Throne of Games — EWin Flash XL Gaming Chair Review

EwinRacing Flash XL Gaming Chair

When you work a desk job for as long as I have, you end up trying a lot of office chairs. From top-of-the-line Aerons, to off-the-shelf low end Office Depot generics, I’ve sat in them all. My experience has largely been that the differences between the high and low end chairs don’t tend to feel they warrant the price hikes, so for personal use at home it’s just been easier to defer to whatever is available in my limited price range, suffering through a long succession of back-numbing lackluster seating experiences. Considering how often I sit at a desk, working and gaming, the thought has occurred to me more than once that maybe I should give my backside more comfortable accommodations. Unfortunately, there is a vast array of desk chairs available with a wide range of price points and very little opportunity to actually sit on one and try it out. Cost does not necessarily equate to comfort, and dishing out big bucks for the latest testament to ergonomics may leave you sore in more ways than one.

I’ve never really been sold on the value proposition of gaming chairs; they have generally seemed overpriced, gimmicky, and inferior to even standard office chairs. When EWin told us they wanted to send us one of their Flash XL Gaming Chairs, I’ll be honest, I didn’t get my hopes up too high. I’m very happy to say that my fears were unfounded.

It should come as no surprise that an extra large chair comes in a big heavy box. The good news is that it’s a very durable, thick cardboard box, so there was little chance of the contents being damaged en route.

Not pictured: Family cat FREAKING OUT over a new box in the house

Assembly of the chair took roughly 30 minutes, with the hardest part being the first step of attaching the back to the seat- I had to pull the reclining lever and bear down hard on it to draw the arm that gets screwed in to the back far enough to clear the cushioning of the seat, and then painstakingly line up the screw holes. Once that was done, it was pretty much all about putting the wheels and hydraulic stem in place, as everything else came assembled in the box and even the two pillows were already set in place. Allen wrenches were provided in the box and there was no need to break out my own tools.

Let me impress upon you how large this chair is when assembled:

This photo was taken before the Flash XL ate the other chair whole

At a variable height of roughly 48” and a width of 22.8”, the EWin Flash XL is less a chair and more of a throne. At half elevation, my wife’s legs dangle off of it like she was a child. It is, in a word, MAGNIFICENT. I’m considerably taller than she is, however, and being able to adjust the lift much higher than most chairs is a welcome change (Now I just need a taller desk!). The “4D” adjustable armrests are a treat as well- horizontal angle, height, and positioning controls allow for specific customization according to where my arms fell. It is also possible to recline the back to a point almost level with the seat, but at that point the center of gravity makes things a little sketchy, so I wouldn’t plan on taking any naps like that. The only feature that my smaller chair had that I would have liked to take advantage of more with the EWin is the ability to use the tilt back to recline a bit at will. Technically, the chair can tilt back, and even lock into a tilted position, but the girth, weight and height of the chair make it less of a relaxing activity and more of a chore, and ultimately superfluous due to the overall comfort of the chair once I adjusted the various settings to my satisfaction. In fact, my one little gripe is that the chair’s size makes it harder to maneuver than smaller office chairs. That added scale and build does come with a trade-off.

White gloves are provided to avoid getting greasy hands while assembling

So the Flash XL is sturdy and highly adjustable, but is it comfortable? Thankfully, this is where the chair really excels. The high density memory foam is firm at first but once you sink into it a bit it really feels like you are floating a few feet above the ground. I never once felt the steel frame underneath. The roomy seat flanked on either side by the plush side cushions keep you in place without the constriction I found in previous gaming chairs I’ve sat in. The entire chair is wrapped and neatly stitched with a soft polyurethane leather that I was concerned wouldn’t breathe well if things got sweaty, but I haven’t noticed any issues so far. The lumbar and head pillows are very plush and easy to adjust once seated as they are held in place by elastic straps. That said, if you aren’t on the large or tall side, you may want to remove them, as they are positioned to fit the scale of the chair and may not be comfortable.

This Flash XL gaming/office chair was graciously provided to us for review by EWin. For a limited time you can get 15% off your chair order with the code GamingTrend.

Total Score: 95



The EWin Flash XL is categorically the most comfortable desk chair I have ever sat on (and as I said before, I have sat on a lot). The sturdy build, high level of adjustability, and plush memory foam/PU leather construction attest to the high quality of this chair, but what really sets it apart is the larger scale that allows for a seating experience I never knew existed before.

Mike Dunn is a UX designer, researcher, games journalist, and VR enthusiast, and has been working for Gaming Trend (and Console Gold) in multiple capacities since 2003. In addition to writing, he also provides design, development, branding and marketing for the site.
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If you have a desk job, you will spend over five years of your life sitting down at a desk. You can double that amount if you game or browse on a desktop at home for a few hours a night. It’s a daunting statistic when you think about it. We all spend over a third of our lives sleeping on mattresses, of which we spend a few hundred, if not thousands, on. So it begs the question: Should we take note of this and invest in a decent office chair too? It is crucial to sustaining a healthy posture and eliminating any bad back issues you may face in your later years.

There are many varieties of office/desk chair out there, and the cost of them can vary, greatly. The old saying “You get what you pay for” rains very true when it comes to purchasing a decent chair that can consistently service your back and posture for many years to come. We shouldn’t scrimp on cost when it comes to purchasing an office/desk chair, but most of us always do – myself included.

I usually turn my nose up at any chair costing more than £100. “A chair is a chair. It doesn’t need to be complicated. All you do is sit in it”, I would say, but as the years tick on by, I soon realise how many hours I spend at a desk. If I spend hundreds on a mattress, then sitting at a desk for over seven hours a day justifies the same kind of investment for the sake of avoiding a bad back in my later years.

