Because we all have different body shapes, sitting comfort varies from person to person and it is important that office chairs can adapt. The presence of numerous adjustments is therefore essential and the Enki proposes to set the seat height to 10 cm, which is quite comfortable.
The position of the arms and hands on the desk is a very important criterion to avoid keeping the wrists in a bad position causing pain in the long term. The armrests of the Razer Enki can be adjusted in four directions (4D). You therefore have the possibility to adjust the height, the lateral position, the horizontal direction, but also the depth. The latter is essential in order to bring the seat closer to the office and thus find the right distance for working or playing. On this point, the Enki ticks all the boxes.
Like the model Iskur from the same brand, the Enki proudly sports a look that is reminiscent of the bucket seats of the automotive world. An assumed choice which, however, imposes returns on the flanks of the file that may hamper the widest people. The back of the chair also rises quite high and in particular has an integrated headrest. Comfortable for tall people who can rest their back to the top. The head does not need to be permanently supported, the presence of a headrest, which is moreover non-removable, was not essential, but it is undoubtedly part of the “gaming style”. Anyway, we will avoid the pad which is certainly very comfortable (memory foam, ideal for a nap…), but keeps the head too firmly in one position. It also hinders certain movements, which can lead to neck and headaches over time. In addition, the retaining strap which passes through the head restraint requires the pad to be positioned far too low for a person exceeding 1.80 m.
The backrest can also tilt back up to 152 ° for moments of relaxation. Also note that it is possible to adjust the tilt of the chair so that it can slightly follow the movements of the body. The intensity of the resistance offered by the rocker can be adjusted via a dial under the seat.
In the lower back, Razer’s Enki seat has a built-in, non-adjustable bulge, which is quite surprising for a chair in this price range. However, we had the chair tested by several people in the editorial staff with quite disparate sizes and the support was sufficient for most of the guinea pigs. The curve keeps the back in a good position and limits fatigue.
The seat is wide enough and the slightly curved shape of the seat again allows good support. As is often the case with chairs of this level of the range, it is not possible to adjust the length of the seat. As for the rotation of the chair, it is extremely fluid and pleasant.
Like the Iskur chair, the Enki model benefits from careful construction. The different parts of the seat fit together well and the materials used seem qualitative. The levers respond well and are easy to operate. It should be noted, however, that the protective casings are made of a lower quality plastic.
The seat has two types of finish. You will find both a rather nice faux leather synthetic material (touted as eco-friendly by Razer) and velor areas in the center of the chair. There is therefore no leather on the Enki and the documentation specifies that it is a synthetic EPU or polyurethane “leather” without solvent, nor DMF, nor phthalate, nor lead, nor azo dyes, nor formaldehyde (phew!). The set is obviously not as breathable as an elastomeric mesh seat, but the central velor is pleasant to the touch and has the merit of not sticking to the skin when it is too hot. On the other hand, it will be more difficult to clean if it gets dirty and quickly catches dust and other small crumbs. It is impossible to say how this coating will evolve over time with friction.
The desired effect with the visible green stitching is quite successful, but it is above all a matter of taste. Note that there is a less flashy black version.
The casters offered by Razer are silent and can be replaced by fixed feet. However, the movements are a little lacking in ease and it is necessary to impart a significant enough movement to the chair to move it.