I’m usually quite skeptical when it comes to gaming chairs, especially when they’re affordably priced. The GenesisGear model here under their Elegant series is priced under RM 1,000 and it turns out to be a great value gaming chair.
As expected, a gaming chair with reclineable (is there such a word?) back is always a plus. Not every model has it but most of them do, the GenesisGear Elegant is no expection. The back reclines very well and the picture below is the recline level I am when my body is almost at 180 degree, I didn’t topple.
As you can see from the images so far, including the one below, the GenesisGear Elegant comes with 2 pillows, one for the neck and another for the lumbar / lower back support. The GenesisGear Elegant’s arm rest has 2 way adjustment – up and down, and pivots left and right.
The neck pillow straps to the upper area as you see in this picture.
The lower back support pillow straps to the bottom of the back rest.
Here’s what the strap looks like, the one for the neck does not come with clips.
At the back of the back rest is the brand, embroidered neatly to the upper area, just like the ones on the pillow.
The recline lever is on the right side.
Lastly, here’s the wheel. It is buttery smooth, one kick and I’m gliding all over the place.
The PVC material for the GenesisGear Elegant is comfortable, and so are the pillows. Unfortunately I am not able to slice up the unit to see how’s the foam like, rest assured it is sufficient to provide you a comfortable experience.
The GenesisGear Elegant gaming chair is comfortable, although a little bit on the high side. I’m around 6 feet in height and even when in sitting position my feet barely touches the ground.
The part I didn’t like is the short base, with or without pillow it doesn’t reach the under side of my knee joint so it sort of presses on my hamstrings.
I like it that GenesisGear included the 2 pillows, it works great for me, especially when resting.
As for installation, the process is straight forward, with only 3 problems I face. The first being that the manual doesn’t state the direction of the angle hinge that’s placed under the base, so I got mixed up and had to redo. No big deal but just something I hope they can address.
Next up is the backrest installation, it was pretty tough until I figured out it’s best I adjust the recline support to a more neutral position.
Lastly it’s the cover for the back rest support – I can’t get it to work perfectly. The center hole is for the screw to go through to secure the piece but the screw won’t reach the mount point when the holding screws on the support doesn’t fit into the holes (the ones on the left and right).
I tried, I really did. Admittedly despite my best effort I can’t get it in place, fortunately this cover doesn’t affect any function of the chair, you can still clip it on and once the back rest is in place it pretty much installed without using screws, yay!
The GenesisGear Elegant Series Gaming Chair retails at RM 899 and it comes in various colors like blue, white, orange and the red one you see here. As you can see the chair looks good and is comfortable, that of course a chair being a chair it is subjected to the person’s body structure and preference.
Do contact GenesisGear for purchase matters.