The Future of Office
The COVID-19 pandemic has kept Singaporeans home more.
Despite the challenges that COVID-19 has brought upon us, most of us managed to rise up to the occasion. We acted swiftly to migrate our workspace home.
As we look for ways to transform our home into a dream workspace, the chair we sit on every day becomes extremely important. Many of us turn to gaming chairs to provide the comfort we need when working at home.
In fact, Singapore company Secretlab which produces chair for gamers experienced a spike in demand over the last few months.
” Every chair should be a throne and hold a king” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Now that we got quote to justify our spending on a good chair, let us begin the hunt for our throne, kings and queens!
Also, right after this article, I may start working towards my childhood dream of being an office chair endurance race champion.
Best Gaming Chairs in Singapore – Price Comparison
With so many different brands of gaming chair in the market, we did a compilation of their prices to help you make smarter personal finance decisions.
|Brand of Gaming Chair||Model||How Much It Costs?||Warranty||Assembly cost||Where to Order?|
|Core Series||From $399 to $449|
(Depending on colour)
|2-year warranty||Self assembly||https://akracing.sg/collections/|
|Limited Series||From $389|
|Master Series||From $499|
|Office Series||From $399 to $799|
|Caliber X1||$529||1-year warranty||Free||https://shopee.sg/coolermaster.sg|
|Faux Leather||$489||5-year peel & crack-free guarantee|
3-year warranty on abnormal discoloration or loose stitching
|Genuine Cowhide Leather||$599|
|Italian NAPA Leather||$749|
|Omega||$499||Up to 5 years||$19||https://secretlab.sg/collections|
Tesoro Gaming Chair
|Zone Speed||$159||1-year||Self assembly||https://www.lazada.sg/shop-video-game-chairs/tesoro/|
|SL4000||$479.99||10 years warranty for the steel frame|
Up to 5 years for chair parts (not including natural wear of PVC or fabric)
Predator x OSIM
Best Gaming Chairs Under $500 in Singapore
Using the above price list, if you have a budget of $500, here are the best gaming chairs that will fit right into your budget.
- AKRacing Core Series
- AKRacing Limited Series
- AKRacing Master Series
- All of APOL’s collection
- Cooler Master Caliber R2
- All of Kane X’s collection
- Royale Faux Leather
- Royale Fabric
- Secretlab Omega
- Tesoro Zone Series
- UMD PU Leather Gaming Chair Racing Chair
- Vertagear SL4000
AKRacing started in the year 2001 as a real seat manufacturing company.
Packed with 18 years of experience, their journey started off as an automotive sport seat company, and eventually expanded their product into office and gaming chairs. With a focus on ergonomics, design and functionality, AKRacing gaming chairs have quickly known across the eSport scene.
All AKRacing chairs parts and frames come with a 2-year warranty and two pillows.
APOL is a trendsetting Online Furniture Store, offering our first-rate products and exceptional customer service to shoppers from the comfort of their own homes.
All APOL gaming chairs come with a standard warranty of 2 years from the date of delivery.
Cooler Master is the standard in thermal innovation when it comes to building a PC,
On top of coolers and PC cases which they are well known for, they now venture into the gaming chair space to bring you some of their best products.
All Cooler Master’s products come with a 1-year warranty from the date of purchase.
Kane X is backed by FortyTwo Pte Ltd who is a furniture company in Singapore.
The Kane X team consists of gaming enthusiasts with experience in the furniture industry. Top this up with more than 10 years of ergonomic seating and desking experience, they look to delivery some of the best experience in gaming chairs.
Kane X chairs and accessories are covered by a 3-year limited warranty which takes effect from the date of delivery.
Royale Ergonomics is a Singapore-based manufacturer of gaming chairs. Royale is founded by a pair of brothers, Sin Hong Joo and Sin Koon Leng, who saw a gap in the gaming chair industry in terms of quality. The cool part about Royal is that they also allow customisation of your gaming chair where you can embroid your name or company logo onto your chair.
All Royale gaming chairs come with
- 5-year peel & crack-free guarantee
- 3-year warranty on abnormal discolouration or loose stitching
Founded in the year 2014, Secretlab is a household brand when it comes to gaming chairs. Secretlab chairs combine thoughtful, ergonomic design with impeccable quality and comfort.
They are also known for their aesthetics designs where they collaborate with Esports team, games, superheroes etc.
All Secretlab 2020 Series chairs come with 3 years warranty. You can also register under the Extended Warranty Program to increase the warranty to 5 years for free
All other designs come with 2 years warranty.
Tesoro Gaming Chair
Tesoro is at the heart of leading-edge technologies that hope to set new standards in the industry.
Founded in the year 2011, Tesoro has dedicated efforts to providing quality, smart products, while pushing the boundaries of innovation.
Tesoro gaming chairs come with 1-year local warranty.
Vertagear started in the year 2015. The company consists of computer hardware veterans, furniture specialists, designers and gamers, all with the aim to develop products catered to the sensibilities of the gaming community.
Vertagear Gaming chairs come with 10 years warranty for the steel frame and up to 5 years for chair parts (not including natural wear of PVC or fabric).
Predator x OSIM
The gaming community is now looking forward to a collaboration between Acer and OSIM.
Predator x OSIM is a massage chair with in-built blue-tooth speakers. The product has yet to launch, and we will keep you updated on it!
Extra Reading: What to Lookout for When Choosing a Gaming Chair?
On top of the usual price point, warranty and convenience, here are some factors that can further help you with your decision on a gaming chair.
Ultimately, the chair needs to be comfortable and of good quality.
Here are some things to take note of:
- Ergonomic design
- Adjustable armrests
- Headrest height
- Types of foam padding
- The material of the chair
- Piston and hydraulics of the chair
You can also read up more reviews about the chair before purchasing.