The EwinRacing Champion Series gaming chair retails for €349 EU / £279 UK / $349 US and it is currently on sale for €223 EU / £190 UK / $237 US whilst also using our own 15% off voucher code ‘consolemonster’. You could say that this is probably the lower end of how much you should spend on a office/desk chair, but I’ve seen chairs costing much more than this and still have less features and quality – I’m looking at you IKEA! So on paper, the EwinRacing gaming chairs seems a bit of a bargain, but how are they in practice? Let’s find out…

Setting up the Champion Series chair was very simple, thanks to supplying all the tools and the helpful guide that lists all the necessary steps needed to assemble it. During the chair’s assembly I noticed how good the general quality of the parts are, with the only let down being the plastic arms, but with that said, even these arms carry particular features I’ve yet to experience on my past chairs. In less than 30 minutes I had the chair fully built and ready for its first test.

As features go, the Champion Series offers many buttons, leavers and switches to help achieve maximum sitting comfort. For me, the base of a seat is important. There is nothing worse then having a thinly padded seat that last barely a year before you begin to feel the framework inside. Thanks to its fairly thick padding of 10 cm, the Champion Series will be supporting your derrière for a long time.

The back support is just as important and the Champion Series caters well in this department too. The back rest dominates this chair’s form factor. Once assembled, it was the first thing to trouble me, because my current chair it replaces (a 5+ old chair from IKEA) is one of those short-backed chairs. I was never a fan of large executive chairs with high backs. This isn’t the companies biggest chair either, but should this trouble you as well, I would look at the Calling Series, which has a slightly smaller frame. But with all that said, I could slow get used to a high backed chair for many reasons.

Adjusting the back position is done by pushing down on the right side leaver, which is located where the back rest meets the seat. Powered by some fairly strong springs, the back can jump forward fairly rapid if you’re not leaning back on it, so it helps to apply some pressure to it. Adding a little more pressure whilst leaning back moves the back of the seat backwards very easy, and as you keep leaning back you soon start to notice one of this chairs key features – the ability to move the back almost fully horizontal!

Now I don’t know who would want to do this in any office environment, but at home I can see the appeal – if you wish to relax and pretend you’re in a dentist chair, this feature can seem pretty great. I don’t think I will be using this feature much, but to know the back can go backwards further than most chairs, to enjoy a relaxed posture, it’s welcoming. I must say though, I didn’t feel too comfortable setting the chair back to its maximum lean position, because my back is beyond the chair’s centre position, it felt that my weight would eventually tip me over if I wasn’t too careful.

Very popular with gaming chairs these days are the lumber and head cushions. These are held on by a pair of elasticated straps and plastic buckle clips. The straps come pre-fitted, wrapped around the bottom and two holes located in the neck area of the back seat. The lumber cushion alone makes a huge difference to my sitting experience; the neck cushion however, probably not so much. Whilst the chair is more reclined, I can see the neck cushion having more of a purpose. For me, the straps could be a little tighter, or at least hold the cushions in their adjusted position, because they always require constant adjustment every time you sit back into the chair.

On either side of the seat you’ll find the plastic arm rests. Just like most chairs, each arm rest can be raised and lowered to your own preference. For me I wish they could go a little more lower than these currently allow. Pressing a small button on the side of the rest allows you to slide the top part of the arm rest forward and backwards, which is a nice feature. Another button allows you to slide the top portion sideways towards and away from the seat. Finally, you can also apply a little force to the rotation of each arm rest to pivot them diagonally inwards and outwards. So all in all, with these four adjustments, you should find the perfect sweet spot for how your arms rest on them. These arms come pre-bolted to the seat, however if you prefer, these can be unscrewed and removed entirely.

After two weeks using the Champion Series I am slowly getting used to its dominant size. The general build quality has always felt very sturdy and solid, and I can imagine this chair would serve me well for many years. The pleather material used in the seating appears to be of a high quality, that doesn’ look like it will begin to flake off for some time. The cushions and seat padding feels like they contain a good quality and firm density of foam that should take the weight and reshape themselves after use for many sittings.

My only gripe is that I felt that the size of the seat could be slightly smaller for me. At 5’8” I found that my feet would leave the floor when I adjusted the seat to the correct height for my desk height (a standard 72 cm high). Usually, I rest my feet on the wheel frame underneath, but with the rather generous seat depth, my feet would miss the frame and dangle beyond its reach. With my feet not resting on the floor, this isn’t good for the blood circulation to my legs, so I had to seek an alternative solution by buying a cheap footrest from IKEA.

As you can see from the photo above, the overall size of the chair has troubled me from day one. I guess I prefer a smaller, more compact desk chair. For me, if the Champion Series could come in a slightly more compact form factor, I think EwinRacing could be on to a winner. The Calling Series could indeed tick that box, and I hope I can sample that chair also soon. But for someone taller and more leggy than me, the Champion Series might be a perfect chair for you because, as features to price goes, you really can’t do any better than investing in an EwinRacing Champion Series chair. Give your back the support and comfort it deserves and check them out.


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Hands On: EWin Hero Series Gaming/Office Chair

Yes, I’m reviewing a chair.  It’s something I thought unlikely but the opportunity arose and I saw this thing and simply couldn’t pass it up.

I mean – look at it!  Impressive, right? – The EWin Hero Series Gaming/Office Chair.

When it arrived on my doorstep, the first thing that struck me was – almost obviously – the size of the box. The size of the box, and the weight of the box.
These two things alone tell me a couple of things – it’s heavy, so it’s not cheap – it’s big, so it’s almost nearly completely assembled.
I was right on both counts.   There’s lots of metal in this chair, making it hardy but not cumbersome.   I was relieved to find not many parts to put together.

My picture doesn’t do it justice though, my little office space doesn’t lend much to photography.

The chair just looks slick!  It comes with blue, red, or green accents.
It’s certainly ergonomic, sturdy and comfortable but won’t let you curl up lounge in it – keeping you upright and alert while gaming or working.

The bucket-style has a durable steel frame and high-density memory foam.
If you look at the frame, you’ll see that the ergonomic parts of the chair (the “winged” sides, and “cupped” seat) are actually a part of the frame. They’re not just hunks of foam just sitting out there.   They’re integral.

The 5-star wheeled base is aluminum – something you don’t find in a lot of chairs.
It wouldn’t be much use having a sturdy chair, and a class-4 gas lift (330lbs/150kg) if the base would crack under the pressure.

