Renegade Gaming Chair
Now with the chair all assembled, we can have a look at some of it’s features. Looking at it dead on, it’s clear where the inspiration for the style of the chair came from as it closely resembles racing bucket seats; except with added arm wrests and speakers. “Speaking” of which, mounted on either side of the headrest are two mid-range speakers hidden neatly behind heavy plastic grills. Again in terms of aesthetics, I’d have liked to have seen either a thinner plastic grill, or an aluminium one, as I think it adds more style and panache to a product than this thick plastic molding.
In between the two speakers is the adjustable neck/head rest which is moved by pulling it away from the the chair, and sliding it up and down. This motion is a little clunky, but altogether very simple and gives you plenty of options to cater for your height and/or where you like the rest to be (neck, head, ETC.).
Moving down, the Renegade features small gull wings on the edges, which although a little unnecessary in a gaming chair (they were added to racing seats in cars to help the driver stay stationary during heavy cornering) do add to the comfort levels slightly and make it look just that bit better.
The base of the chair is finished in the same black and gray meshed fabric as the top half, with each armrest sporting a padded section for your arms to, you know, rest on. In reality you only use these to rest your elbows on, so they’re a little oversized, but effective none the less.
Beneath these, at the back of the base on the right hand side is the height adjustment “knob.” This allows you to change the angle of the Renegade’s back depending on how you like it.
Also on this side are the switches and sliders that affect all aspects of the chair. You can switch the lights on and off, change the sensitivity of the motors, their frequency and power, as well as adjusting the volume of the speakers. This is also the area that the power and audio connectors are attached.
Moving round to the front we have the slide out storage drawer. This part feels extremely cheap and “plasticy” but I suppose it does it’s job. It doesn’t fit too well in it’s hidden space underneath the chair, but it does; you just have to use a bit of force.
Around on the left hand side is the attached cup holder, and underneath we can see the lights, and the green plastic filter to protect the underside electrics, and to add to the shine from the onboard lighting.