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Last post Author Topic: Do you use a good office chair when programming?  (Read 30455 times)

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2008, 10:17:06 PM »
I had one of these generic lean-back + swivel office chairs which needed replacement a couple of years back (the air elevation-lock or whatever gave out). I started using a straight back wooden chair in the meantime (no curves, just right angles) & realised I tended to slouch/fidgit/distort my posture way less and was totally OK sitting on a hard surface. Now I am distinctly uncomfortable if I have to sit in one of the soft-bottomed move-in-any-direction things. :)

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2008, 11:35:49 PM »
aeron chari =  $1000

for a chair !??!?!!?
Damn Straight (and well worth it) If you're planning to be sitting in it for 16hrs at a time. I'm not sure what the wife paid for the one I got for Christmas but I think it was in the $300 range, and that was after a good-buddy discount during a half-off last year's inventory sale.

Little details like the back reclining independently of the seat are heavenly when you've been sitting for 10hrs straight. (I'm 43 btw...) I keep the seat tipped a bit forward (tend to lean into the screen a bit) and I can sit cross-legged (level and comfortably) and am still able to lean back with out having my knees leverage the keyboard outa the desk.

I'll try to find out who it's made by and post a pic ... but yes do spring for a top shelf chair ... you'll thank yourself later. ;)

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2008, 08:13:18 AM »
here's my chair of choice -

swopper_demo_blue.jpg
http://www.swopper-uk.com/home.shtm

well ... it's actually a stool, innit !?!

I tried it for an hour or so once & loved it - you're forced, you could say, to sit with a straight back and the movement keeps your back "fit" and I found it very comfortable to boot
@ $600/€500 pricetag I'll be waiting!
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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2008, 10:13:25 AM »
here's my chair of choice -
 (see attachment in previous post)http://www.swopper-uk.com/home.shtm

well ... it's actually a stool, innit !?!

I tried it for an hour or so once & loved it - you're forced, you could say, to sit with a straight back and the movement keeps your back "fit" and I found it very comfortable to boot
@ $600/€500 pricetag I'll be waiting!
bit pricey but probably worth it, really groovy!

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2008, 02:38:35 PM »
im using a crappy wood chair with boards stuffed with a thin strip of foam covered in cloth being passed off as cushions, and to make things worse, the chair is to low, and the desk is to high, so I want something that is more comfortable, and higher off the ground.

Sounds like my old chair, I sat on it one day and the whole thing collapsed on me (there was some loud words spoken, too ;D)

I am now on this fuzzy green chair I got from Staples, similar to the one in this image - I like it a lot. You have to put it together yourself (a one hour job), but it has lumbar support, and tilts back a good 45 degrees (great for resting your feet on nearby items, like your bed :P). It keeps me warm and its comfy, and the armrests are made out of wood (can't remember the type right now, but it is a nice looking dark wood) so if I had to recommend one I would say this one is definitely a keeper. 15 year warranty, too!
Link: http://www.staples.c...51_SC2:CG32:CL142565
« Last Edit: June 13, 2008, 02:41:38 PM by wreckedcarzz »

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2008, 08:56:52 PM »
eh im sitting on a coffee table currently lol.

since i blew two psu few weeks back. im on my dedicated linux box now, and it's in the living room lol. no good chairs in here :(

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2008, 10:41:51 AM »
My two crappy metal chairs with fabric covered cardboard (or some kind of manufactured wood) both broke last month within weeks of each other. So I just bought a decent office chair for about $150, but strangely enough I can't find any information or pictures of it online.

It's an executive style chair made out of what is probably fake leather. It has massage motors in the lower and upper back. Seems pretty comfortable to me. It's a lot better than my previous chairs.


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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2008, 01:05:15 PM »
Jeff Atwood writes about office chairs again and features a bunch of suggestions he got after his first post about this topic.

Of the features without images I recommend the swopper, although I sat on a version with wheels and arm rests. You can bounce up and down, or swing back and forth or any other direction; in fact you can assume endless variations of positions, never actually sitting still -- it's the best you can do for your back!

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2008, 01:09:29 PM »
just aber posting, I saw tomos' post. That's the swopper I meant, it's supergreat!

