The armrests of the T1 Race offer 4-D movement; that is to say, they can be moved up, down, forward, backward, side to side, and even move at an angle, the same as found on Vertagear, Dx Racer, HyperX, and Thermaltake chairs. A class 4 gas lift allows the chair to move up or down, while the seat can tilt up to 10° and recline anywhere from 90° to 180° -- with the latter being completely parallel. The abovementioned wheel decision ended with Corsair opting to ship the T1 Race with nylon casters. These casters are generally soft and polished for a non-abrasive finish, ensuring a smooth—and abrasion free—glide on surfaces like hardwood, granite, and marble. These are effectively rollerblade wheels, for point of comparison.
The T1 Race is available in five colors—yellow, white, blue, black, or red—and costs $350, with a two-year warranty. That price point puts Corsair in direct competition with several models from DX Racer’s Racing and Drifting series of chairs, as well as Vertagear’s SL4000 and SL5000.
- Eric Hamilton