“ A multimedia chair with 2.1 Sound System - amp, stereo speakers and powered subwoofer. Make gaming more real with close up vibratory audio in a comfortable active Rocker. Perfect for not only games, but home theatre and music. Compatible with all major games platforms including handhelds, DVD, satellite box, TV, CD, MP3/iPod. Can be linked (up to eight) for multi-player and shared entertainment experience. „
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The X Rocker gaming chair is the first I have ever owned. I received it exactly 4 years and 6 days ago as of writing this and it is as good now as it was on that day.
The majority of the time I use it as a chair for friends who come round and want to game. I rarely connect all of the cables up to the chair for power and sound as this can be cumbersome and slow to do. I like doing this as it folds away really neatly and quickly, simply pull out a metal retainer and it folds in half ready fro storage. Putting it up, as a chair, is just as simple, merely unfold it and place the retainer in the holes.
When I do set up the chair fully, the sound quality is excellent, it really provides a surround sound experience with only 2 speakers. I love how you can have the game sounding incredibly loud to you but without it sounding loud to anybody around you - it is essentially like wearing earphones due to the speakers in the chair being so close to your ears.
Not only do I use this chair fro gaming but I also use it to watch movies and once again it does not disappoint. The chair helps you immerse into games and films alike.
One thing that I do not like is that, with the components which are supplied to you, it is impossible to have sound come out of the TV (or your regular speakers) and the chair simultaneously. This means that if there is more than one person in the room, they cannot enjoy much of the sound of the media. All they will hear is a faint noise coming from wherever the chair is positioned.
The chair does leave massive indents in the carpet fro a few days after being used even for the shortest amount of time due to the weight of both it and the person sitting upon it. I did fix this issue slightly by cutting up an old cardboard box and placing the cardboard under the chair, although this doesn't sound good and you may think it would look horrible, it didn't really - it was quite difficult to see and it helped the carpet a lot, the main issue was the extra time it took to set up and put away the chair with this extra component.
I have currently owned four gaming chairs before this one and every single one of them failed me and was this one any different? well the answer to that question was no it wasn't! i am extremely disapointed in these gaming chairs. I bought it at christmas and it was working perfectly fine and as i pull the lead out the small part got stuck in the chair and cannot get it out. also one of the speakers were blown just like another gaming chair that i had bought. Another problem with this chair was setting it up too my television, the instructions were diabolical. On the plus side when it was working fine it sounded great, expecially on call of duty and Fifa! what i like about it was its shape and that it rocked, because i suffer from a bad back so this was really really suitable so i could enjoy playing most of the time. Overall i would not buy this product!
I got this as a gift from my parents because they knew I was a massive gamer and the fact that did not like me hunched over sat in a chair with little back support because my back is not that strong. This chair is so comfy it is very relaxing to sit in and really helps support my back which means I can play with any more discomfort.
This chair is easy to set up you plug one into the mains from the chair and another from the chair to the TV and it is ready to go. The quality of the sound is perfect and even when turned up full it does not crackle or diminish in quality, you just get moan at by parents saying its 'too loud', which in fairness is not a bad thing. Before I got my new computer speakers I plugged the chair into the computer via a jack and played music through it and still had a high quality output.
When gaming it is really easy to immerse into the game more as the speakers being right by your ears means you can real tell which way a bullet came from, or which side a car is trying to overtake you from. When playing modern warfare 2 I found that the detailed output from these speakers saved my 'life' so many times. While you could turn a TV up really loud to hear footsteps it would not have the same quality as a speaker and nothing on the quality of this chair. This chair will let you hear when someone is walking on in what general direction and if they are reloading or switching weapons, it is that hi-def.
One final feature I like about this chair is the volume controls, it is easy to change the volume quickly and not disturb your playing by that long, as the volume controls are just two knobs. The one alters the general volume of the game, the other which is by far the best setting, adjusted the amount of bass to output. So when your playing a shooter and bombs, grenades and gunfire is rattling everywhere you can feel vibrates through your back and bottom. That is both very immense when gaming and also very relax as it sometimes feels like one of those massage chairs in service stations.
