Blue Whale Massage Gaming Chair Review
Deemed the best massage gaming chair in the industry, the Blue Whale Massage Gaming Chair is the go-to choice for professional gamers, programmers or generally anyone that spends a lot of time in front of their computer.
A best rated Amazon's Choice, this is our top pick out of all the gaming chairs that are included in our massage office chair reviews.
What We Like
What We Don't
The Blue Whale Gaming Chair's appeal can be summarized into the following 6 features:
Made of an integrated metal frame with a heavy duty metal base, it has the ability to sustain up to 400lbs. If you have been doing your research, you will know that this is a weight capacity that surpasses a lot of other models in the market.
It also has a high and wide backrest with a deep seat area that guarantees the comfort of your backside. A headrest and lumbar pillow are provided, both of the memory foam material that will contour to your shape accordingly.
The lumbar pillow, in particular, has an inbuilt USB massage support that provides massages to the lower back - the most susceptible area to soreness and aches.
We like how the pillow itself is oversized so that it can cover a bigger area. This is also one of the reasons why we deem it the best office chair for lower back pain.
You see, even if you don't switch on the massage function, the lumbar pillow itself will provide extra support to your lower back region.
That is one good thing with such a design - you can use this massage lumbar pillow as a portable back massager for chair. Just attach it to any other chair and you will convert it into a massage chair (you do need a USB outlet nearby). The constant vibration will provide much needed relief from your waist downwards.
Keep in mind though that you shouldn’t be using it for more than 30 minutes for health reasons. Also, to preserve its longevity.
Overall, the chair dimensions are as follow (for those that are interested):
When it comes to what defines a good massage gaming chair, it is all about the adjustability.
In this regard, Blue Whale does not disappoint.
Featuring a multi-angled reclining function that ranges from 90 - 130 degrees, you can adjust the backrest according to what feels most comfortable to you.
For reference, here are the best reclining angles advised for the different purposes when you sit on the chair:
You can lock it at any angle once you found your most desired position so that it won't spring back like some, nor resist against your weight.
The entire chair can be swivelled 360 degrees, likewise, the seat height is adjustable for multi-tasking convenience. Mute rolling wheels are incorporated to ensure the smooth movement of your chair in all directions.
It is worthy to note that there has been an upgrade done to the Blue Whale. It now features 3D aluminium alloy armrests, which means its adjustments is no longer limited to just up and down, or left and right like the previous 2D versions.
Another aspect that we like about the Blue Whale Massage Gaming Chair is that it has a "sedentary reminder" function.
What this does is that the chair will keep track of how long you have been seated. In every hour, it will 'remind' you to get up from the desk and move around for a bit.
This is no doubt a very useful feature that helps prevents soreness and aches from developing that come from sitting for too long.
And if you see from the picture left, the seat area adopts a memory foam filler.
Such high density sponge cushioning provides the ultimate comfort, thereby soothing your long-time working or intense gaming experience.
Speaking of material, the entire backrest and seat area are upholstered with premium PU leather.
Design and Appearance
We don't know if you have noticed, but the Blue Whale does not look quite like your usual massage gaming chair.
There are no outrageous colours, nor are there any hollow cutouts at the headrest that seem to be the staple design in many gaming chairs.
Instead, it has a full back from headrest to seat and comes in a solid black colour. At a glance, you probably could not even tell that this is a gaming chair.
This is actually another reason why it became our top favourite. Even if you work in a strict professional setting, it will still be low-key enough for you to use it at the office. Nobody will be any the wiser that it is in fact a gaming chair, not with its streamlined design and premium scratch-proof PU leather that is the Blue Whale gaming chair.
There are two other colour options - wine red and navy blue. Both are in an understated, muted shade no worries about them being too loud like the usual bright neon colours.
Super Big and Tall Gaming Chair
Seat: 20.9 (w) x 19.69(d) inches
Backrest: 23.22(w) x 33.46(h) inches
Adjustable height: 2.75 inches
Maximum Load Capacity
30-day money back guarantee
2 years free replacement for damaged/defective parts
Things to Note
Having said that, there is one aspect that we wish the Blue Whale would have - padded armrests.
While there isn't many gaming chairs like the Dowinx that come with an extra padding foam for the armrests, we have to say that Blue Whale's does lean on the thinner side compared to other models. Also, it has scrapped off its retractable footrest which is a shame as it is a highly raved feature from its old version.
Nevertheless, its thick high-density sponge seat cushion makes up for the overall comfort level of the chair. And, it has a weight capacity that is practically unbeatable which makes the Blue Whale still a top favourite on our list.
The ergonomics of your office gaming chair can have a big impact on your health.
Gamers, programmers or anyone who work in front of the computer for long hours are are already highly susceptible to back pain, fatigue and stiff joints. If they sit in non-ergonomic positions, it could even lead to poor postures which would then make things worse.
We therefore highly recommend going for a massage gaming chair - and an ergonomic one like the Blue Whale Massage Gaming Chair, fits just right the bill!