Technology

Engineered comfort

Every Secretlab chair begins life in our in-house lab and testing facilities. We design, test and iterate every aspect of our chairs to ensure they’re more comfortable and sturdier than ever. Every detail matters, down to how we stitch individual upholstery panels together. Our engineers run extensive research programs to understand how people interact with our chairs, so we can optimize them for better ergonomic support.

Tomorrow’s chairs, today

Our position as market leader means economies of scale enable us access to state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies to realize advanced designs, craft premium bespoke materials, and design for our users’ well-being and experience. Over the years, we’ve invested millions into R&D to improve every single chair and desk we make. Cutting-edge engineering allows us incredible scale to address ergonomic feedback from our customers — over 2 million of them worldwide.

Head of Product Development, along with Founder and Co-Founder Ian and Alaric. Left to right: Vincent, Head of Product Development, Ian Ang Co-Founder and CEO of Secretlab, Alaric Choo Co-Founder And Chief Strategy Officer of Secretlab.

Hours of R&D

25,000+


Number of prototypes

932


Hours spent on testing

50,000+

Going beyond industry standards

We take testing very seriously. That’s why every Secretlab chair is dropped, dragged, and knocked over hundreds of thousands of times in the development process to ensure they’re as tough as they can be. Our chairs are put through rigorous tests set by internationally recognized standards bodies, and then pushed to the limit with custom scenarios that far exceed industry standards and anything they’ll face in the real world.


TECH: TITAN EVO 2022 SERIES

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Exploded Chair

Designed for ergonomics, tested for performance

Intertek, BIFMA, TUV, A*Star logo

At Secretlab, we design gaming chairs with ergonomics and adjustability in mind, guided by the principles of quality, comfort, and the science of sitting. Using advanced computer simulations and rigorous user testing, we ensure that every iteration, component, and material is engineered for durability and start-to-finish performance.

Intertek, BIFMA, TUV, A*Star logo

"The best ergonomic chair is one that allows change in posture"

— Dr. Stuart McGill, Professor Emeritus of Spine Biomechanics

Ergonomics blueprint

Stress migration to reduce pain

An ergonomic chair migrates stress from tissue to tissue to prevent it from building up at a single point. Body tissues have a viscoelastic property — they will undergo deformation if there is too much strain or pressure over a prolonged period of time. Constant changes in posture help to migrate stress and prevent it from accumulating in one area, reducing the risk of discomfort, pain or even injury. That is why you often find yourself reflexively adjusting and moving around in your seat throughout the day1.

The Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 ergonomic gaming chair is purposefully designed to accommodate seamless changes in posture for stress migration. Whether one is seated upright in full focus mode, shifting forward during an intense gaming session, or even reclining back to lounge and relax — support and comfort are optimized for most users.

Ergonomics Advisory Board

Every design change we make is grounded in data and feedback drawn from testers and users worldwide. To further refine even the smallest details, we assembled an independent Ergonomics Advisory Board of academics and experts in the fields of biomechanics, orthopedics, and more to work with our engineers on detailed ergonomic studies and product development reviews. We then implement our findings in new prototypes to test them in the real world — only changes that make a meaningful difference make it through.

Dr. James Goh

Dr. James Goh
Ergonomic Advisory Board Member
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore

“The Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 allows for all the essential adjustments to achieve a good sitting posture. The lumbar curvature which contours nicely at an appropriate height provides an evenly distributed contact area that adapts to and supports your lumbar spine well.”

Dr. Jordan Tsai

Dr. Jordan Tsai
Ergonomic Advisory Board Member
PT DPT OCS Esports & Founder of Respawn Therapy

“For better ergonomic health, your body should be moving frequently, even when seated. Variability of posture is more important than maintaining 'perfect posture'. The Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 offers many options for adjustment such as the curvature of the built-in lumbar support, as well as the armrests. Along with its wide seat base, this allows you to sit in different positions and move freely throughout your day. It’s an ergonomic chair that’s designed to respond to your body’s natural movements and promote an active sitting experience.”

Dr. James Goh

Dr. Lindsey Migliore
Ergonomic Advisory Board Member
Esports Medicine Physician

“As a doctor, I previously directed my patients towards office-style chairs designed for long hours of sitting. However, the work that Secretlab has put into ergonomic development, and the breadth of expertise they're bringing to improve the experience, has changed my mind. As a gamer myself, I can vouch that the right support puts you lightyears ahead of the competition — exactly why the built-in lumbar support on the Secretlab 2022 series is a game-changer.”

Science-backed Engineering



Dynamic lumbar support

Our labs are equipped with sensor-lined pressure mats to scientifically map and assess pressure distribution. Our extensive tests revealed that people of varying heights and builds produce vastly differing peak pressure patterns.

