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Secretlab OMEGA 2018 gaming chair: the new king is here (Page 3)

By Anthony Garreffa on Nov 17, 2017 09:00 am CST
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Secretlab

What Is Cold-Curing

Whenever I hear the words 'cold-curing', for some reason, I think of cold cuts, but we know this is a gaming chair and not meat. So, what exactly is cold-curing? Cold-curing is the method for automobile and theater seat production, as the process creates foam with increased comfort, durability and resistance to aging. Secretlab's cold-cure foam features well-placed pockets of air in your seat, something that cushions your body and absorbs the pressure off your back.


Secretlab's awesome cold-cured foam is made to last and retain its shape for years, so you don't need to worry about your Secretlab OMEGA 2018 gaming chair losing its form.

The cold-curing process Secretlab uses means that every single piece of foam has its own individual mold, unlike cheaper gaming chairs with cheaply-produced foam where the pieces are hewn out of a single, giant block of foam.

Secretlab's cold-curing process ensures the best consistency, integrity, and strength into the foam. Do note that the cold-curing process leaves a tough outer layer on each piece of foam, something that is referred to as "foam skin." Foam skin prevents air from escaping when pressure is applied... like, you know... when you sit down on the chair. This means that the OMEGA 2018 is resistant to compression, making it firmer - but not too firm. It's really, just right.


The foam used in the OMEGA 2018 gaming chair has an indentation force deflection of 50, which Secretlab notes is America's Polyurethane Foam Association defines as 'shock absorbing.' This means that the foam inside of the OMEGA 2018 can support heavy stress while being unbelievably comfy.

Memory Foam Lumbar Pillow Changes EVERYTHING

Seriously, the new memory foam lumbar pillow that comes with the OMEGA 2018 is freaking amazing. Secretlab provides a beautiful velour memory foam lumbar pillow that molds to your body shape, fitting the natural arch in your lower back. This provides unprecedented support for your spine and truly delivers in the comfort department.

Considering how important your back is, and it really is - my wife recently experienced a slipped disc and was bedridden for two weeks. She had a 3-6 month recovery period, so I'm well acquainted with serious back problems. I've been in a few car accidents over the years, and hell - I was even hit by a car when walking across the road, and thrown nearly 10 feet through the air. So when I have to sit down for a living, like right now writing a review about a gaming chair, a comfortable gaming chair can really make all the difference.

Secretlab's inclusion of the memory foam lumbar pillow changes the game for the OMEGA 2018 gaming chair, it really does.

Redesigned Four-Directional Armrests

Secretlab has made some great little improvements to the four-directional armrests, which can now be adjusted along four axes. This means you can have your wrists to your elbows well-supported, no matter which position your arms are in.


The armrests themselves are slightly wider, with a slight concave down its length, resulting in more ways you can rest your arms. The padding is thicker, with Secretlab increasing comfort all around the chair - from the foam to the lumbar pillow, right down to the improved armrests.

New Hydraulic Piston

There's an increase in the height of the Class 4 hydraulic piston that Secretlab made tweaks to in order to support a wider range of users' heights. Secretlab cares about your health, so these adjustments have been made to the hydraulic piston in order to keep your feet on the ground, or a footrest - keeping a healthy blood flow while you're sitting down for hours at a time. Note: you should be getting up and walking around every hour or so, that's my pro-health tip for this review.

PRIME PU Leather

Secretlab uses their signature PRIME PU leather on the OMEGA 2018 gaming chair, which is both durable and waterproof, as well as soft and flexible. Because Secretlab is using their PRIME PU leather and not real leather, you don't need to worry about the upkeep as much, nor do you have to worry about keeping it out of harsh temperatures.


This means you just need to wipe down your OMEGA 2018 every now and again, as it is protected from your drink spilling onto your chair in the middle of a fight in Battlegrounds.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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