Inspired By Racing Cars
The new Argent E700 looks to combine the best of the aesthetics from a racing bucket seat, with the functionality of a more pedestrian office chair. Color me intrigued. Side integrated aluminum handles for tilt and elevation are classy, and you can kick back in increments up to 126° in tilt, and get low down to 16.1″ or up to 20.8″ in height off the floor. The base is 5 points, and made from aluminum also, with 3″ casters for superior glide and stable rollouts between your work stations. Did I mention it’s advertised as being made with Real Leather? Perforated in the seating area for heat dissipation and well … ventilation should you require it.
The overall look appears to take the supportive gaming chair up a notch with aluminum touches and controls, with the bucket leather seat and the choice of back colors for customization (and please do send me the Orange one for a long term review if one becomes available, Thermaltake?) The not really over-the-top blingy glossy colors are all scratch-resistant with the black and grey versions being matte.
One of the most important features (to me) I noticed was the 4 way fully adjustable and padded armrests which looked to operate quite a lot like the ones on my current favorite Leap II.