What are Gaming Chair Accessories?
Simply put, they are add ons to your gaming chair or replacement parts that one would need from time to time as the old ones wear out.
Here’s a curated list of gaming chair accessories that we believe that many chair’s will need from time to time. Whether it is a Gaming Chair, Executive Chair, Office Chair, PC Chair or any other chair that one uses for long hours.
- Floor Mats
- Wheels & Pedals
Why are Accessories for Gaming Chairs important?
Accessories enhance your gaming experience. They would provide you with extra comfort and protect you from Gaming Injuries. As a matter of fact, anyone who sits for long hours can and should look to make themselves as comfortable as possible while working.
Sometimes, we do not realize how dangerous the hard surface of the chair armrest is, especially for our elbows.
It has been medically proven that all the arm pain emerges from the elbows. It simply means that we must take extra care by getting armrests for chairs for our elbows.
Most wheel casters for chairs are made for hardwood floors, carpet, tile, laminate, linoleum, and even concrete floors. They make sure delicate surfaces are protected from scratches and makes minimum noise while moving around.
Most Casters are heavy duty and supports heavy weight as a set of 5.
Make sure to check the gaurantee period before picking up any set of wheels.
ATOMDOC Office Chair Caster Wheels, Newly Revolutionary Quadruple Ball Bearing Design,Heavy Duty & Safe Protection for All Floors Including Hardwood, Set of 5$26.69
CozmoWorld Office Chair Wheels -Hardwood Floors Safe -5 Universal Fit Rollerblade Replacement Swivel Casters -Heavy Duty Soft Rubber Wheel-No More Desk Chair Mats for Carpeted Floors-Fits Aeron Chairs$29.78
Furgle Computer/Office/Desk/Gaming Chair Wheels – Universal Standard Size (7/16″ × 7/8″)$16.99
Furgle Office Chair Caster Wheels Set of 5 for All Floors Including Hardwood – D60mm, PU Hollow Replacement Wheels Caster for Office Chair and Gaming Chair – Universal Standard Size$20.99
Furgle Office Chair Gaming Chair 5 Wheels- Universal Standard Size …$9.99
Office Chair Caster Wheels (Set of 5) – Heavy Duty & Safe for All Floors Including Hardwood – Perfect Replacement for Desk Floor Mat – Rollerblade Style w/Universal Fit$39.95
Lumbar Support Cushions for Gaming Chair are perfect for reducing upper, middle and lower back pains and lumbar pain relief. They provide extra comfort for the whole length of your back. If you are going to sit for long hours, you would probably need a good Lumbar Support. Their shape helps you maintain a healthy ergonomic posture.
Seat Cushions will save your butts life, provide you with extra padding besides the one you own naturally.
Combo Sets are basically seat cushions with back support or a combination of Lumbar Support AND Seat Cushions. They come under the same brand, same fabric, basically looks good as a pair and compliments each other.
A company that makes these combos takes into consideration an over all sitting experience as a combination. So, if you buy a seat cushion of one brand and lumbar support of another, you may feel, that they are not that good together. Mainly due to this reason, i personally think, it would be better for you to go for a combo.
All the above are great for heavy gamers, teachers, pregnant women, drivers, students, people in wheelchair, etc.
If you have tiles and wooden floors, floor mats will protect your floors from scratches and dents, specially in wooden floors.
If you have carpets, floor mats become even more important as chair wheels will not sink into a polycarbonate mat.
What things to consider before buying a Gaming Chair Floor Mat?
First and foremost is to make sure that the mat fits the size of your chair and has some extra space for you to move around. So, check the measurements first.
Second most important thing to consider is the type of floor on which you you plan to use a floor mat. As you can see above, different types of floors would need different types of mats.
Thirdly, how easy is to move them and clean them.
This point is also important as its related to environment. Some Floor Mats are free from metals such as Tin and Lead. That will ensure that your indoor environment is healthy and protected from any pollution.
