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Autonomous ErgoChair 2 Review - Ditching The Racing Chair

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imageAutonomous ErgoChair 2 Review - Ditching The Racing Chair

Most gamers nowadays gravitate to the racing chairs, myself included, for their comfort needs. Whether it's just for their gaming PC, or someone like myself who has a combined work and gaming rig, needing a chair that can maximize comfort is paramount to those long sessions. Autonomous' ErgoChair 2 touts itself as one of the most comfortable and ergonomic chairs on the market, so we put it to the test.

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  • SamhaelSamhael Member RarePosts: 1,354
    "When most gamers are shopping for chairs, the vast majority will likely choose a racing, or “gaming” chair to help them during those long gaming sessions."

    What's your source for that info? I have never heard that... the racing chairs have always looked to me like they were built for shorter gaming sessions.
  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 9,260
    In other news, Logitech and Herman Miller made a chair that will cost $1495.

    https://www.engadget.com/logitech-herman-miller-embody-gaming-chair-130000054.html
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  • IndaholeIndahole Member UncommonPosts: 19
    I have had the same chair now for five years.  No complaints, no back pains thus far and hoping to continue in this way.  This chair does look comfortable.
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  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,630
    Looks comfy. But needs cup holders and a cheeto dispenser add ons if you really want to say its a gaming chair.
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  • mandark91mandark91 Member UncommonPosts: 58
    edited July 2020
    I have actually bought this chair. I waited 3 months for it to be delivered which is a big yikes.
    It is really nice and I think it's better than the "gaming chairs" from an ergonomical point of view but I don't think it's anywhere close to the premium line of products such as herman miller.

    It offers a lot of customization and I think that's where the biggest problem is. If you let the gamer decide the flexibility of the chair, it will always opt for comfort over ergonomics... It is like bringing a gambler into a casino and telling him to just have a drink..

    Obviously, I started with a fixed position that was good for me, from an ergonomical aspect, but in the end I am still going to adjust it so I can crawl into it like some sort of animal so it kinda defiles the purpose of ergonomics. Better let the user adjust the height and the arm bar and the back support and not give him 7-8 modifications he can do such as flexibility or what not.
    Don't get me wrong, I still think it's better than the Secret Lab but it will not come close to any Herman Miller.
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  • ThunderForce5000ThunderForce5000 Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    It got one and it was too short for me - didn't go high enough as Joeseph mentions.

    Solution - found an online store, echairparts.com and talked to one of their sales persons. Gave them the dimensions I need the chair to go up and then got a 3.5" gas cylinder replacement part and now the chair is perfect. You can get these gas cylinders on Amazon if you don't want to support small business.

    Anyways, just saying don't let being tall stop you from getting this chair. It defintely is a 9 like he review. Excellent!
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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 19,083
    edited July 2020
    1 People are not buying gaming chairs for comfort lol,they buy them to look cool,these do not look cool
    2 Gaming chairs have nothing to do with comfort,the super cheap arm rests on gaming chairs is the dead giveaway.
    3 Gaming chairs can of course vary with thickness and construction of seat cushion but that is really the only difference that matters.
    4 VERY few sit in gaming chairs properly,most gamer's are leaning forward.
    5 With gaming chairs your paying for the design look and nothing more.
    6 The arm rests on simple chairs i buy have ALWAYS had better arm rests with actual comfort.
    7 NOBODY should buy a chair online,you need to go try the chair out.

    I got around 7 years out of my chair that cost around $90 and has never left this 60 year old with a sore back.Your posture is what determines the sore back,not the chair.The true meaningful factor in a chair is the quality and thickness of the seat cushion.Having padded arm rests is a must,my normal chair has very good padded arm rests.

    Review giving this a 9/10 is a joke.An honest person would give this chair as a gaming chair a 3/10,VERY few would consider buying these models,i doubt anyone would buy these.$369 for this is like WOW,WAY WAY over priced.Ergonomic=comfort and efficiency,not being able to adjust it to your exact need means it is not always ergonomic,just a fancy term slapped on to hype up the value.

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  • Ptah0013Ptah0013 Member UncommonPosts: 3
    I'm currently dealing with their customer service for another product (that ended up being of very low quality) and it is horrendous.
  • guy232guy232 Member UncommonPosts: 349
    clearly a paid advertisemet. No video on youtube doing a review on this chair is giving is a perfect score...

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  • kichwaskichwas Member UncommonPosts: 10

    guy232 said:

    clearly a paid advertisemet. No video on youtube doing a review on this chair is giving is a perfect score...



    That might be.
    Here's a youtube review by an actual person using this chair:


    I'm debating between this chair and 2 others right now.

    Duramont Ergonomic Adjustable Office Chair



    Nouhaus Ergo3D:


    Having a LOT of trouble finding good reviews. That Duramont video is just a guy putting it together and then trying to adjust it...

    Most of the youtube "reviews" are random product or picture and Siri reading back amazon reviews... /fail...
  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,334
    edited July 2020
    Ergo chairs tend to have alot of adjustment points. It really takes an expert in ergonomics to properly adjust one of these chairs. It's also not healthy to sit in one position for a prolonged time making micro adjustments moot. Every adjustment point equals more cost and a failure point. Getting an unadjustable chair that fits you is far superior than getting an adjustable one. There are no 2 ways about it, getting the best chair requires going to a store and sitting in it, then evaluating the materials. For me PU Leather is a no go. Mesh isn't necessary for me since the ventilation isn't important and they can have durability issues.
    For me, my chair is fixed with a slight recline as suggested under ideal ergonomics. It's height adjustable and allows for rocking. The height adjustment is worthless imo since I set it to a height and haven't adjusted it since buying it. The gas cylinder on height adjustable chairs tends to stop working after a couple years. It's made of actual leather, aluminum, a wood seat base, dense foam, and plastic wheels. It has held up incredibly well since I bought it years ago.
  • zrdtbhdvfhdjbtfnyujgzrdtbhdvfhdjbtfnyujg Member CommonPosts: 4
    The ergochair2 is an incredible ergonomic chair. I love it. Probably the best quality / price ratio on the market. I highly recommend it. For a promo code, visit https://autonomouspromocode.com/ergochair2
  • AillarAillar Newbie CommonPosts: 1
    It got one and it was too short for me - didn't go high enough as Joeseph mentions.

    Solution - found an online store, echairparts.com and talked to one of their sales persons. Gave them the dimensions I need the chair to go up and then got a 3.5" gas cylinder replacement part and now the chair is perfect. You can get these gas cylinders on Amazon if you don't want to support small business.

    Anyways, just saying don't let being tall stop you from getting this chair. It defintely is a 9 like he review. Excellent!
    I had the same problem and found this forum post looking for solutions. Thanks for sharing how you solved it, I reached out to echairparts and they’ve been really helpful.

    I bought the ergo chair 2 to replace my secret labs omega chair and tbh I was a little underwhelmed when I put it together. It’s definitely more comfy, but it lacks the heft of the secret labs chair I have. That should probably be something to expect when you’re swapping out a pleather/foam chair for a mesh chair, but it did strike me when I put it together. 
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