Among gaming chairs preferred by pros, the Secretlab Titan is a top choice. The Omega is the Titan’s smaller cousin. It’s a compact chair with a classic racing seat style fit. This Secretlab Omega 2020 Series review explains what makes it such a great gaming chair.
The Secretlab Omega fits between the Titan and Throne. It’s a compact chair for average to small sizes seeking premium sitting support.
The Omega 2020 Series normally sells for USD $359 if you buy direct from Secretlab. Through the year, there are often special discounts.
Secretlab Omega 2020 Series Review
The Secretlab Omega 2020 Series offers a snug, luxurious seat to ensure perfect ergonomics over extended computing sessions. This makes it ideal for pro gamers and other computer users who spend full-time hours sitting.
Astralis co-founder Jakob Lund Kristensen commented on their Secretlab partnership: “… when it came to selecting a gaming chair partner, Secretlab was without a doubt our first choice… their quality and comfort is unparalleled.”
Keep reading to learn why the Omega meets the highest standards for both pros and consumers.
Secretlab Omega features
The Secretlab Omega is a racing style gaming seat that has many of the same features as the higher-priced Titan.
Aside from smaller dimensions, there are two differences between the Omega and the Titan.
First, the Omega uses a traditional lumbar pillow, while the Titan’s has integrated support. Second, the Omega seat has edges that maintain narrow sitting space for your legs.
The narrow sitting space ensures consistent ergonomics. Feet planted with legs together helps distribute body weight across the seat. This takes pressure off the spine and upper body muscles while you sit.
The result is solid ergonomic support for long sessions of computing. Keep in mind that less leg room can also restrict blood flow over long periods. If using an Omega, try to take walking breaks every 30 minutes or so to stretch your legs.
Omega gaming chairs start with a robot-welded carbon steel frame. Over top goes premium cold cure foam and a choice of high-end cover fabrics.
All models have the same high-end features as the Titan:
- Functionality: 4D armrests; recline to 165°, multi-angle tilt-lock.
- Upholstery: choice of premium PU leather, genuine NAPA leather or Softweave Fabric.
- Padding: patent-pending cold cure foam.
- Support: neck & lumbar pillows; carbon steel frame; Class 4 gas lift; PU caster wheels.
2020 Series upgrades
Every two years, Secretlab upgrades their entire line of gaming chairs. The latest upgrade happened in late 2019. There are over 20 improved features in the Omega 2020 Series, with three notable ones.
First is upgraded upholstery to Prime 2.0 PU leather. The 2.0 blend is 4 times more durable than the old, based on sweat, humidity, flexing and abrasion tests.
Second is a new blend of cold cure foam. Cold cure foam is the premier padding choice in the furniture industry. Secretlab’s improved blend provides a firmer feel than before with enhanced durability. The firmness is deliberate.
Secretlab believes that the key to good posture is firm support. The Omega’s padding is stiff out of the box and still very dense after breaking in. This goes against the concept of traditional “comfy” chairs, but is an important part of keeping your posture in check.
If you need a full-time computing seat, an Omega is ideal. If you prefer pure comfort, consider a cheap gaming chair. Cheap chairs use fluffier padding that feels plush. The problem is that cheap padding sags under heavy use. That’s why the Omega’s firm padding is the better choice for full-time sitting loads.
The third notable improvement are upgraded armrests. The new 2020 Series 4D armrests include chrome-plated components. These ensure better durability with enhanced usability. Adjust left or right; angled left or right right; forwards or backwards; up or down.
There is impressive attention to detail put into the Omega 2020 armrests. For example, they lock in position with a gratifying click when adjusted. They also come with concave padding to cradle your elbows while you work.
2020 Series Warranty
As part of the 2020 Series upgrades, all Secretlab chairs now come with a 3-year warranty. That’s one year longer than the Secretlab 2018 models.
Recently, Secretlab added an easy method to extend the warranty for an extra two years. Post a photo of your chair on social media and then share it with Secretlab. That will get you an extended 5-year warranty. For more information, check out Secretlab’s Redeem Program.
Note that even if you don’t get the extended warranty, this is good sign about the durability of 2020 Series Omega chairs. These chairs are built to last for years.
The Omega is the mid-sized chair in the Secretlab line.
It’s a compact design for slim bodies. People over 5’10” or those wide wide waists may find the Omega too small.
