Corsair T1 Race Gaming Chair
Quite good for bums
Let us put aside the notion that gaming chairs bring anything of actual specific gaming benefit to gaming. For they do not. We often muse, here in the office, of the many features a gaming chair designed for gaming would have. Such as armrests that support or even work as mouse pads, armrests that secure HOTAS joysticks, perhaps AV-in at the base and out near the headrest, and ideally, chairs without wheels that shift your position in relation to the desk based on your Newtonian-driven controller inputs.
No, gaming chairs are just good chairs to sit on, and feel good about yourself because they look fantastic. There is scant little in the middle ground between a shit Officeworks chair and a $1,200 Aeron. Gaming chairs fill this void.
The Corsair is a little harder in the cushioning than some. I personally like that. It is reasonably priced, though sitting a tad at the high end of the nonleather spectrum. Its arm rests adjust further down than most, which is nice for orangutan-arms like mine, but the chair itself does not raise as high as most, so for short-arses it is a poor choice.
Most notable are its wheels, being the single differentiating factor. They are of the rollerblade variety. They are slippery across any surface, and ideal for office chair racing. They won’t bugger your carpet as quickly as others. They will however, happily slide the chair – and you - backwards at the slightest push of your racing pedals or brakes, separating you from your desk and game controls at a critical moment, and making the ‘Race’ moniker a contradiction.
It is a nice chair though. BEN MANSILL