I have not had a DXRacer gaming chair in over 5 years now, with the DXRacer Iron Series being the final chair I reviewed from the corporate — however then they reached out and requested if I’d like to take a look at their suite of gaming chairs together with the brand new flagship 2021 DXRacer AIR gaming chair.
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DXRacer’s new flagship 2021 AIR gaming chair is their most unusual chair but, with a full breathable design that can maintain your sweating sport down throughout the hotter months. DXRacer is utilizing a brilliant breathable mesh on each the seat and backrest, which takes a lot of the warmth that usually builds up behind your again, and your butt.
It’s additionally tremendous snug with new unique suspension springs, adjustable lumbar assist, with a totally modular design that I’m eager to push to its limits. I’m going to see if I can mount my 2021 iPad Pro onto the DXRacer AIR gaming chair, since I’ve a mounting arm with a clamp for it — we’ll see how that goes later within the overview.
At a value of $499 you are into the $429-$499 territory of Secretlab’s just-released and OMG-so-good 2022 TITAN Evo gaming chairs. You will likely be making a alternative right here that you really want the mesh fashion and design of the DXRacer 2021 AIR gaming chair, and for that value you are getting fairly an awesome gaming chair that has its personal distinctive aptitude and options.
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Design & Materials
This is an enormous departure from earlier gaming chairs, with the brand new DXRacer AIR gaming chair not having its standard leather-based design that appears like most different gaming chairs. DXRacer is stepping away, and to the facet of the gaming chair competitors — there are smaller breathable gaming chairs, however DXRacer is not proud of the AIR being breathable as the liberty of the modular design provides some DXRacer herbs and spices.
DXRacer is utilizing an ultra-breathable mech that improves airflow, and reduces warmth and moisture construct up. This is strictly what you need for these all-day or all-night gaming periods, one thing I did each of in my weeks utilizing the 2021 DXRacer AIR gaming chair.
The firm is utilizing environmentally bolstered mesh alongside unique suspension springs — the identical used on racing automobiles — makes for the 2021 DXRacer AIR gaming chair has light-weight, responsive cushioning. DXRacer says that this additionally helps with the sturdiness for the chair in the long run, however I assume we’ll have to attend and see about that.
There’s adjustable lumbar assist right here as properly, with rail-mounted lumbar assist that you would be able to tweak the again assist of the chair to tailor the 2021 DXRacer AIR gaming chair expertise in your again, completely. The metal skeleton on the again of the chair regulates the peak impartial of the seat, which is a really good tweak (15cm adjustment vary).
DXRacer gives a reminiscence foam headrest with the 2021 DXRacer AIR gaming chair, which adjusts to the form of your neck and adapts to the actions you make. This was a stunning a part of the chair, one thing I discovered extraordinarily snug over the weeks of use.
This is one thing that I wish to discover extra, however I did not get a lot of the modular attachments that DXRacer affords for its AIR gaming chair. After this overview I wish to get my hands-on a few of the modular components, particularly the modular telephone holder, multi-functional assist and the RGB exoskeleton.
Seriously, I want that RGB exoskeleton in my life. The modular design of the DXRacer AIR is definitely fairly superior, permitting for a completely totally different workstation or gaming expertise. If you need a pill to your facet, go for it — particularly an enormous new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with its Mini-LED show.
Or possibly you need an power drink at your facet able to re-fuel between video games… the modular design is match for you. Hell, you may even kick your toes up with the non-compulsory pull-out footrest.
DXRacer does issues a little bit totally different right here, providing its AIR gaming chair with non-compulsory chair covers. There will likely be totally different ones made out there, they usually’re all sturdy, removeable, and machine cleanable. There will likely be totally different materials, kinds and colours — from furry cat-themed ones to racing designs.
Workstation & Gaming Use
I put a few week and a half, shut to 2 weeks into the 2021 DXRacer AIR gaming chair, having fun with each second from the setup and constructing of the chair being a simple course of via to the hours that I put with my ass into the chair working and gaming.
