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September 14, 2005

Oculas — Your own tricked–out 'Private Idaho'


Sometimes you just want to get away from it all.

Now you can — in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

    From the website:

    Developed over four years by renowned British designer Lee McCormack, the McLaren Formula One™ racing team, computer interface designers, and yacht builders, this is the most complete and distinctly personalized lounging oasis in the world, allowing you to safely and serenely shut out the world with the perfect levels of lighting, sound, seating, and privacy you select.

    This private relaxation theater is handmade of fiberglass and integrates advanced audio, visual, seating, and environment technologies, as well as your choice of Macintosh or PC computer, to create a space that allows you to relax completely.

    The Oculas has an electronic door that closes silently at a touch, cocooning a sitter inside the well-lit interior, which is upholstered with leather seating for comfort and completely ventilated for continual airflow that prevents stale air without compromising external noise reduction.

    An electronic controller allows the user to adjust the light through a complete spectrum of hues and brightness levels for optimal reading, video-watching, or relaxation and sleeping.

    The optional built-in massage chair accommodates a single person and has four settings from light to vigorous.

    An integral surround-sound system provides clear audio and the flat-panel video screen allows you to watch your favorite DVDs, or you can connect a video game console.

    The screen can also connect to the Internet for music and video downloading.

    All functions are controlled by an interactive touch screen, and all materials and components have been tested to conform to international health and safety standards.

    67"H x 38"W x 75"L.

    1,431 lbs.

Like I said up top:


$45,000 here.

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cool. they should have these at spas for rental by the hour...maybe apple could make them for less...MiPod...

btw, my audi cost about the same, seats four, and (bonus!) can drive around town while providing the same features...all except the vibrating massage seat, but, i probably wouldn't use that anyway... when I want the cocoon effect, i just park in the garage with the lights out. ;-)

ps: cc, can i borrow that proton accelerator this weekend?

Posted by: sb | Sep 15, 2005 12:33:13 PM

Shoot, I've got one of these in my basement. Down there with my proton accelerator, and my V-Beam thingy for zapping those little hideous red barnacles that I grow a new one of every day.

Really, though, I do have one of these. It's called my bedroom. Surround sound, audio, video, controlled lighting (curtains), and a back-walking cat providing vigorous, but sometimes painful, massage. It calls me now. The room, not the cat.

Posted by: Flutist | Sep 14, 2005 3:58:50 PM

Perfect. A womb. Without a view. Just pop your thumb in your mouth and close the door.

Posted by: cc | Sep 14, 2005 2:09:07 PM

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