When it comes to gaming chairs, they’re actually pretty awesome having chairs. There’s a lot of marketing around them, but they all have your back and won’t be as comfortable as a regular office chair.
But sometimes a creator shows something so bizarre that I don’t know what to make of it. A few years ago this meant a bunch of gaming chairs that were basically spacious cockpits, with built-in arms to hold a gaming monitor and compartments for your PC. These monsters will cost you thousands of dollars, and still end up with you seeing a chiropractor in a few years.
But Gigabyte just showed off one of the most bizarre gaming chairs we’ve seen—and it’s inflatable. Now, to be clear, this chair isn’t on sale yet or anything, the only gaming chairs on Gigabyte’s website are your standard fare that for some reason must look like a racecar seat, but it’s totally possible. that gigabyte Will Sell this thing eventually and if it does, I don’t know if I can stop my morbid curiosity to sit in this thing.
Play like a pro, sit like a boss! #AORUS #GIGABYTE #TeamUpFightOn pic.twitter.com/SGhNcxH8HSOctober 7, 2021
Who thought this was a good idea?
To put things in a little perspective, Gigabyte is best known for making PC components such as motherboards, graphics cards and other such things. So, its fanbase — at least to the extent of those who would buy a Gigabyte-branded chair — is probably playing the best PC games on the PS5 rather than chilling in their living rooms.
But for the life of me, I can’t imagine anyone setting up this weird chair-beach-ball-hybrid-thing next to their desk, and if they did, would you? to imagine How uncomfortable would that be? Gigabyte shared nothing but a tweet with some images, so we can’t see the dimensions, but it certainly doesn’t look tall enough for much use on a desk that skips the living room.
Even there, though, this chair is a recipe for disaster. Can you imagine sitting down to play, I don’t know, Call of Duty or whatever and you drop some Doritos and make this chair a rut? I don’t know exactly how big of an issue this will be, but Twitter user @zinitti sums it up best.
Your time would probably be better spent focusing on making products that don’t blow up.October 7, 2021
I can just imagine how quickly this chair will degrade after a while, which means that even if you didn’t pop it with a faux chip, you’ll need to if you plan on sitting on a regular basis. Sometimes it has to be refilled.
The only situation that I think this thing would be really useful for is if you had guests over and there weren’t enough seats. But even so, the chair looks like it does, so it probably won’t be something you pull off in front of guests. I don’t know who it is for.
It’s not really something you can buy
I reached out to Gigabyte to ask them all about this chair, and I’ll update this article if I hear anything back, but let’s be real: This thing probably isn’t, well, Real. Even if it is, I doubt it would be a product that you can easily buy.
And I’m going to be honest, the second time I see this thing at some event or something, I’ll Absolutely Sit in it Because at the very least, the top of the chair looks like it’s too soft, which could be good, at least for a while.
But that doesn’t stop my mind from going wild trying to imagine how many gigabytes this thing would charge for. I seriously doubt it will cost as much as other gaming chairs, starting at $388 in the US on Newegg – With red LEDs, of course – But I could totally see Gigabyte charging upwards of $100 just for the novelty.
That price won’t be worth it at all, unless you’re really committed to having an inflatable gamer chair. And, honestly, I don’t know if I can blame you, because so can I.