The Bottom Line
Introduction, Pricing & Availability
I sit down for a living... I sit down to work, and write content, and game. I probably sit down for a good 12-15 hours a day, 5 days a week (or more) working for TweakTown. It's my life, I love it. But it also means it gives my butt a good excuse to test gaming chairs for a living, too.
Secretlab has been sending me chairs since the company first burst onto the market, and since then the Singapore-based gaming chair company has gone from who-the-hell-are-they to the king of the gaming chair market, and rightfully so.
But this year, everything changed.
Secretlab introduced the new 2020 series gaming chairs, sending me the Secretlab 2020 TITAN gaming chair which I have here to review today. I have been sitting on this chair for hundreds of hours, and after getting through the thick swath of new NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER series and AMD Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards, I'm ready to sit down (heh) and write this review.
Secretlab is pricing its 2020 Series from $329, through to $399. The 2020 TITAN gaming chair that I have here to review today is worth $399, but you can get in on the 2020 series gaming chair action from $329 for the THRONE and $359 for the OMEGA.
They scale up in price depending on the theme chair you want, from Game of Thrones to the Dark Knight being an option.
You'll also get a huge extended 5-year warranty on the Secretlab 2020 Series gaming chairs, too.
Same TITAN Style, New Materials
Same TITAN Style + New Materials
Here's a quick TL;DR on the new Secretlab 2020 TITAN series gaming chair:
- New-and-improved Secretlab PRIME 2.0 PU leather
- New-and-improved Secretlab Cold-Cure Foam Mix
- New-and-improved Secretlab Full-Metal 4D Armrests (2020 exclusive)
- New-and-improved Secretlab Signature Memory Foam Pillows (OMG)
- New-and-improved Extended 5-Year Warranty
- Integrated adjustable lumbar support (exclusive to TITAN)
- Full-length backrest recline
- Multi-tilt mechanism
- Class 4 Hydraulics
- ADC12 Aluminum Wheel Base
- XL PU Caster wheels
Secretlab already has some of the best-looking gaming chairs on the market, so the new 2020 TITAN looks identical to the previous TITAN, and that's not a bad thing.
The entire chair is coated in black synthetic leather, but with a gorgeous faux carbon fiber texturing on the sides and an even better-looking red stitching that does strange things to my body. The premium stitching looks so good from a distance, and so does the 2020 styling on the right of the chair in gold. It's a subtle, but nice touch.
Secretlab Full-Metal 4D Armrests (2020)
You might be thinking 'armrests, really?' but they're an important tweak that Secretlab have put time into with their chairs since day one, and the new 2020 Series is no different.
This time we have the new Secretlab 4D armrests that have been updated with a new metal internal mechanism for greater durability and superb ease of customization. You can tweak out the Secretlab 2020 Series TITAN gaming chair left, right, angled left, angled right, forwards, backwards, up, down, until you have reached peak comfortness of your armrest.
(New and Improved) Secretlab PRIME 2.0 PU Leather
Secretlab's in-house PRIME 2.0 PU leather is almost magic, and is at its best form on the 2020 Series TITAN gaming chair. It has made to be 4x more durable than regular PU leather, providing some of the best feeling leather on a gaming chair yet.
Secretlab Signature Memory Foam Pillows -- THE BEST YET!
I don't know how Secretlab continue to exceed my expectations on memory foam pillows, but here we are again with the new Secretlab Signature Memory Foam Pillows. The company has used a premium memory foam with denser materials that conform to the curvature of your body at jsut the right amount needed, in order to best support you neck and back.
In all my months with the Secretlab 2020 Series TITAN gaming chair, this was my favorite part -- the memory foam. It truly was so uber-comfortable, and better yet the head pillow also has a coating of cooling gel that lets the head pillow keep your head cool while being uber-comfortable, too.
How I Used The Chair & Test System Specs
How I Used The Chair
I used the chair for a couple of months before writing this review, so me being swamped by NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX SUPER series cards and AMD's new Navi-powered Radeon RX 5700 series really powered this review.
I work 5 days a week at between 8-16 hours a day, and in the time of this review spent 80-100 hour weeks in crunch times getting what I need to get done, with Secretlab's new 2020 TITAN gaming chair being the choice for my butt to sit at for all this time.
Gaming PC Used
I used my personal/workstation/gaming rig for the review, which is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (8C/16T) processor on an ASRock X570 Taichi motherboard. I have 16GB of G.SKILL Trident Z Royale DDR4 RAM, an AORUS 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD, and an MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z graphics card.
