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....

3 comments:

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...

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