I've been playing games for around 15 years of my short 22 year life so far and in the beggining i think i used the floor to sit on, followed by the couch (which is far too far away) then a kitchen chair, not comfy at all then the office style chair, which was ok........but this is something else all together! Every gamer out there knows that sitting on the edge of your seat is pretty much the only way to play any game but imagine a chair that you can feel as though your sitting on the edge in serious comfort. As you may have noticed i love my gaming chair very much, for the last 7 years i have used 5.1 surround sound which is great but i think just having those two speakers right where it counts is the way to go. The sound quality is great and although this chair doesnt vibrate the powerful subwoofer will make sure you feel every blast in any game. There are so many advantages to this chair, when it starts to annoy my girlfriend i can simply fold it up and store it , when she goes to bed and i've still got 3-4 hours worth of gaming energy i can plug the headphones into the chair and she can sleep in peace. It's not without a couple of drawbacks though, a lot of people have said to me "it sits on the floor, dont you get a sore neck looking up?" and the answer is simply no! As i said before i've played games for years and sitting on the edge of a chari gives me neck pains but with this chari i can be relaxed and comfortable for hours and hours. The only other problem with this is that you need to run a cable from the console to the chair but its not a huge problem really. Overall i would massively recoomend a gaming chair to any gamer on any console.
I've recently purchased this chair for my son's birthday after much negociation on his part. I personally don't find the look of gaming chairs appealing but then I don't play computer games. He is devoted to his PS3 and cushions on the floor are ok for short spells but I knew he was uncomfortable. We argued about the options already available to him, an old chair from the garage or the spare computer chair all I was told would give him backache. So I relented and splashed out on an X-rocker gaming chair. I can now see the benefits of using the right chair for the correct purpose.
My son's chair has a vinyl upholstery. Many variations of gaming chair are around with different features this one does not allow wireless play. One of the key selling features for me is that it folds for easier storage. It also opens easily and has velcro to hold in place whislt you play. The chair houses three speakers, one large and two smaller ones either side. Handy storage pocket alongside the speaker is usually stuffed full with gaming cheats and I think he gets a drink in there too. Now for the technical bits, thats the control board which you can plug things into, like headphones and audio input. It houses the power to the chair and controls the volume and bass. My son managed to set the chair set up independantly and worked out the controls for everything in little to no time.
He looks really comfy and can move it around the room to different angles. I didn't really get the need for the rocking bit, but after hilarious messing around rocking the chair to the extreme - it actually survived a lot of abuse. I can now see how it benefits the user when gaming, you don't sit still when playing a game you tend to move to the tempo and suspense of the game. The audio features has allowed the game console to be linked and my son uses this sometimes, though I don't like him using that for long periods as he gets too absorb. Overall this is a good chair and though expensive at £69.99 it is foldable and seems a durable chair for my teenager and his mates
i have had this chair for over 3 years now and i can sit in it still. thats about all its done for me. as soon as i got it home i thought that it would vibrate and be all surround sound like. but it was really not that good, i plugged it in and i sat down and it sounded like two speakers glued to the side of me head. the speaker covers fell off the leather is wearing out rapidly and its really not that comftable. i dont think its comftable because its way too low to the groung and its not very soft, you can feel the wooden slats through the thin fake leather. i thnk i went through the trouble of plugging it in and finding sockets about 10 times max and i dont think i will do it every again i dont recoment it to anyone.
I've played games for a good decade or so now and a cheap kitchen chair really just doesn't satisfy any kind of comfort, especially in gaming where sessions can last a few hours. Sofas are perfectly comfortable, but not everyone has one in their room. A bed? Well perhaps you have a raised bed with a bad view of the television. It narrows down to either a computer chair, bean bag or a gaming chair. Ideally you want to use the computer chair for the computer and bean bags can be too small or lack back support. Today I'm going to be reviewing the X-rocker gaming chair which I can safely say was one of my most beneficial investments I've made over the years.
The X-rocker as you can see from the image is a rocking chair made from vinyl. There are different styles of the chair at varying prices but I'm reviewing the cheaper one which does not have wireless capabilities. The chair is initially folded in two for easier storage which is easily unfolded and held there by Velcro to prevent it from sandwiching you during play. On the back there is a large speaker along with 2 smaller ones on the sides. On your right side there is a pocket for storing TV remotes or even a can or bottle if you wish. Next to this pocket is the control panel. On this board you have inputs for the power adapter to the chair, headphones and audio input which I will go into more detail about later. The power button is self explanatory and has dials for the volume and bass. I find the look of this chair to be fairly stylish which should fit in with most rooms. The buttons are easy to locate without looking. I'd rather the pocket was on the left side however since I don't fancy having drinks near the power input.
