My New Office Chair!

November 3, 2007 Posted by Tyler Cruz
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It’s been quite a while since I last wrote a post under the "Personal" category, so here’s one.

A few days ago I bought a new chair for my office. My old one is about a year or two old and seems in great condition, but the back rest goes back so far. And since I already have horrible posture, I didn’t want this chair to add to the problem anymore. The problem was that the back was supported by a metal L-joint which was attached underneath, and over the months it had bent more and more.

Also, the plastic matting thing underneath recently started to crack (it seems that once you get one crack in those things, it’s the beginning of the end) so I decided to pick a new one of those up as well.

Here is my old chair. Ahhh…. it served me well… but it’s time to move on to bigger and better things:

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And here is it’s replacement! This "executive" chair is made out of genuine leather, and I made sure to check that it didn’t utilize the L-bracket build that my old chair had; the entire bulk of the chair sits firmly on it’s stand.

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Apart from the real leather, (I’m reading from the advertising booklet it came with now…) it also has soft Ergo-contoured cushions and pronounced lumbar form, durable arms with leather upholstered arm pads, and of course it has a one touch gas lift with lockout and tilt tension adjusts.

Oh… and I almost forgot. It massages :)

It’s powered by four massage motors, 2 for the upper back and 2 for the lower back, with the upper and lower back massage units able to be used independently or combined with adjustable intensity (Yes, I was reading from the booklet again).

I’m getting a little massage as we speak :)

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Really though, I bought the chair mainly because it is simply very comfortable to sit in, and looks great.

Now that I have a new chair and mat, maybe I should stop fooling around and get back to work…

…I can’t make any promises though ;)

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Posted: November 3rd, 2007 under Personal  

30 Responses to “My New Office Chair!”

  1. Goo says:

    It “messages” eh? Are we talking like SMS or IM? ;)

    I think you mean it “massages”… LOL! :)

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      You don’t know how worried I was I spelled it wrong. I thought it didn’t look right, and normally I’d look it up in a dictionary but something held me back this time. I will edit it now, thanks :-)

      • Goo says:

        Hehe.. no probs Tyler :) Although a chair that could “message” certainly would be interesting ;) I’m thinking along the lines of a Bluetooth chair that vibrates when you get a call or something ;) Useless, but interesting…

  2. Fun gadgets says:

    That’s a nice un-cluttered workspace. I wish mine would stay that clean and “zen” feeling!

    A few years ago, I sprung for an Aeron chair, figuring that my butt spends so much time in it, I should get something good. I love it. A good chair that you find comfortable is critical for people like us who spend ages in front of a computer!

  3. ToddW says:

    OMG that looks terrible. No joke!

    How can you live with a chair that has crappy support for your rear, back and arms. Biggest downfall right there is not adjustable arms let alone up/down, in/out, and angle! *gasp*.

    I would have thought you would have went with a “NICE” chair.

    I got a Steelcase Leap at the start of this year and it’s been AWESOME!

  4. Massages? Come on man!

  5. Aaron says:

    That’s a nice looking chair. I would like a new office chair myself but I’ll probably not get one for a while.

  6. Jamie Harrop says:

    C’mon then, Tyler… how much did it cost?

    It’s looks to be a nice chair, but I’ll always go with my living room recliner and laptop. :D

  7. Dan says:

    I sit on a ball as my computer chair. It helps with my posture a lot :)

  8. directandy says:

    Looks very comfortable. The more comfort the less it feels like work :)

    Soon we will all be floating on air or something. Chairs aren’t what they used to be.

  9. nice chair, does it make you more or less productive :D

  10. That chair looks amazing. Have you fallen asleep in it yet? How much did that set you back? I wouldn’t mind getting one.

  11. I thought to myself as I started to read this post, if he got this chair for free……..

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      Actually, I turned down a real nice bean bag chair (was $250-$300 I think) in exchange for a paid review of their company, only because I didn’t want to lug it up to my condo, haha (plus I wanted cash).

  12. PigsnieLite says:

    Didnt they haf it in red? I like red Cordovan leather. Like shoes.

  13. PigsnieLite says:

    I like your desk. It looks so cool. How much is that? Did you haf to assemble it? When are you going to get a new leather couch?

  14. Tom says:

    Tyler,

    I love the computer desk! Where did you get that? I think I’m going to copy you and get the same exact one, let me know, thanks!

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      I bought it close to two years ago at Staples.. I think they actually still sell this model.

      I’m not sure if you have Staples in the US though..

      • Tom says:

        Yep, we have a Staples here, I’m going to go today. I actually bought the desk I have now there but it’s pretty crappy. Keep up the great work Tyler!

  15. The bad part is that your old chair is the same chair that I am currently sitting in my right in my office!.

    it sucks so bad

  16. Jean Costa says:

    Very nice chair!

    What acer model screens is that? I have a dual monitor setup as well.

  17. Chris M says:

    Your place is coming along nicely. I remember reading your blog post, when you just bought the place. And I remember you posting a video – it’s come along really well!

    I need to get a chair like that, I currently have one like your old one, it’s time for a change!

  18. berry says:

    Pretty sweet chair, i just bought an office chair from http://officechairz.com believe it or not i found them on google through another site called http://computercahirstore.com , if that guy was smart he’d sell office chairs instead of just talking about them

  19. Alan Russell says:

    That’s a very nice office chair, you made a good choice. :-)

  20. Jean Costa says:

    Is this similar to the chair you got Tyler?

    http://bizchair.com/60-5610-com.html

    I am looking to buy a chair that is similar to yours, I can’t stand my $50 cheap walmart chair any longer!!!

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      It’s SLIGHTLY different, but almost identical. I have a different control remote, and the front of mine is a bit different (the leather goes down a bit more) but its very close.

  21. Jean Costa says:

    Yes I did notice that the bottom of the seat was different.

    If you don’t mind, did you purchase that one from Staples? Or was it online?

    Perhaps… if you give the model number, then I could compare it.

    Just like you, I also spend alot of time sitting down, and on the computer, with my current chair, I find myself moving around way too much, trying to get comfortable. That’s not good, :(

    • Tyler Cruz says:

      I don’t have the model number.. I threw away the instructions and stuff, but I did purchase it at Staples.

      Anyhow, you don’t need the EXACT same chair as me.. that one you showed me looks just as good if not better, as the remote seems to be a true remote, whereas mine is connected to the chair with a chord…

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