If you're anti-Barbie and also against the death penalty, you'll have mixed feelings about a middle-schooler's Barbie Doll Electric Chair Science Project. At least we can all agree on the importance of science in the classroom. While I'm trying to keep all things Barbie away from my 2-year-old daughter, I certainly think she ought to leave middle school understanding the fundamentals of electricity. And if we have to send Barbie to the chair for that to happen, so be it. The step-by-step guide on Instructables expertly shows how to construct an electric chair for your Barbie … Read more
Picky, picky. That's what we are. Not only do we want a massage chair that can be set to our every physiological whim, but we also want one that will thump to the beat of our music. The problem, though, is that most therapeutic chairs on the market look so institutional--and when we're in need of relaxation, the last thing we want to imagine is that we're in a dentist chair.
Appearances notwithstanding, we take our health seriously here at Crave and try to highlight as many fitness-related technologies as possible, ranging from the Wii Fit to robotic drill sergeants. We've even passed along some weird exercise machines for the more adventurous out there.
But this was the first time we'd ever heard of anything like the "Hawaii Chair." Although it's tempting--the name alone is stress-reducing--we're not quite sold on its aerobic effectiveness: All you're supposed to do is sit down and let the $350 chair swivel your hips in a circular, hula-style motion--like … Read more
This one we're not so sure about. Granted, some of the more elaborate game chairs and simulators featured in this space aren't for everyone, but we have a hard time justifying nearly $500 for what appears to be just a seat.
Tech Digest says the "Playseat Evolution" is a sponsor of the Dutch A1 racing team, made of steel oval-pipe framing and compatible with all the major game consoles and accessories. It's been released on the U.K. market and can reportedly withstand "even the most vigorous of gamers."
All that may be … Read more
*phew* Sorry its been a little quiet the last week, ever notice how everything sometimes comes down on you at once? Be it work, personal, business, family, new site launches, etc etc etc, oh how the list goes on. But, i'm back! And have some exciting fun new design finds to share with you.
You know how there's nothing quite like sinking into your temperpedic/memory foam/NASA developed craziness of a mattress? Well imagine that... all around you... in a designer lounge chair and ottoman? I wish i could tell you i was writing this from that chair now, but no such luck. This WING Lounge Chair is designed by Michael Malmborg, and "A reincarnation of the classic wing chair, created for the future. This recliner is made for serious cocooning and is the closest you can get to weightlessness. The upholstery in the Wing Chair is made by open cell visco elastic memory foam"
And as if we needed more reasons to be in complete awe of this wonder: "WING Lounge Chair is the first and only chair ever to be certified by The Space Foundation - tested and recognized by NASA. WING is also the biggest single piece of bendwood ever used to create a chair."… Read more
At this rate, the smartest technology in the household won't be the computer or the entertainment center, but the massage chair. We've already seen versions with features ranging from multimedia equipment to lie-detecting sensors, after all, and now we have a chair that will cater to your kneads by voice command.
Luxurylaunches says the "ROBO Chair" will customize your position up to 170 degrees while working you over with a "3D roller mechanism," whatever that is. There are tons of massage chairs on the market, so why is this one being featured on a … Read more
Ah, sweet vindication. For years we've been saying that reclining was the only way to go, when working on a computer. Finally, supplies of accommodating furniture are starting to catch up to our demand.
The "Netsurfer" from a Swedish's Snowcrash--the best company name ever--is the latest in a growing market of chairs that claim to combine sound ergonomics with sleep-inducing comfort. The description alone is bedtime music to our ears: "The semi-reclining position with the screen at eye level is designed to be comfortable for long periods. Pillows support the neck and lower back, arms … Read more
Yes, we know this kind of thing has been done before, in chairs for gaming and lounging, but Inada's "W.1 Massage Chair" takes the concept to another level. Not only will its infra-red sensors adjust automatically to hit your tsubo shiatsu pressure points, Coolest-Gadgets says, but it claims to knead you in sync with the music being piped through its built-in system.
Lest things get out of hand, it also includes a remote that can override the chair's massage levels, as well as … Read more
If you think you'd just spoil your cell phone by buying it its own bed, perhaps a cell phone chair is more appropriate. A chair still gives your handset a chance to rest in comfort but doesn't go so far as to give it a plush cover as well. Cell phone chairs come in a variety of style, from beach loungers to more traditional styles, but our favorite pick has to be these beanbag chairs. Available for just $9.75, the beanbag chair will add a retro-cool style to your home or office while giving your precious handset … Read more
Like other high-tech chairs, the Aura caters to its owner's posture: in this case, with a seven-way adjustable chair that can be ordered with inflatable and deflatable cushions. That's only the beginning. Irritated by glare? The entire workstation can be rotated up to 120 degrees. In fact, it can be programmed to rotate 120 degrees every day over eight hours to follow the … Read more