ProsPacked with features; awesome styling; great comfort aided by adjustable back support
ConsExpensive; "4D" armrest movement is notchy; aggressive thigh bolster
Here at The Tech Buyer's Guru, we've reviewed a whole lot of PC peripherals, but there's one category of desktop accessory we've used every day since the very beginning, but never reviewed: the humble desk chair. Then again, desk chairs aren't all that humble, if you consider how much some of them sell for! We've used a number of the ultra-premium designer chairs out there, and none have impressed us all that much, so having another crack at reinventing the wheel actually sounds like a good thing to us.
Thankfully, over the past few years, a number of gaming product manufacturers have jumped into the market, and all we can say is the more competition, the better. While products marketed at "gamers" aren't necessarily always the best value, you can't get much more expensive than "designer" desk chairs, so there's nowhere to go but down (in price, that is!).
And that brings us to Corsair's new T2 Road Warrior Gaming Chair, which Corsair announced at CES 2018 in January. Because we were on hand to witness the unveiling, Corsair was kind enough to pass along one of the very first samples off the production line. Read on to see whether Corsair pulls off another big win!
Special thanks to Corsair for providing a sample of the T2 Road Warrior Gaming Chair in Black/White for review.
Description, Features & Assembly
We thought the best way to review the features of the chair, as well as the assembly process, was to put it on video. You can see an overview of all of the chair's features below, and even see us build the entire thing in timelapse!
Just two clarifications to what we discuss in the video. First, while the majority of the chair is clad in a synthetic vinyl material as we mentioned, the seat and lower back surfaces are in fact real perforated leather, which provides a luxurious feel and better breathability. Second, the armrest movement is marketed as "4D", not "3D" as mentioned in the video. We think references to a fourth dimension are just a little bit silly, but what they're getting at is that the armrests move up/down, side-to-side, back-and-forth, and even swivel - that's your "fourth" dimension!
All right, now that you've seen how this chair looks once assembled, let's get into how it works!