Lannan Eacott AKA LazarBeam is a 24-year-old YouTube sensation. He’s famous for his let’s play videos, where he plays anything from Madden to Pokemon GO.
Like most YouTubers, LazarBeam has a pretty awesome gaming chair, and in this article, you can find out everything you need to know about it.
What gaming chair does LazarBeam use? The answer is the Herman Miller Aeron. Known as one of the less expensive alternatives to the Embody and a mesh-backed chair that does not have the standard gaming look, the Aeron is a very ergonomic model that still holds a premium price. We are talking more about it and its main features below.
(Update) LazarBeam’s Herman Miller Aeron: Pros, Cons And Main Specs
- A top-tier chair with great ergonomics
- Next-level comfort
- Mesh back that offers breathability and comfort
- Well-built and sturdy
- Very durable
- No adjustment for seat depth
- A very expensive model
If you throw a glance at the Herman Miller Aeron and see the $1,395 price tag on it, you won’t believe or understand why that is the case. However, Herman Miller is a respected brand in this industry, and many YouTubers including LazarBeam can vouch for its reputation.
So, when you actually sit on the Aeron (or the Embody), you will feel the difference and probably try to understand why this model is so damn expensive. Everything from the built quality to the sturdy frame and top-tier ergonomics works like a charm together, supporting every part of your body.
The Aeron gaming chair that LazarBeam uses is a good option if you want a chair that does not look like a racing-style inspired gaming chair, but has next-level ergonomics and comfort. This model is great for people living in hotter climates for its breathability – and yes, it will keep your shirt from sticking to the back when you are sweaty.
You will also find that you can sit for hours on the Aeron and feel nothing such as pain in your neck or back area. The seat is also comfortable, and the armrests move in the direction you want. However, there is no seat depth adjustment which is certainly a drawback.
Is LazarBeam’s Gaming Chair A Good Investment?
The simple answer is – if you have the money, maybe. But if you don’t, we’d recommend choosing a model that is a quarter from its price, and yet comes with many great features.
Herman Miller has built a name for itself with quality gaming chairs like these. However, the brand is overpriced for the general public, which is why YouTubers are one of the first pioneers promoting it.
I am not saying that the Aeron is a bad chair – it is just overpriced. However, its technology certainly looks impressive and for those who can spend the money, I don’t see a big reason why they should not purchase this gaming chair.
*If you want to see what chair LazarBeam was using previously, keep reading.
(Old)Key Benefits of LazarBeam’s chair: The DXRacer King Series
DXRacer is essentially the most established brand in the gaming chair industry, and as a result, many YouTubers and Streamers select this brand for their gaming setups.
What’s great about the DXRacer range is that there is a lot of variety when it comes to chair sizes and they offer a lot of great options for bigger games.
The king series, whilst not the biggest chair in their range, offers comfort for gamers up to 275lb and 6′ 3″ in height.
As a guy of average height and weight, the King series is a great choice for LazarBeam. However, it isn’t just the size of the chair that makes it a great option.
Below are some of the key features that you can expect from a DXRacer king series chair.
Wide-Angle Back Tilt
If you’re a gamer that’s keen to find a chair that works for your body, then the King series is sure to impress. With a back tilt angle of 135, the chair will allow you to choose the perfect amount of recline to fit your gaming style.
Durable Mesh and PU Cover
Unlike many gaming chairs, the King series chair blends mesh with PU leather to create a durable, yet stylish finish. As the materials are mixed as opposed to using all PU Leather it makes the likelihood of the material tearing under excessive strain or wear much less.
If you’re looking for a super-specific color to match your gaming set-up then you’ll be likely to find it in the king series range. Like many of the other DXRacers series’, the King series blends black with other bold colors such as white, blue, red and green. LazarBeam chose the black and red model for his gaming set up.
When it comes to adjustability, this chair definitely delivers. In addition to the back tilt, the chair also comes complete with highly adjustable armrests, which means no more achy arms from unsupportive armrest after a long gaming session.
Super Strong Aluminium Base
If you’re looking for a chair that’s going to last, you can’t go wrong with DXRacer. All of the chairs from the brand, including the kings series are built with super-strong aluminum bases, as well as reinforced casters to improve durability and stability.
As I’ve mentioned already in this article, DXRacer is a really great brand to buy from. Let’s take a further look at what makes them better than other gaming chair brands.
Is DXRacer a Good Brand?
In a recent study I did into gaming chairs that Youtuber and Streamers use, I found that DXRacer is the most popular brand of gaming chair available. One of the main reasons for this is that they are the oldest and most established brand in the industry. The company started life as a manufacturer of luxury car seats, and, after establishing a need for high-quality chairs designed specifically for gaming, they began manufacturing ‘gaming chairs’ as we know them today. In a way, DXRacer set the precedent for what a gaming chair could be, and for this reason, the brand has managed to build trust in the various gaming communities.
In terms of their build quality, DXRacer chairs are really good. However, there are a lot of new brands emerging such as SecretLab, Maxnomic, and GT Omega, that make as good, if not better chairs than DXRacer. Despite this, DXRacer is still a leading brand to buy from, and they offer good customer support as well as value for money.
This brings me to my next point; Money. Let’s have a look at what LazarBeam’s King Series chair costs, and whether it is worth the money.
How Much Does LazarBeam’s Chair Cost?
So, we’ve just talked about how great DXRacer is, how they’re a firm favorite among gamers everywhere and you’re probably thinking “they’ll be out of my price range then.” Despite their good reputation, DXRacer chairs are quite reasonable when it comes to price.
What you think of as a good price is subjective, of course, but in comparison to other chairs similar to the DXRacer King Series, the price seems fair. You can bag yourself the same chair as LazarBeam for just less than $450, which really isn’t as bad as it sounds.
There are many chairs available on the market for less, but when it comes to gaming chairs, you really do get what you pay for. If you’re the type of gamer that is going to spend hours in your new gaming chair, then it could definitely be worth the investment. For $450, you’ll be getting a really high-quality chair that is built for purpose, and most importantly built to last.
However, if you feel that $450 is a stretch, or you feel that this chair isn’t the right one for you, no worries. Keep reading to find my list of the top alternatives to the DXRacer King series chair.
Alternatives to the DXRacer King Series
Although the DXRacer King Series is a great chair, it may not be for anyone, but as a lover of gaming chairs, I’m a firm believer that there is a chair out their perfect for everyone. Below are some of my favorite chairs that are also great alternatives to the DXRacer King Series.
DXRacer Racing Series
If you like the look of what DXRacer has to offer, but the King series chair is out of your budget, why not try the DXRacer Racing Series chair. The Racing series is very similar to the King series in design and aesthetic, but it cost around $100 less for a racing series chair.
SecretLab Titan 2020 Series
If the bold colors of the King Series aren’t for you, then you might like the SecretLab Titan 2020. This is my top pick of gaming chairs for 2019, and it offers everything the King Series offers and more. It has great build quality and a sleek black design that can fit into even the most sophisticated gaming setups. Although it’s a little pricier than the King series, I personally feel that it’s a much sturdier chair with a great ergonomic design.
ClutchChairz Throttle Series
If you’re YouTube mad, and your keen to emulate a famous star’s setup, then the ClutchChairz Throttle Series is the way to go. This is the chair that was used (and designed) by the King of YouTube, PewDiePie himself. Surprisingly, it’s actually cheaper to get your hands on PewDiePie’s official chair than it is to buy the DXRacer King Series, so it could be a great way to save money.