There’s a good chance you’re reading this from the modest comfort of a regular office chair at home (or if you’re less lucky, a home-office setup comprised of a dining chair and improvised desk made by removing the drawers from a chest). There’s also a good chance that you’re a gamer, whose dedicated gaming space has increasingly merged with a workspace over these past couple of years.
The Razer Iskur is the latest gaming chair from the renowned games hardware and accessory veterans. Whether you fit the above description or are looking to sustain your spine over the long hours you spend in Warzone’s tropical hellhole of Caldera or the island of Yara in Far Cry 6, the Iskur has—quite literally—got your back (Razer can have that zinger for free).
Clad in a choice of all-black or Razer’s trademark black-and-neon-green, the Iskur is made of a multi-layered synthetic leather that’s more resistant to the wear-and-tear and flaking that you see on common PU leather chairs after prolonged use. Beneath the leather, you have a comfy cotton-polyester layer and, finally, dense foam cushions that will eventually mold to the shape of your posterior. Along with the memory foam head cushion, it makes the Iskur feel like a bespoke gaming chair that adapts to you.
Perhaps the most important single feature of any office chair is the lumbar support – the part of the chair that supports the curvature of your lower spine, and in turn your entire back. Many office chairs offer some rudimentary lumbar support, but the Iskar lets you adjust it to slot into your lower back like a perfectly positioned Tetris block. It’s ideal both for those upright sessions of working at the computer, as well as late-night gaming marathons where your entire body is in a constant state of low-level tension (regularly being one of the last survivors in a battle royale game takes its toll, believe us!).
The 4D armrests are a great touch too, given that your arms tend to be positioned differently when you’re in typing mode (i.e. mainly using the keyboard) to when they’re spread across your desk when playing an FPS with keyboard and mouse. The armrests move up, down, forward, back, left and right, as well as swivelling inwards and outwards, allowing you to optimise their positioning for both work and play.
The Iskur straddles that fine line between feeling like a sleek office chair and brash gaming chair (as indicated by the fact that you can get it in elegant all-black or a more gamey green-and-black). Razer’s been in the game for a long time, and the three-year warranty on the Iskur speaks to their confidence in the quality of their products. Of course, if you’ve ever owned Razer hardware before (and what self-respecting gamer hasn’t?), you’ll already know what to expect.
Whether the Iskar joins other Razer accessories at your battlestation or serves as the backbone to a serious home office (with some gaming on the side), it’s ready for deployment. You can grab it now from the Razer website.