A next-gen gaming setup isn’t worthy of the name unless it can give you the sensation of being riddled with virtual bullets. So, for a dose of extra-sensory rumbling, check out Pyramat’s new affordable vibrating chairs.
The Sound Lounger (at the front, above) is the more relaxed of the two and, as the name suggests, is more suited to horizontal movie-watching than intense Xbox 360 action.
It’ll connect to any external source, be it a console, DVD player or iPod, and houses its Audio Response Tech (ARX) and speakers in the headrest.
Once you’ve finished your Lord of the Rings marathon, you can fold it up and hide it in the cupboard away from potential ridicule.
For a more intense online Halo 2 experience, the Sound Rocker is the wiser investment. It incorporates the same ARX and Personal Surround Sound (which probably won’t be a match for your 5.1 setup) tech into a padded chassis and booms out bass via a 5.5in sub woofer.
And, if you happen to have an entire basement set aside for your gaming antics, you can hook up to eight of the Sound Rocker chairs together for a synchronised rumble-fest.
Both the Rocker and the Lounger will be available in April for £150 and £130 respectively. Keep an eye on Pyramat’s site for more info on availability.