Corsair T1 Race chair bolsters gamers in their most intense moments

A few years ago, Corsair was inside our computers. Then the company's products spilled onto our desks. Now, like a black, red, and yellow virus, Corsair's on the floor right beneath us. The company is getting into the gaming chair market with its new T1 Race Gaming Chair.

The T1 Race offers everything you'd expect of a solid computer chair, along with a racing-style bucket seat. The optional armrests can be raised, lowered, swiveled, or even moved backward or forward, giving them a bit more flexibility than the fixed units present on most office chairs. The chair's height is also adjustable, of course. For extra comfort and support, there are optional neck and lumbar pillows that can be strapped on. The seat can recline completely back, which might be handy if you need to sleep on it. I'll be impressed if this thing can actually stay upright with someone lying down on it, since it's not the heaviest chair around, weighing in at only 53 pounds (or 24 kg).

The T1 Race comes with black, white, blue, yellow, and red accents. The body of the chair is upholstered in black PU leather, and as The Verge notes, it's covered in prominent Corsair logos, thereby ensuring that it'll be easy to spot during eSports broadcasts. At $350, the T1 isn't the most expensive chair out there, but it's not a pittance, either. It does come with a two-year warranty, just in case you game that hard. The Corsair T1 Race Gaming Chair is available right now over at Newegg.

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    • Mad_Dane
    • 2 years ago

    PU leather makes your ass sweat, don’t buy it unless you live in the arctic regions!

    • Wilko
    • 2 years ago

    How long until “gaming chairs” come with LED strips?

      • Mad_Dane
      • 2 years ago

      Not a Corsair, but it’s already here heh!

      [url<]http://e-bluegaming.com/products_chair.html[/url<]

    • jihadjoe
    • 2 years ago

    Bargain compared to a real Recaro Office Chair which goes for [url=http://www.racechairs.com/Recaro_Sportster_CS_p/rec002.htm<]$4,600[/url<].

    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    $350?

    How much is a refurbished HM Aeron chair in the US? I mean, if you want an awesome chair, that’s a pretty good benchmark, and you can get factory seconds and refurbs for about £350 in the UK.

    • slowriot
    • 2 years ago

    It’s unfortunate Corsair would get in on this trend. RGB lighting, “gamer” peripherals, etc. Those are one thing and ultimately frivolous. My problem with these chairs is they’re a health disaster. Terrible designs which are not appropriate for chairs that will be used for hours on end. It bothers me they’d put their name on these things.

    $350 will get you a Steelcase Leap V2 in good used condition. Buy one of those instead, they even come in any color you could want.

      • DragonDaddyBear
      • 2 years ago

      Gaming these days is all about looking cool and flashy… behind your monitor where no one will see you.

        • shank15217
        • 2 years ago

        Why would you say that? Dont poeple get nice furniture to fill up your house? Obviously someone is coming over to see.

      • EndlessWaves
      • 2 years ago

      Get on it? Corsair were one of the ones who started it. They certainly helped popularised memory adornments (‘heatspreaders’) with their XMS DDR sticks circa 2002.

      • Chrispy_
      • 2 years ago

      Damn straight. No way anyone should pay ergo-chair money for something that is no better for you than a $50 Ikea special.

      • travbrad
      • 2 years ago

      I guess the problem is many of those form over function “gamer” products probably have better margins. It’s all about those dolla dolla bills.

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