RAZER ENKI Review: Great chair for everyone

 Razer continues to expand its portfolio of gaming peripherals, accessories and accessories. With the Iskur, the first gaming chair was released a few months ago, but it was geared more towards normally built, average-sized players with a tendency to hard upholstery. With the Enki and the slimmed-down Enki X, there are now two more models. Do they do better than Razer's debut?


The manufacturer is bringing two models of the Razer Enki onto the market, namely the "normal" Enki for 449 euros and the slightly slimmed-down Enki X for the smaller budget, namely for 329 euros. The difference is easy to explain: the cheaper Enki X does without the rocker function, has only 2D instead of 4D armrests and the neck pad is only available separately. So much for that. We received a copy of the Enki in advance and have been able to plant our butts on it for quite some time.


As you would expect from Razer, the chair arrives safely and safely packed and calls for assembly. This is done within 20 minutes thanks to clear work steps and proper instructions. There is also a little something to grin, because the safety instructions for use on the box show humor, especially with regard to the non-recommended uses of the chair.

RAZER ENKI Review: Great chair for everyone

The assembly is recommended for two people, but can also be done solo. Insert the rollers in the cross, screw the mechanism to the seat, screw on the backrest and two small panels - the Allen key is included, as well as a replacement screw. No problem.


A first seat test shows that the Enki has somewhat harder upholstery, with the seat surface being softer than the back section. A separate lumbar pad is not included, but the curvature of the padding is extremely pleasant, firm, body-appropriate and surprisingly comfortable. Nothing can be found that presses uncomfortably in the back or behind. In contrast to most other chairs, even the soft neck pad with memory foam is very comfortable and does not squeeze. Good job, Razer, good job.


The processing is high quality across the board. The cross is made of aluminum, the castors are high quality and easy to use. The mechanics are also flawlessly processed, and all screws have clamping rings so that they do not loosen. The upholstery does not give the impression that it will lose its elasticity in the foreseeable future and the synthetic leather cover is flawless and has a long-lasting effect.


What we like right away is the 54 cm wide seat, a drawback of the Iskur, which was quite restrictive and less suitable for wider gamer butts. The Enki is given a maximum weight of 136 kg and a height of 166 to 204 cm. This makes it suitable for almost every body type. The chair with its class 4 gas pressure spring does not give the impression that it unfolds immediately when the maximum weight is reached.

When it comes to setting options, only a few wishes remain unfulfilled. In contrast to the Iskur, the Enki dispenses with the adjustable lumbar pad, but the same is well shaped and firm anyway. Also included are height adjustment, a rocker function or lock, as well as the inclination of the backrest up to 152 degrees - the lounge chair sends its regards. Razer has also given the Enki 4D armrests, which you can adjust up and down, left and right, front and back and also rotate. Top.


In the long term, it is particularly noticeable that the weight and pressure distribution on the back and buttocks is pretty exemplary. Despite the relatively firm cushions, even with longer sessions (haha) there is no area that receives too much pressure and the spine is really well supported. The Enki turns out to be one of the better chairs for the price range. Of course, sitting is an individual matter, but we are very sure that almost everyone can be satisfied with the Enki.

CONCLUSION

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I didn't really warm up with the Razer Iskur at the time. The chair was a little too narrow for me, too hard and overall not really my cup of tea. It looks different with the Razer Enki, which convinces me in almost all respects. The range of features is very good, as is the workmanship. The slightly harder pads may not be for everyone, but they support the spine and the integrated lumbar pad does a hell of a job. Above all, I like the slightly wider seat, which doesn't restrict you too much, and the not so thick, but fluffy-soft neck padding could conquer my heart. A direct hit, I say and with the Enki X there is even a good alternative for less fat piggy banks.

Pro

  • Neck padding not too thick, but very comfortable
  • very good ergonomics
  • 4D armrests
  • Rocker function
  • relatively wide seat, therefore not restrictive
  • suitable for a wide audience (no pun intended)

Con

  • Upholstery could be a tad softer


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