If you’ve ever wanted a DIY frame and seat for your race focused gaming set up, OpenWheeler has you covered. The base of this seat isn’t the seat itself, rather the frame that holds the entire setup together. Unlike most other gaming chairs that are designed after race seats, this one features an actual race seat of an open-wheel car. This means that trying to use it with a conventional gaming desk might not be one of the easiest things to try.
This gaming chair cashes in at $450, which includes the basic frame as well as the seat. You can either use your own joysticks or pick from one of the many options that OpenWheeler offer with their seats, which range from Thrustmaster to Logitech and can be paired with consoles as well as desktops or laptops.
- +Adjustability: The OpenWheeler racing seat gives you the freedom to adjust every part of their frame, but the seat itself is limited by the usual adjustability of a car seat. It offers a moderate recline as well as a rail under the seat to slide it closer forward or further back. The Frame on the open wheeler racing seat is mostly symmetrical and offers you the ability to move the gear-shifter mount to either side, based on your preference. You can also adjust the footboard for the pedals.
- +Comfort: The seat of this gaming chair feels REALLY good when you get yourself into it and put your hands on a steering wheel. The upholstery is a very comfortable and breathable fabric that holds you in place for long hours without much fatigue. Most, if any fatigue comes from getting a little too tense with the steering wheel and shifter, which, at the end of the day, I really enjoyed.
- +Build: The entire frame of this gaming chair is built out of strong and lightweight aluminum, with the sleeves, mounts, and knobs made out of plastic coated metal. The frame is lightweight and easy to move around, but is also perfectly balanced and stays rock solid once you’re in it.
- There are no cons to be found with the OpenWheeler, it perfectly fits its purpose and can provide a very immersive experience for any sim racing fan.
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