Putting the chair together didn’t take long. There are just the screws to put the back onto the seat, and the base onto the seat.
Two different sized screws come with two different sized allen wrenches – nice touch.
You’ll find the screws already in place in the chair – helpfully novel. This way you don’t misplace them in the packaging.
The screws were a little fiddly to get into place – the hole kind of got a little lost in the chair material but this is hardly an issue.

It even comes with gloves! Keep your hands, and your nice new chair clean while you put it together.

The seat isn’t overly complicated.  There’s a lever that adjusts the height, and a lever that adjusts the angle of the back.
The back adjustment lever looks and works like something you’d find in a car to adjust your car seat – for all you racing gamers out there.
The lock/tilt mechanism adjusts the overall angle of the seat.
It does sit high – if you’re on the shorter side, your feet may not touch the floor.

Two pillows – one for lumbar, and the other for your head/neck are adjustable on elastic runners.

The leather surfaces seem to be easy to clean/wipe down.

A couple of nice little touches make the chair just a little more special – aside from the included assembly gloves – the way the seat cushion is nicely embedded into the seat – nice and square – it’s obviously there but intentionally a part of the design.  Also, the covers for the back/seat assembly.  The plastic covers cover the screws, and screw in themselves – take note though, they’re different shape for each side. One for the “normal” side, the other for the back adjustment mechanism.

I don’t have much negative to say about the EWin Hero Series Gaming Chair. Just the screws being fiddly – that ensures a good fit though.
It is a $360 chair (15% off if you use code TB at – it might seem pricey but you’ll pay that for a regular office chair that’ll tear, puncture, and flake (like my old one did) – it won’t look nearly as good either!

The chair are certified BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Ass.), ISO 9001, and Underwriters Laboratories Approved (UL). So, as long as you use your common sense around it, it’ll be safe and serve you well.

Face it, you spend a lot of time either in it, or looking at it – you had might as well enjoy it,

Learn all about the EWin Hero Series chairs, and get one for yourself at – don’t forget to use code TB at checkout to get 15% off your order!

Note: This blogger is reprinted from Techburgh.

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EWin Champion Series gaming chair provides comfort and flair for your derrière


EWin’s Champion series gaming chair brings extreme coziness, with some racing flair, to make your gaming and PC sessions more comfortable.


EWin Champion Series Ergonomic

Chairs built for gamers are like most things that fall into the category – audacious and a little bit over the top. The Ewin Champion Series Ergonomic chair skirts that line, though, and while it looks like it was pulled from a race car, it’s not entirely ridiculous-looking. It’s quite comfortable, offering plenty of lumbar and neck support for long gaming sessions.

I’ve been using the EWin Champion Series Ergonomic gaming chair for the last two months. For my first gaming chair, I’m quite happy with it.

About this review

EWin sent a Champion Series Ergonomic for evaluation. The suggested retail price is $369 but is often discounted on Amazon.

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Ewin Champion Series Ergonomic features

  • Materials: Metal frame, synthetic leather chair, cold molded foam cushions, high back with an integrated headrest, and plastic armrests.
  • Adjustability: 360-degree swivel, 155-degree adjustable backrest, adjustable height, 4D adjustable armrests, tilt lock and tilt angle lock.
  • Foam Density: 54kg/m3.
  • Weight support: Up to 330 lbs (150 kg).

The Ewin Champion Series Ergonomic chair is by no means cheap. Indeed, it’s about $100 more than my previous standard but high-quality leather office chair. Nonetheless, EWin includes a lot of features for comfort configuration that make up for the high price tag.

The EWin arrives in a big box with assembly required. The directions were easy to read, and the entire setup took around 20 minutes including the unboxing. Each piece was individually wrapped for protection. A simple included Allen wrench is all that is needed for the bolts in the chair.

EWin Champion Series Ergonomic

The chair is made from PU (bicast) leather with excellent stitching and cold molding-foam on the inside, all supported by a steel frame. The chair used for this review uses blue, white and black colors, although there is also an orange version, and EWin makes other styles with various color combinations.

There are two adjustable pillows – one for the neck and one for the lower back (lumbar) – that are strapped to the chair to ensure they never fall off but also allow for movement.

The base with five roller wheels is made from solid aluminum, making the total weight of the chair a hefty 48 lbs (22 kg). There is a 120MM class-4 gas lift, giving the chair enough support for someone up to 330 lbs (150 kg).

EWin Champion Series Ergonomic

The “4D” armrests have a thin layer of PU leather on top and can move forward, back, left, or right, including clockwise and counterclockwise rotations.

For adjustments, the chair can recline between 85 and 155 degrees through a side lever. A knob on the bottom rotates to lock the rocker, letting you choose between a stiff experience or one where you can lean back and rock like most office chairs. As expected, the EWin is also height adjustable using the gas lift and lever that comes out from the side.

Once assembled, the Ewin Champion Series Ergonomic chair is robust and sharp-looking.

Ewin Champion Series Ergonomic comfort

So how comfortable is this chair for sitting hours on end while playing games or using the computer?

Compared to an office chair, gaming chairs in general – and the EWin specifically – have a more wrap-around feel with pads coming out from the sides. It’s a bit odd as you’re not pulling G’s compared to a race car, but at the same time, it’s comforting having a chair the embraces you. The design pushes your shoulders a bit forward, which is not bad for gaming or typing, but in the long term it may not be ideal for those with poor posture or rounded (anterior rotation) shoulders.

The padding is great. EWin uses cold-cured foam molding, which is the same process that is found in high-end cars with ergonomic seats. The process ensures more stability, less air-escaping and more long-term durability. There’s no deflating when you sit down like some cheaper foam and cloth seats. Combined with the lumbar pillow for your lower back, the EWin was very comfortable for working behind my desk all day.

I’m not a huge fan of the seat’s controls, however. The tilt-tension control that modifies the chair’s ability to lean back is under the seat and not easy to access while sitting. Granted, the EWin is like most chairs in this sense, but many premium seats offer a lever on the side to enable or disable the feature.

The “4D” armrests go above and beyond what any standard office chair offers. Moving the rests forward, backward, in and out, and up and down seems like a bit of overkill, but when it comes to comfort and personalization, more options are better than less.

