Where The Sun Doesn’t Shine

I work from home. Like many others, the pandemic got me working entirely from home. But even before the pandemic, I used to spend many hours in my home office.

Since my work involves me sitting in front of computers, what I mostly do is, well… Sit. And I’m not as young as I used to be. My body isn’t as forgiving. Gone are the days of being content with any surface for a chair. Now, without proper back support, I suffer from terrible back pains.

This is the reason for me having spent so much time looking for the right chair. Well, that and my tendency to invest a considerable amount of time researching any purchase.

Finding a good chair isn’t easy, let me tell you. First of all, chairs are EXPENSIVE. I struggle to find the justification for it, but they just are. What is considered a good office chair can easily cost over £1,000 (!). That is just mind boggling. Second, you don’t want to get stuck with a chair you’re not comfortable in. Assembling usually takes a decent amount of time, as can the trouble of returning it. And I had quite a few expectations. I wanted an adjustable back. I wanted adjustable height. I wanted adjustable armrests.

So, my research led me to a surprising conclusion. There was another kind of chair that fit my requirements, and did not cost half as much as the top-end office chairs. It turns out gaming chairs are really, really good.

I bought the GT OMEGA PRO gaming chair on Amazon four years ago. I didn’t pay for assembly. I managed to assemble it myself without too much trouble. Four years later, it still feels like new. Everything about this chair is adjustable. It’s super comfortable. And it costs less than fifth (!) of the top-end office chairs.

So, my advice to you is this: if you’re sitting on a chair that’s slowly ruining your back, upgrade. But don’t bother with the expensive office chairs. Get a gaming chair instead. Your back will thank you.

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Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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