Sitting on this chair and leaning back for the first time seems like the perfect comfort. I really wish you didn't get used to it and take it for granted. Since it is a rocking chair you can sit as you please and at a preferred angle. One of the first things I tried was to rock so far back that I wouldn't go back forward, this was very difficult. It seems to bounce back even when it is almost parallel to the ground. I'm far from heavy but if you push your weight back it will eventually touch the ground and stay there until you push yourself forward. The instruction manual had an image of arm rests. I assume these can be purchased separately. There was also a base which it could be added to raise the chair. Personally this to me looks very dangerous but could be some fun.
To be honest I only purchased this chair for sitting on. I had no idea it also had its own speakers. So I plugged in my ipod and played it through the chairs speakers. I must say the quality of sound is terrific and can reach VERY loud volumes. Later I discovered you could also use it with gaming consoles. My PS3 is hooked up to my TV via HDMI, so I connected the PS3 to the chair via the 3 pin cable which was connected to a supplied transformer which connected to the chair. I was stunned with the quality of the sound. I've never had surround sound but I reckon that this is probably what it feels like. I suddenly felt far more immersed in the game I was playing and was hearing sounds I originally didn't when I had audio coming from the TV. I was able to hear footsteps of enemies which gave me an advantage. My first concern however is that it can be a little crackling at times. The piece that plugs into the chair has to be positioned in a certain way for it to fully transfer the sound. Perhaps I have a faulty cable as I'm sure this isn't supposed to happen. This makes rocking slightly restricted in case it accidentally makes the piece move. The power cable supplied is fairly long but could be longer.
The material it is made of has to be handled with care. My father managed to split some parts of the seat due to his jeans after falling off it one night. The chair is also very heavy so make sure not to rock onto people's toes or animals.
Overall my experience with this chair has been excellent. Despite some negatives I definitely recommend it to those looking for such a chair. It is quite expensive at roughly £70 but then you'll use and use it making it all worthwhile.
Gaming chairs are actually relatively new technology on to the consumer market. Mainly because of their wireless capabilities, using wifi, which is a relatively new technology. The X-rocker connects to whichever gaming console is being used, and also provides a comfotable experience.
Using Wifi, or for the cheaper model a cable, the X-rocker connects to the gaming console being used and instead of the TV using its speakers, the sound comes out of speakers in the back of the chair. I have found that this provides a more realistic gaming experience, and with the X-rocker the sound quality is very reasonable, especially for the price. There is also a handy volume control and equalizer on the side of the chair to control all aspects of the sound produced.
In terms of comfort, this chair really does perform, it is very comfortable and it is easy to sit in it for hours in long gaming sessions. The chair is very, very low to the ground, and allows for extra leg room, I love it. The fact that it is on a pivot on the ground is entertaining, being able to rock backward and forwards while gaming is entertaning.
Overall, this is an excellent chair, it is both comfortable and sounds great. It is also much cheaper than it used to be, at about half the original RRP, I would certainly recommend it.
I bought one of these chairs last year at the same time as buying myself a nice new HD TV. We'd recently moved house and I wanted to use the small room as a gaming room for myself, so we went out and spent copious amounts of money on different pieces of technology for the house, and this chair was what I though was going to be the final piece of the puzzle.
Well it was, its just the wrong puzzle.
You see, as good as this chair is, and it IS good, it also has a number of negatives to it.
I'll start with what's good.
The height of the chair is perfect for a good gaming set up, neither too high or too low, perfect eye level. The quality of audio output is also excellent. Perhaps not perfect by any means, but not bad either. It also genuinely does rock back and forth, which is nice. And its comfortable, for the most part.
But that really is it for the good. Now for the bad.
On the flip side of the comfort issue, whilst its good for short burst of gaming, an hour here or there, if you're settling down for an extended evening of gaming then after a few hours the thing becomes damn uncomfortable. 'Numb bum' syndrome is guaranteed.
