This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
The Herman Miller and Logitech G gaming chair, whose development announcement alone had gamers and those seated and working with them buzzing, has finally been officially announced.
The product is called "Herman Miller x Logicool G Embody Gaming Chair". It's based on the Embody, Herman Miller's high-end work chair known for its Aeron chair and other products, with the input of Logicool G, adding customization and new features for gamers.
The price is 214,225 yen. You might think it's a bullish price tag, but the original Embody chair, which has an established reputation as a practical product that directly affects corporate productivity, is priced at 232,100 yen (tax included).
While the price wasn't a meaningless upcharge just because it's a gaming model, the base is a higher model in Herman Miller, and because it was expensive to start with, it seems to have been priced in the 200,000 yen range.
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The Embody chair features a number of adjustments that allow the chair to adapt to the user's body and support the optimal posture.
Not to mention the seat height, you can adjust the recline range of the backrest (whether to fall all the way down or support it), the recline resistance, the seat depth (front and back), and even the curve of the backrest to match your spine. (When you turn the knob, the area around your waist comes forward to support your lumbar in an S-shape.
The armrests, which are important for both gaming and mouse work, are adjustable in height and position (width).
For gaming tweaks, the backrest and seat cushions have been replaced with a new, more supportive material, and a copper material is used to conduct heat to prevent heat buildup.
The Augment Ratio Gaming Desk, announced at the same time, costs 223,390 yen.
This one features a touch switch that can be accessed while sitting and easily adjusted infinitely in height. If you raise it, it goes up to 1.25m. The maximum lifting weight is 90kg.
A soft matte finish that won't damage the gaming gear you put on it and won't slip, anti-glare to help you focus on the screen, cable management, cable housing tray under the desk, and more. This one will be available soon.
Both the Embody Gaming Chair and the Augment Ratio Gaming Desk come with a 12-year warranty.
It's not cheap by any stretch of the imagination in terms of absolute value, but nevertheless, considering that the Embody chair has traditionally been in the $200,000 range and is a trusted and proven chair, it's a product that must be of interest to eSports gamers and teams who want to maintain a little bit of performance for long hours of play, as well as gamers who have been sitting for long periods of time at work and thought, "Someday I'm going to need a good, decent chair, even if it's expensive", or those who were frightened by their predecessors who said, "It'll be disastrous if you get old and hurt your back. You'll cry if you don't invest in a chair because your body is your capital".
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.