The downside to most gaming chairs is that they tend to be a little pricey, due to the amount of R&D that goes into them. As with anything that’s expensive due to R&D costs, along comes China to save the day for the budget minded individual. The Homall gaming chair from Newegg is cheap in every sense, but it gets the job done and can be picked up for some really low prices.
So to begin with our Homall gaming chair review, retailing at $100, this chair seems to go on sale every so often to make it easily accessible to anyone who’s looking for a cheap gaming chair. It comes with a recliner, tilt rocker and lock and a height control. The obvious mimicry of DXRacer can easily be overlooked by the fact that it’s several hundreds of dollars cheaper than most of their options.
- +Adjustability: The full basic suite of adjustability options is available on this chair, which is surprising at its price. Most $100 office chairs don’t offer tilt rockers or 180-degree recliners. These Homall chairs also come with a height adjusting gas piston that’s rated to handle up to 300lbs.
- +Comfort: This is probably the most significant part of this review that justifies spending any amount of money on this chair. It’s cheap and it’s comfortable. The soft foam and shape of this chair make it a great option for reclining and using a joystick, but if you’d prefer an upfront keyboard and mouse position, you’d not be disappointed.
- +Accessories: A pair of pillows that come with the Homall chairs offer extra support for your neck and lower back. They seem adequate but they aren’t very special.
- –Adjustability: Armrests aren’t adjustable at all, which is a real bummer as they become useless when reclining and you can’t even get them out of the way.
- –Comfort: The Homall just isn’t very breathable and can leave you a bit uncomfortable when things get sweaty.
- –Build: The catch to that price tag, the Homall Executive Leather has some terrible quality control. They’ve been many reports of the bases all out breaking after a few months, along with chairs being shipped with torn and broken seats. Of course, there are equally as many chairs that were shipped fine and hold up well, but that’s not a good ratio by any means. Even after a few hours in one, we’ve noticed some unhealthy squeaking from the swivel. It’s safe to say that the “Executive Leather” featured on the Homall simply isn’t leather at all. It even takes a bit of stretching to call it synthetic leather. To top things off, their customer service is terrible, often going to great lengths to force people into retracting bad reviews in exchange for support.
- –Accessories: The case that fits the pillows often comes loose. This seems likely due to too little foam being fitted into the case.
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