Microsoft is no longer the only company to turn a meme into an actual product, as it did with the Xbox Mini Fridge. Joining the trend is Secretlab, which just launched a scaled-down version of its TITAN gaming chair for pets or children.
The Singaporean gaming chair maker first shared snaps of the TITAN XXS as an April Fool’s joke that, in turn, prompted fans to share photos of their pets taking over their chairs and urge Secretlab to make the product official.
Because of popular demand, Secretlab developed a true-to-life version of the product and launched it on November 12.
“The TITAN XXS was created solely for our fans. Having been bombarded with requests of an actual unit from friends and fans alike after our April Fool’s joke, it was clear that we needed to get this into production,” CEO and co-founder Ian Ang said in a press release.
“But while the TITAN XXS is meant to be a fun collectible, some serious engineering has gone into making it to ensure it meets the manufacturing standards we hold ourselves to,” Ang added.
The TITAN XXS gaming chair is 1:2 scale of Secretlab’s famed Titan model complete with the original chair’s full-metal 4D armrest, full-length backrest, and embroidered branding on the headrest and back.
It can support up to 70kg or children under five feet, three inches, and is equipped with child-locking casters for added security.
Secretlab claims the TITAN XXS has also undergone the same testing and certification as its adult equivalent. It also comes with a five-year warranty.
The extra, extra small chair comes in three colorways: Titan’s signature black and red Stealth option, which is covered in NEO Hybrid Leatherette, as well as Plush Pink and Frost Blue that are both upholstered in SoftWeave Plus fabric.
Secretlab has begun rolling out TITAN XXS in limited quantities last week, with a price of S$399 (~P14,800) for the Stealth and S$419 (~P15,500) for the Plush Pink and Frost Blue. No word yet on its availability in the Philippines.