RAZER ENKI PRO Review | Does the chair deliver what its price promises?

 Razer is pretty consistent in making a name for itself in gaming chairs as well. While the Iskur was still on the verge of failure, the Enki was able to convince across the board as an all-rounder. The Enki Pro should now go one better and at least in terms of price that is absolutely the case. At 1,099 euros, the chair is also way ahead of the competition. For the price, however, you can't afford any weaknesses and what can you say: the Enki Pro does quite well.


I cursed a bit when unpacking the Razer Enki Pro. Not because it would be complicated - on the contrary, everything is neatly packed and stowed away. However, the resulting packaging waste consisting of plastic bags and foam padding is anything but contemporary. So Razer, please urgently think about whether the packaging can't be solved differently.


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However. Thanks to foolproof sketches, assembling the chair is a snap and takes 10-15 minutes. A matching key with a handle (very nice) and even a pair of gloves are included. The usual work has to be done: rolling in the cross, mechanics on the seat, inserting the gas pressure spring, completing and screwing on the backrest. There is even a plastic guide on one side of the backrest that makes positioning easier.


A first look at the assembled chair makes your eyes shine because you actually get a lot of quality for the high price. The look is rather subtle and is less reminiscent of racing seats than with other manufacturers. Matte black is in the foreground, with typical green seams and logos as decorative elements. The base is extremely robust: a steel frame forms the basis of the construct, and the cross is made of aluminum. Overall, the chair is a real heavyweight, but thanks to the whisper-quiet 60 mm castors, it still glides almost silently over any floor.


RAZER ENKI PRO Review

The covers also appear high-quality and durable. For the Enki Pro, Razer uses soft Alcantara, a kind of leather substitute made of microfiber that is also known for car seats. Artificial leather supports the central axis and the sides and thus ensures certain robustness and also reduces abrasion at the same time. The back of the chair scores with a chic carbon look. All in all, the chair is quite an eye-catcher and shows that it is anything but cheap.


The upholstery is a bit firmer, with the seat surface being a bit softer and the backrest padding being a bit firmer. The Enki Pro has an integrated lumbar arch with no adjustment options, which is no big deal as the support is well designed and should do the job just fine for most people. The neck pad made of memory foam with a velour-like cover is also great. Super soft and malleable, it's significantly more comfortable than most chocks that are screwed on as neck breakers...neck braces. Thanks to amazingly strong magnetic attachment, it can also be positioned well.


The positive aspects don't stop there. We also really like the seat, which is quite wide at 53 cm, which not only allows people with a stronger build to use the chair but also means that sitting comfortably with crossed legs does not become a problem. In addition, the extended shoulder arch is a real plus in terms of comfort. Incidentally, the Enki Pro is approved for a weight of up to 136 cm, and the stated height is 166.5 to 204 cm. All in all, we really like the seating comfort of the Enki Pro.


The good adjustment options also contribute to this. The mechanics are very easy to use and of course, also allow rocking. The backrest can even be adjusted up to 152 degrees if you want to enjoy a nap in your gaming chair. The icing on the cake would of course have been a synchro mechanism, but hardly any manufacturer has that to offer anyway - with the exception of Back force, where it's almost standard.


Razer doesn't compromise on the armrests either. The firm, lightly padded 4D armrests can be adjusted in all imaginable directions. They can also be rotated forwards/backward, up/down, sideways, and rotated. There really isn't much missing for perfection. However, the price is exorbitant, for less money there are qualitatively comparable models from Backforce or Recaro, so for the time being, only real Razer fans who want to have their setup completely from a single source will buy it.


CONCLUSION

Very good, but also a very expensive chair

You can tell from the further development of the Razer chairs that the manufacturer does not want to be satisfied with mediocrity. At least in terms of price, Razer has already arrived in the Champions League, so certainly, not everyone will press the order button. However, for the exorbitant price, you get a lot. The processing is just as high as the materials used, even the ultra-quiet wheels are convincing. The star is the extremely comfortable Alcantara cover, which is only reinforced in the central axis and on the edges with additional artificial leather and secured against abrasion.


The integrated lumbar support is well formed and does its job reliably. The cushions are rather firm in nature but quite comfortable for longer sessions. The soft memory foam neck pad is also great and doesn't sit like a block on your neck. There is also very little to complain about when it comes to adjustment options. The icing on the cake would have been a synchro mechanism, but well, you can't have everything and few manufacturers like Backforce even offer this. A strong gaming chair, but unfortunately also very, very expensive.


It is also worth mentioning that there is a 14-day test phase for the Enki Pro with free return shipping in case your butt and back do not agree with the seating comfort.


Pros

  • pretty tough
  • high quality
  • wide seat
  • subtle optics
  • soft neck pillow
  • good lumbar support
  • very quiet rolls
  • high-quality, robust cover
  • 4D armrests
  • good adjustment mechanisms

Cons

  • a lot of packaging waste
  • no synchronous mechanism
  • very expensive

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