DXRACER Gaming Chair
Manufacturers article number:OH/FE08/NB
Guarantee: 2 years
Gas lifts: Black steel
Material: Synthetic leather
Color: Black and Blue
Weight limit: 120 kg
Accessories: Headrest cushion and lumbar cushion
With the months flying by and Xmas fast becoming an approaching mark on the calendar, it’s time for gamer’s everywhere to start jotting down their wish lists and hope the better half pays a visit to good old St Nicholas. One such piece of gaming hardware that is often overlooked but is such an important player in the gaming business is your seating of choice. An over-sight for so many novice gamer’s, there’s nothing more important when it comes to a marathon session, then to have a decent cushion to protect your assets. With so much choice, it’s hard to know where to begin. One company that is making waves within the gaming community, causing a stir among gamer’s and office professionals alike is DXRACER. Originally targeted towards the gaming community, DXRACER has fast become the go-to-guys for high flying office types that demand more in the way of comfort. The chair Daily Reviews is going to be taking a look at is one from their Formula Series – sound like a racing car? Well it’s design would certainly suggest so…..
The Formula Series is DXRACER’s answer to those seeking affordable luxury. These chairs are well-known to eSports players and their fans. We are featured by popular eSports teams such as compLexity, Dignitas, and Fnatic, and are represented at big events such as UMG and WCG. The Formula Series’ high-density cold cure foam filling makes these chairs comfortable for extended use, especially for duration’s of 8 hours and longer. The maximum load for this chair is 265lbs.
DXRACER are well known for their high quality office/gaming chairs and as such offer a wide variety of chairs to suit, color variations, maximum load, and options to suit the taller office type/gamer, therefore finding a chair to accommodate should be straightforward. The specific chair we are taking a look at is the OH/FE08/NB – largely translated to being one of their Formula series chairs with blue colored inserts. For the purpose of making this review easier to read, we will shorten the name to being the DXRACER FE08
The DXRACER FE08 is one for the flashy gamer/office professional (with the gamer possibly being the main target audience for this particular chair). With an all black PU leather attire and splashes of the brightest blue, the FE08 is certainly a head turner. Not just for aesthetics, the features of the DXRACER FE08 are very much in keeping with the practical reasoning behind them. Therefore the whole design revolves around comfort, and enhancing this is the chair shape. Employing a racing car bucket seat construction, the additional back rest height and width ensures the FE08 offers maximum comfort during lengthy period of continual use. From seat pad to the highest point of the chair we are talking about a measurement of 86cm (around 34″), providing ample neck and back support for the taller consumer. In addition the overall ‘bucket’ shape hugs the torso in a way that encapsulates the whole upper half of the body – further magnifying the comfort range offered.
The DXRACER FE08 like other chairs offered up by DXRACER features a 90° to 170° tilt function whereby the whole upper half of the chair can be positioned to a near lying down arrangement. The body of the FE08 is made from an all steel frame, and ultilizing a large angle adjuster, the FE08 provides faultless modification of the chairs seating position. When not seated in the chair, pulling the side adjuster see’s the FE08’s top half spring back to a 90° angle.
The maximum weight limit for the FE08 is 120KG’s. Aiding in this is the unique star shaped 5-point aluminium base that allows the seated weight to be spread over the 5 star shaped feet. Sitting on each of the feet is a base cover (finished off in the same shade of blue seen elsewhere), not just for show/design, these feature am embossed/raised tyre pattern that offers grip when used as a foot rest. In addition the imported hydraulic unit allows the chair to be raised, lowered and tilt smoothly when in use – again maximizing comfort and durability.
Literally every aspect of the FE08 has been carefully thought out, putting to rest the problems other computer chairs posses. Bringing us on to the arm rests. While they may look very average and plain, each one has a unique adjuster button that sits just underneath, providing you with 8 separate heights with a total of 10cms (4″) of extra arm rest height to play with – ideal if the long gaming sessions or longer office hours have given you floppy arm syndrome where you need some extra support/lift.The DXRACER FE08 imports a superb quality polyurethane material, providing a high quality surface enabling you to rest your arms on a soft, pleasant to touch and comfortable exterior. Gone are the days of your shabby, worn out computer chair arms.
Included with your DXRACER FE08 chair are two cushions, the first is a small pillow that features the same embroidered DXRACER logo that sits on the head of the chair. Covered in the same PU leather material, this is designed to sit over the racer style cut out sections in the chair to offer additional headrest support. The second pillow is a lumber pillow that sits flush against the back rest of the chair and can be positioned where ever the consumer feels most comfortable. Again the lumber pillow features the same embroidered DXRACER logo and is covered in the same PU leather with flashes of blue to compliment.
The DXRACER FE08 took us around 20mins to assemble – although 5 minutes of that was searching around for the assembly screws which we didn’t realize were already screwed in to the chair parts for ease and convenience. The included user manual i have to say has to be one of the most detailed set of instructions we’ve ever come across with a computer chair. The included manual offers full color diagrams alongside very easy to understand text – even the novice user would be able to assemble this chair with ease. Each part was well made and we didn’t have a single issue with any of the screws not fitting correctly or the pre-drilled holes being slightly off – everything about the DXRACER FE08’S installation was flawless – and definitely in keeping with a gamer’s motto of ‘time is of the essence’ – no well respected gamer wants to fiddle around, they want to assemble and get fragging….
The DXRACER FE08 came to us with an already glowing reputation for oozing quality and throughout our time of testing we’ve realized why these chairs hold an outstanding reputation among gamer’s and office professionals – because they are just so damn comfy!!!! Every part of the FE08 screams quality and this was tested several times over with one of staff member spending a whole continual 6.5hrs in the chair (these gaming tournaments can run all-night). The member of staff in question likened the FE08 to sitting/relaxing in his own sofa and almost forgot he was sitting in a computer chair for the duration. Unlike other similar chair whereby frequent leg stretching was a must, the FE08 caters to the needs of maximum comfort and offers this in bucket loads. The manual reclining and height adjustment was smooth and the whole feel of the chair was superb. My only single criticism would be the included cushions (lumber and pillow) while they both offer supported comfort they are suited more to short term use as i personally found them to be rather ‘solid’. Yes this aids in support and helps with spine alignment and correcting posture, but i just found them to be better used in short bursts rather than being a continual use accessory.
DXRACER are top of the table when it comes to offering computer chairs that work and work well. When visiting their site and perusing their shop you do wonder why almost all of their products are either sold out or only available via pre-order? DXRACER have an obvious love for the products they produce and unlike other manufacturers they don’t have thousands of stock lying in warehouses internationally. Each one is carefully constructed to their very high standards. Hence why their stock is nearly always shown as being rather limited. In addition so many fans are familiar with the name that the demand is so high for these chairs, so they sell out very quickly. Now i don’t know about you but when i see a company site whereby i have to wait for my product, i know they must being doing something right. And who wouldn’t want to own a chair that is so obviously synonymous with being of the highest quality???