A well-designed chair should distribute weight equally well for all body shapes and sizes. 2-way lumbar support systems help smooth out pressure variances, but we knew we could do even better.

Lumbar support system

Our patent-pending lumbar support system* is the most advanced ever on a gaming chair. Comprising a proprietary lattice of living hinges that flexes to your spine, it moves up and down and in and out, tucking neatly into the natural 20-45° curvature of your lumbar lordosis.

Long-term research has shown that “computer workers” who used highly adjustable chairs with flexible low back support, experienced reduced pain in the back, neck and shoulders². Our 4-way L-ADAPT™ Lumbar Support System supports and takes tension away from the paraspinal muscles, alleviating the amount of pressure on ligaments and reducing the risk of paraspinal muscle spasms.

*SG Pat. App. No. 10202107378T & PCT App. No. PCT/SG2021/050585


Patent-pending cold-cure foam

Cold-cure foam

With advanced pressure mapping sensors, foam density tests, and user testing in our design lab, our signature patent-pending cold-cure foam mix provides the ideal density level for optimal support. It is then shaped and contoured to minimize peak pressure points.

Our proprietary patent-pending* cold-cure foam is formulated to be medium-firm — the optimal balance for that gentle, cradling feel. Engineered for even weight distribution and maximum pressure relief with lower mean pressure factor values.

*SG Pat. App. No. 10202102953R

Cold-cure foam
Minimal pressure
Substantial pressure
Concentrated pressure
Backed by pressure mapping tests

Studies show that soft foam surfaces decrease the pressure upon the body³ such as the ischial tuberosity (sit bones), lowering the risk of back pain from prolonged periods of sitting³. This is due to reduced spinal loads, which prevent lower back strain.

Foam vs Mesh

Compared to popular ergonomic mesh chairs on the market, foam based chairs are in fact observed to have lower mean pressure factor values⁴, and apply less pressure upon the ischial tuberosity and back of the legs.

Cold-cure foam
Patent-pending Cold-Cure Foam Chair
Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022
USD$589
Cold-cure foam
Popular Mesh Task Chair
Brand X
USD$1,645

Ergonomic seat base & backrest

Over the years, our team of engineers worked with testers of varying heights, weights, and body types from all across the world to meticulously sculpt each of our chairs for maximum ergonomic comfort. Our signature patent-pending cold-cure foam mix provides the ideal foam density for optimal support, and is then shaped and contoured to minimize peak pressure points.

Proprietary pebble seat base
Proprietary pebble seat base

Reshaped for optimal ergonomic support to accommodate natural movement and different sitting positions. The gently sloping side wings guide you toward the middle for a larger contact area with a lower and more uniformed pressure distribution⁵. The flared edges make even more room for supportive comfort, with none of the constraints of a typical gaming chair.

Waterfall edge
Waterfall edge

Through extensive testing, we identified common pressure points and molded our seat for greater comfort. The gentler seat incline takes pressure off your thighs, while the more acute angle of the seat edge reduces pressure behind your knees. The rounded edge maintains blood circulation⁶, allowing greater freedom to position your feet under the chair.

Backrest
Backrest

We’ve reshaped the familiar silhouette of the Secretlab TITAN to feature more generous side wings, while dialing back on its curves. All so you can enjoy a seat that cups your shoulders gently while taking the strain off them.


Full-Metal 4D Armrests with CloudSwap™ Replacement System

Our engineering team spends hundreds of hours designing new ways to keep you comfortable. After all, making the best means doing even the little things right.

Full-Metal 4D Armrests with CloudSwap™ Replacement System

We believe in being able to choose exactly how you want to sit, so our magnetic CloudSwap™ replacement system — the world’s first on a gaming chair — lets you swap out your gaming chair armrest tops on the fly. Now you can upgrade and take advantage of more advanced and supportive materials.


Magnetic Memory Foam Head Pillow

Additional ergonomic support for your head and neck could be further engineered for an even more seamless experience. So we set out to learn how we could redesign our head pillow to enhance support for your posture.

Magnetic Memory Foam Head Pillow

To model a new design, we studied the positions of people’s heads and necks over long hours, monitoring micro-movements and mapping out contact points. What resulted is our new patent-pending* Magnetic Memory Foam Head Pillow, designed with our 100% high-density, visco-elastic Secretlab PlushCell™ foam that was engineered in-house. Crafted with a more aggressive upper curve, this provides enhanced support and pressure relief for the base of your head in a neutral position. To cater to our users and millions more, we embedded custom magnets that allow the pillow to be adjusted over a wider range. Magnets don’t like anything to come between them — we spent a lot of time refining our design so they snap onto your headrest without a hitch, and stay there.

*SG Pat. App. No. 10202107385U


Heavy-duty Class 4 Hydraulics

Every design change we make aims to help more people achieve the optimal sitting posture. This means setting your feet flat on the floor, with your knees bent at roughly 90°.