As it has speakers built in, there is an electrical current running through it, and if used for extensive periods of time, the chair gets uncomfartably warm, and it can heat a room up quite extensively. So be sure to plenty of airflow, especially in the summer months as it can get damn hot. Worse, if it IS hot, and you change into shorts, if you are on the chair for any length of time, the heat emanating WILL make your legs and backside sweat, and your skin will stick to the chair, making getting off the thing quite painful for a moment and ultimately bloody uncomfortable.
With records to the audio, the sockets for plugging in your wires can become lose, and the audio, though in and of itself excellent, can take a few minutes to work, of resulting in a frenzied couple of minutes as you attempt to find the right angle for the wire then have it held in place.
Speaking of the wires, you need to make sure you prepare them so they are the perfect length and are able to run away from the chair without risk of getting caught, because this chair can and WILL catch your audio wires if you don't prepare leading to split wires, extra expense and inconveniance as you have to constantly replace them. So If you are buying this, be aware of that.
Truth to tell, this chair isn't any worse than any of the others available, I've got friends who have other ones and they tell me that they have similar issues with theirs. It is more a matter of the type of product in general being flawed, than this particular one being a problem. This chair isn't an excepetion, rahter just another example of what appears to be the rule for this general product.
With that in mind, if you still wish to buy one of these chairs, you could do much worse. This is well priced compared to others, I paid around £90 for mine from Argos, which was the second cheapest at the time. The sound, when it works properly is quite excellent, and for short burst gaming it is perfectly comfortable.
So whilst, overall I rate this quite low, when compared to other chairs of this type, it actually fairs quite well.
I'm not a hardcore gamer but I wanted to enhance my gaming experience within a budget. I came across the xrocker and decided to get it and I wasn't disappointed. For the price, it is a fantastic bit of kit, very good value for money. I bought mine from Argos and I had a discount at the time for the sale but even without that discount the price is very good.
The chair is very comfortable and can keep me comfy for long periods if needed. I was surprised at this because I thought the lack of arm rests would be annoying but I was wrong, you don't really need the arm rests while gaming.
The speakers are a very good quality with decent bass for the price. The two speakers either side of your side make the game feel much more realistic. I played 'Call Of Duty 4' on it and it enhanced the gaming experience a lot, with sounds being heard either side of me. The bass provides vibration for those grenades going off for example. I should point out that it doesn't vibrate a lot, it's more of a mild rumble on my back with the bass turned right up. Even with the bass turned right up, the sound quality isn't lost, which I was impressed about.
The chair is aesthetically pleasing and the faux-leather covering will make it suit in various rooms.
You can fold the chair up for storage purposes if needed which for me was handy. It's very easy to do and very easy to put back up. One thing I should mention is the weight of the chair. It is quite a heavy chair so it will be difficult for children to lift around. I felt sorry for the delivery man to be honest! The weight is a good sign of the quality of the chair though, it feels very sturdy.
The chair is very easy to set-up, I simply plugged it into the mains with one cable and plugged the chair into the headphone socket of my television with another cable and that was it. Sound still came out of my TV as well as my chair and you can add speakers to be connected to the chair too for a surround sound effect. I've yet to do that but it looks very simple to do. There are some instructions included to help if needed.
I also tried the chair with music and it works very well, the sound quality is much better than I expected for the price. Watching movies is also an enhanced experience, with the stereo sound on either side of my head adding to the suspense and action of the movie. However, watching a movie I did feel like I wanted to put my arms somewhere other than on myself or in my snack bowl, some arm rests would have been useful here.
Overall it's a very good chair for enhancing your gaming/ movie/ music enjoyment. Comfortable and excellent value for money, I highly recommend it.
I just can't believe that I actualy went out and bought a chair designed specifically to plays games on, but yes, I bought the X Rocker multimedia and gaming chair for my 12-year-old console addicted son to replace his Pyramat Lounger that he had worn out, and he has been delighted with it.
It is a good quality solidly built chair upholstered with black faux leather so it looks quite contemporary and stylish fitting in with most décor schemes. Storage of such a substantial piece of kit is not a problem either as it folds down using the zip fastener concealed behind a velcro flap at the back of the unit, but be aware that it is quite a heavy and substantial item, and dragging it around can seriously damage the pile of a carpet.
