My ProX Review
First Impressions Of The ProX Series
Giving The Adjustability A Trial
Opinion & Results After 1.5 Years Of Test-Sitting The ProX
After about 1.5 years of test-sitting the ProX it still occupies a fixed place in our little office which in itself speaks for the quality of the chair. This part of my ProX review covers the long-term seating sensation as well as the state of the seat’s condition after being used extensively within a meaningful timescale.
Design Alternatives And Original Accessories
I hope you do not blame me because I again picked a non-colourful chair for my ProX review – that is just how I roll. However, AK put a version for almost everybody’s taste into the mix. From an innocent white to a fiery red – it is all there.
As far as I remember AKRacing was the first brand to introduce ball-bearing rollerblade casters to the gaming chair market. The good thing is that these extra silent, floor-friendly wheels are based on a standardised plug-in system which makes them a viable option even for foreign brands like Vertagear or GT Omega.
Check out all the available designs and accessories on → overclockers UK
Prox Vs. King – The Comparison
|User’s Size||Both chairs are qualified for accommodating gamers with a bodyweight or stature above average. Where the King offers more leeway width-wise – +4cm between the seat’s side boulders – the ProX is more friendly towards taller guys due to the shape of its backrest.|
|Upholstery||I consider the King’s hardness grade as normal whereas the ProX is noticeably softer. I leave it up to you to decide which variant gets the vote.|
|Adjustability||While the ProX trumps with its 180-degree recline position the King shines with one adjustable direction added to its armrests – at the cost however of rendering it less firm.|
|Overall Quality||Honestly, in my opinion, this is a tie. True, my ProX had this wrinkle in the backrest from the start, a less solid base and insignificantly more wear on the seats covering. But I have to underline that all of this is either very minimal or maybe just bad luck.|
And the winner is … no clue – have you made your descision yet? Because I have to say that it is on you to balance the pros and cons in this ProX vs. King Series matchup. As far as my honest option goes these are two great chairs going head to head in my reviews!
The stated max weight of 150 kilos sounds promising, and the ProX might even endure that kind of load. Realistically, I would say that you should weigh no more than 110, maybe 115 kilos. It depends on your stature as well though:
While a 2-meter guy might get away with 120kg of body weight, a gamer at the same weight but not taller than 1,75m is not going to have fun sitting in this chair.
The shaping of the headrest area allows you to drag the neck pillow a little higher which in turn levels up the maximum user’s height to about 2 meters.
Final Conclusion: AK’s Gaming Throne
The Prox Series is a stand-out and one of my favourites within AKRacing’s product range:
- Optics: The term “Gaming Throne” as the ProX is often referred to is a perfect fit. It just looks like a throne with its massive appearance, generous dimensions and uniquely shaped side boulders.
- Functionality: The Prox Series has everything important onboard like adjustable pillows as well as armrests, tilting and rocking. The fact that the ProX’s armrests are firmer than the usual 4D-version, in my opinion, makes up for the loss of one direction – furthermore, you can still adjust the width via screws.
- Quality: The materials used – steel, aluminium, synthetic leather, PU – are as expected quality-wise and the manufacturing also complies with the industry’s standard. The ProX I reviewed had minor flaws regarding quality control, but as far as my experience and community feedback goes, this is clearly an individual case.
- Comfort: For most customers, the extra-soft padding is a welcome token. Many of you strive for a couch-like feeling as the ultimate epiphany of comfort, and the ProX is the perfect answer to that. The spacious design is also an excellent premise for guaranteed comfort during extended sitting sessions.
Throughout my review, the ProX turned out to be a versatile gaming chair trumping with its generous dimensions and unique design. Quality, durability as well as flexibility create a positive overall impression and for the premium chair the ProX embodies its cost-benefit ratio is very satisfying. For me, the title “Throne” is as well-deserved as the hereby awarded golden guturback.uk trophy!
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