Razer Enki Pro Chair Adds Haptic Feedback

Razer Enki Pro

Razer has unveiled a new Razer Enki Pro gaming chair at CES 2022, promising “high-fidelity haptics” in the new model so users can feel things from video games hitting them, in real life.

The Razer Enki Pro Hypersense is based on their debut Enki Pro gaming chair, which they’ve developed in collaboration with D-BOX to add the “most authentic, lifelike feedback” while gaming. The chair also adds Chroma RGB headrests because we have to have RGB on everything.

Users will apparently be able to feel things jabbing them and shaking them from over 2,200 video games, movies, and even music – ranging from games like Forza Horizon 5 to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Titles that aren’t directly supported through the Enki Pro HyperSense haptics software can also be supported through Direct Input Haptics – where mouse, keyboard, and controller inputs can generate haptic feedback in the chair.

Razer’s debut gaming chair – the Iskur – sadly did not include Chroma RGB lighting and neither did it’s big boy successor the Iskur XL, which they rolled out for the people that need to be rolled around.

“With the Enki Pro HyperSense, Razer and D-BOX have built the most advanced gaming chair to date,” said Sébastien Mailhot, President and CEO of D-BOX. “Our combined efforts have resulted in a product that physically transforms the experience of games, movies and music through the use of cutting-edge high-fidelity haptic feedback. Razer’s unparalleled attention to detail and striking design, alongside D-BOX’s unmatched experience in haptic technology is laying the groundwork for the next generation of innovative home entertainment.”

Here’s a product rundown on the chair:

All Day Comfort. All In Immersion.

The Enki Pro HyperSense is an advanced gaming chair incorporating high-fidelity haptics, allowing users to experience a new dimension of immersion in gaming. Based on the popular Enki Pro chair design, the Enki Pro HyperSense features a haptic feedback unit developed with D-BOX, to give the most authentic, lifelike feedback when gaming, and also integrates a Chroma RGB headrest that allows users to personalize their chair when in use.

With native support for over 2,200 games, movies and music titles, including games such as F1 2021, Forza Horizon 5 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, players will not only be able to feel every corner on the track, but will also be enveloped in their game surroundings thanks to the physical feedback provided by the Enki Pro HyperSense haptics. Even games not directly supported through the software can still be enjoyed with haptic feedback through Direct Input Haptics, where controller, keyboard and mouse-inputs will generate physical feedback when used.

The haptic feedback isn’t just limited to gaming, as media consumption also benefits from an extra layer of immersion, with many of the most popular streaming platforms being automatically supported. Viewers and listeners will enjoy greater depth and envelopment as music, sound effects and soundtracks can be felt as well as heard.

The Enki Pro HyperSense is powered by an advanced haptic engine that has been developed to simulate a range of vibrations, textures, and motions. With 65,000 haptic variations it has the tactile feedback of +/- 1 G-Force and can create 1.5 inches of vertical and backward tilt in your seat. Real time synchronization ensures that all the feedback is delivered immediately, with a responsiveness of up to 5ms.

The Enki Pro HyperSense is based on the award-winning features that made previous models of the Enki gaming chair a favorite. It optimizes body touch points through a 22” ultrawide seat base, 100 degrees shoulder arches and built-in lumbar arch – providing optimal weight distribution and an ideal foundation for an all-encompassing HyperSense integration. The result is a chair that combines the best of haptic feedback with all-day gaming comfort, for a highly immersive, next-level gaming experience.

A release window for the Razer Enki Pro wasn’t announced, but whenever it does go for sale it’ll be sold over on the Razer online store.

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