MSI MAG CH130 X gaming chair evaluation
The MSI MAG CH130 X gaming chair is the most recent addition to the corporate’s ever-growing arsenal of gaming gear. There’s nothing too particular right here to set out it from the rising crowd of chairs, you recognize, just like the piston-actuated lumbar as seen within the Razer Iskur. As a substitute, it doubles down on the now ubiquitous racing chair design that actually does not make an entire lot of sense until you play your video games in a race automotive.
However I digress. MSI has nonetheless managed to make one of many higher wanting, dare I say ‘premium’ wanting gaming chairs on the market. It is attractive, with black leather-based and smooth black velvet lining each side and white pipe stitching that appears posh.
MSI MAG CH130 X specs
Materials: PVC leather-based and velvet
Top restrict: 185 cm
Weight restrict: 150 kg
Adjustable again angle: 90-150 diploma
Launch value: $320
A white MSI dragon emblem stands out proudly, contrasting in opposition to the black, whereas on the again two swathes of carbon fiber-looking strips make the chair look much more racey. However as a lot as I really like the velvet end, it is a magnet for a surprising quantity of crumbs and dirt. I’ve considerations about its longevity.
The identical carbon-fiber end is utilized to the lumbar and neck cushions which have the MSI logos etched in black somewhat than white. There’s simply one thing about all black finishes carried out proper that makes merchandise look cool and the MAG CH130 X does look rattling tremendous.
What is not so candy although are the plastic armrests that stand as a noticeable distinction to the remainder of the chair’s high quality. The armrests rattle like hell and solely supply a meager vary of movement—vertical and horizontal, a far cry from the 4D armrests on most trendy gaming chairs.
Talking of vary of movement, the CH130 X is the proper reclining chair, going way back to 150 levels with a further 15-degree tilt to the seat. This, in principle, means you possibly can have a superb snooze within the chair in between gaming periods, or work conferences. And with a most weight response of as much as 150kg, I used to be assured in laying my bony 70kg with out concern of breaking the chair.
The chair is designed for a peak vary of 165 to 185cm and I fall simply outdoors that at 190cm. That is in all probability why I needed to maintain adjusting the pillows to sit down comfortably. The CH130 X took a couple of days to interrupt within the mentioned cushions and as soon as they did, the chair was a lot comfier. Though MSI says the CH130 X is designed to evolve to your backbone’s curve, I struggled to discover a actually comfy place.
I needed to maintain twiddling with the lumbar pillow which is not curved to suit the backbone however somewhat boxy so becoming it within the small of my again is a problem. And due to my peak, I needed to maintain pushing the neck pillow upwards in any other case it was pushing out my shoulders making posture much more awkward. I want the Razer Iskur’s built-in adjustable lumbar which, whereas not good, was actually extra malleable than a single pillow.
In saying that, for the reason that cushions aren’t glued to the chair, I am certain I might discover some aftermarket lumbar pillows that will do a a lot better job. The cushions connect to the backrest utilizing clasps that move by means of the seat cutouts which additionally makes it straightforward to regulate their positioning. No matter these complaints, I have been sitting on this chair for 12 hour days with little grievance from my again.
Assembling the chair was a surprisingly straightforward expertise that did not require a second individual though my five-year-old was a really prepared helper. MSI properly sends the principle seat, backrest, and arms already pre-installed within the field. All that continues to be is to connect the stand, piston, and levers which had been all so easy with very clear instructions and requisite Allen keys. It should not take greater than 20 minutes to rise up and working which is nice for individuals who aren’t tinkerers.
At $350, the MAG CH130 X is a tremendous gaming chair, but it surely gives nothing out of the unusual aside from the few design thrives. It might simply be mistaken for any variety of gaming chairs on the market. This is not essentially a foul factor but it surely does put MSI in a little bit of a pickle. How do you get prospects to decide on this chair over any variety of different manufacturers? Moreover, extra manufacturers are transferring away from the usual racing char vibe for true ergonomic designs, that are pricier however are a lot better on your general posture and backbone well being.
Nonetheless, not all of us can afford the a lot pricier Razer Iskur or Herman Miller X Logitech G Embody so the CH130 X remains to be an incredible possibility for anybody in search of a premium gaming chair that will not break the financial institution. Alternatively, make sure you try our information to the finest gaming chairs.