The gaming chair is a telltale sign of a gamer who finally had enough money to move away from the metal folding chair. While there are many choices in the market, each showing off their own features, they are all relatively the same. Logitech, however, is looking to set itself apart with its new chair, the embody gaming chair. Gaming comfort and ergonomics are important but are they worth $1500.
Like you, my initial thought after reading the price point was an immediate no. But let’s look at the features of this chair and see if this is actually a game-changer.
First, let’s look at the straight up specs of this chair.
Total Height: 42-45″
Seat Height: 16-20.5″
Distance from Seat to Armrest: 6.5-11.5″
Maximum Warrantied Weight: 300 lbs / 136 kg
It has the features of an office chair, which is what you can expect from Herman Miller, the most notable name in office chairs. This chair also does not include the lumbar and head rests that you will see in most gaming chairs on the market.
The features that Logitech put into this chair are the most important part. Aside from the collaboration with Herman Miller, this is going to be what makes that price point so high.
Cooling Foam – The cooling foam helps prevent overheating while gaming or working
Posturefit Spinal Support – The Embody will help you sit with the same posture as if you were standing while also providing lumbar support
Backfit Adjustment – The chair will adjust to your spines natural curve to make longer sessions more comfortable
Even Pressure Distribution – This chair will take your micro-movements and adjust the chair automatically to distribute weight evenly and help blood flow
The weight distribution and blood flow is the most interesting aspect of this chair. It seems to be a daring undertaking when it comes to gaming chairs.
The Embody is also a chair that focuses on the adjustment aspect. This chair will give you the ability not only to adjust your arm rests, height and tilt but lets you control how your chair postures you. There is even a guide on how to use all of the different adjustment features.
Logitech is looking to make a gaming chair to end all gaming chairs. If you want to make an investment in a chair that you plan to use for the rest of your life, this might be the one you are looking for. However, for the average gamer who most likely doesn’t have $1500 laying around, this seems to be a bit too far out of reach. After reviewing the features, I can say this is something I would like to have but could not hope to dream of owning. I will instead wait until these features are brought down to a price point of around $500, but even then I will be wary about that purchase.