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Genesis Nitro 550 Gaming Chair – Good Chair for a Reasonable Price?

If you’ve had enough of home office chairs and are looking for an alternative either for ergonomic or optical reasons, gaming chairs are likely to be an attractive option for you. These combine an ergonomic shape with useful additional features such as adjustable armrests or an inclinable backrest. Unfortunately, such additional functions are not given away as gifts: corresponding products quickly cost several hundred euros.

But in the meantime there are also cheaper models in the under 200 Euro range, and exactly such a product is supposed to be the topic today: The gaming chair Nitro 550 from Genesis. This is sold via Amazon and promises a typical equipment in combination with a high load capacity of 150 kg. The price fluctuates, but is often around 180 euros. Currently the chair costs in black € 272.35* and in black/blue € 368.73*.

The following test will show whether the manufacturer succeeds in presenting an attractive product for this price and which strengths and weaknesses the Nitro 550 has.


frame construction: Metal
Reference material: PU imitation leather
armrests: Height adjustable
Ergonomics Backrest can be tilted, height adjustable
gas pressure spring: Class 4
Maximum load 150 kg

Scope of Delivery and Construction

The chair is supplied in individual parts and is located in two cardboard boxes, which are directly inside each other. The individual parts, such as the gas pressure spring and the backrest, are accommodated in these boxes. The tool required for the assembly is included, the individual elements are fastened with a total of 14 screws, each with a washer and a snap ring.

The assembly of the Nitro 550 is quick and easy: if you have enough space, it takes about half an hour from the package to the finished chair. The assembly can be done completely on your own. A second person would sometimes be comfortable, but is never necessary.

While most of the supplied parts are important for the function of the chair, there are also some extras. For the lateral holding rails there are plastic covers that can be screwed on, and also two cushions are included that can be strapped around the backrest. One cushion is for the lordosis, the other for the neck.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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