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Pros: Installed with ease and was easy to setup. Decent speeds. Can leave it in the Raspberry pi that I bought it for.
Cons: None to speak of.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Comfort adjustability and solid build quality. From the frame, to the levers and the base, this thing is solid and feels quite sturdy. The packaging was well thought out with lots of padding and some great use of space, there is minimal risk of the chair being damaged in the shipping process. The chair looks great. DXRacer has done a great job of making the product look as good as it feels. The seat cushion and support is by far the best I have seen or sat in since my last chair which is being replaced after 10 years. The foam rests on spring suspended nylon belts that support it and flex as the users flexes in the chair. It's not revolutionary, but I'm happy to see it used correctly in this chair. Embroidery is good but will discolor over time as sweat and oil from my head soak into it. It’s inevitable due to the placement. The decorative piping is impeccable. Accent piping in a chair is where you can gauge some quality in my opinion. The piping in my chair is from a single cut without joints. Someone paid attention and used the right cuts and it's a detail that I noticed. Seems silly, but it’s the details. Also, a big plus for using all the same sized Hex bolts. You cannot go wrong building this thing by grabbing the wrong one and they are thick enough steel to get the job done! Nice wide Base.
Cons: Smell. This thing is still off-gassing with the "PU" Pee-yew smell, made in china smell. A lot of new chairs smell like this, including my last failed attempt at finding a good work/gaming chair, and this one is more tolerable than some, but be aware that you'll have that "New Chair Smell" for a few weeks. The material that most of the DX Racer chairs are made of is not breathable at all. This means that you will not lose any body heat from your back or posterior. You will however perspire and there is no place for that to go due to being plastic coated. Only having 1 red and 1 blue chair with a fabric coating left me to buy this one. I would have liked the fabric breathability in a colorway that I appreciated. If I had one that had a fabric back and seat, I certainly would have purchased that, but PU is cheaper to use. The headrest needs help. It works okay if you slip it down the headrest, but the 4way keeper that they provide if you want to close to the shoulders is awkward at best. I am tempted to cut it and do it correctly with longer elastic. The instructions had me install the base backwards… maybe just me, but the picture (when I looked to be sure) looked backwards, but I followed it. Yep, backwards. Be careful while getting used to your new chair. The footrests have a pretty sharp edge that can scrape a heel if you wear flip flops. The width of the base, which is a plus mentioned above puts the ends of the base out toward the heel. Not being aware has led to one good gash already. Be careful.
Other Thoughts: DX Racer email response is pretty poor overall. While I may get handed off to someone that can handle my RMA,
I have little confidence that they would respond to an email about the product. I have written about 5 emails to them so far, and only one was responded to, which was that they should have more in stock soon. I get the bottom line thing, but some actual lip service would have been nice. The 300% markup rule applies to many things and it's apparent here. Made in China and shipped to the US, *"Free shipping" is obviously included in the cost, and make that about $60 for the 60LB shipping weight, I get it. The width is adequate, but not kingly. Most of the office chairs in my work environment are easily this width and some are more. I think it's simply a matter of perspective that DX Racer needs to see. Americans are bigger people. Not just the fat ones, but the regular ones, too. I'm 5'10 and 210 lbs. At a LAN last week, a tiny girl (5'4" 90lbs) sat in it and said that it seemed narrow. None of the ringlets that attach the stretched PU to the steel chair base were unattached, so another plus for quality.
Pros: Great price to size ratio, Crucial tech, and an MLC drive. The drive is a speedy guy that is replacing an Intel 1st gen 120 gig that is my OS and game of the month drive. This new drive allows me to have the adobe CS6 installed on the SSD along side whatever I'm playing the most and have room left to spare. Loading games is fast and working with files between both PS and Illustrator on two screens is really fast. Boots in about 10-12 seconds now and that's after cloning the 120GB drive it's replacing, so there's a lot that runs on startup.
Cons: There are no cons that I can think of here.
Other Thoughts: I didn't need it since it was going into a desktop, but the retail packaging includes an adapter to make this fit in older laptops. Would be a plus if I needed it.READ FULL REVIEW