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Boom Bench Bluetooth-enabled speakerseating

Boom Bench Bluetooth-enabled speakerseating

If you live in constant fear of coming across a gang of youths listening to tinny music from their cellphones and staring moodily at passers-by, good news!  Now they'll be able to play their music with far more bass and mid-range, courtesy of German designer Michael Schoner of NL Architects.  His Boom Bench connects via Bluetooth A2DP and is positively riddled with speakers and subwoofers.

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PodWombats Mark III: Gaming Cockpit or Capacious Coffin?

PodWombats Mark III: Gaming Cockpit or Capacious Coffin?

Claustrophobics look away now.  Measuring 6 x 4 x 4 feet, the PodWombats Mark III Gaming Cockpit is billed as the best thing for gamers looking to eliminate all distractions during play.  Constructed from particle-board and with a sliding canopy section, inside there's an adjustable racing seat, mounting points for joysticks and other controllers, and ventilation to stop you - and your PC or console - from overheating.

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Herman-Miller Embody chair: $1,600 Aeron successor

Herman-Miller Embody chair: $1,600 Aeron successor

With economies around the globe sliding sourly down the pan, it seems an unusual time to announce a $1,600 chair.  Still, if people are going to be sitting glumly, contemplating their sinking shares, they may as well have something ergonomically sound to do it on: enter Herman-Miller and their latest uber-chair, the Embody.  Follow-up to the iconic Aeron, the Embody takes that fourteen year old design and adds even more flexibility and support.

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Heckler Design OneLessDesk version two: Half-the-price, same design

Heckler Design OneLessDesk version two: Half-the-price, same design

Heckler Design have announced a cheaper version of their original OneLessDesk design, with a powdercoated steel body meaning it costs half that of the first model.  Consisting of two arcs, which nest together, the OneLessDesk design is intended to take advantage of today's super-slim flatscreen monitors, iMac-style all-in-one computers, and tendency for people to rely on laptops rather than traditional desktop PCs.

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LED Pong Coffee Table tutorial & video demo

LED Pong Coffee Table tutorial & video demo

Take 4096 LEDs, 64 RGB microcontrollers and four Atari joysticks, throw them (with some degree of accuracy) at a coffee table, and you might get this: a four-way Pong table.  The whole top surface of the table has been turned into an LED array, the result of a two-year project by SparkFun Electronics.

Check out the video of the LED Pong coffee table after the cut

The Full-Motion Gyroxus Game Chair

The Full-Motion Gyroxus Game Chair

If those silly cheap gaming chairs with built in speakers aren't quite hardcore enough for you, this full-motion game chair should be. It is meant for you to become able to be fully immersed in your game.

The Doc XL Sofa transforms into a bunk bed

The Doc XL Sofa transforms into a bunk bed

If you're low on space, but like having guests over this couch would be nice option.  Especially if your guests tend to be younger, this is obviously not something you set up for Grandma on a weekend visit.  Well, I suppose that depends on how much you want her to come back sometime.

The Allume Retractable Light for versatile lighting

The Allume Retractable Light for versatile lighting

As I type this up, I am currently staring at the chandelier in my dining room. The rental company decided it hung a little too low. So instead of being thorough and making a nice clean job of shortening the wire they just hooked the chain it hangs from a little higher and let the excess chain and cord sort of hang there.

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