Thermaltake X Gaming Chair Review (Early 2018)

The Thermaltake X Gaming Chair is a brand-new chair in the lineup of Thermaltake chairs. These chairs have always been about precise quality and finding new ways to make the user comfortable but in this series, they’ve gone a bit above anything they’ve ever done before as you will find out in this X chair review. 

They’ve added fans right into the base of Thermaltake X Gaming Chair that helps cool down the chair. This can be extremely useful when you’ve been sitting in the chair for a long period of time or the room you’re gaming in rises to an undesirable temperature. Especially, people who have high-end graphics cards always running, you know how hot a room can get.

Design
In this X chair review, you will find that the X Comfort Air doesn’t take on the look of a cockpit racing chair like many other gaming chairs before it but it rather takes on a more sophisticated and classy look. The lumbar pillow, for example, is far larger than anything we’re used to seeing and is designed on a curved arch to help shape your back when laying back into the chair. The stitching of the back of the chair looks like the same kind of seam stitch job you’d see in a classy automobile.

Comfort
Does it need to be said that this is one of the most comfortable gaming chairs out right now? How many gaming chairs offer you the comfort and leisure of being cooled down while you play video games? There are three constantly rotating fans embedded into the seat of the chair that can’t be heard. The overall noise level of the fans is only 32 DB(a) and the overall speed of the fans isn’t yet specified by Thermaltake. We also know that there’s going to be different settings and speeds for the fans, which are controlled by users via a switch.

Durability
The base of the Gaming Chair comes emboldened with a class 4 gas powered piston, so the ride up is smooth as is the ride down. The bottom base of the chair comes equipped with three-inch casters, so you know this chair can hold its own in terms of weight. Thermaltake has stated that the chair is good for up to or even more than 75,000 hours, which is an impressive amount of time. That’s almost 9 years of constant sitting, so this chair will last the hardcore gamer for decades to come.

​Thermaltake Tt Esports X Comfort Air Gaming Office Chair

Features

  • State of the Art Cooling
    The one and most impressive feature of the Thermaltake X Gaming Chair chair is the state of the art cooling system that no other gaming chair is currently using. At this rate, would it really be surprising in 5 years if we see companies coming out with liquid cooling chairs or the likes?
  • 75,000 Hours of Durability
    Thanks to the class 4 piston and the emboldened wheels with 3-inch-thick casters, this chair has an impressive amount of durability. The average user can expect almost 9 years of usage, not just 9 years of ownership, but the usage of this chair.
  • Fan Control Switch
    Users will have easy access to control the level of cooling and comfort at their fingertips with an operational switch that changes the speed of the fans. There are currently three different speeds ranging from 1,500 rpm all the way up to 5,100 rpm which is the absolute maximum. Even at 5,100 maximum rpm, you won’t notice any sound or noise coming from the chair, it’s pretty quiet like that.
  • PVC Breathable Leather
    The bread and butter of what makes this chair work is the breathable mesh leather material because the fans alone wouldn’t do much, it made it so much fun doing this X chair review. The X Comfort Air Gaming Chair features breathable leather mesh material that offers a nice squishy feeling when sitting down but it’s firm enough to withstand a lot of weight and it has to be, seeing as there are three high powered fans right underneath it.

Pros

  • ​Cool fan technology keeps you constantly cool during your gaming sessions, regardless of the temperature in the room
  • ​A class 4 gas piston powers the chair up or down, making the ride smooth and sturdy
  • ​The material used in the base of the chair is breathable PVC leather which is comfortable to the touch and easy to clean if there’s ever any spills
  • ​The fan speed while high, the noise levels are relatively low, coming in at only 32 DB(a)

Cons

  • ​There’s only one con with this chair and it’s kind of a big one for people; you need a cable to power the chair up and it will always be connected, so if you like to roll around or away from the desk while using this chair, we wouldn’t recommend it

​FAQ ​(Frequently Asked Questions)

What’s the padding in this chair made out of?


The padding in the Thermaltake X Gaming Chair is made from 75 kg and m3 foam. This foam is often used in PVC leather treatment chairs and adds an extra layer of not only comfort but longevity for the chair and the consumer.

Does 1.5 Celsius honestly make a difference?

You would be surprised at how much of a difference it can make. When you’re sitting properly in a gaming chair, there’s heat being distributed from your rear area down to your legs on the chair. With the cooling technology in the X Comfort Air, the heat is dissipated and you shouldn’t feel the heat below your legs or rear area anymore. Think of it like a heating pad that’s all of a sudden turned off and you’re kept cool. That’s what this chair does. 


What are the dimensions of this chair?

The height of the chair’s seat can be anywhere from 48cm to 53cm off the ground. The backrest is 83.5cm high and the pelvis area is 31cm wide.

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Conclusion

The Thermaltake X Gaming Chair has been met with its fair share of skepticism from users who haven’t yet tried the X Comfort Air. Why do we need this? Does the temperature drop really make a difference? Why not just make the chair out of a mesh material instead? All of those are great questions for the skeptic and we definitely had our own criticism of the chair before we got to try it out. In this X chair review, our expectations were met and we’re sure that yours will be too if you give it a shot. This is a serious chair for the serious gamer and not anywhere in between. 

Author's Rating
  • 8.5/10
    Design - 8.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Comfort - 9.5/10
  • 9/10
    Durability - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Strength - 9/10
9/10


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