One of the biggest surprises at E3 this year was the explosion of gaming peripheral companies making an appearance, especially in the realm of the gaming chair. One might take for granted the necessity of a “gaming” chair, but for those spending hours in front of a computer or console, the difference is immediate and lasting. And, if like me, you’ve spent any time on YouTube or Twitch, you’ll notice a lot of the personalities you see will be utilizing some form of gaming chair.
Putting this thing together was a relatively simple, although mildly time-consuming. The complete build took around 25-30 minutes, with the majority of time spent turning hex bolts in to place. Anyone that’s had any experience with furniture builds will be relatively comfortable with the process, especially since clear instructions were given in the form of a guide booklet.
At first, the large pile of components can be intimidating, but your confidence will grow once you start combining pieces. A lovely pair of cloth gloves are provided to keep fingerprints from adhering to the synthetic leather surface while also offering light digit protection during some of the more rigorous parts of the assembly process.
At first, it can feel a little weird sitting in a racing-style chair. The form-hugging design could be more likened to that of a sports car than your standard office environment, but once you get used to it, your body will thank you — especially for those sitting at their desks for extended sessions.
The removable cushions that accompany the Calling racing chair provide a surprising amount of support. The larger of the two sits at the base of the chair for lumbar support. Both it, and the smaller neck support pillow are held in place by elastic straps. Although optional, I highly recommend using these. The only complaint I had with the cushions is that the neck support pillow does not retain its position using the included straps.
The “Calling” is one of EWin’s mid-range offerings with adjustable height, armrests and very steep angle of recline. The standout feature of the Calling chair is how well it is made. The synthetic leather provides a soft surface yet enough support for longer sessions. All of the individual components are held together with sturdy straps and bolts.
This is a very well made gaming chair and one you should definitely consider when looking to upgrade your current set up.