“The company I work for, Automattic, is at the forefront of distributed work. As every employee is remote, we all have to set up a work area in our home or find a co-working spot. Each employee is also allowed to purchase a desk, chair and other necessary items to set up the work space. I decided I wanted a nice comfortable office chair and researched a number of them online. Finally, I decided on a chair that would be comfortable as well as offer a few side benefits to my music and enjoyment. The GT Throne is an amazing blend between a premium leather office chair, and an incredible audio machine.
The chair arrived within just a few days of ordering and I began with the unboxing. The packaging was very nice, neat and professional. I was actually impressed to see individual boxes inside with labeling, instructions and everything needed to do the job. I did not have to grab a toolbox or anything extra to put the chair together. There was even a nice set of gloves with the pump so I could avoid getting chair grease all over.
The finished product is an incredible chair, with amazing sound feedback that you can feel. My only complaint about the chair is that it requires a cord when you want the sound. It takes some power to run the amplifiers so I suppose the cord is not optional, however, they do include a nice breakaway option in case someone trips up on the cord. This allows it to easily detach from the chair and prevent tripping and breaking equipment.
Listening to music or playing games in this chair brings a whole new dimension to the experience. The way this works is hard to describe, its not just a bass shaker, it is a device that changes frequency and force along with the sound input.
Would I buy it again? ABSOLUTELY, just based on the comfort of the chair alone, this is worth it. I love the lumbar support and nice neck pillow. You can actually lay all the way down in the chair for a nap, its super comfy. The sound option is also really something I enjoy using. I would recommend it for music, movies, PC and console gaming.
If you like a DX Racer or other chair, this is a major upgrade in quality and comfort, as well as the incredible experience of feeling the sound.”James Griersonhttps://james.blog/
“A gamer chair that offers all the support of long hours of gaming in addition to doubling as a rumble pack? That's a tall order for a gaming chair from a company that's fairly unheard of, but doubters who think this product isn't worth the money will be sold on this product once they try it for themselves.
I know that because I was one of them. Prior to trying, I thought any chair that did more than offer back support for long hours of gaming was a waste, and a vibrating chair only feels like a distraction. By the end of my Overwatch round though, I was sold on this product and truly believe GT Throne is on a path that will be emulated by competitors down the road, and lead to great success for this company.
The difference is all in the dynamic rumble. For those familiar with the HD Rumble of the Nintendo Switch (which responds with varying levels of rumble depending on the situation) it feels like GT Throne is working towards and achieving a very similar feel. Playing as Junkrat I was blowing things up non-stop and the rumble response always felt appropriate in the proximity of where I was detonating. Essentially what I'm saying is if something blows up and you're down a long hallway you'll feel a slight shake, and if you narrowly miss a grenade right over your shoulder you're going to get the full power of the rumble which is surprisingly powerful!
Surprisingly, even in the most extreme cases, it's not at all distracting. In fact, feeling the rumble of a nearby explosion gave me that heads up feeling of "you need to get to safety" that typically is only something a console controller will provide.
Dynamic rumble aside, this is also just a comfortable chair. the cushioning is where it needs to be and the rigidness is where it counts which will provide all the lumbar support one needs when sitting in front of the computer for long hours each day. Without a question, this is a chair I would put in front of my computer, and wouldn't imagine replacing for a very long time.
Bottom line, GT Throne is a new kid on the block with a limited product, but what they did works very, VERY well. They made me a believer, and for those skeptical, it'll just take one round of gaming to convince you as well. ”Mick Joesthttp://gametyrant.com/
“For those who are going to invest in themselves sitting in front of their computer, it's going to be essential to have something comfortable under their butts. Gaming chairs were plentiful at TwitchCon, but one in particular grabbed my attention the most. That's the GT Throne.
The GT Throne feels like a comfortable faux-leather, fitting firm along the seat and the back. But where it separates itself is with its main feature. I asked the GT representative to explain what "immersive gaming chair" meant, since it looked like a mere buzz phrase. He answered that the GT Throne utilizes a patented technology that takes high-intensity moments in gaming into account, creating a vibration to go along with whatever action is going down.
"Oh, it's a rumble chair!" I chimed in.
Yes, it's indeed a rumble chair. The chair hooks up to a 3.5mm audio jack and comes with an AC/DC power adapter. It also has its own connectors for the user's analog headphones, USB headset, and microphone. There were several chairs hooked up to PC stations, but the representative did note that the chair would also work with mobile devices and could even work with the Nintendo Switch's handheld mode. It's already been used at several esports events, most notably the recent Game Tyrant Expo.
The GT Throne is a premium chair and it's definitely going for a premium price. It'll set streamers back a whopping $475.”Ozzie Mejiahttp://www.shacknews.com/