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NeueChair

Neuechair Obsidian Review

True Score

92
93
5

Experts

88
0

Consumers

Product Awards

Top 5

GR Certified

Expert Rankings

The NueueChair Obsidian adds convenience to its adjustability and has very high build quality. However, its headrest is purchased separately.

Product Snapshot

Overview

The NeueChair Obsidian is a high-end office chair first introduced into the market in 2019. The Obsidian exists in two color options, the other being Silver. While the chair doesn’t ship with a headrest, it is available as an add-on, which is typical for most highly-rated office chairs.

The chair’s backrest can be reclined at any angle between 85 and 130 degrees, and its armrests can be adjusted either up and down or side-to-side, making them two-directional. If you’d prefer four-directional adjustment, read about the best gaming chairs on the market. The Obsidian also offers lumbar support that is both height and depth adjustable, and a seat slide to configure the seat depth.

Consensus

our Verdict

The NeueChair Obsidian is a mid-back, full mesh office chair that’s easy to adjust. Owners can conveniently configure the seat height and recline lock through the levers on the bottom of its armrest, and its mesh back ensures good airflow, preventing back sweat when seated for long hours.

It also features an adjustable cushion for lumbar support that can be moved either up and down or forward and back. It features an adjustable seat height, backrest tilt, armrest height, and width adjustment. The chair’s build quality is top-tier, as evidenced by its ability to support up to 240 pounds. However, it doesn’t ship with a headrest by default. If you need alternatives that do, you might like our DXRacer Air series review or our X Chair X3 ATR Management chair review.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good ergonomics and convenient adjustments
    • The NeueChair Obsidian office chair is highly adjustable, and with two levers located underneath the armrests, aspects such as seat height (19.3”-22.4”) and recline tilt lock can be adjusted easily.

    • Its seat height adjustment range of 4” is average compared to most chairs, but the best alternatives allow for up to 6” of adjustment.

  • Adjustable lumbar support
    • The NueueChair Obsidian offers adjustable lumbar support with a unique cushion that can be moved up, down, forward, or back.

  • Superior build quality
    • The chair’s sturdy aluminum build allows it to support up to 240 pounds, and keeps it in good condition over extended use.

Reason to Avoid

  • Headrest is offered as an add-on.
    • The chair’s headrest is not included by default, so buyers will have to spend more if they need one.

Neuechair Obsidian Specs

Adjustable ArmrestsAdjustable ArmrestsYes
Armrest Height MaxArmrest Height Max31"
Armrest Height MinArmrest Height Min25"
Backrest HeightBackrest Height22.4"
Backrest WidthBackrest Width19.5"
Frame ConstructionFrame ConstructionADC12 Aluminum Alloy
Has FootrestHas FootrestNo
Head PillowHead Pillown/a
Head RestHead RestSold Separately
Lumbar SupportLumbar SupportAdjustable
Piston TypePiston TypeClass 4 Gas Lift
ReclineRecline130°
Seat DepthSeat Depth16.5 – 18.5"
Seat Height AdjustmentSeat Height Adjustment3.5"
Seat Padding MaterialSeat Padding MaterialMesh
Seat WidthSeat Width19.68"
UpholsteryUpholstery3-layer NeueMesh™
Weight LimitWeight Limit240 lbs
Wheel TypeWheel TypeCasters

All Specs

Test Results

Maximum Recline (Degrees)0
Minimum Seat Height (Inches)0
Maximum Seat Height (Inches)0

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Neuechair Obsidian Review

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Market Context

The NeueChair Obsidian is a high-end office chair first introduced into the market in 2019. The Obsidian exists in two color options, the other being…

The NeueChair Obsidian is a high-end office chair first introduced into the market in 2019. The Obsidian exists in two color options, the other being Silver. While the chair doesn’t ship with a headrest, it is available as an add-on, which is typical for most highly-rated office chairs.

The chair’s backrest can be reclined at any angle between 85 and 130 degrees, and its armrests can be adjusted either up and down or side-to-side, making them two-directional. If you’d prefer four-directional adjustment, read about the best gaming chairs on the market. The Obsidian also offers lumbar support that is both height and depth adjustable, and a seat slide to configure the seat depth.

On the NeueChair, the headrest is separate from the back seat, making it different in design from the Razer Iskur Gaming Chair, which has a…

On the NeueChair, the headrest is separate from the back seat, making it different in design from the Razer Iskur Gaming Chair, which has a headrest that’s integrated into the backrest. Another difference is that the Razer Iskur has a bucket seat design, which differs from the more typical mesh seat design of the NeueChair. Check out our Razer Iskur Gaming Chair review if you’d like to see what else it offers.

While the NeueChair Obsidian doesn’t ship with a headrest by default, it is offered as an option. This makes it different from the Branch Verve…

While the NeueChair Obsidian doesn’t ship with a headrest by default, it is offered as an option. This makes it different from the Branch Verve Chair, which does not have one available. Another difference is in their backrest recline depth, as the Obsidian can recline up to 45°, while the Verve only tilts up to 20°. On the other hand, the Branch Verve has a higher 275-pound weight capacity than the Obsidian, rated at 240 pounds. We’ve also covered the former in our Branch Verve review if you’re interested.

Adjustable Armrests

Yes

4-Dimensional

Armrest Height Max

31"

10.5"

Armrest Height Min

25"

7.9"

Backrest Height

22.4"

32"

Backrest Width

19.5"

19.5"

Frame Construction

ADC12 Aluminum Alloy

Metal & Plywood

Has Footrest

No

No

Head Pillow

n/a

n/a

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

93

*.75

We place a 75% weighted value on Expert Test Scores

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Customer Score

88

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

92

Any product with a True Score above 90 is a Cosmic Wonder

Expert Scores

  • CNET
    74.51

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    One cool tweak that made a lot of sense, at least to me, was to… Read More

    By:

    Aloysius Low
  • Tweak Town
    59.14

    Category Trust Rating

    99
    The NeueChair is one of the best chairs you can buy, setting the standard for… Read More

    By:

    Anthony Garreffa
  • WePC
    89.33

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    Through working at the office and gaming back at home, I can be sat down… Read More

    By:

    Ben Atkins Chafer
  • Slashgear
    45.91

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The NeueChair Obsidian is an excellent office chair that offers exceptional comfort and support to… Read More

    By:

    Ben Kendrick
  • T3
    70.31

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The NeueChair certainly raises the bar for office chairs. It offers an impressive range of… Read More

    By:

    Mat Gallagher

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