EWin Champion Series Ergonomic

With the lumbar support and neck pillow, your body maintains some adequate clearing for ventilation. That’s important for warm summer days, as I did not find myself getting warm or having to lean forward like when on a couch to cool my back.

The quality of the build, components, and stitching are top notch, but I don’t love the look of the side plastic moldings for the hinge.

Finally, I like the sky-blue color scheme. While it’s more aggressive than an ugly, black boring office chair, I don’t think it looks silly either.

EWin Champion Series Ergonomic chair is pricey but effective

The biggest obstacle to a high-end gaming chair is certainly the price, and that applies to the Champion Series Ergonomic, coming in just under $300 (when discounted).

Nonetheless, for things like chairs, sofas, and especially beds that you plan to use frequently, you should never go the cheap route. There are differences between a $60 chair that you pick up from Office Max and something that nears the $200 or $300 mark (some designer chairs go even higher). EWin passes the test here for quality, and the company seems to have a solid reputation amongst gamers, often earning top reviews and satisfaction.

For max comfort, style, and longevity, the EWin Champion Series Ergonomic chair is a winner.

For a larger version of this chair see our review of the EWin Flash XL or the similar EWin Racing Calling gaming chair.


  • Very comfortable.
  • Durable design, premium materials, and nice stitching.
  • Solid metal frame.
  • Fully adjustable with excellent lumbar support.


  • Expensive.
  • Confusing branding between other EWin models.



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Note: This is a review post from Windowscentral.

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We spend a lot of time at our computers these days. Whether it’s long drawn out gaming sessions, working, arguing with strangers on the internet, we tend to put most of our attention into the computer itself and neglect the very (essential) component responsible for keeping us, well, at the computer. High end gaming chairs are one of the new trends filling this need among gamers and PC enthusiasts. In the past, high end gaming chars were quite expensive and owning one was unobtainable for many people. Recently, as this trend continues, prices have dropped, and quality has increased based on competition! I believe there are quite a few people out there on the fence about whether owning a gaming chair is the right move currently.

In this review we will be taking a very close look at one such chair: Introducing the EWin Champion Series Gaming Chair. Before we dive into the product itself, let’s take a look at EWin, an OEM manufacturer, and why their chairs stand apart. EWin is a new company founded in 2016 who’s primary focus is in the ergonomic gaming chair scene. They focus heavily on product quality and comfort. They back their quality with a 1 year warranty, and a 2 year warranty on the frame and seating tray. Currently, EWin offers four unique gaming chair series, the Champion Series, Calling Series, Hero Series and Flash Series. Each series has it’s own set of features and price points. Today, let’s take a look at the Champion series and go over each of its many features in depth. Quality, comfort, design, and assembly will be a few of the many items we will be looking at when reviewing this product.

Next up, let’s take a look at how this product was packaged, and assembled.
The Ewing Champion series gaming chair was shipped from the US and arrived to us after just a few days via Fedex. The box that the chair was shipped in was a large and sturdy doubly-ply box with extra card board pieces stuffed on the sides for extra strength. The box itself isn’t overly impressive visually, but seeing as that you’ll be receiving the chair in the mail and not from perusing your local computer hardware store, it probably doesn’t matter a whole lot. Probably best to keep the box design visuals down to a minimum anyways, as to not attract those who might want to keep the chair for themselves. 

Inside the box, we get a sense of the level of care EWin puts into packaging. Each item was completely surrounded by foam tubing and foam sheets. The chair seat and back were also surrounded by foam and placed inside plastic bags. There was nothing tedious about the unpacking process which can sometimes be the case. Packaging was easily removed and did not require any special tools. The overall placement of each component of the Champion Series chair was done in such a way that nothing will move around, or cause damage during shipping.

Included in its own box was all of the hardware pieces needed to construct the chair. Also included were the assembly instructions, a pair of hex-wrenches and a pair of white cloth gloves which the instructions specify should be worn during assembly. We’re not 100% sure why they were needed as there were no sharp parts. Our guess is they’re there to either to protect your hands, “just in case” something goes wrong, or to protect the beautiful finishes on the chair from your grubby gamer fingers. Either way, I thought they were a nice touch. 


At first glance, the mounting hardware appears that of excellent quality. Every item feels solid and is free of defects. Even the mounting screws looked like they were of a bit higher quality than what we’ve seen before. I did thing it was nice that even though only two of the hex-screws and plastic screw covers were required, they included extras… just in case. We’ve all been there. 

This review will not be covering the assembly portion in detail. Suffice it to say, assembly is quite simple, although it does require a bit of awkward lifting when attaching the back portion rest to the seat portion. Having a friend to help out is recommended. As a test, we constructed the chair from start to finish without reading the instructions (Overly manly man approved). This was to demonstrate that assembly is quite intuitive and if for whatever reason you either don’t have the manual, or for whatever reason are unable to read the instructions, all is not lost. However, we do recommend following the instructions to ensure proper function and for safety reasons. 

Head on over to the next page for details about the products features, quality and for more detailed images!

Fully assembled, you can see the EWin Champion gaming chair in all its glory. For this particular gaming chair, I really like the color scheme and overall design. The accent colors really make it pop. The racing seat inspired curves do an excellent job providing comfort while not getting in the way when sitting at a desk. 

As far as features go, The EWin Champion gaming chair is definitely well equipped. Almost every component can be adjusted to ensure optimal comfort which will definitely assist in the overall objective of pwning noobs even longer. The back of the chair features two pillows, one for the head and another for the lower back for lumbar support. The lower pillow can be adjusted up or down for optimal placement (or easily removed if desired). These pillows are probably one of my favorite features. They are very soft and provide excellent targeted back and neck support, something my previous budget office chair lacked.

