Nissan may have its hands on designing gaming chair, but unbeknownst to the automobile makers, gaming chair may have evolved beyond mere bucket seat-style designs. Case-in-point: Acer Predator Thronos, the gaming chair that kind of shook the industry at last year’s IFA. A year on, the Taiwanese computer hardware maker has introduced a follow up and a tad more affordable model called Acer Predator Thronos Air.
Make no mistake, though, it does not quite involve any air. It is not even motorized to begin with and how much Acer wants in return? $13,999. Yikes. That’s obscene amount for a ‘gaming chair’. Though it is a lot more affordable than the original which costs 20 grand. Either way, it is price of a small car.
To be fair, it is not a mere chair. It is the works. Meaning you will get a desk with an adjustable keyboard and mouse tray, a foot rest and of course, the bucket seat-style gaming throne. It is almost like a simulator, but the lack of motorization, hydraulics and all, points to the harsh truth that it isn’t.
It is a static gaming rig that still needs you to throw in a gaming PC that is capable of powering three monitors and whatnot. But it will make you feel like the Emperor Palpatine when you are on it. Strike me. Strike me and your journey to the dark side will be complete. Just kidding. The Emperor is dead, or is he? OK. Wrong topic.
Anyways, if you are down, the Acer Predator Thronos Air Gaming Chair will be ready for your taking sometime in Q4 in Europe and North America. It is suffice to say, you don’t have a lot of time to rack up your saving.