Heavy-duty Class 4 Hydraulics

Promising optimal height fit for as many people as possible means fanatical consideration at all levels. So we’ve re-engineered a new, shorter hydraulic mechanism for the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022 S and R to accommodate an even wider range of people.


Advanced materials

Your chair should look and feel as good as it did on Day 1. That’s why we’re constantly refining the composition of each layer of our leatherette and the construction of our signature fabric, so they feel better and last even longer.

Secretlab NEO™ Hybrid Leatherette

Close up of Secretlab NEO™ Hybrid Leatherette

Over the past 6 years, we’ve worked with myriad types of leatherette and learnt a lot about how to bring out the best in it. Our new-generation premium leatherette is our most advanced yet. Using the latest manufacturing technologies developed right in our labs, a unique resin top laminate is bonded to the base layer. After a careful finishing process, the result is an ultra-smooth top hide that feels incredible under your skin. Secretlab NEO™ Hybrid Leatherette exhibits a super smooth grain, recreating the rich luster of NAPA leather.

3D structure of ultra-fine polyester fibers

Regular PU leather peels because of moisture from the environment. When the middle foam layer absorbs moisture, it becomes susceptible to a hydrolysis reaction that degrades it. To avoid this, we stripped out the middle layer and reinforced the base layer with a bespoke 3D structure of ultra-fine polyester fibers for exceptional strength, flex, and abrasion resistance.

Taber® Rotary Platform Abrasion Test
Taber® Rotary Platform Abrasion Test
Taber® Rotary Platform Abrasion Test

We experimented with 8 different leatherette compositions to find one that could further improve the durability of our industry-leading Secretlab PRIME™ 2.0 PU leather. 12x more durable than regular PU leather, Secretlab NEO™ Hybrid Leatherette combines the finest elements of different leatherette samples.

Our leatherette is subject to the Taber Abrasion Test — the industry standard for wear resistance — where contact against the sliding rotation of two abrading wheels on a turntable reveals abrasion resistance at all angles relative to the grain. With rub-wear action over 10,000,000 square millimeters of surface area using a 300% heavier load, our leatherette has been tested to outlast even the harshest conditions.

Secretlab SoftWeave® Plus Fabric

Close up of Secretlab SoftWeave® Plus Fabric

A technical knit that’s a first for performance seating. Interlacing loops of high-strength yarn fibers allow for smaller details to be incorporated in each and every stitch. With control over every thread and pixel, we’re able to implement multiple layers of varying colors, shades and tones. This enables us to map complex designs into our fabric, including a 3D layered gradient on the side wings of each chair.

Tensile Test
Tensile Test
Tensile Test

3.5x stronger than its predecessor. SoftWeave® Plus fabric is softer and more breathable, and engineered for even greater tensile and seam strength. Stretched for hours on end in both the warp and weft direction, SoftWeave® Plus fabric emerges completely unscathed. The high-performance technical fabric you want for years of that Day 1 feel.


Relentless testing

We engineer our chairs to have your back for years to come. Secretlab chairs are put through over 190 load, durability and material tests to ensure that they’re more than able to stand the test of time.

Load Tests

Drop Load Proof Test

Drop Load Proof Test

136kg (300lbs) weight dropped onto the center of the seat.

Backrest Load Test

Backrest Load Test

A force of 1,001N is applied to the backrest for 1 minute.

Forward Overturning Test

Forward Overturning Test

A vertical force of 600N is applied at points most likely to result in overturning.

Rearward Stability Test

Rearward Stability Test

13 heavy discs are loaded against the backrest.


Durability Tests

Seating Durability Test

Seating Durability Test

100,000 cycles
A 57kg (125lbs) weight falls onto the seat.

Tilt Mechanism Test

Tilt Mechanism Test

300,000 cycles
Chair is tilted with 109kg (240lbs) weight on the center of the seat.

Armrest Durability Test

Armrest Durability Test

60,000 cycles
A force of 400N is applied to each arm.

Swivel Test

Swivel Test

120,000 cycles
A 122kg (270lbs) weight is applied on the seat at both its maximum and lowest height.

Packaging Drop Test

Packaging Drop Test

We drop our packaging several times from height to make sure it protects your chair from the bumps and knocks during shipping.


Up to a 5-year
Extended Warranty

Fully-certified reliability

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Seating Durability Test

Secretlab chairs are engineered for lasting comfort over the years. A lot of time is devoted to searching for more durable materials and creating tougher designs, which is why when something doesn’t work as intended, we’re prepared to replace it for you. Our industry-leading 5-year Extended Warranty covers you for the years ahead, so you can focus on putting in your best work.

* Receive a complimentary 2-year extension for a total warranty period of 5 years when you share a picture of your Secretlab chair. Learn more about our Extended 5-Year Warranty programme here.


