If there's one silver lining to being stuck inside the past year, it's that it's allowed Canadians to explore pastimes they may not have otherwise picked up — like baking sourdough, learning yoga, candle making or gaming.
While the baking obsession seems to have tapered off, gaming has certainly remained a popular way to have fun and find community these days. A report by Accenture found that over 2.7 billions people worldwide enjoy playing games like Fortnite, Mortal Kombat, Fall Guys, and, of course, Animal Crossing: New Horizon, just to name a few.
In fact, the gaming industry is now bigger than the movie and music markets combined, and as it grows, so does the demand for gaming accessories like chairs, mousepads and phone cases — especially ones inspired by gaming's favourite characters. Some of the comfiest gaming chairs around are sold by a Toronto-based company called Cybeart, with awesome designs officially licensed by huge studios like DC Comics, Warner Bros and more. Along with their premium chairs, they also have matching esports-grade gaming mouse pads and phone cases to complete your collection.
If you've ever considered buying a gaming chair, you'll know that there's hype surrounding them for good reason. Gaming chairs are designed with higher backrests than regular office chairs, winged shoulder support and even neck pillows to make it sitting for long gaming sesh as comfy as possible.
Gaming chairs are also more customizable than most office chairs, with things like adjustable lumbar support, headrest and 4D armrests. And contrary to the name, they're not just for gamers; they also work as great WFH chairs for anyone looking to upgrade their old office chair (or stop working on the couch or bed).
Cybeart's racing-style gaming chairs, for example, are designed with natural ergonomics and durability in mind. Features like high backrests provide ample back, shoulder and neck support while cold-cured foam adds comfort. The inbuilt adjustable lumbar support helps keep your spine in its natural alignment and Supreme PU leather gives the chair longevity and style.
The seats, which feature different collections like DC Comics and Mortal Kombat, have backrests that can recline up to 165 degrees and seats that can tilt up to 30 degrees, so you can totally relax while you work or play.
All of these specialized materials and patented design elements work together to create the ultimate gaming chair — so much so, that Canadian video game streamers like Stef Sanjati swear by them.
The founder of Cybeart, a long-time gamer himself, understands the importance of comfortable accessories more than anyone, so the company's patented gaming chairs are certified by top established industry standards, including TUV SUD and SGS - BIFMA/ANSI x5.1.
And right now, most of Cybeart's gaming chairs are on sale. Gamers and non-gamers alike can get the Scorpion Gaming Chair, Wonder Woman Gaming Chair and others for $160 off for a limited time. Plus, Narcity readers can use the code "NARCITY" for an extra $20 off.
In addition to these sales, you have the option to buy now and pay later with interest-free payments. If you're unsure which chair is the one for you, you can test them out for yourself at Cybeart's Toronto showroom — all you have to do is book an appointment.
Cybeart is a hub for many World's First Products, among them the Mortal Kombat Series. Mortal Kombat fans can pre-order their favourite Mortal Kombat character chair for an early-bird price of $549.99. This Warner Brothers collaboration is to celebrate the release of the 2021 Mortal Kombat movie, and for the truly dedicated, there are matching mousepads and phone cases.
If you're not a gamer but you know someone who is, it could make an ideal gift. On the other hand, if you're not a gamer but spend a significant amount of time on your computer, these gaming chairs will serve you just as well.
You may not consider a mouse pad to be a significant part of an office upgrade, but the range available from Cybeart would beg to differ. These full-sized mouse pads have a never-slip base and micro-woven cloth surface that's super smooth and spill proof. You can even get ones with LED lighting around the edges. Pair it with their impact-resistant phone cases in the design of your choice so no one doubts where your fan loyalties lie.
Along with Mortal Kombat, Cybeart's brand collaborations include DC Comics, Harry Potter, Looney Tunes, F.R.I.E.N.D.S, IT, Scooby Doo and Tom and Jerry. They're all officially licensed too, so you know you're getting the real deal.
Whether you know or are a hardcore gamer or you've simply picked up a Nintendo Switch to help you pass the time, these products might just be what you're looking for to upgrade your at-home gaming experience. There's nothing like supporting a local business and your posture simultaneously.
Cybeart Gaming Chairs & Accessories
Price: Gaming chairs from $499.99 (for a limited time), mouse pads from $44.99 and phone cases from $39.99. Get $20 off your order with the code NARCITY.
Where: Online and at Cybeart's Toronto showroom (by appointment): Suite 100, 5100 Orbitor Dr., Mississauga, ON.
Details: Not just for gaming, Cybeart's ergonomic chairs are engineered to provide comfort and support for anyone spending a long time at their desk, and feature fully licensed designs from DC Comics, Warner Bros. and more. Cybeart are currently offering $180 off of select gaming chairs, along with their range of mousepads and phone cases.