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If your child is an avid gamer, a good gaming chair is one of the best gifts you can give them.
Not only will it make them more comfortable, but a quality chair can also help promote good posture, relieve the pressure put on certain joints by hours of gameplay in the same position and help prevent back and neck pain. In other words, it's well worth investing in one.
Finding the best one for your child will depend on a number of things; do they play Minecraft games on a desktop computer or sprawl on the floor playing PlayStation 3 games? Are they usually sat playing for hours at a time or only allowed to play in short bursts? How much are you willing to spend?
There are several places you can begin your search for the ultimate gamer chair, and several names to look out for. Amazon, Currys and Argos are good places to start, and you'll see X Rocker, Homall and noblechairs models cropping up more than once amongst the best of the best. Homall make great ergonomic chairs that are immensely popular, particularly in the US, and though they're not cheap, they're a very decent price for a high-end product. noblechairs offer a line of premium products for a premium price - they look and feel like luxury; only you can decide if they're worth the expense. X Rocker are a real market leader when it comes to audio-enabled chairs, and they do some great gaming chairs for kids.
We've gathered together a range of the best kids' gaming chairs on the market so that you can make an informed decision. Take a look below and find your favourite!
Kidadl's Top Pick
Whilst every gaming chair for kids on our list comes highly recommended, the X Rocker Adrenaline is our top pick. It's cool, comfortable and has those experience-enhancing speakers built-in; all for a decent price.
1. X Rocker Adrenaline V.II 2.1 Bluetooth Audio Gaming Chair
The X Rocker Adrenaline makes for the ultimate gaming experience. Compatible with all mobile devices and PCs via Bluetooth and PlayStation 4, Xbox and Nintendo Switch with a wired connection, The Adrenaline features a high-quality stereo speaker system in the headrest with nice bassy audio and built-in vibration motors to create a truly immersive gaming experience. Soft and comfortable, the high, sturdy back provides that all-important posture support for the ardent game player (though it isn't height-adjustable, so is more suited to video gaming than use at the desktop). The racerback design with blue and gold finish looks cool rather than tacky, much less garish than many competitive models, and wouldn't look too out of place in a study or communal space. And whilst £140 isn't nothing, it's a lot cheaper than most on the market of this calibre. A great, age-appropriate chair for the young gamer.
- Price: £139.99
- Age: 8+
Best Kids' Computer Chairs For Posture
2. GT OMEGA PRO Racing Gaming Chair
The GT Omega Pro is the ultimate computer chair for posture support. Orthopaedically designed, it's shaped to hug the body, providing unparalleled comfort and support throughout gaming sessions. It's height-adjustable, so you can set it at the perfect position to prevent your child hunching over to look at their screen, and it comes with a removable padded headrest and lumbar cushion to support the neck and lower back. The adjustable back reclines between 85 - 190 degrees so your little gamer can play fully stretched out if they want to, and this combined with the rocking function makes it an amazingly adaptable chair. The armrests are rotatable and adjustable (a welcome addition that most chairs don't have) and the reinforced PVC leather is durable and easy to wipe clean. It may not feature any speakers or jazzy electronics, but if you're looking for a superb ergonomic office chair to provide comfort and support, this is it.
- Price: £179.95
- Age: 12+
Best Bean Bag
3. i-eX Elite Gaming Chair
Perfect for playing video games, this i-eX Elite kids' bean bag gaming chair is a cocoon of comfort. The bucket seat allows the user to really sink into it, whilst the high back features a panel of foam to provide ample back support and prevent the bag from losing its structure. And because it's a beanbag chair all your child has to do is nestle into it and the beans will fit their form - no messing around with buttons and levers! It's a really well-made product; the faux leather is practical and durable, and the simple design means it will fit in well with any decor, in any room. Plus, because it's a beanbag, it can be used by both kids and adults. A comfortable, quality alternative to an expensive ergonomic office chair and a great buy for Fifa-loving tweens and teens. Perfect for binge-watching TV, too, it's the chair for the ultimate lazy day.
- Price: £74.99
- Age: (we recommend) 8+
Best Kids' Gaming Chair For Under 10s
4. X Rocker Chimera Gaming Chair
The X Rocker Chimera is the perfect little chair for children under 10. It's small, comfortable and much more suitably-priced for young users, whilst the retro racing style is sure to appeal to mini gamers. Nice and sturdy, it provides that crucial back and head support that will keep your child playing safely and comfortably, even for longer sessions. It has a full stereo system in the headrest too, making for a proper surround-sound gaming experience. Because it's a floor chair, it's much more suited to video games than computers, but this means it's not as dominating as a full-sized gaming chair; it's also foldable, making it easy to clear away when game time is over. Compatible with all gaming devices with TV headphone or RCA audio output, this X Rocker gaming chair is our top choice for younger kids.
