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Author Topic: Possibly the ultimate $21,000 computer desk/chair combo?  (Read 6894 times)

40hz

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Possibly the ultimate $21,000 computer desk/chair combo?
« on: June 03, 2013, 06:00:36 AM »
This is pretty awesome IMO. Totally unaffordable in my little corner of financial reality - but still awesome.

MWE Lab's Emperor 1510 LX:

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Now that's a workstation! Looks like a cross between a weapons system command chair, a highly advanced dental clinic, and that spooky pilot/engineer's seat as seen in Alien and Promethius.

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Sean Gallagher over at ArsTechinica has written an article about it (full article here):

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Science fiction is filled with cherished seats of power, workstations that put the universe a finger-touch or a mere thought away. Darth Vader had his meditation pod, the Engineers of Prometheus had their womb-like control stations, and Captain Kirk has the Captain's Chair. But no real-life workstation has quite measured up to these fictional seats of power in the way that Martin Carpentier's Emperor workstations have.

The latest "modern working environment" from Carpentier's Quebec City-based MWE Lab is the Emperor 1510 LX. With a retractable monitor stand that can support up to five monitors (three 27-inch and two 19-inch), a reclining seat with thigh rest, a Bose sound system, and Italian leather upholstery, the Emperor 1510 LX looks more like a futuristic vehicle than a workstation.  And it's priced like a vehicle, too—it can soon be yours for the low, low price of $21,500...

Like I said: Awesome! 8) ;D

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Re: Possibly the ultimate $21,000 computer desk/chair combo?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 08:52:14 AM »
It would be an absolute PITA to take to LAN nights but you can be sure of winning every game....since everyone else will be drooling over your chair  ;D

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Re: Possibly the ultimate $21,000 computer desk/chair combo?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2013, 09:20:08 AM »
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@4wd - I'd guess anyone who could afford one would likely be able to hire porters and a retinue (all dressed in appropriately themed costumes) to lug it back and forth on game nights. ;D

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Re: Possibly the ultimate $21,000 computer desk/chair combo?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013, 03:12:18 PM »

  Basically it's for people with more money than sense.  I could afford one, but I choose to spend my money on more conservative things.....  If I was forced to spend that much money in a day, I'd rather walk through the mall and give out $100 bills to people that need it than to spend it on something like that....

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Re: Possibly the ultimate $21,000 computer desk/chair combo?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2013, 03:16:33 PM »
porters and a retinue
i swear man, every post...every single one...turns into a mini-research project.  Love it!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Possibly the ultimate $21,000 computer desk/chair combo?
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2013, 05:13:00 PM »
  Basically it's for people with more money than sense.  I could afford one, but I choose to spend my money on more conservative things.....  If I was forced to spend that much money in a day, I'd rather walk through the mall and give out $100 bills to people that need it than to spend it on something like that....

I hear ya...if I had a spare $21K to spend right now I'd probably use it to hire a few 'NGW refugee' instructors my GF knows and set up a summer music program for aspiring young musicians. 8)


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Re: Possibly the ultimate $21,000 computer desk/chair combo?
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2013, 05:25:05 PM »
porters and a retinue
i swear man, every post...every single one...turns into a mini-research project.  Love it!  :Thmbsup:

LOL! ;D Although it's just a quick visit to an online dictionary rather than real research. ;)

Hmm.. good thing I didn't say cortège - although gamers would more likely prefer to travel with their coterie or better yet - in cavalcade!!! 8)

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Hmm...come to think of it, I think I'd like to travel with a cavalcade myself. :) :Thmbsup:


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Re: Possibly the ultimate $21,000 computer desk/chair combo?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2013, 11:39:34 AM »
porters and a retinue
i swear man, every post...every single one...turns into a mini-research project.  Love it!  :Thmbsup:

That's why I like the Google Dictionary Extension for Chrome. Just double click a word you don't know and a definition pops up. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Possibly the ultimate $21,000 computer desk/chair combo?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2013, 12:07:51 PM »
I get nervous when the TV in the hotel room is suspended up on the wall. I keep waiting for that bracket to come loose and for the damn thing to fall on me just as I'm walking under it. (Not much danger of that now since I'm long gone from the hotel.. but I remember the paranoia every time I had to duck under the stupid thing.)  I think I'd be distracted waiting for the monitor bracket to let go.

What happened to the good old "hologram in front of your eyes" gimmick?  :)

edit: also I have to wonder if the chair section can be replaced with a love seat.  It sure would make watching porn, er, I mean, documentaries, more efficacious.

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Re: Possibly the ultimate $21,000 computer desk/chair combo?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2013, 01:03:48 PM »
edit: also I have to wonder if the chair section can be replaced with a love seat.  It sure would make watching porn, er, I mean, documentaries, more efficacious.

You're already late to the party. They've been developing teledildonics technology for several years now.

Not my thing. I prefer purely 'human biologicals' when I'm in the market for that sort of entertainment. But who am I to judge others?  ;)

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Re: Possibly the ultimate $21,000 computer desk/chair combo?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2013, 11:08:45 PM »
You're already late to the party. They've been developing teledildonics technology for several years now.
:D Cmon man!  You're killing me!!!

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Re: Possibly the ultimate $21,000 computer desk/chair combo?
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2013, 04:27:13 AM »
This chair would still kill you in the (not very) long run. For this kind of money they should have built in a treadmill and a stationary bike at least...

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Re: Possibly the ultimate $21,000 computer desk/chair combo?
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2013, 04:48:23 AM »
This chair would still kill you in the (not very) long run. For this kind of money they should have built in a treadmill and a stationary bike at least...

it's impossible to say for definite from a photo, but it looks like the chair would push your head forward and down a lot.
Re health,
there is the option of learning to sit well without support (e.g. à la Gokhale with more further down the same thread).

Mind you, even with that, I've been doing anything lately rather than sit at a desk all day.
Tom
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