Corsair Unveils T1 RACE Gaming Chair: Five Colors, $350by Patrick MacMillan on May 23, 2017 4:30 PM EST
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Over the years, Corsair has managed to carve a niche for itself as a purveyor of just about every PC gaming-related peripheral imaginable. That product line expands a little more with the announcement of their first gaming chair, the T1 RACE. Said to be inspired by racing seats, and placing an emphasis on comfort and durability, this new model comes with a visual flair thanks to a choice of five different color accents.
The T1 RACE is manufactured with a steel frame and dense foam cushions that are highly contoured, which should provide ample padding and support. Included are some removable neck and lumbar pillows to help during long gaming sessions. All the seating surfaces are covered in a synthetic PU leather, and as mentioned above there is a choice of either black, blue, red, white, and yellow accents and matching stitching.
The textured armrests provide four levels of adjustment, and the user can move them up or down, left or right, forwards or backwards, or even swivel them to the most comfortable position.
The T1 RACE features a powerful steel class 4 gas lift for height adjustments, while the seat itself tilts up to 10° and can recline up to 180°, which means that the user can lie completely flat. The chair itself sits on a five wheel base, and the caster wheels are made from nylon should ensure smooth movement and scratch protection on just about any floor surface. On the back of headrest is an embroidered and lightly embossed CORSAIR logo.
The goal behind gaming chairs is one with many accessories: do you spend $60 on a gaming mouse, or a headset? Do you spend $110 on a gaming keyboard or gaming glasses? Do you spend $350 on a gaming monitor or a gaming chair? The accessories market is one element that gaming focused vendors like on tying users in to living and breathing a particular brand.
The T1 RACE Gaming Chair is available worldwide, and has a suggested retail price of $350 USD and a two-year warranty.
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shabby - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - linkSince when is a racing car seat a gaming chair?
edcoolio - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - linkTHIS.
It looks like the seat a 16 year old would pick out to put in his 92 Honda to match the giant spoiler and loud muffler after watching the entire The Fast and the Furious movie series one too many times.
barleyguy - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - linkDXRacer chairs are literally made in a car seat factory, specifically Jiangin Dexin Auto Parts in China. So that's how racing car seats became gaming seats.
DanNeely - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - linkMy biggest concern with this are the arms. I had a chair with what appears to be the same arm mechanism as this one. The swivel feature utterly ruined them, unlike the other movements it required a minimal amount of force to pivot; putting any weight on beyond that of your forearm itself was enough to make it turn 20 or 30 degrees in or out. Utterly horrible mechanism and I ended up replacing them with a set of more limited arm pad holders saved from an older chair after a few weeks.
I'm also mildly suspicious about the arm pads themselves. The only place I've seen that cube pattern finish was on a chair that warrantied 7 (10?) years of 24/7 use (eg in a police station/etc). Coincidentally it was also the chair with the awful swivel armpad holders. The problem there was that to hit the durability claim they used a rubber that was hard enough it might as well have been a textured metal slab and were horribly uncomfortable to use.
thetuna - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - linkJudging from the "package size" on Corsair's website, I'm guessing this comes disassembled.
That's a deal breaker for me after my experience with Maxnomic.
I ended up buying a real office chair which cost more; however, it came fully assembled and is definitely more comfortable and of higher quality.
barleyguy - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - linkI love my Maxnomic. Didn't think it was hard to assemble either. So I guess YMMV.
nedge2k - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - linkLooks like a re-branded DX Racer chair... https://www.dxracer.com/us/en-us/product/1/gaming_...
krazyfrog - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - linkSeems like a nice chair for people who never move at all and sit upright all the time.
madagent00 - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - linkFor that much money you can buy a 100lb La-Z-Boy chair from amazon. Which is MUCH nicer.
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