Secretlab are rolling out their 2020 Series gaming chairs!

When I think about console gaming, names like PlayStation and Xbox usually pop into my head. No prizes for guessing why — they’re just that prominent. The same applies to gaming chairs, except there’s only one candidate that’s been making the rounds: Secretlab. Indeed, the homegrown company has made its mark all around the world for making just about the comfiest things you can plop onto after a long day.

But innovation never sleeps, and neither did Secretlab. After the explosive success of their 2018 series (which has been picked up a few times as official chairs for esports and more) they returned to their… um, secret lab to further improve the seated gaming experience. And now, they’ve emerged with their all-new 2020 Series!

Dubbed as “the gold standard of gaming seats”, the new lineup features updated versions of the company’s two best sellers: the Titan and Omega. There are over 20 different changes┬ábut here are some of the most eye-catching ones:

Secretlab PRIME 2.0 PU Leather

If there’s anything I have to commend Secretlab for, it’ll have to be durability. I’ve owned my Titan for about a year now, and it shows no sign of deterioration. The upholstery is made from PU leather which is more more easier to care for than its organic counterpart. However, the 2020 Series uses a new variant that is four times tougher!

The ‘PRIME 2.0 PU Leather’ as its called easily exceeds industry minimums (and the original) in terms of durability. Additionally, it retains the classy, plush feel that gamers have come to associate with a Secretlab gaming chair. It’s the best of both worlds, and I don’t see any reason to disagree.

Secretlab Signature Cold-Cured Foam

Like any Michelin-starred restaurant, Secretlab takes pride in the consistency of its products. Their special cold-cured foam makes use of a standardised, precisely-controlled procedure to ensure that the chairs aren’t too stiff or too fluffy. This is supposedly an improvement over the 2018 series, and if those were already as relaxing as an ice cream in summer, well… the 2020 series probably speaks for itself.

Full-metal Four-directional Armrests

 

Now this is something I wish my office chair had. There’s nothing quite like reclining into your seat with the armrests perfectly positioned for a gaming or movie session. The adjustable armrests are arguably what I like most about my Titan chair, and I don’t think the 2020 update will disappoint either. Not only does it promise smoother adjustments and improved stability from the 2018 series, it also sports a sleek full-chrome finish.

It isn’t just a looker, though. The full-metal finish also makes the armrests highly resistant to corrosion, so they don’t disintegrate or flake like most plastic armrests do after a period of time.

Signature Memory Foam Pillows

Memory foam has been all the rage the past few years, and for good reason. Not only does the material possess a therapeutic softness, but it also brings other scientific benefits to the table. By default, Secretlab already includes memory foam cushions for most, if not all of their products, but the 2020 Series will ship with a new, in-built cooling gel pad to further enhance heat dissipation from the head and neck area! Stay cool, folks.

Pricing

The 2020 Series chairs, which are available for purchase on the official Secretlab site,┬ácome with two different upholstery options. There’s the aforementioned PRIME 2.0 PU Leather, as well as the Secretlab SoftWeave Fabric. The latter option is slightly pricier though, being about S$30 more expensive than the former.

In any case, they’ve only got limited stocks at the moment, so those in search of a gaming chair: off you go.

Secretlab OMEGA 2020

  • PRIME 2.0 PU Leather: $499
  • Secretlab SoftWeave: $529

Secretlab TITAN 2020

  • PRIME 2.0 PU Leather: $549
  • Secretlab SoftWeave: $579

Images: Secretlab

Kenneth Ang

Kenneth Ang

Kenneth is your dedicated jack of all trades gamer and borderline anime nut. When not writing, he likes to wind down with Overwatch, Apex Legends and a bit of Fate: Grand Order on the side.