much more comfortable experience. While big enough to support a full grown man, it is low enough to cater for kids too. The cover is a faux leather that is easy to keep clean and comes in an attractive black and steel design. The cover is double back stitched for extra durability too.
Is Bigger really Better?
Bigger is surprising better when it comes to picking out a gaming chair. The more expensive chairs seem to get smaller and narrower as their price rises, but the i-eX is designed to provide support to a full sized adult gamer. The bean bag fill gives it stability and yet allows you to move with ease at the same time. The seating tilt is built in to hold you in the best position for viewing TV and playing video games. Many customers have reported that after a year or so of ownership, they are still using the chair daily and it has held up well – that is something you rarely see mentioned about the harder and narrower style chairs.
The real bugaboo with the i-eX is that you have to fill it with the polystyrene balls when it first arrives. This isn’t so bad if you are expecting to do that, but if you don’t read the fine print and think you can just unbox it and go – it can be a disappointment. Overall, it takes about 15 minutes to fill the chair and then you are done with that for good. If you can overlook this one quirk with the chair, you will enjoy it. One hidden benefit of this “drawback” is the chair is designed to be refilled. After a few years of use, you can firm up the shape with more beads.
So, Is it Right for Me?
The i-eX Gaming Chair has everything possible going for it. It is big enough to support a grown man for hours of gaming, but it can also fit a child comfortably. The chair is comfortable, durable and as long as you have a vacuum cleaner handy – that first time filling it with the beads won’t be an issue at all.
For the price, you can’t beat this chair. The fact that it can work just as well as a TV viewing chair is just another reason you should consider adding this to your living room set-up.by