It’s not clear if Razer hired Secretlab to build an exclusive new gaming chair, or just decided to copy one of them the favorites often quoted today, but the new $ 499 Razer Iskur is a dead alarm for the similarly priced Secretlab Omega and Titan.
You can compare the design, the leaning mechanism, the seams – check them out almost identical 4D armrests – and the inspiration is clear.
But Razer is also one step ahead of Secretlab when it comes to spine support, as you can see in this thinly veiled comparison image:
Aside from being a standalone mix of the Secretlab Omega’s smaller bucket seat and the Titan’s larger, more fitting frame for players up to 300 pounds and 6.2 feet tall, the largest are Differences here are a curvier back and this rather large adjustable lumbar support.
It’s true that the Omega’s removable cushion and the titanium’s lumbar dial didn’t exactly get rave reviews. We are curious to see whether the Iskur’s sloping cushion, which looks a bit like the belly of a snake, will be better:
Even so, many players swear by Secretlabs’ back support chairs, with or without a lumbar spine – mine was great for my back, but I sold them because of a sore bum. Omega and Titan also have something else to offer: you can easily buy one that is not that bright and is not embroidered with a company slogan.
It will be available today on the Razer website. More retailers will be added later this year.