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December 22, 2005



Well — after all the blood, sweat and tears involved in finally getting my treadmill desk Version 1.0 up and running, what do I find in today's email but the remarkable bit of kit pictured above and below, called the Nethrone.

From the website:

    The Nethrone is a uniquely engineered environment designed for gaming, net surfing and computer using.

    The oval–shaped structure, electric adjustment control and seat massage enable users to enjoy various comfortable seating positions.

    The perfect balance between design and technology makes it the cutting edge of the digital entertainment center.

Hey, just a minute... what the heck is my creation — chopped liver?


But I digress.

I must say that I adore the little video atop the Nethrone website — the way the guy does that kind of moonwalk from his desk to his Nethrone reminds me of Michael Jackson in his salad days.

In fact, the passage between computers does appear to be paved with a treadmill, now that I watch the guy more carefully... ya think?

But the best part is when, just before he straps on the Nethrone, he gives his back a couple stretches — 2 kewl 4 skool.

The Nethrone was designed by Eran Baru and features electronic adjustment controls, built–in seat massage and seat colors in your choice of yellow, green, blue, purple or red.

Click on the "Features" button on the website to see the thing perform.

The display goes up and down.

The keyboard extends and retracts.

The seat slides backward and forward on rails.

The back reclines and lifts up.

The headrest extends and retracts.

The computer display lowers and raises up.

Bonus: The seat color is coordinated with the device's floor contacts.

There is no price information on the website nor could my crack research team locate any online.


If you must have one, well, the company is based in Las Vegas and can be contacted at ema@nethrone.com (tel: 702-877-4321).

[via Ben Willmore and chipchick]

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Good For Future So.....cool

Posted by: pinote | Sep 16, 2008 11:23:09 PM

this totally needs pedals. and for the gamer, link them into the forward motion of a game so i have to actually do a little exercise for my game.

Posted by: zombiejesus | Dec 22, 2005 5:07:56 PM

this looks like a sketch I did trying to figure a solution for people with lumbar trouble who need to work for long hours interacting with a computer...the reclining position is key. Two very important things they left out: arm rests and a mouse area...it is crucial to be able to type and mouse without supporting the weight of one's arms while reclining...

It will be interesting to see how much they charge for this rig...writers and programmers really need something like this...

This rig combined with the Tread-puter (TM) invented by Dr. Joe Stirt, provides a complete solution to all one's computing needs ;-)

Posted by: sb | Dec 22, 2005 3:57:35 PM

And it looks just like a recumbent bike. Add you some wheels at the feet and, voila, Joe's v1.0 recumbent bike workstation.

Posted by: Shawn Lea | Dec 22, 2005 3:57:09 PM

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