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2013, 02:55:26 AM »
I bought the aeron recently and it's amazing how resilient it is. It can really handle any amount of abuse I throw at it. It really is worth the investment. I never have any back pains.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2013, 07:26:15 AM by mouser, Reason: removed link »

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2013, 09:30:54 AM »
Hmm, I did okay with a couple from either Staples or W. B. Mason for about $150 each.

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2013, 09:42:30 AM »
p3lb0x should post some pics of the various chairs he has mutilated. Spends way too much time in front of the computer, that kiddo, and just can't sit still.

Sorry, both chairs have already been thrown out as well as the yoga ball. My current chairs seat is not attached though and the padding is coming loose.
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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2013, 03:29:11 PM »
p3lb0x should post some pics of the various chairs he has mutilated. Spends way too much time in front of the computer, that kiddo, and just can't sit still.
Sorry, both chairs have already been thrown out as well as the yoga ball. My current chairs seat is not attached though and the padding is coming loose.
At least you have those two sturdy old desktop cabinets you can wear down :P
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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2014, 11:29:38 AM »
does anyone know if there is such a thing as a high quality chair meant for people who tend to site cross-legged (ie sit with their feet up on the seat of the chair).  and if not, maybe it would be a good invention..

There appears to be a cross-legged type of chair here,  http://www.prnewswir...sture-257659961.html, though it doesn't seem to be in production.

The last half of this video: https://www.kickstar...cr?ref=home_location shows how it works.

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2014, 11:43:08 AM »
I sit (half) cross legged on my chair quite frequently, so I am genuinely intrigued -- thanks for sharing.

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2014, 01:24:50 PM »
does anyone know if there is such a thing as a high quality chair meant for people who tend to site cross-legged (ie sit with their feet up on the seat of the chair).  and if not, maybe it would be a good invention..

Yes, they do exist. You just have to get an extra wide chair, like the ones made for guys that weigh 300+ lbs.  ;)

Another benefit to getting a chair like that is that they are better quality, made much sturdier, so they don't break under the weight of a heavier person. You usually will not find cheap plastic legs on one. But the tradeoff is that they do come with a higher price tag.

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2014, 08:14:23 PM »
You just have to get an extra wide chair, like the ones made for guys that weigh 300+ lbs.  ;)

That sounds like a good idea -- thanks for suggesting it. 

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2014, 09:26:38 PM »
fat guy chair.jpg

I don't know if it's shopped or not. I've not been able to find anything like it online.
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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #43 on: July 14, 2014, 12:55:19 AM »
(see attachment in previous post)
I don't know if it's shopped or not. I've not been able to find anything like it online.

Not shopped. According to NPR, it was custom made by a company called ErgoGenesis for a client who exceeded the 600-pound limit of its other chairs, and it cost $1,800.

http://www.npr.org/2...he-impact-of-obesity

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #44 on: July 14, 2014, 01:16:14 AM »
http://www.npr.org/2...he-impact-of-obesity

Good detective work. I was looking for that in shopping sites, e.g. Alibaba, etc. Nothing like that exists there.

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"A certain government agency in town actually purchased 645 of these chairs, for [use] nationwide," he says. "Tremendous amount of demand."

"Tremendous amount"? Err... Moving right along...
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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #45 on: July 14, 2014, 01:32:49 AM »
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"A certain government agency in town actually purchased 645 of these chairs, for [use] nationwide," he says. "Tremendous amount of demand."
"Tremendous amount"? Err... Moving right along...

I actually thought 'nation wide' was the relevant quote ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #46 on: July 14, 2014, 06:50:42 AM »
FWIW:  Amazon has a wide office chair that's relatively cheap:  http://www.amazon.co...+office+chair+400+lb
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•Height adjustable arms for optimal arm placement.
•Arms adjust for optimal placement or may be removed to suit your needs.
•Thickly cushioned seat and back provide complete support.
•Classic styling specifically designed for the big and tall person--supports up to 450 lbs.

Should be mostly metal construction.   :)

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Re: Do you use a good office chair when programming?
« Reply #47 on: July 14, 2014, 06:53:12 AM »
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"A certain government agency in town actually purchased 645 of these chairs, for [use] nationwide," he says. "Tremendous amount of demand."

"Tremendous amount"? Err... Moving right along...

Leave it to the government to throw wads of cash at the wrong problem.