A few weeks ago I got a rather surprising package in the mail: a brand new gaming chair. This one came our way from Secretlab, a Singaporean-owned company who has been branching out the past year with two specific models. Today we get to review one of those in their pro-gamer chair simply called the Titan.
The first thing to take note of is the design of the chair itself as the back and the seat are molded instead of cut with the foam inside, which means that instead of having a specific shape regardless of height or weight, the chair responds to you and your sitting style. The chair is pleather, which depending on who you are, that may or may not be a bonus. Some people love it because it lasts longer and has less upkeep than leather, others don't love the feel or how it stains. After sitting in it for a few weeks, I can tell you there are no major differences between this and gaming chairs using cloth and fabric for their design. Ultimately that part comes down to preference, but for an average gamer, it works just fine.
One of the big design changes in this compared to other chairs is the lumbar support. Rather than including a secondary pillow to attach to the chair, this one is built in with a crank on the right side which you adjust turning it left and right. I've never really had lumbar issues myself, so for me having it or not having it isn't really an issue. But cranking it up all the way I can really feel the difference in how they're trying to give you back support that isn't uncomfortable and won't hurt you in the longrun. It's a nice addition to the chair.
The Titan comes with two levers for height adjustment and tile controls, and a lever on the side for reclining. I will say that this chair at the ground level is one of the lower-sitting models I've been in, so there isn't much worry about getting down to ground level for shorter people. The chair does boost you up quite a bit without hassle or feeling wobbly. The tilt goes back a good 33 degrees without issues or sounding like it's about to snap, and the recliner does a fantastic job of being laid back or flat for something to rest in. The arms of the chair are fully adjustable to go back and forth, spread tot he sides, bo up and down, or be pushed out by adjusting the bolts on the bottom.
As with most chairs, Secretlab threw in their own pillow, which is soft and comes with their logo across the front. The only drawback to this pillow compared to others I've had in the past is that the material inside comes out a little easier than normal. Those white strings you see in the photo below make up the material, and it's super common for these kinds of pillows to push out some of it when constantly being used. That being said, it is super soft to the touch, softer than others I've had the chance to try out.
Overall, I enjoyed the Titan. It makes for a great gaming chair, and because of the height difference on it compared to others, this is much more ideal for shorter gamers. I especially loved the design witht he red accents and the gold stitching on their logo. Also, the price is pretty reasonable at only $350, on-par and in some cases cheaper than bigger brand names. I do admit, this won't be for everyone as there are just some people who hate pleather, but if that isn't an issue for you, this is one to check out.