For many gamers, there’s an abundance of options to choose from when it comes to their setup. This includes their platform of choice, peripherals and the likes. Many gaming brands also feature another segment in the portfolio, that of gaming chairs. One such brand is Raidmax. The brand has recently launched the Raidmax DK925 ARGB Gaming Chair range to the market. It brings with it a unique touch of flair over competitors, that of RGB lighting within the chair itself.
There are still quite a few debates ongoing as to the advantages of investing in a good gaming chair. Over the past 18 months, and with many back-office workers operating remotely, the need for a good chair at home has increased significantly. Additionally, if you’re going to be gaming on the regular over and above this, then it has become almost a necessity to get your hands on a good gaming chair. Will the Raidmax DK925 ARGB be the one for you?
Raidmax DK925 ARGB Design
In terms of its design, the Raidmax DK925 ARGB is built like most other mid-range gaming chairs. This includes the infinite spinning seat, reclining backrest, adjustable neck and back cushions, 1D armrests, base with wheels and class 4 gas lift to adjust the height of the chair.
The shape of the seat and backrest are also common. It has a design similar to that of the bucket car seats. This includes the raised edges on the seat and the folded-in edges of the sides of the backrest.
This fitted approach is great for the majority of users. It allows you to adjust your seating easier, while the chair also moves with you as you require.
The unit I received for review is black and white. Its base is primarily black, which has white cut-outs throughout. This includes the contours of the seat and backrest, as well as the cushions, legs and wheels.
For the most part, the gaming chair is fairly conventional in terms of its aesthetics, except for one added feature…
That RGB Lighting
While it may look at the start, it is anything but. That’s because the gaming chair is fitted with RGB lighting to make it stand out from the crowd.
It’s quite an impressive spectacle overall. By default, the lights are set to “auto” mode, which means it cycles through the rainbow of colours, which it moves from the top of the backrest, through to the seat and back again.
The unit comes with its own remote, which means you can also change the colours. There are 12 colours options in addition to the auto mode. It also includes several animated colour options, which each come with additional settings such as pausing the animation, slowing it down or switching to the next. You can also increase or reduce the brightness, making for less distraction when you’re gaming.
What’s most impressive about the RGB lighting, however, is that it is built into the fabric of the chair. It is covered by mesh and a soft sponge feel, which makes it blend in really well with the rest of the aesthetic. So, when it’s switched off, there’s no real indication that the lighting is available.
I attempted to sync the lighting to the ASUS Armory Crate where I control all the other lighting aspects, but I wasn’t able to achieve this level of customisation. Here, I’m able to sync the chassis, fans, GPU and keyboard lighting effects. Would’ve been great to add another dimension of lighting, but I have to be contempt with the remote control option.
Raidmax DK925 ARGB Build
When it comes to the build quality, the Raidmax DK925 ARGB is very solid and reliable. I’ve had no issues with it during the time I’ve had with it thus far. Although, I’ll update this section if anything changes over the course of the next few months.
The gaming chair features a mix of materials to complete the build. This includes the Polyurethane leather covering across most of the seat and backrest. Then there are the mesh edges covering the RGB lights, which add an element of breathability.
There is also a fair bit of TPU plastics included in the chair, such as the legs, wheels, and armrest stands. However, underneath these elements, there’s also a fair amount of metal included. This is to add some robustness as you sit and move around in the chair.
The chair is able to support up to 150KG in weight. I’d like to think that covers the majority of users, with those heavier who need more robust lumbar support.
It’s a fair mix of materials. It’s not quite premium but doesn’t feel it’s lacking quality either. The unit is solid, sturdy and has no creeks and squeaks to talk about either. So, it checks all the right boxes in that respect.
Comfort and Support
While looks play an important role in matching your setup, one of the most important aspects when choosing a gaming chair – or any chair – is its support. You don’t want to end up a few months down the line realising you’ve chosen the wrong chair, which ends up hindering your gaming rather than aiding it.
There are many aspects to the gaming chair that factor into the level of comfort and support it provides. The most crucial of these would is the backrest, seating and headrest. Supporting components to this would be the armrests, removable pillows and sizing of the chair itself.
With the Raidmax DK925 ARGB, you have the flexibility to customise your approach to each of these aspects. Any good gaming chair will offer these features, and the DK925 does exactly that and more.
Each of the components is adjustable, allowing you to complete the perfect setup, aligning it with your desk and other peripherals. All of these aspects tie in. For me, I prefer the left-hand side armrest a bit higher, as my left hand needs to cover a wider area across the keyboard. Compared to my right hand, which only needs to cater for a smaller area around the mouse mat.
In addition, there’s also a 180° recline on the backrest and adjustable pillows. This allows you to position the most optimal setup for your back and how you distribute your weight on the chair.
Finally, it has a firm seating area, while the back is a lot more cushioned. This is a great mix of steadiness and comfort. If there is one feature I would have liked added, it would be auto-reclining backrest. This would allow me to stretch my back every so often without needing to get up off the chair. Overall, though, it’s quite comfortable.
Should You Buy the Raidmax DK925 ARGB Gaming Chair?
The Raidmax DK925 ARGB Gaming Chair is a great mix of solidity and cushioning for comfort. It has great build quality, while also looking the part, all while providing adequate support throughout your gaming sessions.
The RGB lighting is a great bonus for an already good gaming chair. With a few customisation choices when it comes to the lighting, you can add quite a bit of flair to each of your sessions and even those online recordings.
However, the unit asks a fairly steep asking price at R4,999 retail. That said, there are quite a number of pricing options online depending on where and when you look. The unit is available in various colours from Incredible Connection.
Raidmax DK925 ARGB
The Raidmax DK925 ARGB Gaming Chair is a very good gaming chair. While its build may be that of a mid-range chair, it takes things up a notch with the addition of its RGB lighting effects. You can put on a show for all those gaming or live streaming sessions.
- RGB Lighting
- Great features for adjustable comfort
- Robust build
- No auto-reclining
- Size may not be to everyone’s liking
Ease of Learning
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Value for Money