Razer Enki: Two-minute review
The Razer Enki gaming chair is a great addition to any PC gamer’s setup. Any gamer will tell you that when considering places to park your ass, choosing a quality gaming chair can make all the difference during an epic night of attack.
The Razer Enki features a solid metal stand, utilizing a five-legged aluminum base and steel frame. All that sturdy, sturdy support is well complemented by the real seat, which utilizes high-density foam wrapped in soft faux leather for maximum comfort.
The seat tray measures just over 21 inches at its widest point, and the seat back features 110-degree extended shoulder arches that provide plenty of upper body support.
The Enki Lumbar Support helps bring all these features together as it encourages better posture and helps you distribute your body weight properly, of which Enki can support up to 300 pounds (136 kg). The material used for the seat and backrest is soft and supportive and, in our experience, doesn’t retain much body heat.
The pneumatic cylinder operates with little noise, allowing for hassle-free up or down adjustments with the height adjustment lever on the right side of the chair, with the lever on the left side serving as the seat tilt lock lever. All in all, pretty standard stuff. When activated, you can tilt the entire seat back and recline the backrest at the same time. We’ve tried it, and while we can’t recommend that you do it, we’ve never tipped over.
The padded armrests are modeled on standard office chair-style T-armrests. However, these armrests are “4D adjustable”, meaning the user can adjust them up/down, forward/backward, sideways left/right, as well as rotate each one. them using the guide and button built into the armrest. The armrests feature metal, plastic and foam construction and have three adjustments for comfort, so no matter what you like to play, you’ll find a comfortable layout.
The casters are 60mm which are a little wider than normal but run silently. The casters also seem to be very stable and we were able to easily attach them to the base. Coated casters did not cause any damage to any surface we tested them on. There was no damage to the hardwood or tile floor and the caster operation did not get caught in any carpet during the test.
The Razer Enki includes a premium foam pad with the gaming chair. The pillow uses memory foam as the upholstery and black velvet material as the outer lining. Incorporates the Razer logo into the fabric and provides a pleasing aesthetic. The Razer Enki blends seamlessly with any other Razer peripheral in your setup.
The Razer Enki held up very well during our tests and we were able to utilize the chair’s features very comfortably. Time will tell whether or not the Razer’s materials and construction will withstand years of wear and tear, but from what we can see so far, the Razer Enki is a fantastic gaming chair that performs better than the competition at a pretty decent price. .
Razer Enki: Pricing and Availability
- How much does it cost (model tested)?: $399 / £399 / AU$674
- When do you leave? It’s available now through Razer.com and leading online retailers
- Where can you get it? Available now in the US, UK and Australia.
At $399.00 / £399.99 / AU$674.95, the Razer Enki is roughly where we’d expect it to be one of the best gaming chairs in the mid-range, and given the build quality it feels like an investment. very good . If you spend a lot of time sitting in one spot for hours on end while you play, you’re going to need support and comfort, and comfort is worth the money.
Still, there are cheaper options than the Razer Enki if you’re willing to accept some trade-offs. The Corsair T3 Rush retails for $319.99 in the US. While the Corsair T3 Rush offers adjustable lumbar support (the Enki offers fixed lumbar support), the Corsair T3 has a plastic frame, so it has a maximum weight capacity of 264.5 lbs. In the $300 to $400 range, the Razer Enki is simply better built.
Meanwhile, Enki’s big brother, the Razer Iskur, is a little more expensive, especially at full retail price. Both the Razer Iskur Fabric and the original faux leather versions are among the most comfortable gaming chairs on the market, but the Enki definitely feels a little more luxurious compared to the Iskurs. Plus, the Iskur models feature an adjustable lumbar support, so if that’s something you need – again – it’s worth spending money on comfort, and we suggest you go that route.
Razer Enki: Design
- Great Razer aesthetics
- Lumbar support is fantastic
- very solid construction
The Razer Enki gaming chair features a five-legged aluminum base, steel frame, high-density foam upholstery, and synthetic leather construction. Razer made sure this chair was built to last and it shows. However, Razer has thought as much about how it looks and how it works.
