Aerocool is a company based in Taiwan and founded in 2001. Primarily, the brand has been about producing cooling solutions for industrial and personal computers. As the gaming market became more lucrative and demanding, however, it forayed into other categories, such as gaming cases, PSUs, mice, headsets, keyboards, multi-functional panels, and gaming chairs. To that purpose, another division was created within the company in ThunderX3, their gaming peripherals development department.
eSports teams and their needs for innovative peripherals and accessories drive most companies as they design a gaming product. In this review, we will review the ThunderX3 Yama7, a gaming chair from the Yama series of Thunderx3. Even though it is characterized as a gaming chair because of its overall shape and aesthetics, I could easily see it as a business-centric product as well. Build quality, original design, and technological excellence are areas the ThunderX3 division focuses on, and those are the areas we are going to evaluate.
The Yama chair series consists of four different models (Yama1, Yama3, Yama5, and Yama7) with different ergonomic features and, as such, different price tags. The Yama7 costs $599 in the US and €599 in the EU and comes with high tensile mesh and ergonomic features above and beyond most of the chairs we have reviewed to date. It has a three-directional headrest, integrated lumbar-support system, paddles for all adjustments instead of levers, and a height-adjustable backrest. Other than the mesh fabric, which covers most of the chair's surface, aluminium, nylon, plastic, and breathable PU pleather are used.
|Features & Specifications|
Black, Black/Cyan, Black/Red
Color & EAN of Review Sample:
High tensile mesh fabric with stripes of breathable PU pleather
|Textile Side Fabric Logo:|
Black with white and red Lettering
|Logo Embroidery Color:||Gunmetal/Cyan|
Nylon reinforced with fiberglass and die-cast aluminium alloy
|Total Height (with base):|
123–133 cm (48.42–52.36 ")
48–58 cm (18.89–22.83 ")
|Adjustable Headrest:||Three Directional|
|Adjustable Lumbar Support:||Built-in|
|Backrest Width & Height:||48 x 76 cm (18.9 x 30")|
|Backrest Adjustability (static):||90–135 °|
|Width, Depth & Height of Seat (base):||50 x 50 x 48 - 58 cm (19.7x 19.7 x 18.9–22.8 ")|
|Armrest Width & Height:||66 x 65 - 80 cm (26 x 25.6–31.5 ")|
|Adjustable Armrests:||Yes, two-dimensional (2D)|
|Gas-lift class & Height:||BIFMA tested level 4, max. 10 cm (3.94")|
|Five-star Base:||Aluminium alloy|
|Rocking Mechanism:||max. 12°|
|Caster Size & Material:||60 mm, nylon|
|Maximum Weight (user):||150 kg (330 lbs)|
|Package Dimensions:||Approximately 86 x 69 x 35 cm (33.85 x 27.16 x 13.77 ")|
|Net Weight (chair):||19 kg (42 lbs)|
|Warranty:||Two years in the EU, and a year everywhere else|
|Price at Time of Review (excl. VAT)||$599 (€599 incl. VAT in the EU)|
PackagingThe huge carton package weighs more than 20 kg (44.09 lb) with the chair. A sketch of the chair on a sides also makes it obvious that this chair does not use the omnipresent bucket-seat design. The most important features are also mentioned in twelve different languages. At the same time, there are plenty of warnings, certifications badges, and general bits of information regarding the chair and ThunderX3 division. However, there is no mention of the parent company Aerocool.
It is advisable to have another person help you move the package around since it is bulky. Finally, the box is robust enough—it was not damaged during transit.
ContentsAll the contents inside are protected well by the hard package, and additional plastic membranes also offer protection.
The package includes the following:
- Base of the seat with armrests pre-installed (2x)
- Five-star base
- Grade class-4 gas lift
- Caster wheels (5x)
- An illustrated user manual
- Allen key with handle (1x)
- Bolts with washers and springs (x2)