You play games on your Razer Blade laptop, communicate in-game on your Razer Kraken headset, and play online tourneys using your Razer-branded mouse-and-keyboard combo. Basically, the gaming outfit with the tri-snake logo has your gaming habits covered. Well, most of it anyway, since you’re still plopped down on that DX Racer you bought online a few years back. That changes now, of course, with the introduction of the Razer Iskur.
The outfit’s response to the irresistible siren call of gaming chairs, the furnishing looks like your standard seating for the mouse-and-keyboard crowd, embracing the familiar racing seat design that’s dominated the category since its inception. Except, you know, it’s made by a company that’s been focused on elevating gaming performance across a broad range of products, so we’re hopeful it gets the same gamer-focused treatment.
The Razer Iskur is an ergonomic gaming chair that seeks to put you in the ideal posture through long hours of gaming. It uses high-density foam cushions that are plush and dense, conforming just enough to any pressure your weight applies so that it molds perfectly to the unique contours of an individual’s body. Basically, it strikes the right balance of firmness and comfort, so it sags just enough to accommodate your body without getting deformed like those cheap office chairs we used to game in back in the 2000s.
You know how most gaming chairs use lumbar pillows that can shift over time or fixed elements that can’t be adjusted for lower back support? Razer avoided both potential pitfalls with the chair, as it integrates a fully-adjustable lumbar curve that’s designed to align closely with the spine, ensuring it provides the necessary support to put your lower back in a neutral spin position even when you engage in excessive gaming marathons like that other day when you kept playing “just one more game” of Fall Guys for hours on end.
The Razer Iskur has arm rests that can be adjusted upwards, downwards, forwards, backwards, left, right, and even rotated in either direction. Basically, you can angle them at whatever arm posture best supports you at any moment, allowing you to easily switch from mouse-and-keyboard gaming to playing on a controller while having your arms properly supported both times. The back rest can be adjusted up to 139 degrees with extra adjustment for the head rest, so you can lean it back for more casual play and take it upright to bring your full focus into the next game. And yes, the back rest covers everything from the lower back to your head, so your entire body is properly supported.
Instead of standard PU leather like most gaming chairs, the chair is upholstered in a multi-layered synthetic leather, which, the outfit claims, is more durable and less susceptible to peeling over time. Other features include a compatible height of 5’6” to 6’2”, a maximum supported weight of 299 pounds, an angled seat edge to maximize the resting surface, a powder-coated steel base, a plywood and metal frame, and 6cm caster wheels.
The Razer Iskur is available now, priced at $499.