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Cooler Master continues the gaming chair race with the Caliber Cooling Series X1C and R2C

By Kenneth Ang - on 3 Dec 2021, 11:41am

Cooler Master continues the gaming chair race with the Caliber Cooling Series X1C and R2C

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Although most techies might know them for their expertise in computer hardware and peripherals, Cooler Master has actually dipped its fingers into other areas of the industry too, gaming chairs being one of them. Speaking of which, they've just rolled out two new models for their Caliber Cooling Series, namely the Caliber X1C and the Caliber R2C.

Apart from the names which sound like they were taken right out of Star Wars, these chairs are, for lack of a better term, cool as heck. And we mean that literally too. Thanks to features like their Cool-In Fabric Technology, Jade Powder particles and a unique star-shaped yarn design, the X1C and R2C are quick-drying, offer great breathability and are moisture absorbent too. 

In short, this particular mix of inclusions culminates allows the pair to stay up to 2 degrees Celsius cooler than your run-of-the-mill gaming chair, making it especially relevant for those of us here in Singapore given our hot, humid climate. Of course, the next logical concern at this juncture is maintenance - surely a fabric-based chair will be much harder to care for than one that sports PU leather? Well, not quite. 

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Both the Caliber X1C and R2C's aforementioned Cool-In Fabric Technology will remedy that concern, as it is not only scratch-resistant, but is also great at repelling dust particles, alleviating the largest issue of conventional fabric upholstery. Additionally, the high-quality steel build allows these chairs to withstand loads of up to 150kg, making them great picks for users with larger frames. Last but not least, with many folks working from home nowadays, Cooler Master has accounted for ergonomics too. Both of these chairs feature a full-range 90 to 180 degree reclining backrests and adjustable armrests with up to 8cm worth of height adjustability. Naturally, these armrests are also movable - the ones on the R2C can be adjusted in two directions, and four directions for those on the X1C.

As for availability, or if you'd like to check these out in greater detail, feel free to head over to Cooler Master's online catalogue. Price-wise, the Caliber X1C will set you back S$599, while the Caliber R2C is slightly cheaper at S$499.

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