48” X 60” Multiple Sizes PVC Desk Chair Mat Carpet Transparent Hardwood Floor Protector Clear Vinyl Plastic Hard Floors Runner with Lip for Low/Medium Pile Carpets at Home,Office$43.99
Dimex Hard Floors Office Mat Chair Mat, 36″ x 48″ (15110630)$29.99
Elegear Heavy Duty Hard Floor Chair Mat, Home Office Non-Breakable Clear Floor Mat, Laminate and Tile Floor Protector for Office Desk Chair, Easy Glide, No Curling (47” x 35”, 0.05” Thickness)$34.99
Floortex Cleartex Megamat Heavy-Duty Polycarbonate Chair Mat for Hard Floors and Carpets, 35″ x 47″, Clear (FCM12895ER)$168.90
Floortex Polycarbonate Chair Mat for Carpets to 1/2″ Thick, 60″ x 48″, Rectangular, Clear (AFRREM48060)$91.29
Floortex Polycarbonate Chair Mat with Lip 47″ x 35″ for Plush Pile Carpets$67.90
It doesn’t make those Gaming Chairs bad, it’s just a feature that they are not providing.
I also doesn’t mean that Footrests are not important, oh hell they are. Ask people who have water retention problem! Their legs swell like anything.
Even for me, it becomes a problem if I am sitting for long hours. So for all hard core gamers and workaholics out there, get an appropriate footrest!
In fact, I would like to do my own research before I buy a footrest. Similarly, I believe, everyone needs to do that research based on one’s own height and chair height that keeps your elbows straight and helps you maintain an ergonomic position.
When I was trying to find myself a footrest, I realized there are many factors to consider and that there are many types of footrests in the market to choose from. Some of the main types are listed below:-
- Adjustable Footrests
- Inflatable Footrests
- Memory Foam Footrests
- Footrests With Storage
- Other Footrests
Adjustable Footrests are the ones whose height can be adjusted. In some cases even the tilt can be adjusted.
Inflatable Footrests are easy to carry and the air pressure can be customized based on height and the amount of flexibility one wants.
Memory Foam Footrests are the ones that take the shape of your feet. Be careful to check the height before picking them.
Footrests With Storage are the ones that serve dual purpose. Use them as footrests and on their inside, there’s extra space to keep those other accessories that otherwise keep lying around.
Other Footrests include all the other footrests that I couldn’t fit in the above categories. Especially, the one I like are made of wood. They are somewhat expensive but if you have wooden furniture in your rooms, they would surely mix with the ambience.
These Gaming Headphones are loaded with features like surround sound that would provide with immersive gaming experience.
They also have noise reduction chips that can transmit high quality communication.
Easy to adjust mic and volume buttons are provided so as to provide you best gaming experience without distractions.
Beexcellent Gaming Headset for PS4 Xbox One PC Mac Controller Gaming Headphone with Crystal Stereo Bass Surround Sound, LED Light & Noise-Isolation Microphone$36.99
Beexcellent Gaming Headset for PS4 Xbox One PC, Noise-Isolation Headphones with Microphone Stereo Surround Sound for Mac Laptop$32.99
Beexcellent USB Gaming Headset for PC, 7.1 Surround Sound Computer Gaming Headphones, PC Headset with Noise Canceling Mic Volume Control LED Light for PC Mac Laptop$38.99
BENGOO Stereo GM7 Gaming Headset for PS4, PC, Xbox One Controller Surround Sound Over Ear Headphones with Noise Canceling Mic, LED RGB Light, On-Line Volume (Orange)$38.99
CORSAIR Void PRO RGB USB Gaming Headset – Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Headphones for PC – Discord – 50mm Drivers – White (Renewed)$44.99
DIWUER Stereo Gaming Headset for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One with Noise Cancelling Mic, Soft Earmuffs Surround Sound Over Ear Headphones with LED Light for PC, Mac, Laptop$39.99
Massagers are new age gadgets that will spoil you.
