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I'm not sure I've ever seen a discussion on this topic here in the lounge. We're all developers here, so this is probably the best group I can think of to ask:
What's a great developer chair? Sitting in a chair facing a bunch of monitors for 8, 12 or 14 hours a day is not atypical for me.
I thought I had found a good one for a great price from Staples a few years back, but the cushion got flattened ever so gradually over time that I never noticed until my back started hurting--permanently--and realized I was sitting on what felt like a piece of plywood. I got rid of it, but don't feel like my back's ever fully recuperated from that.
Other than the standard "get a standing desk" or "move around every X minutes" advice, could I get some actual chair recommendations? At this point in my career I'm thinking money's no object, so while I could probably justify spending thousands for whatever-that-brand-was, I'd like to hear some first-hand (first-back? first-butt?) opinions from those who have used those expensive (and lesser) chairs.
I tend to split my day between a standing "desk" (aka: pile of boxes on a table) and a Mirra[^]. I'm pretty happy with that chair. Adjustable enough to fit my short legs, and it keeps my back relatively happy.
My experience has been that money is not a factor when buying chairs - sometimes the cheapest chairs have been the best, for home I use a piano stool when coding - at work a firm back support, that can be angled and raised/lowered, with arm rests are perhaps the most important features for me.
Outside of that a brisk 20 minute walk midday, as well as standing up and moving very hour, makes a huge difference for me.
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Good chairs are usually very expensive, and thus, I don't get to use good chairs. I have a decent $99 (on sale) black pivot chair with some lumbar support from Office Depot. Got it about 3 year's ago, and it is doing fine.
I work from my home office, so no one gets to steal it....well, except for my cat. He steals it from time to time.
I have used a lot of chairs in my life being gast in other companies where I had to program the machines... and I found the Haworth Zody to be the most comfortable I have used until now
I have always thought on buying it, but the price was kind of stopping me (almost 1000€), but I am getting 40 soon, so I have decided... screw the price, quality and comfortability is worth it.
But to be honest... I didn't know about some of the ones being named here (e.g. the X-Chair, which I have to say looks interesting too), so thanks for raising the topic, a bit more information is always welcome
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