Trying to figure out what the actual difference between a the regular Embody and the Logitech version of the Embody is?
Logitech Embody Vs Regular Embody Summary:
The appearance (apart from grooving) is pretty indistinguishable, the main difference comes from the foam infusion (giving a different sitting experience) as well as the backrest (offering different back support).
The Logitech is very much specifically built for the way gamers ‘actively’ sit and that’s exactly what the Logitech Embody aims to reinforce, however, the Regular Embody might actually offer you a better and overall smoother experience.
Ultimately, they look the same but you will likely find they do offer a different sitting experience and for this kind of sum I definitely recommend you compare them if you can.
Full Breakdown: Regular Vs Logitech Embody
The collaboration for the gaming embody of courses comes from:
Logitech is well known manufacturer of computer peripherals who have ventured into the world of furniture in a collaboration with the prolific design studio Herman Miller.
- Herman Miller
Herman Miller is an American company that primarily manufactures office furniture and equipment as well as home furnishings. They are famously credited with the invention of the office cubicle, a concept which has faded somewhat in recent times.
This collaboration has led to an innovative gaming chair design which has been named ‘Embody’. This design philosophy aims to offer ergonomic design and adaptability to keep your body healthy and comfortable through long gaming sessions.
But what exactly is Logitech Embody and how does it compare to traditional gaming chairs?
What is the Logitech Embody?
The Logitech Embody is a gaming chair manufactured in partnership with furniture designer Herman Miller. It is specifically designed to be ergonomic in shape, with an array of features to benefit gamers.
Not to mention it looks pretty dope.
It is a version of Herman Miller’s Embody chair that was adapted based on research conducted in partnership with Logitech relating to gamer sitting habits.
Comparison of Regular Embody and Logitech Embody
While the regular Embody and the Logitech Embody do share some core features, there are a number of distinct differences that we will explore in the comparison table below:
|Height||114 cm||114 cm|
|Width||75 cm||75 cm|
|Depth||46 cm||38 – 46 cm|
|PostureFit Spinal Support||Yes||Yes|
|Adjustable seat depth||No||Yes|
|Wheels||Hard floor/carpet||Hard floor/carpet|
While there are certainly differences between these two chairs, they are relatively subtle in truth.
The key difference comes down to the padding material and the extendable seat bed of the chair. The regular offers the sync fabric and bristle padding whereas the Logitech version offers additional foam.
- “Enhanced Gaming Seat”
The claim is that as you’re in more of an upright posture when gaming (rather than work) they have added an extra layer of foam to help support this more “active posture”.
- “Cooling Foam”
With the seating, there is also a specialized foam that helps to prevent heat while you’re sitting that’s not integrated into the normal Embody.
Despite minimal changes, the research conducted with over 30 professionals indicates that over long gaming sessions, there will be comfort benefits.
“Science Backed Ergonomics”
“Embody was originally designed with the input of more than 30 physicians and PhDs in biomechanics, vision, physical therapy and ergonomics. Now, we’ve researched how gamers sit and enhanced the original design in partnership with Logitech G.”Source ukgaming.hermanmiller.com
Logitech Embody Features
While the Logitech Embody gaming chair places the emphasis on ergonomics, there are a number of features that allow for adjustability, comfort and aesthetics.
The chair itself is manufactured from a patented cooling foam technology which will help with long sessions in the seat, particularly in warmer environments. This is a feature which was not originally present on the Embody chair and is an innovation exclusively available to the Logitech version.
- Spine Support
Through a unique and ergonomic design, the full supported backrest is shaped to reduce pressure on your spine no matter which position you choose to sit in. This shape has been developed in partnership with over 30 physicians and academics alongside research on how gamers like to sit from Logitech to refine the design.
The Logitech Embody gaming chair features fully adjustable cushioned armrests, including both height and width options. Through the Embody’s ‘Backfit’ system, you can adjust the back of the chair to the unique curvature of your spine and align your head to your monitor.
One innovative feature of the embody is the ability to extend the seat base to alleviate the pressure on your legs by sliding the seat backwards and forwards. As with most gaming and office chairs, the height of the seat can also be raised or lowered.
- Durable materials
The HermanMiller x Logitech Embody is manufactured within the USA with durable, sustainable materials. They are built to last, with rigorous testing undertaken to ensure that even through the harshest wear and tear, they will not break.
The fabric of the chair is 100% polyester fabric, with UV light resistance to stop discoloration. It is also flame resistant and is tested for abrasion durability. The metallic components of the chair are a powder coated aluminum, with a sleek graphite finish. As for the arm pads, they are injection molded, thermoplastic urethane foam which add durability while remaining comfortable.
The wheels are black nylon with a soft polyurethane tread so that your surfaces are not damaged while rolling the chair around.
Regular Herman Miller Embody Chair
So there you have the breakdown of the Logitech version of the Herman Miller Embody chair but what features does the original version have?
The original version of the Herman Miller Embody chair was not necessarily designed with gamers in mind, with more of an office focus. Developed in partnership with over 20 physicians and academics, the Embody features high quality layered material, the ‘Backfit’ system and the pixelated support system with multiple pressure points for maximum comfort.
The seat material here is not the same cooling foam previously described but is still a comfortable, four layer system of high quality fabrics.
While the Logitech version of the Embody is only available in one colorway, the regular version comes with a choice of colors including an option to design your own by swapping out the fabric color for one of your choosing.
This level of customization is essential for the personality of office spaces but is less of a consideration for gaming rooms. That being said, it would have been nice to have the option of color customization on the Logitech Embody.
As you can see, there is not an enormous amount of difference between the Herman Miller Embody and the Logitech Embody, with both chairs offering ergonomic, adjustable designs that also look amazing.
They both look incredibly similar, you can get both in Black but I think the Cyan version is only available with the Logitech version.
You might notices that the Logitech versions has grooves integrated which makes for a less smooth feel than the standard version.
The fabric on the Logitech Embody is of course slightly different as it as grooves built into them. This causes it to feel a little less smooth than the Regular Embody and some people may not like this, I personally don’t really mind it.
The Logitech version comes with an additional layer of copper foam whereas the regular has an extra layer of scrim foam. It sounds minor but it gives a slightly different ‘seating’ experience. A redditor describes it as the Logitech Embody being more of a “sink” feeling whereas the Regular is more “bouncy”.
That said, they go on to mention both are “quite hard” and ultimately prefer the Regular due to the individual pixels won’t impact you.
As mentioned, the appearance looks the same but the Logitech Emobdy has the added foam in the back rest, that runs along your spine to hopefully give you a better and straight style posture – that does add some pressure there. Whereas the regular is designed to be more even. Ultimately, this is something that you will have to think about – of course – I recommend you go and actually try each one out.
The fact that Herman Miller took the research from Logitech on how gamers sit and integrated this into the design of the chair makes it a worthwhile version of the chair, which will ensure comfort in long play sessions.
These features specific to the Logitech Embody include the extendable seat depth, cooling foam material layers, and sleek finishing that would make the chair at home in any gaming room.
Let us know your thoughts on the Logitech Embody vs Regular Embody and what if you own one or either of these, what has your experience been like? Do you love it? Or do you regret it? There are plenty of gaming chairs out there – but I personally love my Logitech Embody – although it did get a bit of getting used to. We’d love to hear your opinions down in the comments section below.
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