Here are the key measurements of the Omega compared to the other Secretlab chairs:
|Secretlab Titan||Secretlab Omega||Secretlab Throne|
|Outer seat width & depth||20.5" (W) x 19.7" (D)||22" (W) x 19.3" (D)||20" (W) x 18" (D)|
|Backrest height & width||33" (H) x 21.7" (W)||31.5" (H) x 21" (W)||32.3" (H) x 23" (W)|
|Floor to Seat Range||18.7" to 22.4"||18.9" to 21.9"||16.1" to 19.9"|
|Overall height||51.7" to 55.4"||50.4" to 53.4"||48.4" to 52.2"|
|Weight support||Up to 290 pounds||Up to 240 pounds||Up to 220 pounds|
|Height support||5'9" to 6'7"||5'3" to 5'11"||4'9" to 5'3"|
Are you on the smaller side and looking for a compact, firm fit? The Omega is the best professional class compact model available.
Omega cover options
Omega chairs come in a choice of Prime 2.0 PU leather, nylon mesh fabric or genuine NAPA leather. There are also a number of specialty designs. There are designs for Dota 2, Game of Thrones, Batman and several pro esports teams.
Prime 2.0 PU leather
The Omega 2020 Series comes with Prime 2.0 PU leather. This upgraded material is four times more durable than 2018 Series leather. It feels soft to the touch, with no chemical smell and decent breathability. There are five color options:
Secretlab’s Softweave fabric is more breathable and durable than PU leather. Inspired by modern techwear, Softweave models provide cool cosy comfort in all conditions.
Here’s a quick look at some interesting Omega 2020 Series special editions.
Genuine NAPA leather
The plush genuine NAPA leather chairs cost around $400 more than PU leather models. Despite the price, this model is often sold out.
The Omega NAPA leather edition comes in all-black buttery-smooth genuine leather. Over time, the leather take to the nuances of your body shape and provide a rich, luxurious fit.
Esports team chairs
Secretlab is partnering with a growing list of esports teams. There are currently five partner team models available for sale. These are the official chairs of Newbee, Team Secret, Astralis , SK Telecom T1, Cloud9.
Game of Thrones chairs
Secretlab got in on the Game of Thrones Season 8 hype before the season began. If we got the finale that was promised, these chairs would be flying off the shelves.
The lame ending killed hype for GOT gear, but that doesn’t diminish these striking designs. Choose from House Lannister, House Stark or House Targeryan.
Secretlab Omega 2020 Series buying advice
Are you thinking of buying a Secretlab Omega gaming chair? This section answers lingering questions that potential buyers might have.
Secretlab Omega Pros and cons
As with all gaming chairs, there are things to like and dislike about the Omega. Below we summarize the pros and cons.
What we like
The Secretlab Omega is a high-end gaming chair with a well thought out design.
At first, some people may not appreciate the stiff padding on Omega chairs. But remember that the purpose of a gaming chair is to support good posture for long hours of sitting.
From that perspective, the Omega is one of the best chairs you can buy. At first, sitting in an Omega may feel uncomfortable. That’s because the Omega forces you to sit with correct posture.
If you’re used to sitting with a slouch, using an Omega may feel painful at first. Once your body adjusts, gain all the benefits that come with having good posture. These include better circulation, deeper breathing and more energy.
What we don’t like
Many cheaper gaming chairs come with very soft padding that feels like sitting in a cloud. What’s more, cheaper chairs offer plenty of room to curl up or sit in various positions.
In contrast, sitting in an Omega chair feels stiff and formal. The seat is very narrow, with almost no room to move your legs. People larger than 5’10” might feel like they’re sitting in a narrow tube.
Who should buy a Secretlab Omega?
The Secretlab Omega is a serious gaming chair. It costs serious money. But this model is so narrow that it forces users to sit locked into perfect posture.
Cheap gaming chairs cost a lot less. Plus they tend to have fluffier padding that doesn’t last as long. Most important for slackers is that cheap gaming chairs are have deeper and wider seat.
In other words, there’s a lot more room to be casual while sitting in a cheap gaming chair.
People willing to invest in high end gaming chairs are often looking for an edge to support their work. If you are a driven and motivated computer user who spends long hours sitting, the Omega is a good choice.
Serious gamers, streamers, programmers and artists will all enjoy using an Omega.
Secretlab Omega alternatives
Most gaming chairs fit average sizes. The Omega is one of the few that caters to smaller users. Check out our roundup of best gaming chairs for small sizes to learn about competing options.
The Secretlab Omega is a high-end luxury chair designed for smaller sized users. It comes with very stiff padding and narrow seat. These elements force correct posture while sitting. Thus the Omega is for power users who spend long hours sitting in front of a computer.
If you’re looking for a gaming chair to support healthy sitting habits, the Omega is one of the top options on the market.