SlouchPod gaming chair
Park your posterior on this puppy, plug in and play
Exclusive Review If your home entertainment system is almost complete - Sky Plus is set, the games console is comfortable and the HD DVD player is in place - but getting down to an hour or two of some serious gameplay means rearranging the furniture, then the aptly named SlouchPod could be the solution.
It is, in essence, a glorified bean bag, but not only is its shape crafted for considerable console time, thanks to a raised back, it also features built-in speakers and a volume control. Two 5W stereo speakers and a 10W sub-woofer are built into the headrest, and there's another sub-woofer in the base of the chair.
The circular control panel looks stylish and resembles slightly the silver fuel intake valves on Formula One cars and their pseudo-posh petrol cap equivalent on expensive sports cars like the Audi TT. There's a volume control dial and one for the bass level, plus RCA audio input, RCA multi-player audio output and an on/off power switch. And the SlouchPod logo lights up in blue neon.
You can also plug your MP3 player in, but we're not totally sure why you'd want to: speakers are good, yes, but then why not just use a good pair of proper mixing headphones and lay back on your sofa...