Acer's immersive Predator Thronos gaming chair offers a wild ride

A 5-foot-tall steel cockpit surrounds a comfy black chair, while a curved, motorized arm overhead holds up to three 27-inch gaming monitors.

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Pricing and availability for the Thronos aren't yet available.

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Acer showed off a new gaming chair at the IFA  trade show Wednesday in Berlin, but the term "chair" is quite an understatement.

The Predator Thronos is more like a 5-foot-tall steel cockpit or rig that includes a comfy black chair in the middle. A curved, motorized arm overhead can hold up to three 27-inch gaming monitors. That arm is lowered in front of you to create an immersive gaming experience.

The cabin can recline up to 140 degrees. The Thronos even vibrates to match your gameplay and includes a foot rest.

The Thronos is part of Acer's work to offer top-tier PCs and accessories for gamers, while also grabbing attention for the company by showing off quirky and unexpected designs, like its super-thin laptops and a curved-display laptop for gamers.

Behold the Acer Predator Thronos gaming chair

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Acer didn't offer any details on pricing or availability just yet on this rig, but expect it to be extremely pricey. Plus, if you're interested, make sure you save money for those monitors and a gaming PC. And make sure you've got lots of space to park the Thronos.

The Thronos reveal was part of Acer's press event Wednesday. The event included the launch of the new Swift 5 , which Acer claims is the world's lightest 15-inch laptop.

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