Much of this chair is made from premium material. The chair features Razer’s phenomenal aesthetic, from the logo incorporation on the headrest to the stitching on the backrest.
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All seams throughout the chair are very strong and tight. We don’t recommend fighting with the chair, but if you do, the chair will likely be fine.
Synthetic leather material does not retain much body heat and is not absorbent; so if you do spill your Mountain Dew on the seat, a quick pat on the towel should remove any spillage. Anyone interested can choose from three different colors: Black/Green, All Black and Quartz (Pink/Silver).
Razer Enki: Accessibility
The Razer Enki offers tremendous flexibility for anyone who needs accessibility options. Enki has a wide seat and 4D adjustable armrests, which can be adjusted up/down, forward/backward, sideways left/right, as well as swivel.
Many gaming chairs have started to incorporate 4D armrests as a feature and it is still a little new. However, the difference the adjustable arms make really makes a big difference to customizing comfort and support.
The Enki frame features all metal construction and supports up to 299 pounds of weight, and is built for comfort and support for anyone who needs it. Anyone with accessibility needs will find that Enki is one of the best they can get at the $300-$400 price point.
The only problem may be the lack of adjustment of the lumbar support and the head cushion. Lumbar support is built into the chair and should work well for the vast majority of people. However, if you have specific back problems and need support for specific points in your back, fixed lumbar support can be a deciding factor.
Also, if you are over 6 feet tall, you will notice that the non-adjustable head pillow sits a little low. One of our testers is over 1.80m tall and he stated that the head pillow was below the neck and above the shoulder blades, so the head pillow was designed for someone no more than 5′ 11″ tall (about of 180 cm). You don’t have the ability to make a lot of adjustments to the location of the head pillow, unfortunately, so if it doesn’t support your head properly, it’s nice, but not particularly useful.
Razer Enki: Performance
- Fantastic comfort for many hours of use
- Fixed-Lumbar support is great (for most)
- Large tilt range
The Razer Enki offers excellent comfort and stability, and the lumbar arch support is great, offering fantastic back support and well-built into the backrest. There will be detractors who will have issues with the lumbar support not being adjustable, and this can definitely be a valid issue for some. If that’s the case, be sure to check out Razer Iskur. Still, lumbar support in Enki It is well placed for most users.
While more expensive gaming chairs may feature Alcantara material on the seat and back, the synthetic leather used for the Enki is great without retaining too much body heat. The material is easy to clean, looks stylish and feels great, and we never felt uncomfortable during our time with Enki.
The Enki’s backrest offers a 152-degree recline that Razer describes as “weight-adjusted.” This means you can recline quite a bit with no loss of support. A simple pull of the backrest angle adjustment lever allows you to recline and sit down with absolute ease.
The 60mm casters also work well as we have tested them on various floor surfaces. In each test, Enki’s casters rolled smoothly and silently. On the carpet, we never encountered any obstacles or pinching of the carpet fibers.
Ultimately, the Razer Enki is a strong, beautiful, and well-crafted gaming chair. For anyone looking to treat themselves to a chair that looks great and performs reliably, the Razer Enki might be just what you’re looking for, especially if you’re looking to complete a Razer-heavy gaming setup.
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Razer Enki: Bulletin
|Value||The Razer Enki is a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.||4/5|
|Project||The Razer Enki looks fantastic, especially when integrated with other Razer peripherals. The materials used in the construction of Enki are of the highest quality.||5/5|
|Accessibility||While Enki’s built-in lumbar arch works well for most people, there are those for whom this will be a problem. The lack of an adjustable head cushion is more of an issue (especially for taller players) and proved to be annoying during testing, but on the other hand, the chair offers excellent support and has plenty of customizable options (like 4D armrests). ).||4/5|
|acting||The Razer Enki offers plenty of adjustable options and has 152 degrees of recline and the material breathes well despite being synthetic. Cleaning and maintenance are easy, and the chair supports up to 299 pounds of body weight and is extremely comfortable. What’s not to love?||5/5|
|Total (Average)||While not without flaws, the Razer Enki is easily one of the best gaming chairs in the mid-range category, boasting great comfort and build quality at an acceptable price.||4.5 / 5|
- First reviewed in October 2022
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