Want More Game Action? Have a Seat

New Renegade chair hits players with jolts, lights, sounds
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2007 9:01 AM CST
The new "Renegade" chair from the Ultimate Game Chair company comes with 12 vibration motors, headrest mounted stereo 3D speakers and game triggered lighting effects.   (ultimategamechair.com)
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(Newser) – For those video game fans who don't find their flight simulators or alien invasions sufficiently immersive, CNET suggests a solution: shell out for a new Renegade chair. The $300 captain's seat weighs 50 pounds and includes 12 vibrating motors that sync with any game on any platform, buffeting you with jolts as you play.

The Renegade reacts to your gaming progress not only with vibrations but with sequences of lights, and it contains speakers in the headrest to drown the user in sound. If the game's soundtrack isn't enough, there's also a headphone jack for your MP3 player. The chair's manufacturers claim that it's compatible with all video games on both consoles and PCs.