Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair Review

A luxurious and supportive approach to long term gameplay

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Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair

Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair

Lifewire / Marshall Roach 

What We Like

  • Comfortable and smooth

  • Racing style design

  • Built-in comforts including vibration and massage

  • Lower back and lumbar support

  • Retractable footrest

  • Built in massage unit with multiple options for comfort

What We Don't Like

  • Difficult to set up

  • Bulky and hard to store

  • Massager is USB powered and must be near an outlet

The FicMax Ergonomic Gaming Chair offers a refined solution to discomfort while you’re gaming. Its sleek design, comfortable armrests, and lower lumbar support make it an excellent addition to any gaming setup and a welcome replacement to the couch or beanbag chair.

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Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair

Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair

Lifewire / Marshall Roach 

When shopping for an ideal gaming chair, comfort and durability are king. The Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair packs both in spades, a luxurious upgrade to your worn beanbag chair or recliner. Get unstuck from the groove in the couch with an upgrade to one of these modern video game thrones.

We recently tested a FicMax Ergonomic Gaming Chair unit to see how it lives up to the competition. We evaluated setup, build time, durability, comfort, and whether it’s worth your hard earned money.

Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair
Lifewire / Marshall Roach

Setup Process: Easier said than done

Setup of the The Ficmax Ergonomic was very difficult. Inside the box you’ll find a complicated instruction manual as well as several sets of screws, washers, bolts, a proprietary Allen wrench, and all of the chair’s components. Make sure you hold onto the instructions, and we’d recommend grabbing a friend. Unlike other gaming chairs, this particular model takes more than a minute to build. Setup of this chair took upwards of an hour and was reminiscent of Ikea furniture, too many parts and obscure directions. The trouble comes from trying to decipher the images in the manual and in fully snapping together all of the tiny plastic pieces that make up this unit. It was a grueling process, but luckily the end result justified all that effort.

The chair focuses on what it truly does best, comfort, but lacks additional bells and whistles.

Design: Worth the wait

The real beauty of the Ficmax Ergonomic is in the name. This chair is built for comfort and support during extended gaming. The chair itself is covered in a luxurious PU Leather coating and sits atop a strong alloy frame coated in a high density foam, making for an incredibly smooth and cushioned incline for body and back. Its sleek, racing-seat-inspired aesthetics make it a perfect addition to the modern gaming battlestation, though it may look a little garish in a sedate office environment. 

The Ficmax Ergonomic gaming chair is a testament to the power of simplicity.

Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair
Lifewire / Marshall Roach

Comfort and features: A plush adventure in sitting

You can customize the Ficmax Ergonomic to your liking in a variety of ways with fully adjustable neck, lumbar, and leg support. If you’re feeling sleepy, enjoy the support of the adjustable leg rest (or store it nicely under the chair with a slide of the hand). This gaming chair offers little in terms of extras but takes a refined approach to what it was designed to do best—swaddle you in comfort while you go head hunting in Apex Legends. 

The strong alloy frame and sturdy hydraulic base means this chair is capable of supporting frames up to 300 lbs. The downside to this unit comes from the massage function. In a perfect world, the Fixmax would be battery powered or have some sort of internal power source for the massage features—instead the massager relies on USB power and must be close to an electrical outlet to take advantage of this feature.

The Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair provides a superior level of comfort for a price that doesn’t break the bank.

Price: An excellent value

The Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair clocks in around $179 MSRP and is significantly more comfortable than the average office chair, boasting a slick design and designed for comfort across long hours. We found ourselves dozing off as we clicked through the massage unit’s vibration settings and experienced both upper and lower lumbar massage. The Ficmax Ergonomic gaming chair is a testament to the power of simplicity.

Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair vs X Rocker 51396 Pro Series

When compared to other models the Fixmax Ergonomic Gaming chair reflects a simpler and more modern approach to gaming. The chair focuses on what it truly does best, comfort, but lacks additional bells and whistles. The X Rocker 51396 Pro Series is more fully featured and boldly designed, while offering the same lower back comfort and the addition of Bluetooth capabilities and audio. Both chairs require USB outlets to activate the massage features, weigh approximately the same amount, and retail for nearly the same price (the Ficmax Ergonomic is $179 while the X Rocker 51396 Pro Series goes for $180). A dollar difference for extra technology goes a long way.

Final Verdict

Absolute comfort that might put you to sleep.

The Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair provides a superior level of comfort for a price that doesn’t break the bank. Although this chair lacks the complete arsenal of gaming-centric technology that’s proliferating through the modern gaming chair space, its laser focus on comfort pays off. Although initial setup may be difficult, the result is worth the wait, making this chair an outstanding value for anyone in the market for a comfortable solution for long term gaming.

Specs

  • Product Name Ficmax Ergonomic Gaming Chair
  • Product Brand Fixmax
  • UPC B079L5D89G
  • Price $179.00
  • Weight 53 lbs.
  • Product Dimensions 30 x 20 x 22 in.
  • Color Black, Blue, Red, Black and White
  • Inputs/Outputs USB connectivity for massage feature
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