With the Adept Holo and Adept Hemi, there are officially two more new seats for the gamer of the world on the market as of today. Why I even made myself available as a test person in advance this time and am now writing about it has exactly two reasons: healthy distrust and even stronger curiosity. I’m combining today’s review (I’m not really allowed to call it a review because it’s also a giveaway) with a giveaway from Adept for you. This is then quasi the countervalue for the increased visibility of the new product and automatically also a thank you to you. So you can look forward to that, because on the last page you will find, besides the usual summary, the further details.
If I had thought the part was terrible, it would (like so many things in the past) either have long since been passed on for a good cause or shredded, and this article would certainly never have been written. But I’ve cleaned out the chair here a bit and now I’m still sitting on it at the gaming table. I’m not going to give it back that quickly, and I’m going to make it into a 115-kilo endurance test. Which would also clear up the issue of my weight. And what makes the chair I tested over several weeks so special now?
When an established Franconian manufacturer of professional seating and lounge furniture with a perfidious penchant for ergonomics and build quality (in these circles, that’s how you have to handle it) and inner-European production opens up to a startup like Adept as an OEM to gaming as well, patiently letting them tweak the look and at the same time relying on proven high-volume parts, the end result is a constellation that is already somewhat different from well-known verdicts like Backforce and Interstuhl.
The looks are again a matter of taste and opinion, but you really shouldn’t tolerate any compromises in the workmanship in this price range. The fact is, and this justified my curiosity, that it is just not a hundredth rehash of Chinese OEM skills, where the same rocker mechanisms and basic elements meet again and again and one can only articulate individually via the stitch patterns and cushions. This is still merchandise from here, except for certain small parts, although that’s exactly what you can’t do otherwise. Production largely takes place in Germany, and it is not only the added value that ultimately allows the coveted “made in Germany” to be awarded.
Hemi and Holo: variants, prices and features
No, this is finally something really different and so rock-solid that my distrust vanished with the use. The only downside is that it’s also a bit more expensive than the usual suspects, unfortunately. But it’s still cheaper than certain high-end stuff with unmixed Asian genes, which only defines itself as such through marketing. The entry-level Hemi is certainly not cheap at just under 550 Euros, but for what it offers, that’s quite alright. Nevertheless, I (myself) would rather go for the Holo, if only for comfort reasons, because seat depth adjustment and front tilt are already important to me. The rest is up to the individual. Since I detest PU leather, I sit on completely microfiber and the cover is (like Alcantara) haptically pleasant and also nice and easy to clean (yes, I have also spilled). I would always prefer that to normal fabric.
The advantage of the Holo also applies to the integrated lumbar support, the better foot rollers and the microfiber cover, which are still an extra charge on the Hemi. If you add it all up, you get about the same price difference between Hemi and Holo, but the solid aluminum base isn’t even available for extra dough. Of course, the First Edition is currently the best offer, because you could also let the chair mutate into Maya the Bee for free, but I already wrote it: each according to his fason. The differences and dimensions as a comparison are of course also available, whereby the Hemi should be about 1 kilo lighter than specified here (foot cross!):
And since the parts are also available in nice color (keyword individualization), I now also have a picture gallery with render images for you, because my chair has rather the self-imposed noblesse of an unexciting grayscale graphic. I wanted it that way, by the way. Otherwise my colorful shirts won’t work anymore. Ouch!
I had already mentioned that the “montage” can hardly be described as such. That’s why the following page simply contains the unboxing and the navel-gazing of the expensively purchased parts including an explanation of all functions and buttons, because the synchro mechanism is always on board, but has received useful additions along the way.