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LeanChair – The portable, reclining standing desk


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Overview: Working while standing up is a lot easier said than done. You can force yourself to do it, and fight through the physical pain, but that’s just part of the problem.

Prolonged standing is not normal, and your brain dedicates a lot of resources to a background process called “trying to get comfortable.” And that constantly diverts focus and attention away from your work.

And that’s before you get to the fact that standing up all day isn’t that good for you either.

LeanChair uses a reclining angle that takes about 25% of your bodyweight off your legs, which makes standing a lot easier and less painful.

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Designer: Wayne Yeager

Impulse Speaker Case


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Overview: The problem with those super slim smartphones is they rarely pack a punch in terms of audio anymore. I remember owning a Sony Ericsson Walkman phone that would shake up the neighbourhood every time I played a song. I guess the most obvious trade-off companies make when they make their phones slimmer is in the sound department. Luckily modularity gives us freedom to add accessories to our phones and push their limits. The Impulse case for the iPhone really allows you to flaunt some serious sonic abilities. It uses four transducers and a sound channel between them to really deliver when it comes to the decibel, even with the bass (which is usually pitiful with smartphones in the 10mm-or-less category).

Designers: Michael Ward and Yoann Lechopier