Razer Enki Pro Hypersense
Razerthink – Gaming chairs have been on the market for quite some time now, although Razer has been a bit late in offering gaming chairs to the gaming market. However, it didn’t take Razer much time to make a lot of gaming chairs capable of making it to the top, with their latest model launching at CES 2022. The company announced a new gaming chair called the Razer Enki Pro HyperSense. It looks more or less like other Razer Enki gaming chairs the company has released before, but I think there’s more to it than meets the eye. Razer’s line of gaming chairs is expanding into new territory with the Razer Enki Pro HyperSense, a chair that can vibrate and sway with the action in your games and movies.
According to Razer, the Razer Enki Pro HyperSense has a built-in haptic engine near the seat wheels that allows it to vibrate and wiggle while you’re gaming. It’s designed to help provide gamers with a more immersive experience, so things like explosions, crashes, and more can be felt in your seat as you play. In addition, the Enki Pro HyperSense should tilt back or lift you vertically by 1.5 inches with a force of about 1G. Everything is done with a response time of up to 5 ms.
Razer describes the new Razer Enki Pro HyperSense, calling it “an advanced gaming chair that combines high-fidelity haptics, enabling users to experience a new dimension of gaming.” Razer Enki Pro HyperSense uses something different. It doesn’t just vibrate; It provides over 65,000 variations of haptic feedback and direct integration with games and movies.
Razer has collaborated with D-Box, the famous haptic technology company, to program native support for over 2,000 games, movies, and music tracks into the Razer Enki Pro HyperSense. Game options include Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Forza Horizon 5. There will also be algorithmic support for haptics on streaming platforms and compatible controllers, mice, and keyboards.
The haptics come via a motor under the seat, designed by D-Box. It’s rattling, but it sells what the D-Box can do in a short time. Each vibration feels unique, and Richard Laberge, VP of Gaming and Technology Partnerships at D-Box, tells me that audio designers can stack 30, 40, or even more unique vibe tracks on top of one another. D-Box understands haptics, but more importantly, it understands how they can make you feel.
The Razer Enki Pro HyperSense is a great gaming chair for a gaming chair. It’s wider than usual by the specs, with the seat flat at the bottom and slightly arched towards the shoulders. It feels good to sit with the built-in lumbar support supporting your back. In my opinion, this gaming chair is very comfortable but far from ergonomic. You have to keep the chair plugged in for it to work. That doesn’t just mean a long cable; it likely means coiling up the cable as you move.
Unfortunately, Razer didn’t announce a price and release date for this awesome chair, so we’ll have to wait and see how much it will cost your wallet and when your butt can get embedded in this futuristic chair.