If you use YouTube to watch online content, you’ve probably heard of PewDiePie. If you haven’t well PewDiePie real name Felix Kjellberg, is a Swedish YouTuber who had the highest number of subscribers on YouTube for five years. On March 27, 2019 “T-series” another YouTube channel overtook him as the most subscribed YouTube channel. PewDiePie has almost 101 million subscribers as of this date, which is astounding as the top ten list mostly consists of channels that are run by proper corporations while PewDiePie is just Felix himself.
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He has been running this channel since 2010, and his YouTube content consists mostly of “Let’s Play commentaries, vlogs, and comedic formatted shows. His content can be described as goofy, enthusiastic, obscene, and filled with profanity. However, due to his colossal reach of 101 million people, Games featured on his channel frequently see boosts in their sales creating “the PewDiePie effect” which is similar to “the Oprah effect.” This allows him to make millions of dollars while just playing games and posting them on YouTube. It may be hard to believe that, online audiences watch strangers play video games however PewDiePie has amassed over 21 billion views following this format with estimated monthly earnings ranging from $75k to over a million dollars.
What Gaming Chair Does PewDiePie Use?
After getting famous for gaming and YouTube, PewDiePie teamed up with Clutch Chairz to make a gaming chair. This chair was called the “Clutch Chairz ‘PewDiePie Edition’ Throttle Series” priced at $449.99. PewDiePie’s chair is arguably the most sought after chair on youtube. Many gamers want to get their hands on one. PewDiePie himself was responsible for the design of the chair. The chair can be seen in his videos, frequently meaning the king of the internet himself also uses it on a daily bases, as it a part of his gaming set up as well.
Adorned with the “Bro-fist” logo that PewDiePie uses to brand his YouTube channel, positioned right in the middle of the inner back of the chair. The Bro-fist logo makes this chair worthy of the PewDiePie seal approval. This chair sure is a looker; the Upholstery is black with parts in bright red cover with black trippy lines. It gives a unique look to your gaming set-up, and PewDiePie fans know that this design matches with some of the other merchandise PewDiePie have designed such as the limited edition PewDiePie’s Custom Red Razer Kraken v2 headset.
The Chair is very fresh and unique also offers a lot in the comfort department. Clutch Chairz the Company that manufactures the chair is known for their quality and are leaders in the market for gaming chairs. This means that not only is the designed beautifully but will also pass the test of time, as the company offers a Lifetime warranty on the internal steel frame and a three-year warranty on parts and upholstery.
One of the ergonomic and functionality features of the chair is it’s as the company like to call it the “heavy-duty base.” The base is 70cm in diameter ensuring that the base is stable and impervious to tipping, meaning that you can rest and lean back on the chair with ease, the weight won’t be a problem as well cause the company tested that the base can support over 2 tons or 2000lbs. Being made from forged aluminum gives the chair supreme strength and durability. The company also ensures that the wheels don’t leave marks on wooden floors by coating them in polyurethane, which makes sure that the chair smoothly glides on most surfaces, which is a vital feature for players often why rage quit bursts.
This chair also has 4D armrests, which means that the armrests can be adjusted in 4 directions, which are up and down, forward and backward. This feature allows the chair to have the most comfortable arm positions possible. By moving the armrests up and down the height is adjusted and by moving it forward or backward, the length of the armrests is adjustable. These adjustments are beneficial to have as everyone prefers their arm in different positions. These armrests can also rotate about 10 degrees in either direction, giving a full 20 degrees of motion making this chair even more ergonomic. It also has plenty of space for you to rest your arms, making sure no parts of the armrest are digging into you, causing discomfort and leaving marks.
The Height and Tilt features of the chair might be the most prominent features of the chair. PewDiePie fans can relate to this, as the tilt feature of the chair became a meme in the community. While reviewing this chair, PewDiePie shows off the tilt feature of the chair be reclining the chair almost flat, literally lying down on the chair and saying, “Can you do this?” PewDiePie fans made this into a meme. Which gave this chair a lot more attention as it was getting viral across the internet and everybody wanted the chair so they could recline the chair back while say “can you do this?” this was in way free advertisement of the chair as well. Apart from being meme-worthy, the backrest recline function is also a very comfortable feature as it offers adjustment angles ranging from 85 to 135 degrees meaning the potential of back problems will be a lot more comfortable to avoid as the chair can recline whatever position the user finds convenient. The tilt lock function ensures that the user can put the lock lever and that comfortable position will lock on the chair; you will not even have to use your feet to hold yourself in place. It is ensuring that you are not placing strain on your back.
The Tubular steel frame adds excellent comfort and durability to the chair. It is ergonomically designed to contour with the users’ body making this chair perfect for gaming, as the contoured support of the chair allows for long periods of intense gaming without affecting your posture or causing back pains. The frame offers support without being stiff. The company is so confident with this Tubular steel frame that this frame comes with a lifetime warranty.
The frame is covered in high-quality memory foam, meaning that the foam sets according to your body as you sit in it, providing the user with higher levels of comfort. Sitting on this memory foam is almost like the feeling of floating. The foam receives another layer of softness which is PU leather, not only is this leather soft and comfortable, but it’s a durable and robust material as well.
The chair also comes with two additional comfort features, which are a lumbar support cushion and a headrest. These two areas are significant when it comes to sitting as most of the weight of our body is focused on the lumbar region while sitting, and our neck needs to hold up our heads when we are gaming for hours, so a headrest also improves the level of comfort available. Both of these cushions use memory foam, which, as mentioned before, grater enhances the convenience of the chair. The lumbar support cushion is specially shaped to perfectly fit into the lumbar region of the spine making it the perfect pillow for long hours of gaming
The price of the chair is $449.99 which is a relatively high price, the regular version of the Throttle series which is without all of PewDiePie’s customization retails for about $279. However, when buying the PewDiePie chair, you do get a lifetime warranty on the frame of the chair and three years on the upholstery and parts. Comparing it with other famous YouTube gamer chairs, Tfues’ a YouTuber chair costs about $450. This figure seems to be the average price of a decent chair suitable for full-time gamers, PewDiePies chair is cheaper than that.
The Clutch Chairz Throttle series PewDiePie Edition chair is a perfect gaming chair, which offers fantastic levels of support and comfort. The vast number of adjustments in the chair means that it can be set up to be perfect for an extensive range of people. The company also states that it’s very durable and comes with a lifetime warranty making this a very viable option for serious gamers, who will spend hours sitting on a single chair.