Viewing the spectacles in comfort

If you can't be at CES or Macworld, you might as well be comfortable

If you're not wandering the floors of Macworld, CES, the Detroit Auto Show or, for that matter, the neighborhood grocery store, you'll likely need some equipment of your own to virtually experience the spectacles in comfort. That's where Empower Technologies comes to the rescue with its iMedia Chair showcased this week on various displays this week.

Not only does this Barcalounger on steroids have a built-in 15-inch LCD, but it also boasts a THX-certified surround-sound system piped directly from your iPod controlled by a separate 3.5-inch touch screen, as BornRich points out. We also appreciate the effort to strike a balance in home decor, falling somewhere between the lobby-looking "Ronda Media Chair" and the rather pretentious "Amadeus Sound System." As they say, it's the next best thing to being there--maybe even better.

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