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. Our engineers run extensive research programs to understand how people interact with our chairs, so we can optimize them for better ergonomic support.

Moving beyond industry standards

Over the years, we’ve invested millions into R&D, pioneering new patent-pending technologies that encourage healthy movement throughout the day. Using advanced computer simulations and user testing, we ensure that every component and material is engineered for start-to-finish performance.

To ensure they’re as tough as they can be, every Secretlab chair is dropped, dragged, and knocked over hundreds of thousands of times. Our chairs are put through rigorous tests set by internationally recognized standards bodies, and then pushed to the limit in conditions that far exceed anything they’ll face in the real world.

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+

Ergonomics Advisory Board

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.

Every design change we make is grounded in data and feedback drawn from extensive testing. When you sit on the Secretlab TITAN Evo, you’re feeling the hundreds of tiny design decisions that we obsessed over.

Dr. Jordan Tsai

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

"I can feel comfortable recommending the Secretlab TITAN Evo to esports players I work with because I know they are doing their best to incorporate needed features with player health in mind."

Dr. James Goh

Dr. Lindsey Migliore
Ergonomics 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 sitting experience, have changed my mind.”

Dr. James Goh

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

“The TITAN Evo allows for all the essential adjustments to achieve a good sitting posture. The lumbar curvature can be customized to contour nicely at an appropriate height, providing an evenly distributed contact area to suit and support my lumbar spine well.”

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Dynamic lumbar support

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.

Our labs are equipped with sensor-lined pressure mats to map and assess pressure distribution.

Lumbar support system

Our patent-pending 4-way L-ADAPT™ Lumbar Support System* is the most advanced ever on a gaming chair, far outperforming traditional 2-way lumbar systems. It can be adjusted for height and depth, tucking neatly into the curvature of your lower back.

A proprietary Y-shaped lattice of living hinges flexes to your spine as you move, for optimal support no matter how you sit.

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


Patent-pending cold-cure foam

Our patent-pending* cold-cure foam is specially formulated in our lab to relieve stress over long hours of sitting. Foam density tests and advanced pressure mapping sensors let us optimize the density for even weight distribution and maximum pressure relief.
Cold-cure foam

Secretlab cold-cure foam is deliberately formulated to be medium-firm — the optimal balance for that gentle, cradling feel. Cast as a single piece from precise aluminum molds, it enjoys a uniform consistency throughout for more even pressure distribution.

Softer, cheaper foams do not absorb stress and instead transfer it directly to your body, leading to pain and discomfort. Similarly, chairs that utilize multiple pieces of foam lack the structural integrity and support needed for comfort over long hours.

*SG Pat. App. nr. 10202102953R

Cold-cure foam
Minimal pressure
Substantial pressure
Concentrated pressure
Why we design our foam to be medium-firm

On a softer surface, your weight pools at the heaviest point on the seat, usually the middle. This leads to uneven support and causes the muscles around the lower back and thighs to work harder to support your posture.

Studies show that firmer foam surfaces decrease pressure on key areas, such as the ischial tuberosity (sit bones), lowering the risk of back pain from prolonged periods of sitting.¹ This is due to reduced spinal loads, which prevent lower back strain.

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

Ergonomic seat base & backrest

Our engineers worked with testers of varying heights, weights, and body types from all across the world, shaping and contouring the seat base and backrest to minimize pressure peaks.

Proprietary pebble seat base
Proprietary pebble seat base

Shaped for optimal ergonomic support to accommodate natural movement and multiple postures. The gently sloping sides guide you toward the middle for a larger contact area and a lower and more uniform pressure distribution.² The flared edges make even more room for the full range of postures, with none of the constraints of a typical bucket seat.

Waterfall edge
Waterfall edge

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 circulation,³ reducing the risk of varicose veins and other circulatory issues.

Backrest
Backrest

The side wings on most gaming chairs adopt an aggressive curve of over 55°, forcing your shoulders forward into an unnatural position. The Secretlab TITAN Evo features a far gentler 30° slope, which follows the natural horizontal curve of your shoulders. It supports your shoulders, while still giving you room to move.


Full-Metal 4D Armrests with CloudSwap™ Replacement System

We believe in being able to choose exactly how you want to sit. The Secretlab TITAN Evo offers the most advanced customization on any gaming chair, down to the smallest details.

Full-Metal 4D Armrests with CloudSwap™ Replacement System

Our magnetic CloudSwap™ Technology — the world’s first on a gaming chair — lets you swap out your armrest tops on the fly. Choose between PlushCell™ and Technogel armrest tops, for support that feels just right for you.


Magnetic Memory Foam Head Pillow

No more straps. Our patent-pending* Magnetic Memory Foam Head Pillow allows for seamless adjustments — and even better support for your posture.

Magnetic Memory Foam Head Pillow

We studied the positions of people’s heads and necks over long hours, monitoring micro-movements and mapping out contact points. Our Magnetic Memory Foam Head Pillow is designed entirely in-house, featuring 100% high-density, visco-elastic Secretlab PlushCell™ foam. A more aggressive upper curve provides enhanced support and pressure relief for the base of your head and supports it in a neutral position. Custom embedded magnets snap the pillow onto your headrest — move it up or down to find the perfect spot.

*SG Pat. App. No. 10202107385U


Shorter Class 4 hydraulics

We design our chairs for an optimal fit for as many people as possible. This means being able to set your feet flat on the floor, with your knees bent at roughly 90°.

Heavy-duty Class 4 Hydraulics

A new, shorter hydraulic mechanism for the Secretlab TITAN Evo Size S and R accommodates an even wider range of heights, so you can plant your feet comfortably.


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. Secretlab NEO™ Hybrid Leatherette exhibits a super smooth grain, recreating the rich luster of NAPA leather. Using the latest manufacturing technologies developed right in our labs, a unique resin top laminate is bonded to the base layer. A careful finishing process results in an ultra-smooth top hide that feels incredible under your skin.

3D structure of ultra-fine polyester fibers

Regular PU leather peels in humid environments. The middle foam layer absorbs moisture and gradually degrades due to hydrolysis. To avoid this, we stripped out the middle layer and reinforced the base 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 Leatherette. 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 the sliding rotation of two abrading wheels 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 gradient knit on the side wings and seat base 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 emerges completely unscathed. The high-performance technical fabric you want for years of that Day 1 feel.


Relentless testing

We put every single one of our chairs 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. That’s why we’re standing behind the Secretlab TITAN Evo with a 5-year Extended Warranty, so you know we have your back for the years ahead.

* 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.

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Patents / Design Registrations
Secretlab’s products are protected by the following registered patents and design registrations in various countries and regions.
Secretlab TITAN Evo
  • 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)
Secretlab Classics
  • Patent No. 10202000104V (SG)
  • Design No. 004407674-0001 (EU)
  • Design No. 2019306414057 (CN)
  • Design No. 201916028 (AU)
  • International Design Registration No. DM/204840 (EU, SG and UK)
Secretlab 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
Secretlab TITAN Evo
  • 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)
Secretlab Classics
  • 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)
Secretlab 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)
Secretlab SKINS
  • PCT Application No. PCT/SG2022/050423
  • Design Application No. 202230696769.70 (CN)
  • Design Application No. 30202250572P (SG)
  • Design Patent Application No. 29/857,502 (US)
¹ 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.
² 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.
³ Alnaser, M.Z., Wughalter, E.H. (2009). Effect of chair design on ratings of discomfort. Work, 34 2, 223-34.
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