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    Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    Available with yellow, white, blue, red or black automotive style accents and trim.
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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    £300 for "luxurious PU leather".. not for me

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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    As above. £300, a 2 year warranty and not even full leather. At least they've given me a laugh.

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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    Just checked, I have not gone back 6 weeks to april the 1st.

    This is a pile of junk £49 staples chair with a slightly redesigned seat.

    Plastic base, standard drop in gas lift, standard wheels.

    Not sure where £250 of extras came from!

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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    I'm actually in the market for a new chair. What do people recommend? Don't mind spending 3 figures for something that lasts, the last one wore away at the arm rests and I can feel staples sticking out of it.

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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    So costs, looks and does the exact same as all the other "Gaming" chairs out there? Wonderful...

    Kushan, consider one of those chairs designed for 24/7 use, usually in the reception/control room sections of office furniture shops. They usually have the most adjustability and support, while still only costing about £150...

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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    I like Corsair's stuff but dear me.

    Drop the price £200 and we have a deal.
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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    just bought this from staples, i personally think is a bargain. got it in brown.

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/staples-giuseppe-bonded-leather-executive-chair-5-year-warranty-61-61-with-code-2685258

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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    I bought a pu leather chair off ebay 23 years ago for £80. It last for a decade. No chair I've bought from anywhere since then has lasted more than 6 months. It's not like I'm a heavyweight, they just seem to be crappier and crappier build quality.

    Now the gaming companies have found yet another item to "OVERCHARGE YOUR GAMING EXPERIENCE WITH MAXIMUM SKILL AND COMFORT!!!" bleh!

    Still, its not as bad as gamer glasses, though it does look like a cheap car seat stuck on a plastic office chair base.
    Last edited by SylvanSagacious; 17-05-2017 at 04:00 PM. Reason: grammar

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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    Quote Originally Posted by SylvanSagacious View Post
    though it does look like a cheap car seat stuck on a plastic office chair base.
    A friend has one such chair and it is relatively comfy, probably from the firm padding offering support.
    However, I do have an actual car seat (from a BMW E90) which I'll be trying to turn into a gaming chair!

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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    Reads: "RACE Gaming Chair"
    Reads: "Priced at £299.99"

    Thinking, I wonder if this is any better than my current race seat.....click link and see it's an OFFICE chair and not a racing pod!! £300!!! WTF?
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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    When trying to buy a decent chair I had a hell of a job, you either get a budget office chair for £50-150 which tend to be poorly made, mostly plastic and cheap padding that goes flat. They usually don't last more than a few years.

    Then come the gaming chairs at £200-500, these are more solidly built mostly metal construction, very adjustable but all made in China and tend to have manufacturing defects and/or comfort issues.

    Then there's the super expensive ergonomic Steelcase and Herman Miller jobs which are like £1000. Not gonna spend that even for the throne of the gods.

    What I really wanted was just a really well built and adjustable, comfortable, standard office type chair with headrest that would last like a decade for about £300 max. It doesn't exist as far as I can tell, or at least I couldn't find one. I got a Vertagear that has misaligned back support bolts I couldn't assemble properly, now I have a NC Epic which is a little bit too firm on the padding and at 5'11 my feet barely touch the floor on it's lowest position!

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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    Quote Originally Posted by Cr@ig View Post
    just bought this from staples, i personally think is a bargain. got it in brown.

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/stap...h-code-2685258
    Yeah I have a staples bonded leather chair that has had light use (5 hours a week probably) and lasted 2 years before it started to wear out on the arm then turn into a hole.

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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    Quite fond of my GTomega racing office chair. Comfy and still looks new after a couple years. But, even that wasnt £300.

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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    Meanwhile the chair I bought ages ago for about £50 and is wearing quite well considering the usage seems like the more compelling offering than £300 for a PU leather chair with a bit of branding on the back of it.

    I've been looking for a new chair for ages, I was going to get one from Ikea for about £450, but it's no longer produced. Should learn never to procrastinate.

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    Re: Corsair rolls out the T1 RACE Gaming Chair, priced at £299.99

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushan View Post
    I'm actually in the market for a new chair. What do people recommend? Don't mind spending 3 figures for something that lasts, the last one wore away at the arm rests and I can feel staples sticking out of it.
    If you have a Costco card or know someone who does, go have a look there. Not sure on the model name of mine but it was £120 and it's the best chair I've ever used - SO comfortable. I have a wonky back and it supports me brilliantly, I sit in it for most the day with no issues.

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