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Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 review: Magnetic upgrades

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 review: Magnetic upgrades

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022

How do you improve a chair that already makes sitting long hours really comfortable? You add magnets, of course. The latest version of the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022 does away with straps, letting you swap out arm rests and attach a neck pillow through the power of Magneto. The Titan Evo also improves upon its built-in lumbar support with more options. There are now just three sizes, and it takes over the position formerly filled by the Omega line.

Quick specs

  • Comes in small (130kg max weight), regular (130kg max weight), and large (180kg max weight) sizes
  • Built-in lumbar system does up, down, in and out
  • Secretlab NEO Hybrid Leatherette
Secretlab Titan Evo 2022
Look ma, no straps!
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

Having reviewed the first Secretlab Omega back in 2015 for CNET, I've been a long time fan of the company's chairs. I currently own a Secretlab Omega SoftWeave, which I use almost every day. The new regular Titan Evo is about the same size, but with a flatter, more comfortable base that lets me sit cross-legged, if I want. Like a smaller Titan, the Titan Evo does away with the nooks of the Omega, meaning it's harder for dust to settle in between. Secretlab claims the faux leather of the chair is even more durable compared to its revised PU2.0 version. You can also choose from SoftWeave versions, which I feel is more suited for our humid weather.

Secretlab Titan Evo 2022
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

The new Titan Evo features an improved lumbar support, with two knobs that are comfortably within arm's reach when seated. One adjusts the height of the lumbar support protrusion, the other, the height. It's not very visible, but you can definitely feel it when lying flat on the chair. I'm not quite a fan. It feels a bit too hard for me, and I prefer using the Secretlab memory foam cushion. Alternatively, you can use both together. The neck pillow is probably the most visible upgrade — instead of a strap, it magnetically sticks on. You can slide it up or down without worrying about stretching the strap or pulling it off. The CloudSwap armrests, too, clamp on magnetically, and you can upgrade them to the memory gel versions if you feel like it.

Secretlab seems to have perfected the setup experience. The chair comes in a box, complete with a huge instruction sheet printed on expensive premium paper. The main components are sealed in stylish looking plastic, while parts come in their own boxes. It's quite awesome to set up your own chair, but having done this at least three times in the last year or so (most recently with the HP Omen Citadel Gaming Chair), it can be tiring. Thankfully, the Titan Evo 2022 is a lot easier to set up, and the instructions are clear-cut. There's a lot of packaging waste though.

Secretlab's improvements to its chair line make them even better. If you don't already have the Secretlab Titan Evo 2022, it's a can buy, for sure. But if you already have one, the new Titan Evo doesn't do enough to justify the upgrade unless you want a second chair. That said, if you have cash to spare, why not? Grab it from Secretlab's website here, with prices starting from S$499 for small, $549 regular, and S$639 for large. The SoftWeave versions cost S$30 more. There's also a NAPA leather version, but that's currently unavailable.

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Note: Review unit provided by Secretlab.

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