The Zero-G Altwork Station is Both Ridiculous and Absolutely Necessary

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It’s hard to believe that CES is already behind us in the new year, and with it, a slew of new products and technologies that you likely won’t need for yet another year (Alexa! Drones! OLED TVs!). Okay, so maybe you actually do need an Alexa-enabled device for ordering barrels of cheeseballs and toilet paper automagically.

Yet — for those of us who spend upwards of double-digit hours in front of a screen during the day, the Altwork Station just might be the most useful of the bunch.

Presented at the annual show in Las Vegas last week, the Altwork Station is a $5,900 (hey, it’s a write off) combination La-Z-Boy and a Zero-G desk for reclining comfortably while blazing through those CAD models and simulations.

As for all those fancy peripherals you like to use, magnets embedded in the desk can keep your hardware grounded even when the desk is leaned all the way back to a 72-degree angle.

While you may have seen renderings of something similar online as early as October of 2015, the company only began shipping the first units in December of last year in the San Francisco area—with plans for wider distribution on the way.

Says the company:

“The Altwork Station supports your body and your work by seamlessly conforming your keyboard, desk, mouse, and monitor to your body. This allows you to create a massive selection of working positions with your computer so you can work the right way for the right task. Our unique focus position allows high-intensity computer users to eliminate the discomfort of standard tables and chairs so they can focus longer on complex tasks. It’s time to move beyond outmoded furniture and create a new way to work for digital professionals.”

If you’ve ever wanted to blaze through an assembly while feeling like a USS Enterprise commander, this just might be your closest bet. Find out more over at Altwork.

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