The X Rocker 51396 is an excellent gaming chair on a tight budget. It provides both comfort and quality. In this review you’ll learn if this chair is right for you.
We also want to let you know a few drawbacks for this item that you should keep an eye on.
This gaming chair is well made with arms for the consumer to sit comfortably with swivel and tilt in different directions. This new design has an appealing look that adds to the overall impression.
The control panel of the X Rocker 51396 gaming chair has volume and bass controllers. Also, input and output jacks so you can link to your audio source.
The process of receiving the X Rocker chair
Congratulations on purchasing a brand new X Rocker chair!
We want you to know that even though the package might seem heavy at 54 pounds, the assembly is a piece of cake. Will it be time-consuming? Not at all. What you need to know is that this gaming chair is foldable. By default, it’ll come as this shy hedgehog of a chair all rolled up in the box. It’ll just take a few seconds to see what you’re dealing with by pulling it upward.
Typically that would be the hardest part for any other gaming chair: putting together the seat and backrest. Now that you have this part completed by default, you need two more things: the pedestal and the armrest. But if you don’t want to install those parts then don’t do it. We recommend putting those parts together and attaching them to the chair, they’re an extra and you can ignore them. If you don’t have any intention to use the pedestal and armrest then you might as well get a X Rocker chair without those like this X Rocker chair or this other one.
All in all, we estimate about 10 minutes to assemble the whole gaming chair. If for whatever reason you run into problems just remember that you have your handy dandy step-by-step manual in the box. If your chair doesn’t go together properly, you don‘t receive enough parts, or there’s another issue then you have options. Although chances are low, sometimes the product can malfunction or come without all the parts. In this case you can contact the X Rocker customer service support team, which is said to be efficient and understanding but we have never had cause to contact them so we’ll have to go by other user’s feedback here.
What to expect from the X Rocker pro gaming chair
Now that you have the chair set up, we would like to give you further details so you know what to expect.
Let’s separate it in two parts: what’s good and what’s not so good. This way you can quickly get the full picture of this product.
X Rocker has turned into a prominent company among others since most of the latest gaming chairs they sell are made so you can fold them. That’s also the case for the X Rocker 51396.
Apart from that, you can find that the gaming chair has generous padding in the seat and headrest area which helps for those long gaming sessions.
X Rocker added on a third speaker behind the backrest that increases the sensation of sound. With it you can feel more vibrations and thus more immersion while playing your favorite game at home.
One last thing to mention (for the sake of keeping it brief), we give very high praise for the panel controller that allows all volume/bass/wireless options!
What’s not so good
The first thing to mention would be the color of the upholstery. It’s unfortunate that we’re reduced to just one color option, which is black. That’s okay if you like black, but many gamers would prefer a more dynamic and attractive color combination. Still, it could be worse. Puce or something maybe. :shrug:
As for the material, it’s about average. Although it isn’t uncomfortable, we believe that vinyl makes it difficult for those looking to play long gaming sessions since this material tends to accumulate more heat. More heat=more sweat=yuck. It’s okay for about two hours but if you’re going to be using it for longer then you might want to throw a towel over the seat or some type of thin blanket or cover to wick away excess moisture.
Make sure to watch the armrests. They don’t seem to be able to withstand much pressure so bear that in mind before resting your full weight on them.
- Color: Black
- Dimensions: 28.5 x 23 x 23.5 inches
- Weight: 54.2
- Maximum weight: 54.2 lbs
- Origin: China
- Item model number: 5139601
Regular add-ons to the X Rocker 51396 Gaming Chair
X Rocker designs most of its gaming chairs so that they can provide full comfort while listening to multiple audio devices.
The purpose of using the chair is not only to play games but also to relax with good music. Hence, the chair can be connected to the LCD and plasma flat screen TVs, stereo systems such as the VHS, CD or DVD players.
Furthermore, it supports all kinds of gaming consoles of different companies like Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, and 3DS.
X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal 2.1 Video Gaming Chair, Wireless
The chair has amazing sound effects that make you feel the music or game you’re playing as the real thing. The incorporated AFM technology adds vibrations with different intensities according to the volume level emitted through the speakers that are in the headrest.
Customers do not need to connect to any kind of external headphones which can have poor sound quality.
Let’s take a better look at the pros:
Ergonomics and comfort: The X Rocker 51396 lets you relax like a king since it has good support in both the back and headrest. Unlike other X Rocker chairs, this one has a pedestal that makes it much more comfortable for tall adults.
Easy to set up: it’s quite simple and the manual has a very good step-by-step description on how to assemble the chair. Within no time, you will be able to use it after bringing it to your place.
Affordable price: for all the things the chair can give. The price is inexpensive. For about $100 we don’t think there is another good competitor around.
Compatibility: It’s compatible with other devices and gaming consoles such as the Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation, GameBoy, Wii, iPods, and other audio as well as video devices.
Might look big, but it is lightweight: You can move the gaming chair with ease from one place to another. Remember, it’s foldable!
What makes this gaming chair better than others?
One of the main benefits of the X Rocker 51396 gaming chair is that it’s Xbox compatible. This is something we’ve noticed as a problem with other gaming chairs on the market today. While other chairs claim to be cross-compatible with multiple consoles, we’ve seen different brands with compatibility issues for Xbox.
The setup and instructions for this chair are straightforward. You can be up and running in a short 10-minute period. There’s not a lot of setup required. This is also one of the most comfortable chairs out right now, beating out other chairs that cost 50% or even 200% more.
The design is nice-looking with the white stitching over the black PU leather. The look of the speakers on the side of the chair, plus the gun stock armrests and the logo all add up to a rocker style chair that makes a bit of a fashion statement.
It looks classy and modern at the same time.
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: Does this chair work with LAN parties or other chairs for co-op gaming?
A: Yes. this chair allows other chairs to connect directly to it in the near vicinity, so you can please with your friends.
Q: Where are the speakers located?
A: There are two different subwoofers that you can locate near the headrest. If you’re not wearing headphones, you’ll hear the sound on both sides through immersive 2.1 AFM technology.
Q: What powers this chair? What is the power source?
A: To power the chair, you have to plug an A/C adapter into the wall. Once there’s power, there’s a small wireless adapter that can plug into your TV to begin receiving power.
We must say that this product will hit the spot if you are searching for an affordable yet comfortable gaming chair.
For about $100 you probably won’t have many other options to compare this product with. There are a few cheap office chairs that are pretty good at doing their job, but they don’t have wireless options such as the X Rocker 51396.
Remember that this gaming chair serves a purpose and you should consider buying it if you think what it offers meets your expectations. In short, it makes sense to have this gaming chair in a gaming room and not in your workstation.
This gaming chair is comfortable if your intention is to play in a low position, relaxing your back as much as you can on the chair. However, if you were to work, we wouldn’t recommend this chair and would advise you to get a gaming or office chair.
Apart from those details, clearly the reason why you bought this gaming chair is because it features a wireless connection. That’s a cool feature that even nowadays isn’t so easy to find.
You might want to take a closer look at the Amazon page and see all the other features that we might have not have mentioned to keep the article brief. We recommend this X Rocker pro gaming chair and also invite you to check on other article reviews to help you make up your mind.
Editor Rating ( Mark Thompson)
- Design - 8.2/108.2/10
- Comfort - 8.8/108.8/10
- Durability - 8/108/10
- Strength - 9/109/10