Upper Pillow:


Lower Pillow:

The back and bottom seat cushions are advertised as constructed using cold molded foam surrounding a steel metal frame. Built into the frame are elastic bands which provide support and will definitely help in providing comfort years after purchase. In theory, it seems that the bands should help in taking some of the load off of the foam molds, thus reducing general compression wear on the foam. These stretchy bands can be seen from the underside of the bottom seat in the image below:

The back cushion can be reclined forwards and backwards. And WAAAY backwards if you feel like taking a nap! 
A word of caution though: This chair has the ability to recline in two different ways. The first is at the base where the chair swivels, and the other is at the junction between the back and bottom cushions (similar to that of a seat found in a car driver’s seat). When adjusting the recline on the back cushion, first engage the rocking recline lock on the bottom base area. Since the chair has the ability to recline via, the rocking mechanism AND the back cushion recline lever, you may end up falling backwards. Engaging the recline lock which prevents the chair from rocking at the base, proceeded by reclining the back of the chair is the safest way to recline all the way back.


The armrests on the Champion can be adjusted in four different ways: Front to back, side to side, up and down, and the front tip can be turned in or out at an angle. EWin has an excellent info graphic depicting this on their product website found HERE. Despite what the look like, the tops of the armrests are actually soft and slightly squishy, not hard plastic like I originally thought. This adds a small level of comfort for those extended gaming sessions. The ability to adjust the armrests to precisely where my arm was level with the desk/mouse, made the overall experience that much better. Overall, they are mounted very securely and I was able to put my full weight on them (185lbs) while bouncing up and down without any give. 

The materials EWin used to wrap the chair appears of good quality and should hold up for a very long time if handled properly. It has a very nice, soft feel to it and repels water nicely. The leather pieces are held together by what looks like heavy duty nylon stitching. The color of the stitching used matches perfectly with the leather piece it is holding together. You can tell there was some malicious attention to detail put in during design and construction of the Champion series chair. Here are some close ups:


The base of the Champion features a base consisting of 5 casters in a star pattern and is constructed out of very strong steel. What we found interesting was that on the EWin’s website, they mention that the base is made up from aluminum. Aluminum would have been nice because it would cut down on some of the overall weight. Steel is not a bad material to use because it is very strong, though much heavier than aluminum. Most desk chairs use a plastic base from what I’ve personally experienced, so overall I’m not disappointed over the use of steel. The five casters are pretty standard, plastic and metal construction. They roll and spin nicely, are quiet and feel pretty solid. 

Overall, we are very happy with the overall quality, features and attention to detail of the EWin Champion. Let’s wrap up this section with an interesting video showing the quality (and destruction) of a typical EWin chair vs. the compeition.

The EWin Champion series gaming chair was by far one of the most quality-driven products we’ve had the opportunity to review. EWin’s attention to detail was certainly apparent in the Champion’s internal and external construction. There are a plethora of adjustable options which give the user the ability to find that perfect sweet spot of comfort many other chairs lack. In my case, I work, game and relax at my computer so having a chair that meets every need as far as comfort and style go, to me is just as important as important as having high end IPS gaming monitor. At the time of writing this review, the Champion retails for $369 with a current sale price of $289. (better hurry!) Overall, excellent value especially when you factor in free shipping to anywhere in the US.

The only downside I could find was that the base was constructed out of steel rather than aluminum which was outlined on their website. Aluminum would have shaved off a few pounds while being equally as strong as its steel replacement. Since weight isn’t a huge concern to me personally, I am not bothered by it. A steel base will last just as long and will not bend or flex like plastic bases we see on typical office chairs. 

Overall, if you are in the market for a high end gaming chair that will last for years and not break the bank, we highly recommend the EWin Champion Series gaming chair! Or if you’re not, we could all use a new chair. Factoring in quality, price, durability, and ease of construction, we are pleased to present the Champion with the GND-Tech Diamond Award!

If you have any questions or thoughts, please feel free to leave a comment below! 

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Review: EWin Racing “Calling” Chair

Is it your Calling???

One of the biggest surprises at E3 this year was the explosion of gaming peripheral companies making an appearance, especially in the realm of the gaming chair. One might take for granted the necessity of a “gaming” chair, but for those spending hours in front of a computer or console, the difference is immediate and lasting. And, if like me, you’ve spent any time on YouTube or Twitch, you’ll notice a lot of the personalities you see will be utilizing some form of gaming chair.

EWin, one of the newer entrants in the gaming peripheral space was gracious enough to send us one of their “Calling” series chairs for evaluation and thus far we are very impressed.

Putting this thing together was a relatively simple, although mildly time-consuming. The complete build took around 25-30 minutes, with the majority of time spent turning hex bolts in to place. Anyone that’s had any experience with furniture builds will be relatively comfortable with the process, especially since clear instructions were given in the form of a guide booklet.

At first, the large pile of components can be intimidating, but your confidence will grow once you start combining pieces. A lovely pair of cloth gloves are provided to keep fingerprints from adhering to the synthetic leather surface while also offering light digit protection during some of the more rigorous parts of the assembly process.

At first, it can feel a little weird sitting in a racing-style chair. The form-hugging design could be more likened to that of a sports car than your standard office environment, but once you get used to it, your body will thank you — especially for those sitting at their desks for extended sessions.

The removable cushions that accompany the Calling racing chair provide a surprising amount of support. The larger of the two sits at the base of the chair for lumbar support. Both it, and the smaller neck support pillow are held in place by elastic straps. Although optional, I highly recommend using these. The only complaint I had with the cushions is that the neck support pillow does not retain its position using the included straps.

The “Calling” is one of EWin’s mid-range offerings with adjustable height, armrests and very steep angle of recline. The standout feature of the Calling chair is how well it is made. The synthetic leather provides a soft surface yet enough support for longer sessions. All of the individual components are held together with sturdy straps and bolts.

This is a very well made gaming chair and one you should definitely consider when looking to upgrade your current set up.

Note: This article is a reprint from gamemob.

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EwinRacing Champion Series Gaming Chair Review

Since reviewing our first gaming chair we’ve come to the realization that these things are not just hype. They actually are comfortable, offer better support than normal offer chairs, and let’s face it look pretty damn awesome too! Today we have our second gaming chair, this one comes from EwinRacing. EwinRacing solely makes gaming chairs and offers quite a few different variants. Today we are taking a look at their Champion Series gaming chair, more specifically the CP-BR1B version which is black with blue trim and has a pillow and lumbar support. Will this gaming chair match up to our high expectations after our review of the Tesoro Zone Balance gaming chair? Read on as we find out!

