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Kronos Chair (HM Aeron knockoff) from Staples - $149 (reg $279) AC FS

ShortT 277 197 March 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM in Office & School Supplies More Staples Deals
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Staples Kronos mesh office chair is on sale at $100 off the regular price of $279, add a $30 ebay coupon to get an additional $30 off for a final price of $149.

http://www.staples.com/Staples-Kr...-nr_853700

This chair is ridiculously comfortable, sat in it recently while shopping for a new home office chair. Kind of styled like the Hermon Miller Aeron but doesn't have nearly as many adjustments (remember it's like $500 less).

It includes height adjustment and recline tension adjustment. No lumbar adjustment, no independent seat/back height adjustment. Still it is exceptionally comfortable and has a 4.5 rating out of 98 reviews on Staples' site.

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Original price: $279
Sale discount: -$100
$30 off coupon: -$30
Final Price: $149
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Last Edited by ShortT March 9, 2011 at 01:47 PM
Check it out in the store, and if it's anything like the "Acadia" chair, run far away, cause it's awful... you'll find out over time.
(Acadia: http://www.staples.com/Staples-Ac...uct_570621 )

Please note: This chair does NOT HAVE A PADDED SEAT LIKE THE ACADIA. It has a mesh seat that does not wear out (at least as easily as foam) nor does it have screws that will poke you.

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with a name like Kronos, i was expecting something way cooler...
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Has anyone have this for an extended period of time? I need a new chair and this looks like it might be the one!
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Last edited by GrumpyS133py March 9, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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Has anyone have this for an extended period of time? I need a new chair and this looks like it might be the one!
I tried the Kronos out at Staples and purchased it but returned it. It was giving me lower back pains. The arms are a bit high too if you have a lower desk/keyboard tray. The chair got really good reviews but was not for me. I went with the Harwell instead and am much happier with it. It's no longer on sale though. Staples gives you two weeks to return their chairs FYI.
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I use HM Aeron at work and I love it.

This chair has mesh back, but not seat. I used a chair similar to Kronos (mesh back but not seat) at another place of work, and it is not nearly as comfortable as Aeron. The @$$ gets hot.

In my opinion, if the seat is NOT made of mesh (like Kronos chair), the chair is not worth it. I think that referencing HM Aeron to describe this chair misleads people who never tried Aeron.
You're incorrect. This chair has a mesh seat, which is largely why it's so comfortable.

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Has anyone have this for an extended period of time? I need a new chair and this looks like it might be the one!
The chair comes with a 5 year warranty.

Other than that, some reviews allude to the build quality in a favorable light.

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Staples gives you two weeks to return their chairs FYI.
Good info, thanks. Repped.
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You're incorrect. This chair has a mesh seat, which is largely why it's so comfortable.
I see it now. I had to zoom the picture to see that. Well if both the seat and the back are made of mesh, it's worth trying.
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I tried the Kronos out at Staples and purchased it but returned it. It was giving me lower back pains. The arms are a bit high too if you have a lower desk/keyboard tray. The chair got really good reviews but was not for me. I went with the Harwell instead and am much happier with it. It's no longer on sale though. Staples gives you two weeks to return their chairs FYI.
Thanks for your review. I guess I'll go try it at Staples first... even that's not a perfect test though since I'm not going to sit there for a few hours.

@ShortT: The review are rather favorable, that's why I'm leaning towards it. I'm kind of spoiled by HM chairs at work but there's no way I can afford that for my home office.
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with a name like Kronos, i was expecting something way cooler...
with a name like Kronos, I was expecting a free gyro meal with it bounce
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with a name like Kronos, I was expecting a free gyro meal with it bounce
i was thinking more along these lines...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums...W/7184.jpg

ala God of War Smilie
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Has anyone have this for an extended period of time? I need a new chair and this looks like it might be the one!
I had this one at work, which was similar:
http://www.staples.com/Staples-Ac...uct_570621

It was *TERRIBLE*. The ass cushion flattens out over time really bad (even with skinny coworkers, though you could tell where the larger employees sat, cause theirs was as flat as a board, and if you ever sat in their chair it was like landing on a hard wooden stool).

There are also two screws near the back, under the cushion, and after the cushion is sufficiently flat, the screws will jut into your ass.

It led to employees bringing in pillows to sit on.

Also, the back of the chair has either no or improper lumbar support, affecting some employees worse than others (some complained of back pain, but most didn't).

Check it in the store, and if the cushion and back are similar to the chair I linked you to, run far away.
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Quote from bleuiko View Post :
Thanks for your review. I guess I'll go try it at Staples first... even that's not a perfect test though since I'm not going to sit there for a few hours.

@ShortT: The review are rather favorable, that's why I'm leaning towards it. I'm kind of spoiled by HM chairs at work but there's no way I can afford that for my home office.
It is a very well made and has good back support. Only owned it for 2 days so don't no about long-term effect.
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Has anyone have this for an extended period of time? I need a new chair and this looks like it might be the one!
Ive had this chair for approx 6 months. i absolutely love it. comparable to my high end mesh chair in my company's office, but at the fraction of the price. its durable and heavy. i can sit in this chair for hours without any discomfort. only downside is the arm height is not adjustable. its not a big deal for me because i find it at the perfect height.

Ive been thru a number of lower quality chairs and i find this one to be worth the investment.
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I had this one at work, which was similar:
http://www.staples.com/Staples-Ac...uct_570621

It was *TERRIBLE*. The ass cushion flattens out over time really bad (even with skinny coworkers, though you could tell where the larger employees sat, cause theirs was as flat as a board, and if you ever sat in their chair it was like landing on a hard wooden stool).

There are also two screws near the back, under the cushion, and after the cushion is sufficiently flat, the screws will jut into your ass.

It led to employees bringing in pillows to sit on.

Also, the back of the chair has either no or improper lumbar support, affecting some employees worse than others (some complained of back pain, but most didn't).

Check it in the store, and if the cushion and back are similar to the chair I linked you to, run far away.
the Kronos is $100 more when not on sale so I don't think it's accurate to say that they are similar.
i'm going to have to sit in one at the store to find out for myself.
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