Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Ultimate Computer Chair

I had a dream!

That dream was to find the most comfortable computer chair in existence.

My standards were quite high. I sit in in front of my computer for hours at a stretch. Some days, except for bathroom breaks, I literally spend the entire day staring at my monitor, typing and mousing away. (For the moment we won't go into if this is a superior way to spend my life or not, it is simply a fact. :) )

One day it occurred to me that the most comfortable chair I own is my trusty recliner. If only I could find a chair just as comfortable! I literally sometimes fall asleep in this chair it is so relaxing. Ah, comfy Mr. Recliner....

I searched in vain for a chair that I thought could match this standard. But every time I found something, it never quite stacked up.

And then it hit me! I had been looking at the problem all wrong. I had already found my chair. It wasn't a chair problem. It was a desk problem!

Instead of finding the perfect chair, I needed to find a desk that would support my already quite perfect chair (Mr. Recliner).

So I searched, and I modeled, and I thought and figured and schemed until finally at long last I have achieved my dream.

Behold the Ultimate Desk AND the Ultimate Computer Chair:

For those who like the nitty-gritty details here is the bill of materials:

1 X X-Pole Xpert 50mm Chrome

1 X Ergotron LX Wall Mount Keyboard Arm - Keyboard/mouse arm mount tray

2 X Ergotron LX Wall Mount LCD Arm - wall-mountable

1 X Ergotron Laptop Arm Mount Tray (50-193-200)

6 X Ergotron Mounting Pole

I'd also like to recommend getting a trackball. Now that I have one for this setup, I like it so much, I'm thinking about buying one for my work-cube-setup as well:

1 X Kensington Expert Mouse Optical USB Trackball for PC or Mac

Here are some progress photos:

Mr. Recliner, all alone....

Finding my ceiling joists...

Nothing quite compares to the feeling of owning your very own stripper pole...

Programming in complete comfort at last....


Jonnie Sack said...

Genius. Seriously.

Tristan Dorsey said...

That's genius! Monitor arms or Wall Mount Monitor Arms work best when adjustments are quick and easy. This model features easy-adjust technology to assure just that. Adjusts effortlessly with just a finger and is designed to stay in place, right where you’ve positioned it. An impressive range of height settings allows you to adjust to a precise position within the defined height range.

Bobby Jassos said...

A recliner is not just a beautiful home accent. It is a relaxation tool that can help relieve stress after a hard days work.