Special thanks to EwinRacing for providing us with the Champion Series Gaming Chair to review.

Chair Type: Gaming/Office Chair
Foam Type: High Density Seperated Foaming
Foam Density: 55kg/m3
Frame Color: Black
Frame Construction: Metal
Adjustable Armrests: 4D
Mechanism Type: Multi-functional Tilt
Tilt Lock: Yes
Tilt Angle Lock: Yes
Gas Lift Class: 4
Chair/Seat Back Style: High-back
Adjustable Back Angle: 85-155 Degrees
Base Type: 5-star Wide Aluminum Base
Caster Size & Material: 2″ Caster/PU


The Champion Series Gaming Chair comes in a very large box. The box is quite big so be prepared.

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Opening the box up everything is nicely packaged and protected.

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Getting everything out of the box you’ll see that the chair comes disassembled, which is pretty much standard when it comes to these chairs. EwinRacing provides all of the parts and everything you need to fully assemble the chair.

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EwinRacing Champion Series Gaming Chair Overview
The Champion Series Gaming Chair takes about 15-20 minutes to fully put together. I found installation to be pretty easy since I had previously put a chair like this together. As you can see we received the black version of the chair with blue accents. It also comes in orange, pink, purple, green, and red accent colors. Of course this chair is fashioned after a real racing chair, not only that it is designed that way. The chair is made of a durable steel frame that is wrapped in a high density memory foam.

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The entire chair as well as the two pillows are wrapped in what looks like leather, but it is polyurethane faux leather. This is very common in most gaming chairs in this price range. As for the included pillows there is a small pillow for your head and a larger one to give you lumbar support. Both of these pillows are adjustable and can be fully removed if you like.

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Taking a look at the chair from the side you can see how the frame is designed to mold around your body. This means that when you are sitting in the chair it will be very comfortable, even after long hours of gaming. The chair offers tilt and height controls. You can tilt the chair back to 155 degrees which is great for relaxing and watching movies. The controls for both the tilt and height adjustment are located on the right side of the chair and are pretty easy to use.

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The armrests on this chair are what as known as 4D adjustable armrests. You can rotate them or set their angle, move them further apart or closer together, move them forward or backwards, and adjust their height. This gives you the ultimate customization when it comes to getting the perfect setting for your gaming / sitting style. There are controls on each armrest which makes it easy to adjust them.

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Usage & Final Thoughts
I have been using the Champion Series Gaming Chair for about 3 weeks now and I have to say I do like it. I spend anywhere from 4-8 hours a day sitting down at my computer, so I have definitely broken the chair in over the past few weeks. As I mentioned earlier in this review this is our second gaming chair. The first one was the Tesoro Zone Balance. Since both of these have very close price points ($229 vs $279) we figured it would be a good idea to compare them and see which features of each chair we like the best.
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The first thing I can say about the EwinRacing Champion Series Gaming Chair is that it molds around your body much better than the Tesoro chair. When I sit in the chair I feel I sink into it more. It seems like EwinRacing has used better quality foam, which makes for a more comfortable feel. I definitely prefer sitting in this chair over the Tesoro chair.

The adjustments on the chairs are pretty much the same otherwise, although you do get more customization with the armrests with the EwinRacing chair. But at the same time the armrests on the EwinRacing chair seem a little more flimsy and move around quite a bit. The Tesoro chair has a larger head pillow, which I really do like. The head pillow on the EWinRacing chair is just too small and really is pointless in my opinion.

Again with both chairs I do not like the part of the chair which connects to two pieces. This is an aesthetic thing, but its covered with plastic and just not look that good.

If you are looking at upgrading your current chair situation or outfitting a new office with chairs the EwinRacing Champion Series Gaming Chair is a great choice and one that I can totally recommend. If you are doing any type of long-term sitting at your computer one of these chairs will definitely help your situation and once you use a chair like this you won’t go back.

This chair currently sells for $279 and I can definitely agree with that price. Overall ThinkComputers gives the EwinRacing Champion Series Gaming Chair a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!

– Extremely comfortable
– Easily adjustable
– Offered in many different colors
– Does not take that long to put together
– Lumbar support

– Head pillow is sort of useless
– Armrests are a little flimsy

Tags: Champion Series   CP-BR1B    EWin  EwinRacing   Gaming Chair
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by BOB BUSKIRK.


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Best gaming chair of 2018

Don’t overlook your chair as part of a gaming setup. Here we explain what to look for in a gaming chair and review the best gaming chair you can buy on the market.

You’ve probably spent time and money buying the right gaming keyboard and gaming mouse for your PC, and maybe even have other accessories that you hope will give you the edge (not to mention the gaming PC itself). Few people put much thought into their chair, though.

Gaming chairs are becoming more and more popular, and we’ve rounded up a small selection of the latest models.

Gaming chair buying guide

In most respects, gaming chairs are no different to a regular desk swivel chair. They have height adjustment, castors for smooth movement across the floor and arm rests.

 However, as with a lot of gaming hardware, gaming chairs are more stylish than your standard office chair and typically take inspiration from the bucket seats in racing cars.

What is and isn’t stylish is down to your personal taste, but what should you look for when buying a gaming chair?


Basic chairs tend to have only height adjustment, but it’s well worth going for a chair that has an reclining back and adjustable arm rests, too.

 Ergonomics are really important, so you need a chair that supports your spine properly and offers enough adjustment to fit your body, rather than forcing it into a bad posture.

Almost all chairs are ‘one size fits all’ so it’s crucial to make sure the seat height adjustment range will suit you. If possible – and it probably isn’t – try to find a shop where you can actually sit in a chair before you buy.

Whether or not a chair is comfortable for you will depend on how well you fit in the chair.

We’ve tested the E-Win chair here with tall and short people, and both large and slim builds, but we can’t guarantee that you will find it comfy.

