If you are undecided between buying a dedicated gaming chair and a comfy beanbag, know that you are not the only one. After all, they both have their respective uses and advantages. So, how should you decide between the two? That’s what we will be discussing in this post.
Beanbags for Couch Gaming
If you are someone who prefers to play his/her games on a large screen TV with a controller, rest assured that a Comfy Sacks Lounger is going to be the better option by far. In addition to being the perfect gaming seat, these beanbags are also perfect for watching sports and movies, making them better investments than gaming chairs.
Also, couch multiplayer with friends is a lot more fun on beanbags than it is on any gaming chair, or even a couch for that matter. Don’t be discouraged if you are a PC gamer because most PC games now come with built-in support for wired and wireless controllers. If you have never played a PC game on your big screen TV, let’s just say that you are missing out big time!
Gaming Chairs for Mouse and Keyboard Gaming
It’s not at all difficult to play games with a wireless mouse and keyboard while sitting on a beanbag. However, you will need to get a wireless mouse, a wireless TKL or smaller keyboard, and a large flat pillow to set them up on your lap. That should be good enough for some single player and even casual multiplayer games, but you may lose some of your precision and mouse accuracy. A gaming chair is unbeatable in this regard, as they were created by design to aid in mouse and keyboard play.
A Tie in Ergonomic Gaming
A good gaming chair is essentially a modified and specialized recliner by design. Therefore, height and recline adjustment options are much better than it can be on a beanbag. If you both work and play in the same space for long hours, you may benefit more from buying a high-quality gaming recliner.
On the other hand, beanbags are significantly better at providing long term pressure relief to the entire body. The right beanbag can make you feel like you are relaxing on a cloud. Also, they are not restrictive by deliberate design, allowing for frequent, natural position changes. It’s true that the height and recline of a beanbag cannot be changed, but quality beanbags provide excellent lumbar support in any position.
Beanbags for Versatility
There really isn’t much that separates a premium office chair from a regular gaming chair, aside from perhaps the aesthetics. The only exceptions are likely to be eSport certified gaming chairs, but those cost a small fortune. If you are not into serious eSport shooters, the few extra features they carry are hardly enough to recommend them over a beanbag.
As long as you have an ergonomically designed office chair to sit and work on, you may not even need a separate gaming chair at all. The beanbag, on the other hand, is versatile enough to be used for just about anything from gaming and lounging, to reading and even napping!