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Thursday, July 20, 2006
 
X Rocker II Reviewed
9:23 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Taking a break from game reviews Macworld's Game Room recently reviewed Ace Bayou's X Rocker II, a gaming chair which won't break the bank. Priced at $99, the chair features two speakers near the head rest and a subwoofer positioned to pound your back with the sounds of gunfire and explosions. The Game Room gave the X Rocker II a score of 4 out of 5 mice.

From the review:

The chair can hook up to almost any device—a control panel on the side includes a 3.5 millimeter input jack like you’d find on a Mac or a PC, and cables let you hook up to a stereo RCA device such as a receiver or amplifier, video game console, or DVD player. Using an included adapter, you can also connect right to an iPod or laptop through that jack. Ace Bayou even thoughtfully included a stitched side pocket to drop your iPod (or TV remote or whatever) into when you’re not holding it.

The entire chair arrives folded in half, like a clamshell, and is easily stowable in a closet when not in use—a surprisingly strong retaining pin holds the back in place when the chair is upright, and two armrests on each side give you something to buffet yourself against getting in and out (though Ace Bayou is careful to advise people not to put too much weight on the armrests).

The chair features a hollow interior that resonates and vibrates with the bass (you can adjust the bass and volume using dials on the side), so you get a big kick to your back when there are explosions, gunfire or other bass-heavy sound effects or music on screen. If you’ve been told to keep it down, the X Rocker II also features a headphone jack for private listening—probably not a bad idea.

To read the rest of the review and check out a picture of the chair follow the link below.

Macworld Game Room: X Rocker II Review
Ace Bayou


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