Razer has decided that this passive sitting position is enough.You need to feel your game through your whole body, and to do that, it’s related to D box, maker of haptic equipment from movie theater seats to theme park rides, cram equipment into Razer’s Enki gaming chair and it’ll truly blow your mind.
The Enki Pro HyperSense appears to be more or less your average gaming chair, available in black and green stitching and featuring a Razer snakehead logo on the headrest. Its rear is wrapped in a hard material with a faux carbon fiber finish, and since it’s a Razer, the headrests also support Chroma RGB lighting.
Things get interesting when you look down at the seat bracket and seat base, which hangs the HyperSense component: a haptic engine of pulleys, motors, and levers. This reproduces a range of “vibrations, textures and motions” and provides +/- 1 G-Force haptic feedback. Not exactly a rocket propulsion system, but enough power you can definitely feel it.
Razer touts F1 2021, Forza Horizon 5, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as native support, plus Enki Pro HyperSense support for “2,200 game, movie and music titles”. Although we are missing some details on how the chair will respond in these situations.
The chair will be used with the game no However, with software native support, “controller, keyboard, and mouse input produces physical feedback when used.” The same is true for other unnamed “popular streaming platforms” that may be automatically supported.
When it comes to racing games, I do see the appeal of this device. Combine that with the force feedback of one of the best racing wheels and you’ll notice when you take too much curb and end up in a gravel trap.
Although other than that, maybe outside of VR, I’m a little pessimistic about its benefits. I’ve used haptic headphones once and found that I wanted to disable the feature for the most part.
Hey, maybe the Razer Enki Pro Hypersense isn’t for everyone, but maybe some of us will find its integrated haptics just what our butts crave. If you’re one of them, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the Enki Pro HyperSense, as we don’t yet have a release date for this product.
It’s technically still a concept, although not named one, and it looks like it’s done well enough that I hope the concept will be built at least in limited runs.You can sign up to get updates Razer website If you want to stay in the loop, no matter what.
If you have a ready-to-use gaming chair and want to add haptic effects yourself, this gaming chair/haptic concept isn’t entirely new. ass kicker It just came to mind as a viable alternative that can be attached to most chairs and also doubles as a sim rig haptic motor once you take your racing setup to the next level. Razer’s haptic setup with D-Box seems to be more tightly integrated into the chair, however, the only real way to tell whose rumble is the best is how you sit in the seat.