Secretlab Omega is not a mattress, but bear with me. When it comes to mattresses, most people are willing to spend a little bit more for a quality product. That’s because they know they’ll be spending a sizeable portion of the 24-hour day laying in it. If the recent influx of gaming chair manufacturers is any indication, gamers have that same mentality when it comes to outfitting their PC setup with a chair.
You may not allocate as much of your rig budget as you would on a nice graphics card, but the best chairs for gaming can easily outlive your components and last a decade or more. They’ve evolved quite a bit over the years since DXRacer first showed up in the scene. Secretlab is not the first manufacturer in the space, nor will they be the last. But the Secretlab Omega is one of the best experiences we’ve had with a gaming chair.
Secretlab’s not so secret formula for success involves cutting out the third party. The company sells directly to customers rather than dealing with retailers and distributors. This allows it to pass their savings on and offer a premium product at a very reasonable price. It also removes at least one extra shipping trip from the equation, reducing the likelihood of damaged goods.
This business model seems to work quite well, as the Omega looks and feels on par with gaming chairs we’ve tested that are much more expensive. The Secretlab Omega features highly customizable armrests, multi-functional tilt mechanisms and some of the densest foam we’ve felt in a gaming chair. According to the company, each piece of foam is put through a rigid cold curing process and individually molded, not cut.
The result is an extremely tough and sturdy piece of foam that is built to last. We’ve spent several months in the Secretlab Omega now and the seat cushion feels just like it did when it was new. The one drawback with this is that the seat sacrifices some of its softness to provide support for heavy usage over the years.
We thought the chair was really firm at first, but it became much more comfortable after longer periods of gaming. The Omega also includes the best free head and lumbar pillows we’ve received from a gaming chair company. They are made of velour memory foam and are comfortable enough to sleep on. Our only complaint with this is that they do not secure themselves very well to the chair and thus offer little room for adjustments.
Vertagear’s SL5000 was previously our favorite gaming chair. The discreet logos, premium build quality and noticeable craftsmanship were things we really took note of. Upon closer inspection of Secretlab’s product line, it’s clear other manufacturers were paying attention too. The Omega is one of the most well made chairs we’ve tested. From the casters to the base, lift mechanism, armrests and seat back, Secretlab clearly used some of the best materials available.
The Omega features a multi-functional tilt mechanism that allows you to rock and adjust seating positions to promote blood flow and oxygen to the brain. It reclines up to 165 degrees and has armrests that can adjust themselves in just about any way imaginable. The end result is a highly comfortable gaming chair we have a hard time wanting to get out of.
The Omega comes in a variety of accent colors and is currently priced at a competitive $359. It definitely isn’t the cheapest gaming chair around, but its quality rivals that of chairs we’ve tested that cost well over $400. If you’re looking to treat your butt with a chair that functions just as amazingly as it looks, the Secretlab Omega is worth every penny.
The “SoftWeave Fabric” simply denotes what kind of upholstery the chair is made of. There are two additional options: Prime 2.0 PU Leather ($359) or Napa Leather ($749). Our model is self-explanatory (it’s quite literally a softweave fabric) but the difference between the other two is that one is artificial leather and the other is the real deal. I’m sure you can figure out which is which.
Now, that brings us to the “Cookies & Cream” portion, the color of the chair. The SoftWeave Fabric model also comes in Charcoal Blue and even a D.Va (an Overwatch character) themed one, which looks pretty badass. The D.Va model is priced at $399, which is $20 more than our model. Chairs with different upholstery will have different colors as well.
Finally, “2020 Series” obviously marks the year, but this particular model isn’t out just yet. The Secretlab Omega SoftWeave Fabric will be shipping out May 29 at the time of writing, but it’s on its last pre-order wave, so you might want to order fast before stock runs out.
As mentioned earlier, the Secretlab Omega is wrapped in a softweave fabric that’s lathered in a Cookies & Cream color palette, so it kind of looks like an Oreo — crispy black on the outside, deliciously creamy in the center.
There’s a neat Omega symbol stamped on the center of the chair. If you’re a God of War fan or just a fan of the Greek alphabet, imagine you’ll appreciate this design as much as I do. And on the headrest you’ll find the Secretlab logo. These same logos are also featured on the back of the chair, but the Omega logo is actually spelled out.
The included neck-support pillow wraps neatly around the top part of the chair with a strap, while the lumbar-support pillow is placed at the bottom of the seat.
Secretlab outfitted the Omega chair with full-metal 4D armrests. Four-dimensional armrests lets you lift them up or down, tilt them side to side, move them forward and back, and shift toward and away from you. The levers on the outside controls the height of the arm rests, the button on the inside controls horizontal movement, and the button on the armrest itself controls vertical movement and tilt. Regarding the design, the armrests are black and feature a neatly-engraved Secretlab logo on each armrest.
That was a detailed review on Secretlab Omega chair. Let us know are you planning to buy this for yourself? Also let us know what made you fall in love with this chair.