My K-Series Review
You can tell that the King Series is a heavy duty chair by its above-average weight. Tipping the scale at 25 kilos makes transport and assembly only just manageable by one person – I hope you do not live in the penthouse though.
From head to toe – or from headrest to casters – all the parts are sized a little bit bigger or more massive than usual to fit the King’s bulky image and to meet the high demands DXRacer imposes on it. I guess calling them king-sized seems appropriate. The assembling process itself is relatively easy, and even if you need further instructions, the manual has got a QR-code on it that once scanned leads directly to an instructional video.
My First Impressions Of DXRacer’s King
Test-sitting The King Series
I think it is time to get into a more detailed review. Since the King Series is one of my first purchases, it has been field-tested extensively by me and my colleagues. So I guess I can provide you guys with some pretty accurate intel on the seat characteristics – durability, sitting climate and comfort – gathered throughout the last two years.
Colour Options And Accessories
The colour selection of the DXRacer King Series leaves nothing to be desired. You will find plain styles involving black, grey or white as well as more brightly coloured chairs in blue, green and red – but it does not stop here:
The company offers additional gear to upgrade your personal King with blade wheels (ball-bearing casters, silent and floor-friendly) or an extra large neck cushion. Although I have not been able to review the premium pillows yet, my test of the rollerblades was very promising – I use them on my noblechairs right now.
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Let us start with the weight: The latest recommendation for a max load by DXRacer is 150 kilos – this is the maximum the King’s frame, base and gaslift can carry. Will it also cope with a 150kg dude letting himself fall into it five times a day? Not sure but as far as my personal experience with the King Series goes, I would limit the practical maximum weight to about 120 kilos.
What about user’s height? To pinpoint the minimum user’s height, I take the lowest sitting height as a basis – centimetre-wise the mid 160s seem appropriate. For the maximum height, the adjustability of the headrest and neck pillow are more crucial than the max seat height – I would limit the King to about 1.95m.
Final Conclusion: Does The King Meet Royal Standards?
The DXRacer King Series is one of the most versatile gaming chairs on the market. If offers a little less side support as well as race car feeling but trumps with generous dimensions that provide more breathing room and consistent sitting comfort for many hours.
Furthermore, the K-Series is more massive as well as sturdier than cheaper chairs, and its extra large castors are of lower noise. Of course, the King also features a premium toolset of features that includes everything from 4D-armrests over adjustable pillows to a tilt and rocking function.
Optically the King Series lives up to its name, shining with its imposing shape – everything is just a little bit bigger -, well-handled materials and harmonious colour designs. The durability of PU covering and batting has proven itself throughout my long-term review – to be more precise: No visible wear and tear after almost two years of constant usage.
Downsides? If your size is far below average, I would advise you to try a smaller chair like the formula series or the SL4000 from Vertagear – maybe even the superior EPIC Series. The overall quality level and cost effectiveness are what I call gold-standard, meaning that the only seats surpassing the King in that matter are produced by noblechairs.
Similar alternatives? If you can not acquire a taste for the King and/or are little taller but smaller: check out the ProX Series of trade rival AKRacing.
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