¹ Faulk, J., McKee, C., Bazille, H., Brigham, M., Daniel, J., Jaffe, J.G., Lee, J., Sabinson, E.B., Zhou, Y., Zhu, Y., Yoo, J. C., & Hedge, A. (2019). Performance, Movement, Posture, and Perceived Discomfort in Active vs. Static Seating. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 63, 1154-1158.
² Amick, B.C., Robertson, M.M., DeRango, K., Bazzani, L., Moore, A.E., Rooney, T., & Harrist, R.B. (2003). Effect of Office Ergonomics Intervention on Reducing Musculoskeletal Symptoms. Spine, 28, 2706-2711.
³ Makhsous, M., Lin, F., Bankard, J., Hendrix, R.W., Hepler, M., & Press, J.M. (2009). Biomechanical effects of sitting with adjustable ischial and lumbar support on occupational low back pain: evaluation of sitting load and back muscle activity. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 10, 17 - 17.
⁴ Vos, G.A., Congleton, J.J., Moore, J.S., Amendola, A.A., & Ringer, L. (2006). Postural versus chair design impacts upon interface pressure. Applied ergonomics, 37 5, 619-28.
⁵ Sprigle, S.H., Chung, K.C., & Brubaker, C.E. (1990). Reduction of sitting pressures with custom contoured cushions. Journal of rehabilitation research and development, 27 2, 135-40.
⁶ Alnaser, M.Z., Wughalter, E.H. (2009). Effect of chair design on ratings of discomfort. Work, 34 2, 223-34.

Learn more about our certifications

Patents / Design Registrations
Secretlab’s products are protected by the following registered patents and design registrations in various countries and regions.
2022 TITAN Evo Series
  • Utility Model No. 202120730172.X (CN)
  • Patent No. 10202000104V (SG)
  • Design No. 202113662 (AU)
  • Design No. 008579635-0001 (EU)
  • Design No. 008579635-0002 (EU)
  • Design No. 202117821 (AU)
  • Design No. 30202110343P (SG)
  • Design No. 30202110194W (SG)
  • Design No. 6181058 (UK)
  • International Design Registration No. DM/215365 (EU, SG and UK)
  • International Design Registration No. DM/215273 (EU, SG and UK)
OMEGA 2020
  • Patent No. 10202000104V (SG)
  • Design No. 004407674-0001 (EU)
  • Design No. 2019306414057 (CN)
TITAN and TITAN XL 2020
  • Patent No. 10202000104V (SG)
  • International Design Registration No. DM/204840 (EU, SG and UK)
  • Design No. 201916028 (AU)
  • Design No. 2019306414057 (CN)
MAGNUS Series
  • Utility Model No. 202120792809.8 (CN)
  • Utility Model No. 20 2022 102 069.8 (GE)
  • Design No. 30202008571T (SG)
  • Design No. 202112541 (AU)
  • Design No. 202130224672.1 (CN)
  • International Design Registration No. DM/214659 (CA, EU, UK and US)
Patents / Design Pending Applications
2022 TITAN Evo Series
  • Patent Application No. 10202000095X (SG)
  • PCT Application No. PCT/SG2020/050794
  • PCT Application No. PCT/SG2021/050006
  • Patent Application No. 10202107378T (SG)
  • Patent Application No. 10202107385U (SG)
  • PCT Application No. PCT/SG2021/050585
  • Patent Application No. 10202106602T (SG)
  • Patent Application No. 10202201711Q (SG)
  • Patent Application No. 202180007929.50 (CN)
  • Utility Model Application No. 202220804963.70 (CN)
  • Patent Application No. 10202203785V (SG)
  • Patent Application No. 22167846.90 (EU)
  • Patent Application No. 17/717,392 (US)
  • Patent Application No. 17/856,135 (US)
  • Design Patent Application No. 29/795,481 (US)
  • Design Patent Application No. 29/795,489 (US)
  • Design Patent Application No. 29/832,291 (US)
OMEGA 2020
  • Patent Application No. 10202000095X (SG)
  • PCT Application No. PCT/SG2020/050794
  • PCT Application No. PCT/SG2021/050006
  • Patent Application No. 10202201711Q (SG)
  • Patent Application No. 202180007929.50 (CN)
TITAN and TITAN XL 2020
  • Patent Application No. 10202000095X (SG)
  • PCT Application No. PCT/SG2020/050794
  • PCT Application No. PCT/SG2021/050006
  • Patent Application No. 10202201711Q (SG)
  • Patent Application No. 202180007929.50 (CN)
MAGNUS Series
  • Patent Application No. 10202011185R (SG)
  • PCT Application No. PCT/SG2021/050688
  • Utility Model Application No. 202120792809.8 (CN)
  • Patent Application No. 10202205283T (SG)
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