3-in-1 Ostrich Chair makes dead man’s reading comfortable

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One of the best things about the Amazon Kindle is that it gives you more positions in which to read a book. When you don’t worry about having to hold a book open you can sit pretty much however you’d prefer. And one of my favorite positions for reading a book or the Kindle is laying down over the edge of my bed, book on the floor, face overhanging. It’s comfortable, but only for a bit.

All that lede burying is to say: I never imagined I’d even consider paying $80 for a folding sun chair, but the “3-in-1 Ostrich Chair,” with its holes in the top for your face and arms has almost swayed me. I could even get a screen and a keyboard positioned under there, I bet, and maybe get a bedpan…

I’m just not going to be happy until I can spend my life floating in a nutrient tank absorbing media with absolutely no physical exertion.

Catalog Page [BrylaneHome.com via Coolest Gadgets via 7 Gadgets]

Update: Looks like crapvendor Thanko has had a similar idea, although their version is a padded wedge. Mock if you must, but that looks pretty comfortable to me!

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4 Responses to 3-in-1 Ostrich Chair makes dead man’s reading comfortable

  1. Enochrewt says:

    I don’t know about the Kindle, but the first time I read a book on my Palm pilot, it was a revelation in comfort. To be able to position yourself in any way, with no thought to keeping the “book” adjusted to the reading light or even reading in complete darkness thanks to the back lighting was so freeing it was ridiculous.

    I still read the old fashioned type book or course, and both of these chairs look comfortable, but what if you do want to change positions? It looks like it’d be a pain in the ass.

  2. mdhatter says:

    …spend my life floating in a nutrient tank absorbing media with absolutely no physical exertion.

    Mister Anderson?

  3. Anonymous says:

    They also sell a slightly less complicated (and a few inches longer, 72 inches) plain lounger. This site offers them for $39.95, and to my location it was only $13.01 shipping.

    http://www.everywherechair.com/mp-cha.html

  4. kaiza says:

    Awesome. I’ve always wanted to buy a massage bed for this exact reason. Actually my ideal solution would be something like a tv-dinner table (you know the ones I’m talking about), but with a clear tabletop that you can rest the book on, while you lay underneath facing up. The only annoying aspect would be turning the page.

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