It is compatible with all major games platforms, including handheld consoles such as the Nintendo DS, and in addition it can be used with iPods ,CD and MP3 players as well as having interactive TV and DVD uses. It comes complete with all the connector leads for common sound sources which are colour coded for ease of set-up. These wires can be a bit of a pain and could be a real trip hazard but this is easily overcome if you site the chair in the room such that they are not trailing all over the place or use plastic coated cable ties to keep them together.
The back of the seat is about 85cm high offering excellent back, neck and head support in addition to being a comfortable rocker. There is also a mesh pouch on the side for storing remote controls and other vital bits and pieces.
The chair has a 2.1 sound system amp, stereo speakers and powered subwoofer. The surround sound produced by this item is great and the vibration effect isn't over the top which together enhance your gaming experience. The instructions also state that the chair can also be linked to up to eight others for multi-player gaming - but can you really imagine 8 gamers in one room?!!!.
The only minor problem my son has had with his chair is the chrome coloured speaker grilles on both sides of the chair have popped out of their housing the edges of which are a bit sharp - I don't really know whether this is a desin fault or user abuse.
I would highly recommend this item as it offers excellent value for money at around £65, as it is sturdy, easy to clean, ergonomically well designed to give lumbar support,and still looks as good as new despite hours of use/abuse!
I bought one of these chairs for my son last Xmas. The first plus with this is that it folds in half so can be stored away quite easily. There is a strong velcro strip on the axis of the fold which, when the chair is upright, holds it together well. It comes with a variety of connections but I found it easiest to connect to the TV headphone Jack. This was a very straightforward task and I did it without referring to the instructions. The chair looks like a car racing seat and is sleek and modern. The faux leather is easy to wipe down and is well stitched. The speakers give good sound and the bass adjustment provides good range. The clarity is also good and picks out sounds you wouldn't otherwise hear, such as the thud when the ball is kicked in Fifa 09. The only downside to my chair was that it developed a loose connection after 3 months and so was difficult to keep powered up. I returned it and so far the new chair has been fine. My son really loves it and for the £60 I paid it has been well worth it.
The X-rocker gaming chairis an excellent chair to game away the hours. The design of the chair is very modern and will fit into most living rooms/ bedrooms easily without looking too out of place. It comes in two different colours; black and brown. I personally have the black one which has orange stitching and fits nicely into my living area.
The chair is very comfortable with excellent back support and mobility, as it moves with the gamer.
There is a side panel on the right hand side of the chair where you need to plug in your audio leads. This can get a little messy looking if it is constantly plugged into the Televison as the cables are quite long, possibly introducing a wireless gaming chair would work better. You do not need to pluig the tv into the tv it is also compatible with MP3 players and audio systems so you can you music through it, it also has a handly ocket down the left hand side to store the mp3 player or if you do so wish the tv remote control.
The are two small speakers either side of the head rest and one sub woofer in the back. The sound quality is excellent but it can get a little distorted when turning the volume right up.
Overall this is a really nice chair which produces excellent sound quality for what it is needed for and looks really nice too.
Prices start from about £70 for this chair, although the have different gaming chairs in the range, which personally i do not feel are asthetically pleasing as this chair, but has more features for the more serious gamer.
I bought this as a Christmas present for my other half & its probably the best present I could have bought him, he absolutely loves it.
There are many different versions of this chair, I bought the X-rocker which is a black leather seat that sits on the floor it has two speakers either side of the head rest & a sub speaker in the back.
It brings games to life with close up vibratory audio, it is perfect for games consoles & can even be used with home cinema systems and music (ipods etc). It is compatible with all major games platforms including handhelds, DVD, satellite box, TV, CD, MP3/iPod.
The various other options are wireless versions, junior versions & you can even get a full on leather reclining seat (if you have a spare £400 that is).
The X-rocker can be linked (up to eight) for multi-player and shared entertainment experience & it also folds conveniently for storage and transport.
All the cables etc are included so all you need to do is plug it in & off you go.
If you are a keen gamer then this is well worth purchasing & at £60 I think its quite a good deal.
Size (H)81, (W)54, (D)94cm.
Compatible with PS3 and XBox 360 consoles in standard definition mode only