For my day job for the past eight years, I’ve been sitting on an exercise ball at the office. I do a lot of graphic design, spend a lot of time in front of a computer and the ball’s been great. It makes me sit up straight. You can’t slouch, I’m always bouncing around, it’s a lot of fun. But, another effect of sitting on a ball for years, is regular chairs now really hurt my back when I spend a lot of time in them.
I realize how important it is to select the right chair. I spend a lot of time right here editing the show, researching the show, recording the show, doing some freelance illustration and graphic design. I’ve been sitting on an old wooden chair, that’s not been the best. So when the fine folks at EWinRacing.com reached out and offered us a chair for review, I jumped at the opportunity! I have found my new podcasting chair! This is a premium, high-end luxury gaming chair. Not only were they nice enough to send me a chair for review, they were also nice enough to give us huge savings for you, our listener. If you visit EwinRacing.com and use the code JockNerd at checkout, you’ll get 25% off EWin Racing Gaming Chairs.
The model that I received is the EWin Knight Series Ergonomic Computer Gaming Office Chair with Pillows. Yes, it comes with pillows!
If you’ve ever assembled any kind of office furniture, you know the most overwhelming part is when you open the box and there’s just a whole bunch of generic looking parts. Not so here! I noticed right away that it’s well-packed. There’s not too many parts. There’s just exactly what you need and you get a sense of the solid construction right away. These are heavy-duty, sturdy chairs. I will admit, I may not be the most mechanically inclined person but, I am very good at following directions. It comes with easy to follow instructions with full color photographs which are very helpful.
It comes with another unique feature I’ve never seen when assembling stuff, a pair of white installation gloves which is very smart. First of all, you feel cool, you get in the assembling mood when you put them on. There’s a lot of pre-installed hex bolts that are greased up. So at the end, my the gloves had a little bit of grease on them and it was great not having to worry about getting your hands dirty. The chair comes with all the hex bolts, Allen wrenches, everything you need, extra pieces, decorative pieces to cover up the screws. The assembly is not hard at all. I will admit that I had a little bit of trouble attaching the chair back to the seat, but once you align it up and you get it going, the rest of it is a breeze. Easily done by one person. If you have another person to help for a a couple of steps it helps, but it’s not necessary. You can put this whole thing together by yourself. From opening the box to sitting in the chair took me about 40 minutes and I’m a stoner dumbass! That means for a normal person, probably takes about 20 minutes.
The chair looks super sharp in my office. The design, is great. This model is black with some red trim. There’s even red on the wheels and the base and suit my little office perfectly. The design is based on a high-end racing car seat. In fact, one of my guilty pleasures is the TV show “The Voice” on NBC. These chairs remind me of The Voice chairs the judges sit in spin around if they liked the artists and want them on their team. That’s how slick this design is. Sometimes I’ll turn on The Voice and take the chair and turn my back to it. If I like the person singing, I’ll slowly spin around and imagine that now I have to fight for them to be on my team. Yeah, sometimes I can be lame like that.
Comfort and Features
The chair is made out of PVC leather and it looks really premium. Feels really nice, and is easy to clean. It’s just a sharp looking chair. The chair comes with two pillows; a little one for the headrest that comes with an adjustable strap, and a lower lumbar pillow for your back, that you can remove. If you don’t want it, you don’t have to use it. But, it’s a great option, because it does make you sit up straight and helps with the lower back pain. It really gives me great posture while I’m podcasting. It’s very comfy, roomy and sturdy.
The chair uses “High-density Cold Cure Foam” for the seat and the backrest. It’s very similar to memory foam, so it’s very comfortable. It’s not too soft, like some other office chairs. The chair features adjustable height hydraulic pistons at the bottom, adjustable armrests, and a lever to lean back. You can have this chair upright, you can have it a little bit leaned back or you could lean this thing all the way back and take a nap in this chair! That’s how far back it goes. It’s pretty amazing.
Another great thing was they asked me by height and weight to send me the chair that would fit my body type. There is a handy sizing chart on their site. Whether you are small or tall or large, they have a chair that fits you. This chair, I believe maximum a weight load is 400 pounds and they even have ones that are 500 pounds. A great selection for every type of gamer person.
One of the most important things about this chair that a lot of other people don’t appreciate, but I d, is that it is super quiet! This became important to me when we started podcasting. Originally, I had an office chair and it was so squeaky and noisy that I had to get rid of it. This EWin chair glides easily on the floor and it makes no noise!
Who is this chair good for?
I definitely recommend it for gamers. It’s super comfortable. You could spend hours on here, but also, podcasters. YouTubers, you need a chair to shoot your YouTube videos? That’s quiet, that doesn’t squeak? This is the perfect chair. This is a great office chair replacement. It may seem weird to choose a gaming chair for an office chair, but it just looks cool in the office, and is designed for several hours of sitting.
Another group of people I think this chair is great for, is graphic artists. Freelance artists that work at home, sit in front of their Wacom Cintiq Drawing Tablets and spend hours drawing. I would highly recommend this chair because you can roll around, you can lean back, take a break, you can draw, you can roll over play video games. The chair is fantastic !I’ve spent like three weeks now sitting in this chair. Super comfortable, does not hurt my back. The little back pillow is great.
The holidays are approaching! This would make a great holiday gift for the gamer, podcaster or artist in your life. Currently, the chair I’m sitting retails on their site for $189, but EWinracing.com have sales all the time. You can get 25% off by using our promo code JockNerd at checkout, giving you even more savings.
I love this chair! It is my new podcasting chair. I’m looking forward to creating many episodes of podcast in comfort. Chairs are important. If you have back problems, if you find yourself a little sore, look at the chair you’re sitting in. Look at how much time you’re spending on there. We spend a lot of times in chairs. If you want a premium, comfortable, well-made PC gaming chair that just looks sharp, an EWin Racing Gaming Chair will not disappoint!
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