The mesh upholstery on the DXRacer AIR gaming chair actually is breathable, and allows you to sit comfortably for hours similar to DXRacer says on its web site. I believed I’d take a look at the mesh out in a number of alternative ways: first within the regular means that I might in some other gaming chair overview — sitting in it for a lot extra hours than I ought to.
But secondly, I lastly bought a treadmill in order that I can get off my ass and get some health in — one thing I miss from travelling the world a lot for TweakTown to commerce reveals and occasions, my health is down — however then I’ll get sizzling and sweaty and might soar proper into the mesh chair and proceed working or gaming away.
The adjustable lumbar assist is nice, as you may tweak it to your liking after which tweak it for the duty at hand. You may wish to sit extra upright whenever you’re working, whereas have the DXRacer AIR gaming chair redlined a bit for added consolation whenever you’re gaming.
I went between a number of totally different notches of the adjustable lumbar assist for precisely that, so once I was taking part in Call of Duty: Warzone I may sit again and kinda take pleasure in my decrease again having extra assist. But then once I was working, I adjusted the lumbar assist to maintain my again straight.
I discovered that the reminiscence foam headrest on the 2021 DXRacer AIR gaming chair to be fairly ineffective for essentially the most half, as my head would not contact it if I used to be sitting up straight. I’d have to put again into the chair to make use of the pillow, however not simply usually lay again — I’d have to essentially push my head again and into the headrest, which suggests I did not use it for essentially the most half.
Call of Duty: Warzone acquired a hammering throughout this overview, the place I put some hours into honing my abilities on the battlefield — not less than till Battlefield 2042 is right here. I used to be greater than snug for gaming at a number of hours at a time on the DXRacer AIR gaming chair, once more adjusting the chair to lean again when gaming however not likely utilizing the headrest, which is unlucky as a result of it is comfortable.
I do wish to check out the pull-out footrest for the chair, because of its modular design — similar with the cup holder, I really feel just like the DXRacer AIR gaming chair would really feel like “The Homer” — you realize, the automotive Homer Simpsons designed in that episode “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” and that will be superior.
The solely different mesh-based chair that I’ve right here is the NeueChair, which is a premium mesh chair by Secretlab. The new 2021 DXRacer AIR gaming chair is priced at under $500, with a price ticket of $499 — competing with the NeueChair at its discounted $649 value (usually $699).
I had been flexing between the NeueChair and the 2021 DXRacer AIR gaming chair for the needs of this overview, and normally between every gaming chair that I overview. I discovered myself having fun with the 2021 DXRacer AIR gaming chair greater than I believed I might, the place I may lay again into the chair extra on a recline with practically as a lot consolation because the NeueChair, and in some methods, it is much more snug.
If you get the suitable angle and are the suitable top then the comfortability of the DXRacer AIR gaming chair will likely be nice for you. It’s totally different from an everyday workplace or gaming chair that’s product of leather-based or its rip-off of leather-based, however DXRacer is branching out right here with the mesh design — as it’s super-comfy, and it seems to be nice, too.
DXRacer affords the AIR gaming chair in three totally different colours: black, which I’ve acquired right here for overview, in addition to white/cyan and white/pink. There’s a free reminiscence foam head pillow thrown in for the $499 entry value, when you can choose your self a bunch of modular attachments, an RGB exoskeleton, and even non-compulsory chair covers that can solely broaden the 2021 DXRacer AIR gaming chair expertise.
Comfort + fashion + modularity = 2021 DXRacer AIR gaming chair is a winner in my books, particularly at $499.
Would you purchase it over the just-released and OMG-so-comfy Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 gaming chairs launched at across the similar value — properly, they’re totally different chairs. You’ve acquired the mesh seating expertise versus the plush leather-based really feel of Secretlab… the mesh really feel of DXRacer is rattling comfortable, although.