- Price: £59.99
- Age: 3+
Best Splurge Kids' Gaming Chair
5. NOBLECHAIRS Epic Gaming Chair
Noble Chairs don't come cheap, but they're something of a gold standard when it comes to gaming chairs. Supremely comfortable and amazingly supportive the Epic offers 11° tilting function and 4D armrests, which can tilt as well as adjust horizontally, laterally and vertically. It's mega pricey, but the luxurious steel, aluminium and faux leather construction is certainly built to last; the metal components are robust and the chair itself is made with a high-density foam that prevents the upholstery losing its shape over time. It's also probably the best looking of all the models listed here, making it a good choice for parents who want to provide a comfortable chair for their child without compromising the look and feel of their living room or study. The racing style back is slick and subtle and the faux leather is easy to keep clean. This Currys gaming chair is our most deluxe option.
- Price: £374.99
- Age: 12+
Best Statement Kids' Gaming Chair
6. X Rocker Evo Pro 2.1 Audio Neo Fibre LED Gaming Chair
The Evo Pro 2.1 X Rocker gaming chair is a real statement piece, with enough fancy features to satisfy even the most devoted gaming enthusiasts. With wireless audio, Bluetooth connectivity, a top-quality speaker system with subwoofer for extra bass and inbuilt vibration motors, it's set up for truly riveting gameplay. The seat itself is uber padded and comfortable, well able to stand up to the aches and pains of long gaming sessions, and the LED edge lighting is a fun extra touch; kids can choose from a range of neon colours to add their own signature style to their gaming experience. The X Rocker Evo Pro is the ultimate Bluetooth gaming chair; just bear in mind that the analogue wireless transmitter connects via 3.5mm or RCA connection to your TV, and an extra adaptor is needed if these are unavailable.
- Price: £199.99
- Age: 12+
Best Chair For Computer Gaming
7. Homall S-racer Ergonomic Gaming Chair
This Homall chair is among the best gaming chairs for use at the desktop, and it's much more affordable than a lot of its market competitors. The height of the backrest and seat have a really wide adjustment range (great for families with multiple kids of different heights) and the ergonomic design, padded headrest and lumbar cushion provide excellent support. It's got great movement too, able to rock, swivel 360 degrees, recline 150 degrees and glide around really smoothly. The PU leather is easy to wipe down and comes in a number of fun colour schemes. Just bear in mind that the arms don't fold, so make sure you measure your desk before you purchase!
- Price: £129.99
- Age: 12+
Best Kids' Gaming Chair For Under 5s
8. X Rocker Video Rocker Junior Gaming Chair - Mario
Google 'Argos gaming chair' and you'll see dozens of X rocker gaming chairs popping up; we think this Junior model makes the best gaming chair for kids under five. It's an X Rocker perfectly-sized for little people and the fun Mario print is bright and engaging. The floor rocking style makes it perfect for video games. It's compact and folds away nicely to be cleared up post-playtime and the wipe-clean fabric is perfect for keeping on top of the spills and messes that inevitably come with young use.
- Price: £54.99
- Age: 3+
Best Gaming Chair For Offices
9. Cherry Tree Furniture Racing Sport Swivel Computer Desk Chair
Cherry Tree Furniture do a range of good computer chairs, we think this one is the best gaming chair for office spaces - it's simple, affordable and supportive, and the sleek design means it can double up as a desk chair for working, so you'll get even more bang for your buck. It tilts, swivels 360 degrees, is height adjustable, super sturdy and fabulously comfortable, much more than your standard office chair, and certainly able to support long hours in front of the screen. The PU leather is stylish and practical too.
- Price: £76.99
- Age: 12+
Best Gaming Chair For Families On A Budget
10. Beautiful Beanbags Adult Highback Beanbag Chair
If you're looking for cheap gaming chairs, bean bags are a good way to go. Super squashy and so much fun, they're so comfy that once your child has sat down they may not want to get up again! They're also amazingly versatile, able to be used by the whole family for all sorts of activities besides gaming - this one can even be used outside. Available in 12 bright colours, the high back provides ample back support when you jiggle it around and every bag is stain and water-resistant with a fire retardant back coating. Though they say they're designed for adults, we actually find the sizing much more suited to children. One of the best gaming chairs for parents not looking to spend too much.
- Price: £44.99
- Age: (we recommend) 8+
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