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Razer jumps into the gaming chair market with the Razer Iskur

By Aaron Yip - on 12 Oct 2020, 9:38pm

Razer jumps into the gaming chair market with the Razer Iskur

2020 is shaping up to be a year of the gaming chairs. We've seen Secretlab's great-looking League of Legends themed gaming chairs (among other collaborations), an OSIM X Predator gaming chair with massage functions, Logitech x Herman Millar US$1,495 gaming chair,  and over the weekend Razer showed up with their own take of a gaming chair - dubbed the Razer Iskur.

At a glance, the Razer Iskur looks uncannily like Secretlab's offerings - check out the similar bucket-seat design, customisable 4D armrests and the stitchings. Oh, the stitchings.

Image: Razer

Image: Razer

Image: Razer

That's not taking away the fact that the Iskur looks like a good-looking and comfortable gaming though.  Secretlab, of course, could not resist calling it out in this tweet:

 

According to the Razer's press release, the Razer Iskur was "designed from the ground up with comfort, health and style in mind" with an external lumbar support system that I've not seen in competitors' chairs - Secretlab's own lumbar pillow, meanwhile, is an accessory rather than a integrated system - and it looks like it might do a better job with easing my lower back pain than my current Omega gaming chair. We'll see about that when we get our hands on one for a comparison.

Image: Razer

Interestingly, this external lumbar support system offers 26 degrees of customization, to help improve your posture during long gaming sessions. It will also feature high-density foam cushions for additional support and comfort, and a memory foam neck pillow for additional support at the top of the spine. Razer has gone with a synthetic leather material for the gaming chair's upholstery that comes accented with Razer green stitching. And to ensure the gaming chair is unmistakably, definitely Razer, a green triple-headed snake logo adorns the headrest, with Razer’s motto, “For Gamers. By Gamers.” printed along the seat. Whether these sit well with you is a matter of personal taste, and how fanatical of a Razer fan you are.

The Razer Iskur is currently not yet available in Singapore, but it will be coming by the looks of their notification interest check that's on the Razer Singapore store. In some overseas markets, it's currently available for pre-ordering at US$499 and starts shipping from 29th October.

We'll update this story once we get word of local details.