Porsche has entered a rather unexpected collaboration with seat maker RECARO to produce a gaming chair based on the former’s sports cars.
With the rather unsexy nickname, RECARO x Porsche Gaming Chair Limited Edition (opens in a new tab)The chair leans more toward comfort than race car-inspired fashion, and that’s probably a good thing.
Gaming chairs are notorious for their lack of ergonomics, as manufacturers tend to prefer flashy looks over comfort. And playing or working for hours, you will definitely start to feel some pain in your lower back. Addressing this head-on, the Porsche Gaming Chair comes with an “anti-dive seat ramp,” which means the cushion sits at an upward angle, and “firm lumbar support.” All of this rests on a lightweight aluminum base so gamers can sit comfortably in the chair and not worry about slipping.
Porsche adds that the chair is made of “high-quality upholstery foam and breathable fabrics” for comfortable seating year-round; definitely a welcome feature for those hot summer days. And the final notable feature is the 5D armrest that can be adjusted in many ways for the perfect fit. All together, you can play sitting upright without having to deal with a sore back. It’s always good practice to get up and stretch your legs a bit after hours of sitting (speaking here from experience).
Staying true to its name, the Porsche Gaming Chair Limited Edition will be limited to 911 units. That seemingly random number is likely a reference to the latest model car of the Porsche 911 GT3 R. Pre-orders are available right now for a whopping $2,499. Its shipping date is set for March 15.
If the Porsche gaming chair sounds familiar, that’s because it’s almost identical to RECARO Exo Platinum Sky (opens in a new tab). According to the product page, both chairs are made from the same breathable fabrics, have the same 5D armrests, the same aluminum base, and a load capacity of up to 150kg (330lbs). The only real differences seem to be the exterior design: the Porsche gaming chair matches the look of the 911 GT3 R and even has the car’s logo embroidered on the headrest.
It seems that the Porsche chair is a more expensive American version of the Exo Platinum Sky. That chair will set you back 1,249 euros (about $1,350 USD).
We’ve reached out to Porsche to clarify if this is a US exclusive or will ship globally. This story will be updated if we hear back.
If you want something that’s easier on your wallet, be sure to check out TechRadar’s recent collection of Cheap gamer chair offers.