'Trey' chair converts from office to gaming

Gaming chairs have been around for a while, but they’re rarely well suited for general office work. Sauder Manufacturing believes it’s found a balance between the two in a new offering called Trey. Trey comes in various colors, and costs $239 when clad in fabric, or $269 in faux leather.

At first glance, Trey looks like a normal desk chair. It rests on a telescoping base that adjusts for height and swivels 360 degrees, and offers tilt and tilt-lock controls. But a release latch enables you to pull the seat off the stand, and the seat and back frame become a stand-alone “floor rocker” style chair, a popular offering for gamers.

Two built-in rails provide the chair with balance, and you can use the chair’s base as a stool. In its converted form you can watch TV or play video games and use the base as a stand for refreshments, for example, or even use the stand to work on a laptop computer while sitting near the floor.

Trey first debuted in the educational market last year, but Sauder is now offering it to the general consumer.

Colors include black, black marble, billiard, espresso, indigo and maroon in fabric, and black, gunmetal, lake and crimson in faux leather.

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