DXRacer Formula Series Newedge Edition Review

US manufacturer of seats for racing cars, DXRacer has started in 2006 to produce chairs for gamers that have become highly popular since. Practically synonymous with top quality in the world of serious gamers, their chairs usually receive high praise and are officially endorsed by popular streamers and E-sports teams alike. Let’s have a look at the DXRacer Formula Series Gaming Chair and whether are DXRacer chairs worth it to spend that amount of money to own one.

The DXRacer Formula Series DOH/FD01/NR Office Chair Gaming Chair Ergonomic Computer Chair eSports Desk Chair Executive Chair Furniture with Free Cushions (the full name is really long) is ergonomically designed to offer you great comfort for long sessions of playing games or doing computer work.

Features

  • Extra high backrest for full back support
  • Flexible back seat adjustment
  • Adjustable back and armrests
  • Advanced ergonomic design
  • Tilt Mechanism
  • Synthetic breathable mesh upholstery
  • Removable lumbar and head pillows
  • Strong nylon chair base with footrests
  • Occupant weight  max  200 lbs / height max  5’10”

Design

Let’s start with the way this gaming chair looks. Many models you can see online these days scream at you with garish colors and edgy designs, so looking at a chair that’s almost Spartan in comparison is quite frankly a welcome sight. There are no stripes or large color blocks that vie for your attention, just a smidgeon of red found on its sides, on the chair base and as lines separating its padding. Its overall race car design has often been imitated, but the original remains top dog. Equally at home in a gaming den as well as in a high-profile office building, it truly looks amazing.

Ergonomics

This chair impresses with its ergonomic design and construction. The lumbar support you get with it is fantastic, able to keep age-old back troubles or injuries in check while sitting in it all day. The pillow used for this remains supportive and in shape throughout the day keeping your back pain-free. Even better, if you don’t need the support or just think that the chair looks better without it, the pillow is easily removable while the chair remains perfectly usable without it.

This DXRacer Gaming Chair has been designed with the support of your complete upper body in mind and has an extra tall back to provide it. Of particular note are the shoulder rests and the head pillow. While going for optimum neck and head support is a no-brainer, it’s hard to understand what kind of a difference properly supported shoulders make for gaming until you’ve experienced it. Better-rested arms mean more actions per minute and less fatigue during prolonged matches, giving you an edge on the competition, provided they aren’t using a DXRacer too.

Another high-end feature this chair boasts is precise and variable reclining. Unlike some cheaper models that offer only fixed reclining angles or provide considerable resistance while being adjusted in this way, the Formula series gaming chair executes reclination completely smoothly. Barely any resistance is encountered when choosing the desired angle, and once you’re comfortable with it, a lock is there to keep it from moving again. The chair can’t quite recline all the way to 180 degrees, but it’s close and this really isn’t something one should hold against it. Chances are you’ll end up falling asleep in it at times anyway, and wake up refreshed and relaxed to boot.

Upholstery

The chair backrest and seat pan is upholstered with race car seat breathable mesh fabric. For the lumbar and neck cushing synthetic Polyurethane is used. One would think that because of how slim the gaming chair looks that its padding wouldn’t be sufficient. Surprisingly, it cushions both skinny and heavier people without fault and no indentations are left in it even after year-long use.

Armrests

The armrests offer only limited mobility – you can raise or lower them to a certain degree, but they don’t tilt to the side. You’ll have to compensate for the former by adjusting the chair’s overall height, while there’s not much that can be done about the latter.

Frame

Making this possible is a rock-solid overall construction of the chair’s steel tubular frame and nylon base. DXRacer is extremely confident that the frame can handle anything you put it through, and offers a lifetime warranty on it, as well as a two-year one on replacement parts.

 

Pros and Cons of the DXRacer Formula Series

Pros:

C0ns:

  • Extra high straight backrest ergonomic support for lower back, upper back and neck.
  • A tilt mechanism nearly 180 °
  • Adjustable armrests are height adjustable
  • Solid and nylon strong base provides high stability
  • Quality manufacturing process. The DXRACER chair has a solid and extremely stable steel frame construction.
  • Superbly comfortable sitting experience
  • Generous warranties of 24 months on parts and the chair’s frame
  • Armrests can only be moved up and down 
  • The chair runs a little too small. It’s perfectly
    comfortable for average-sized adults, but may be cramped if taller than 5’10” (178 cm)

Verdict: Are DXRacer chairs worth it?

DXRacer has proved once more why their chairs are at the top. It’s their dedicated approach to delivering high-end quality without compromise at great value for your dollar. To get back to the question: are DXRacer chairs worth it to buy? Yes, you get what you pay for here, in the most positive sense of the saying.

The chair excels at keeping you at ease and focused whether it is for work or for long gaming sessions. Think of purchasing a DXRacer chair as investing in both your health and a better-quality work/leisure experience. But only buy this formula series chair if you do not weigh more than 190 pounds and are not over about 5 foot 8 tall.  

 

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