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Review: Mavix’s M7 Gaming Chair Gets a Good Boost With the Elemax

Mavix Elemax Gaming Chair Addition

Part of the reason I initially loved the M7 is because of the issues I have with my back. The incredible lumbar support of the chair made it worth its weight in gold, creating something I could sit in all day long and not have to worry. So I was considerably excited when Mavix rolled out their Elemax addition, heating, cooling, and massager designed to fit in right where the fantastic Dynamic Variable Lumbar (DVL) part of the chair resides. Any extra support I could give my back would be extremely helpful. The Elemax delivers on its promise but still leaves me wanting a bit more.

The best feature of the Elemax is just how easy it is to use. Installing the unit into the DVL is fast and simple, while using it is even easier. The controls are positioned on the right-hand side. While sitting at my desk, I can easily reach my hand back and toggle through the different functionalities; the furthest button cycles through the heating and cooling functionality, while the top and bottom buttons move through the two different massage modes (constant and variable). The Elemax is meant to help regulate your body temperature throughout the day while also helping to increase blood flow, speed up recovery, and create an overall relaxing sensation.

The heating and cooling features are where the Elemax shines. Testing the cooling feature in the middle of the summer brought nice relief and made it, so I didn’t feel like my back was sticking to the chair. Working in tandem with an overhead fan, the dual fans of the Elemax cooled me down considerably and were great to have on the warmest of days. The heating feature made my back muscles loosen up and made the massage modes work more effectively. The Elemax’s battery is well-suited to ensuring you can use these features, as a full charge offers 20, 15-minute cycles or so.

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If I have one quibble with the Elemax, it lies in the massage function. Again, I typically prefer a deeper, more intense massage to bring the relief I need due to my back issues. If you’re looking for the Elemax to provide a Shiatsu-level massage, you’ll probably need to look elsewhere and invest in a dedicated massager. However, it’s an excellent functionality to have, and it does work well enough to provide comfort without totally rattling the chair while you use it. Additionally, the price is a bit on the higher end, but I think it’s worth it for how well it integrates with the full suite of Mavix chairs and the cooling/heating functionality alone. If you already have a Mavix, this is a must-own, even with my own personal caveats.

Mavix Elemax Gaming Chair Addition

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Original review published on December 11, 2020:

Review: Mavix’s M7 Gaming Chair Is Comfortable and Really Impressive

As fun as new gaming consoles can be, acquiring the hottest new system is only half the battle. The most diehard gamers will tell you that the right accessories can really improve your experience. In the same way that you want to ensure your TV or monitor is fully updated, you’ll also want to be as comfortable as possible while you game, which means investing in a quality gaming chair.

And while we’ve rounded up quite a few of the best gaming chairs for hardcore gamers already, there’s a new company in the space.

Enter: Mavix.

The brand launched its initial suite of chairs in mid-November and sent its mid-tier model — the M7 — to SPY for review. And we’re really impressed with the results so far. 


Mavix M7 Gaming Chair Breakdown

What’s immediately surprising about the M7 is how it looks. Its mesh construction (which helps keep you cool while you sit for extended periods) makes it look like there wouldn’t be as much support as you’d want, but sitting down in it, you’ll realize differently. The M7 is the most comfortable gaming chair I’ve tested so far, and that is due mainly to how you can customize the chair to your body. Chairs of all kinds are a sort of “one size fits most” option and offer very little in terms of tailoring to your preferences. That’s not the case with the M7, as the chair provides an impressive amount of different adjustment points, including a head and neck support, adjustable back height, locking position recline, dynamic variable lumbar support, seat depth, adjustable chair height, adjustable armrest height, adjustable armrest angle, and adjustable tension recline. The M7 is basically one of those fully articulated action figures you might have longed for as a kid but in gaming chair form.

For someone as tall as I am (I’m 6-feet 6-inches), it helps to be able to really set the chair in a way that works for me. The result is easily the most comfortable and supportive gaming chair I’ve tested. The M7 is doubling as my desk chair during the day and my gaming chair at night, and never have I felt uncomfortable sitting in it for long periods (I’m talking 8 -12 hours depending on the day).

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The secret behind this support? The chair’s impressive lumbar support system. One of the chair’s best features is the ability to slide the support up and down to angle it the best for your lower back. Other chairs I’ve tested have either been too soft or too hard, whereas the M7 is just about perfect for my needs. The seat’s broader base also allows me to spread my legs freely, giving me a deeper (and therefore more comfortable) sitting position. Locking the chair’s wheels into place ensures I don’t have to worry about sliding all over the floor.


The Verdict: Mavix M7 Gaming Chair Is an Impressive Product for Serious Gamers

Here at SPY, we’ve looked skeptically at gaming chairs that cost $2,000 and sometimes more. We’re skeptical because we know the average gamer just isn’t going to drop that kind of gold on a chair. However, we also know that there is a market for these luxury gaming chairs, even if it’s small. Fortunately, Mavix’s chair comes at a much more reasonable price, even as it delivers on the versatility and ergonomic comfort of more expensive gaming chairs.

Since quarantine started, I feel like I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect chair and haven’t been able to find one. I can confidently say that after trying the M7 for a few weeks, I’m a little overwhelmed by how perfect it is for my lifestyle. The ability to truly customize that fit would make the hefty investment of the chair extremely worthwhile. I’m in shock at how sure of itself Mavix is right out of the gate, and I’m confident you will be too.

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