Australia hasn’t had a lot of competition when it comes to the gaming chair space — but that’s about to change.
If you want a chair for long stretches of gaming, the only feasible options are to go bargain hunting in a furniture store somewhere or to buy one of the various “racing” chairs available from Officeworks and other retailers. But as of this week there’s a new competitor down under: Secretlab.
Secretlab’s a Singaporean company with a footing in the world of esports: their two founders spent plenty of time dabbling in StarCraft 2, lurking amongst the waters of Blizzard’s SEA server. These days they concentrate on making gaming chairs, however, launching the gold-on-black leatherette Omega Stealth in Australia.
The first shipment of Secretlab’s chairs don’t arrive until May 23, and for now it’ll be the only chair Australians can order. But the tech sheet is fairly impressive: the Omega Stealth is made using a sheet of cold-cure foam with waterproof PU leatherette. The armrests can be adjusted in just about any direction, and there’s a triple-way tilt mechanism at the base to make the chair supremely reliable.
Available now for $449 — making the Omega Stealth one of the costlier options when it comes to gaming furniture — Secretlab says their chair comfortably supports gamers around 190cm tall and under 110kg heavy.
The weight restriction could be a bit of a problem for Australians. It’s not hard to imagine, say, someone who’s 120kg having no issues with the Omega Stealth, but someone heavier than that might need to look elsewhere. All chairs come with a 2-year warranty, and there’s always Australia’s robust consumer law to back you up as well.