AKRacing Goes Real Leather – What To Expect?
As you will read a few scrolls further down, the Onyx series is made for a wide range of user heights & weights, also accommodating bigger and higher gamers compared to AKRacings standard models. The other specs are kind of typical – we have 3D-armrests, a steel frame and an aluminium base. The parts including the class-4-gaslift carry gamers up to a weight of 150kg. Of course, you will find neck- and back pillows in your package, the backrest can get reclined up to an angle of 180° to the seat and the chair provides a lockable rocking from 3-18°.
When I recently tried out the Onyx while preparing for my review of this interesting chair, I noticed that the lumbar area is ergonomically shaped. While this is still uncommon within this niche, it is a welcome bonus since it makes the chair usable without the lower pillow.
Overall, the specs will sound familiar to you – they are nothing special, just the typical gamer chair that we know except for the genuine leather covering and the design.
My Review Of The Onyx Deluxe
My Impressions Of The Onyx Deluxe
Alright guys, I will skip the assembly-part and jump right into the review. Let us start with my first impressions and continue with the test-sitting afterwards.
Thickly padded side boulders and the beautiful diamond pattern.
The seat does not just look comfy – it is really a pleasure to sit on it. The side support is decent and comfortably cushioned while offering lots of breathing room.
Also within the shoulder region, the side support is rather reserved leading to an elegant but still sporty silhouette.
On a closer look, one can spot little processing flaws. Although this is common with almost all midpriced gaming chairs – except for premium models like the EPIC or ICON Series – I did not expect to see any of those in my Onyx review. Overall this issue is a rather minimal downside.
The Onyx Series provides a little more space and more flat side boulders than lower tier chairs like the Nitro or Prime. The weight limit, however, is limited to 150kg. I am not sure if gamers with a bodyweight of about 150kg will sit comfy on the Onyx – I think that the thighs might become a problem for people reaching the weight limit. There will not be enough space on the seat. But that is a widespread problem, and I do not think that any gaming chair fits a person at 150kgs body weight entirely – maybe the Tank Series does.
The accommodated range of user weights and heights is very similar to the EPIC Series. In comparison the minimum sitting height is about 3cm lower here so that people who are a little smaller than 1.70m could theoretically buy the Onyx – the only problem is the shape of the headrest that does not allow lower positions. People tinier than 170cm will not be able to adjust the neck pillow as low as they need it. That is why I would say that gamers need to have a minimum height of 1.70m to profit from all the ergonomic potentials of this chair.
The measurements of the Onyx Series allow a maximum user height of about 2 meters.
The Onyx features generous measurements and even fits beefier, broad shouldered gamers thanks to the unobstrusive siude boulders – it is very comfortable and offers a lot of freedom.
Conclusion Of My Onyx Deluxe Review
The sitting experience is awesome: Lots of breathing room and still sufficient racecar feeling through the Onyx’ pleasant side support. The real leather of the Onyx Deluxe offers a palpable upgrade in matters of comfort compared to common PU coverings. A better sitting climate is to be expected and the haptic is great.
Regarding adjustability, you might miss the non-existent inside-outside direction of the armrests and maybe the integrated lumbar support might turn out to be insufficient for your stature – personally, this does not bug me. In exchange, you get firmly attached armrests and you can probably go without the (sometimes annoying) lumbar cushion. Apart from all that, the Onyx leaves nothing to be desired.
The Onyx Deluxe is a better-than-average equipped and manufactured gaming chair. Yes, it has few wrinkles more then its competitors from noblechairs while the quality of the leather also falters in a direct comparison but the Onyx is still worth buying. If you like the design, my size guide gives you a thumbs up and if you are willing to overlook the suboptimal pice-performace-ratio got for it!
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