You won’t necessarily get a more ergonomic chair if you spend more, so good ergonomics don’t have to be expensive.


What you will get if you spend more is better quality materials and build. Although the price of some chairs may make you wince, a good-quality chair should last years, if not a decade or more.

At the entry level, cheap foam may feel ok to start with (some manufacturers use recycled foam scraps), but might lose its structure and therefore its support before long, while high-quality foam will retain its shape and also support heavier users. A chair’s specifications should always state the maximum weight they can handle.

Talking of materials, the most common is PU leather, also known as faux leather or vegan leather. Essentially, it’s plastic with a leather-like texture. It’s not a bad choice: it’s reasonably hard wearing, easy to clean and not expensive. Real leather costs a lot, but should last considerably longer.

Some chairs use a suede-like material (or even real suede leather). This isn’t as easy to clean, but has a softer feel which some people will prefer.


Since gaming chairs have a gas strut for height adjustment, plus other moving parts, it’s feasible that something might fail. Obviously a longer warranty is better, but always check what the warranty covers.

Ewin Flash XL

Ewin Flash XL

  • RRP: $428.99

At £322, the Ewin Flash XL gaming chair is one of the most expensive chairs in our roundup – but for good reason. It’s available in either black and blue or black and red, and comes with two matching ergonomic pillows for lumbar and neck support.

We usually discard of lumbar pillows fairly quickly, but the included pillow is firm enough to provide support without being too bulky.

Beneath the PU leather cover, you’ll find high-density moulded cold foam that is softer than what’s on offer with cheaper chairs. As you sit down, you feel slight adjustments in the large seating area as the foam moulds to your body. It’s comfortable, and more noticeable than in other chairs that feature the same material.

It also features 4D armrests, allowing you to adjust just about every aspect of the armrests.

That’s backed up by a durable steel frame and large, five-star base that means anyone up to 150kg can comfortably sit in the chair with no worry.

And that’s who this chair is aimed at; those of us that are a little larger and don’t find standard gaming chairs comfortable. It has a wider and longer seat than many gaming chairs, along with a wide back rest that doesn’t dig into your sides.

It also allows for reclining between 85- and 155 degrees. Oh, and you can get a 15 percent discount by using our exclusive code TA on the Ewin Racing website.

Editor note: This is part of a review post from Techadvisor.

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Review of E-WIN Champion Series Ergonomic Computer Gaming Office Chair with Pillows


I’ve noticed that lots of people are just happy with any old chair for their desk or gaming, but once you’ve owned and used a good comfortable chair you’ll never be able to go back to that old chair again. Up for review today I’ve got the E-Win Racing Champion series gaming and office chair. Last year I did review the Hero series chair from E-Win and it’s a great chair but I have to admit I like this one much better as it’s designed differently and just has some features that make it a superior chair in my opinion. Read on to learn more…

Specifications and Features 


4D Adjustable Armrests:
-PU Surface
-Front/back left/right sliding functions
-Clockwise/counterclockwise rotations
-Vertical adjustments

Material Superiority:
No mere gaming chair, the interplay of top grain leather and precision manufacturing is what drives the icon forwards. That’s why we rely on supple and luxurious leather and an intelligent blend of perforation and diamond pattern stitching across the contact are to maximize comfort and breathability, allowing you to stay ahead of the competition without breaking a sweat.

Height Adjustable
-To raise seat height
–Stand up and pull lever, the seat will rise, release the lever at desired height
-To lower the seat
–Sit on chair and pull the lever, the seat will go down, release at desired height

Lever Operated Back Recliner
-Pull recline lever up, lean backwards on the seat to achieve desired angle
-Chair allows 85-155 degree adjustment
-Whether you use EwinRacing chair to play your favorite video games, drink coffee, or watch movies, just pull the lever, lean back and relax.

Tilt Lock & Tilt Control Mechanism
-Tilt lock mechanism
-Tilt-tension control
-Install with a stability and safety class 4 gas lift piston

Durable Steel Frame
-Strong steel frame you can feel safe

Cold Molding Foam
-High density memory foam

120MM Class-4 Gas Lift
-Durable, reliable and supports up to 150kg/330lbs

Aluminum Five-Star Base
-High quality strong 5-star base keeps you focused

Chair Type: Gaming/Office Chair
Foam Type:High Density Separated Foaming
Foam Density: 55kg/m3
Frame Color: Black
Frame Construction: Metal
Adjustable Armrests: 4D
Mechanism Type: Multi-functional Tilt
Tilt Lock: Yes
Tilt Angle Lock: Yes
Gas Lift Class: 4
Chair/Seat Back Style: High-back
Adjustable Back Angle: 85-155 Degrees
Base Type: 5-star Wide Aluminum Base
Caster Size & Material: 2″ Caster/PU

Price: $299 (from EWin at time of review) (Use code ‘technogog’ for 15% off purchase)

The Review

I did a full unboxing video for this chair so to give you a better idea of it and the contents of the box, so watch the video here and read on:

The E-Win Racing Champion series chair ships in a large and heavy box. Fedex said it weighed in at just over 58lbs, the box is brown with red and the E-Win branding on it. Inside you’ll find all of the parts of the chair packaged very well and individually wrapped for protection and in layers as well.


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I love the color black so this chair is perfect for me, black just matches everything and looks really good. This chair though does have a distinctive pattern to it on the seat back and seat, it’s a diamond pattern and if you look closely there are holes in it for breathability.  The chair is made from PU Leather which is leather made from actual hide but it’s finished with a polyurethane coating and texture. The chair is also made from real top grain leather and you can see and feel the difference and transitions in the chair. The back and sides of the chair are the PU leather but the main parts where you lean and sit are the real leather making it much more comfortable. All of the diamond pattern and border is the leather essentially, it’s very soft and supple. Just so you know it’s not a complaint about the PU leather at all, some people actually prefer it as it’s more durable and easier to clean, but I’m a bit old I guess you could say and I love the look and feel of leather.

