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Sumo Lounge Titan

Michael Larabel

Published on 12 June 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
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Taking a break from the usual plethora of Linux benchmarks, delivering the news about Dirndl, and providing other Linux hardware reviews and news, to end out the week is a look at the Titan from Sumo Lounge. Weighing over 35 kilograms, this is one of the heaviest products that we have reviewed at Phoronix.

For those that do not recall, Sumo Lounge is a manufacturer of high-end lounge chairs -- particularly bean bags. Sumo was founded back in 2004 (same year as Phoronix) out in 2004 and since then has been specializing in making various high-end bean bags and other leisure products. While such products may not be our focus at Phoronix, it is always enjoyable to take a break from the usual Linux hardware battles to focus on something a bit more light. Sumo Lounge also targets many of their products towards gamers and others wishing to have a comfortable experience while computing or gaming. Sumo products have received the praise of MacWorld, MaximumPC, and other mainstream computing publications along with the likes of Playboy, GQ, and Hustler Magazine. In 2009 on Phoronix was a review of the Sumo Lounge Omni, which was a great beanbag, but now we have our hands on their brand new Titan product.

When a Sumo Lounge representative originally contacted Phoronix about sending over a new product, I figured, the Titan would not be too different from the Omni. After all, it is just a beanbag. However, I was quickly proved wrong. When receiving the FedEx shipping confirmation for the Titan, the indicated package weight was 78.0 lbs / 35.4 kilograms. The bean bag really does weigh that much! And the beans/beads are not made of steel or any other metals. The Sumo Titan is just massive and measures in at 70 x 49 x 36 inches (178 x 125 x 92 cm).

The bag of beads for the Sumo Titan come vacuum-packed so at least the actual package size is a bit smaller, but it is still massive and was a feat simply getting the Sumo Lounge package through the doorway. Above is a photograph of the box as it arrived. The Augustiner crate was sadly not included as part of the shipment, but is there for size reference. The Titan is available with either a micro-suede or corduroy cover. The cover must be slipped on after removing the actual bag of beads from the compressed bag. The Titan is available in black, blue, purple, and red colors for the corduroy cover. The micro-suede Titan comes in black, khaki, brown, and red colors. The review sample that Sumo Lounge sent over was the Titan Fiery Red in micro-suede.

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