X-Dream Rocker wireless gaming chair
Are you sitting comfortably?
With a design lifted straight from Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds school of home furnishings, the X-Dream rocker is not your average game-playing bench. It’s a lads-mag throne with integrated stereo sound system, subwoofer, pseudo-Shiatsu vibrator and wireless audio system.
While away the hours wirelessly in the X-Dream Rocker
Visually, it looks the business, well, in a nerdy kind of way, but the harsh reality is that you need legs like pipe cleaners to feel truly comfortable, thanks to an oddly centralized knee cushion. The drop is a standard 46cm. Still, the stitched-in sound system may prove adequate compensation – and you can always add your own pouffe to negate the problem.
The seat’s wireless audio option adds considerably to the X-Dream Rocker’s appeal, as it means the only cable you need worry about comes from the seat’s power adaptor. A small battery-powered transmitter features a single 3.5mm stereo audio input, so pretty much any source component (games console, PC, DVD player, set top box) can be connected. Using the low-rent 863-864MHz band, the transmitter then outputs to one or many chairs in its reception vicinity.
The X-Dream Rocker is undoubtedly well made. There’s no leather involved, just brushed fabric upholstery and plastic arm rests, but the finish is excellent. Be warned though that a certain amount of self assembly is required, to fix arms and secure the seat to its pedestal. While the chair rocks back and forth, it does not lock in a reclining position. This makes it a bit rubbish for watching movies.
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What a load of tatBah! Give me a 1985 Space Harrier rig, and then I'll be interested. This piece of crap is is just an office chair with cheap-ass multimedia speakers stapled to it.
"...an oddly centralized knee cushion..."
A way to deliver low frequency output to the parts other subwoofers can't reach perhaps?
That looks really bad for your back
and not absorbent enough for your average teenager.
For Europe, maybe?
After living in the New World for a number of years now, i'm still annoyed about how furniture over here is consistently lower than in Europe. Same with tabletops, light switches and doorhandles.
Funny, being only 2 meters tall was never a big problem in Europe :-(