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The chair has two pillow for extra comfort, one at the head and one at the bottom for your lower back or lumbar area. The pillows are soft and comfortable but yet firm as well. The pillows are also made of a combination and leather and PU leather, you can see the differences in the material very easily. Both of the pillows are attached to the chair with elastic straps and they can be adjusted easily or just removed altogether if you want.

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The back of the chair has the E-Win logo there at the top and you can see the elastic straps and plastic clips so you can remove them if you want. The Hero series chair I reviewed a bit ago has both pillows attached on one set of straps but this chair has separate straps for both pillows which I like much better than the single strap system. On the right and left of the chair back at the bottom you’ll see two metal bolts, this is where the chair back attached to the seat.


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The seat has armrests on each side of it of course and sides that flare up from the main seat. The leather and diamond pattern continues to the seat so you’re leaning on the leather with your back and also sitting on it. The seat is also a combination of the PU and leather, the seat itself is leather while the flares on the sides are the PU material.

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The armrests are covered in the same PU material as the outside of the chair but they’re very adjustable. There is also padding under the covering but it’s fairly stiff with an almost solid feel really. There are two button on the inside edge of the arm rest. The front button is lock/unlock to slide the armrest forward and back. The button on the inside center is so you can slide the armrest right and left. The whole armrest can also rotate clockwise and counterclockwise but there is no button for that, it just turns but locks into place. On the outside of the armrest is a lever or switch you pull up on to raise and lower the whole armrest, so as you can see it’s very adjustable, which is something I really like about this chair.

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On the right side at the bottom edge of the outside of the seat is the lever to unlock the tilt function so the seat back can tilt backwards and forwards. The seat back can be tilted from 85-155 degrees which is almost flat like lying down. If you do that you’ll want to make sure the seat is locked or else.




Inside of the larger box was a smaller box that holds all of the accessories and parts to put the chair together. The first thing you should notice is the lack of screws in the package, without screws how do you put the chair together? Well E-Win has made assembly easy for you, the screws are already in the chair in their proper places and you take them out as you’re assembling it and then put them right back in so there’s no guesswork as to what screw goes where, I like this system, it makes things much easier and for a faster assembly. The instructions are included but they’re basic, just 15 steps really and you’re done. Also included is a pair of white gloves to keep your chair looking clean while assembling it. They do provide a couple extra screws for you just in case and two hex wrenches that are used for assembly. There are five casters or wheels for the chair included and they have a racing or sporty look to them, but they’re well made and seem very sturdy and move or spin freely.

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On of the things I like about these chairs is they have a sturdy steel frame making it very stable and on the bottom of the seat you can see a part of the frame. To assemble the chair you attach the back to the seat then attach the base to the bottom of the seat. The base has the lever that sticks out for lifting the chair up and down and for locking and unlocking the tilt of the seat back. The bottom is also where you’ll find the tension knob for leaning back in the chair.

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To finish assembly you attach the wheels to the five star base and then insert piston and cover and then set the seat on the piston and you’re done. There are some other small details like plastic covers but those are easy, then again the whole chair is easy to assemble.

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So now I have two E-Win Racing gaming chairs, the Hero Series and the Champion series, so here’s both of them together for comparison. There are some differences in design and I have to say both are comfortable but I really like the leather better of the Champion chair, and I like the more adjustable armrests as well. The leather of the Champion chair is just softer and much more comfortable in my opinion. I should mention that I’ve had the Hero series chair for not quite a year now and it’s been used everyday for several hours per day and it still looks like new, so it’s built to last I would think.



So here’s the chair assembled and at my desk, and yes I know my workspace area is a mess. I’ve been using the chair everyday as my main chair for working, gaming, watching videos and just doing whatever at my computer. I normally get up about 4:30am when kids are in school and go to bed about 11pm and I spend of lot of that time during the day in a chair and I have to say it’s very comfortable to sit in for long periods of time, I’ve certainly tested it out. In the evenings I like to lean back and relax with my feet up on my desk and watch a movie or TV show and it’s nice to be able to do that in this chair. Originally I didn’t really care for the pillows but I’ve grown to like them, especially the head pillow for watching movies. I’ve learned to like the lumbar pillow as well, I’ve never really used one before but I find it comfortable.




My son wanted to test the chair as he’s been using the other one and he likes this one better as well, but too bad I’m keeping it for myself!

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The E-Win Racing Champion series chair is the best chair I’ve owed so far, and I’ve gone through a lot of them over the years.

The chair is made from PU leather and real top grain leather and I very much like the looks and feel of it, there’s nothing like real leather for sure. The leather is strategically placed in the chair where most of your body meets the chair. The leather is soft and supple and just very comfortable to sit on for long periods of time. The leather has very tiny holes in it to allow it and you to breathe making you more comfortable for long gaming sessions.

The chair is very easy to assemble, it takes less than 30 minutes really, and that’s if you really take your time. I like the fact that the screws are already in the chair for you so it takes the guesswork out of figuring out what screw goes where.

The Champion series chair has plenty of adjustments to make you comfortable know matter how you want to sit or what you’re doing while you’re sitting. One of the main differences between the Hero series and Champion series chairs is the adjustable armrests which do much more than just move up and down, you can position them exactly how you want them and they’ll lock that way. The small pillows are a nice addition for extra added comfort, I really do like them, but I have to say that at first I didn’t, but now I do.

I sit in a chair for many, many hours per day and for me a solid comfortable chair is a must and the E-Win Racing Champion series black chair is very comfortable. The chair is not only comfortable but it’s well made and it looks good too. Some people like the flashy colors of chairs but I much prefer just a solid black, and this chair looks good that’s no doubt about it.

If you’re in the market for a new gaming chair then I can easily recommend the E-Win Racing Champion series to you.


Also if you want to buy this chair or any other E-Win Racing chair you can get 15% off by using code ‘technogog’ when you check out.


+Simple and quick assembly
+Comfortable head and back pillows included
+Lots of adjustments for comfort
+Very well made
+Leather and PU material

-None that I could find really


score-10-10 Editor's Choice

Grading Scores Out of 10
Overall score-10-10
Design / Aesthetic score-10-10
Value / Price score-10-10
Performance / Usage score-10-10


Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from by Kristofer Brozio.


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