They are good inventions, especially for people who have genuine health problems or people who face problems due to long sitting time.
Massagers basic functionality is to provide heating and help improve blood circulation, relieve sore muscles, and make you relaxed.
Most massagers also provide vibration functionality. We can also adjust levels of vibration as per requirement.
When we did our little intense research, we realized, based on different body parts application, different massagers are available in the market. So, we need to put them under 4 different types as shown below:-
Back Massagers can also be used as a lumbar support and a massager. Just place them between your seat and your back and plugin and you are good to go.
Foot Massagers can also be used as footrests and a massager. They can be really addictive. Use them after a long walk and you would be good to go for a long session.
Neck Massagers can also be used as neck pillows and a massager. Just place them on your shoulders and they will relieve all your neck and shoulder stress.
Seat Massagers can also be used as backrest + seat cushion and a massager. They come in one piece and would cover the whole length of your chair providing multiple massage points at your back and butt.
Keyboard Stands can be useful in placing keyboards in the best position for you to work for long hours thus reducing strain on your elbows and wrists.
Laptop Stands can be very helpful in maintaining an ergonomic position.
Laptop Stands come in various shapes and sizes, so, you will be able to find a Smart Laptop Stand for your requirement.
Even if you have a Computer Table, it still doesn’t mean that you have a correct sitting posture. A couple of inches up or down can drastically reduce tension from your pressure points.
Mouse Stands can be very convenient sometimes. There are certain positions, where, if the mouse is placed will take a lot of load off from your wrists and elbows.
Wheel & Pedal Stands are used to properly mount wheels and pedals for your racing games.
Wheel and Pedal Stand help provide a stable ground to your steering wheels and pedals thus enhancing your gaming experience greatly.
Other Stands includes Headphone Stand, Armrest Stand, Wall Mount Stands for Monitors, Keyboards and Mouse.
Adjustable Laptop Stand, Megainvo Foldable Laptop Stand Portable MacBook Riser Aluminum Alloy Ventilated Holder 5-Angle Adjustable for 9.7-15.6 Inch Notebook MacBook Computer PC iPad Tablet$26.99
Adjustable Laptop Stand，Ventilated Portable Ergonomic Notebook Riser for Desk,Multi-Angle Adjustable Portable Anti-Slip Mount for MacBook, Surface Laptop, Notebook, 10″-17″ Tablet (Black)$28.99
Aidata UM003B Mouse Platform Under Desk, Sturdy Metal Clamp Fits Onto Desks Up To 40mm/1.57″, Platform Rotates 360 Degrees To Hide Mouse Under The Desk, Built-in Cable Clip Keeps Mouse In Place, Black$26.70
ALO Stand Ergonomic Laptop/Keyboard/Mouse Stand/Mount/Holder Installed to Chair (Black)$99.99
AmazonBasics Portable Adjustable Aluminum Laptop Stand with CPU Fans, Silver$39.25
AmazonBasics Ventilated Adjustable Laptop Computer Holder Desk Stand$21.81
But make sure the compatibility with different operating systems as I have seen some are not easily compatible with Apple Desktop and Laptops.
Most Steering wheels also come with built-in dual motor drive, sensitivity adjustment and button programming making them freely adjustable to meet the need of the racing game and have a real racing pleasure.
Most Steering wheels are also equipped with responsive gear and an ergonomically designed pedal with progressive resistance braking.
Also make sure to check the adjustable tilt angles, allowing you to feel every detail while racing.
Also check the size and thickness of steering wheels as per your convenience before making a purchase.
If you do not have an idea as to what size would suit your grip. Take a measurement tape and check some steerings of real cars in your family and maybe in your neighbourhood. This should give you a better idea.
Hope you enjoyed reading this article as much as I enjoyed writing this.
Hope you have found what you were looking for.
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