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
- Motherboard: ASRock X570 Taichi
- RAM: G.SKILL 16GB Trident Z Royale
- SSD: AORUS 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe
- GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z
Workstation & Gaming Use
Workstation + Gaming Use
I spent a good 200-300 hours in the Secretlab 2020 TITAN gaming chair, in between all-day-all-week benchmarking sessions when NVIDIA launched its new GeForce RTX SUPER range of graphics cards and AMD's new Navi-powered Radeon RX 5700 series.
Secretlab got me through some hard times, some working and grinding times, and my happy times with gaming. I'm a huge fan of both Overwatch and Apex Legends and in the first couple of months of using the chair I was an avid Overwatch player. But then my Apex Legends addiction kicked in.
Let's just say LOTS of hours were pumped into playing Apex Legends on the Secretlab 2020 TITAN series gaming chair, which was powered by my current rig: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, ASRock X570 Taichi motherboard, and MSI's custom GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z graphics card.
As I'm writing the review I have set my Secretlab 2020 TITAN gaming chair back a little, with another shelving unit behind my desk... why? Because ASUS sent me their gigantic XG438 which is their new 43-inch 4K 120Hz gaming screen. It is huge, and I have been pumping some serious time (and saying OMG heaps) while using it.
I've had to actually lean the chair back a little more than I would traditionally, when sitting in front of my display on my desk. I flexed between a bunch of displays in writing the Secretlab 2020 TITAN gaming chair review.
During this review I've used a 27-inch 4K 144Hz monitor, 34-inch 3440x1440 200Hz + 144Hz monitors (ASUS and MSI), 32-inch 8K monitor (Dell UP3218K), 32-inch 1440p 144Hz and now my favorite -- the ASUS ROG STRIX XG438, a 43-inch beast at 4K 120Hz. I've used the Secretlab 2020 TITAN gaming chair in all manners of gaming setups and systems in this time.
Each of them see you sitting at the desk differently depending on the size, and that matters -- especially for the distance you push yourself away from your desk given the size of your display. In every scenario, the new memory foam cushion for my back -- oh boy, is that magic. Secretlab... whatever you're doing there, continue.
The super-soft and super-lush memory foam pillow for your head is also a huge win, because if you want to chill and sit back from your PC for a little bit watching a video... then that is going to come in handy, big time. Secretlab only continue to add to the quality of their cushioning, and the new 2020 series has become the new standard.
All-in-all, Secretlab's new 2020 TITAN series gaming chair got me through the following reviews and maybe 300+ news articles on top:
I mean there are MANY more articles, and I didn't realize just how many until I started linking them here. Anyway, Secretlab's new 2020 TITAN series gaming chair got me through some long, long hours of grinding away at my desk.
You'd be surprised what a real high-quality chair will do for your back, especially over those huge gaming and work/study sessions where you're forced to be at a desk. If I'm going to be attached to my keyboard, then I want my back (and my butt) to be comfortable. This is where Secretlab comes in with one of its comfiest chairs ever (TITAN series) and the slick new 2020 style comes into play.
The new Secretlab 2020 TITAN gaming chair has become my new favorite chair to sit on, in a lab where I have 10+ gaming chairs to choose from. I would routinely (once every 2-3 days) switch to the NeueChair... but that is also a Secretlab chair. I'd find myself back on the 2020 TITAN gaming chair pretty quickly.
From its super-premium look to its beyond-comfortable feel, Secretlab's new 2020 Series TITAN gaming chair is like the Tesla of gaming chairs. After 100s of hours on it I can safely say it is one of my new favorites, and makes me want to ask Secretlab for the full stack of chairs to really get my butt into that 2020 groove.
Secretlab has upped the ante on its own chairs with the 2020 Series, in perfect timing for what should be the biggest year in gaming next year. We have a slew of new PC hardware coming out in AMD and Intel's new processors, both AMD and NVIDIA will be launching next-gen GPUs and then Intel will enter the discrete GPU business after its last graphics card in the i740 back when AGP was a thing.
We have next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft launching with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett, which will re-ignite the PC gaming world, so if there was a time to buy a new gaming chair, it is now. Secretlab has your 2020 gaming world ready with its 2020 Series TITAN gaming chair.
My butt has never been more grateful! Thank you, Secretlab!
Quality (design, build quality, etc)
General Features (armrests, adjustments, etc)
Ease of Setup
Secretlab improves on the best, by making its new 2020 series chairs even better. The new memory foam pillows are simply magical, Secretlab has some gaming chair herbs and spices it deploys here and it shows from top to bottom. The best just got better.
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