Don't know if this can be considered directly related to technology, but given that we all spend most of our days sitting it's appropriate to discuss chairs.
What are good budget chairs?
What chair do you have?
What chair are you planning to buy?
Planning to buy this. It's 75 pounds. What do you think, /g/?
I've been thinking of buying the Markus from Ikea. I did consider one of those gaudy gay men racing car chairs, but I'd be embarrassed every time I looked at it.
If you can find them (check craigslist) a Steelcase 454 Concentrix. These were made late 1970s thru the 1980s. They have 5 stainless steel arms for the wheels on the base. Some had arms, some (the secretary version) did not. They have relatively narrow hard rubber wheels.
The last two I found went for $25/ea. Worth every penny, and then some. Best thing I've ever sat in for my back.
WARNING TO USA BUYERS:
Let's see if I can abbreviate this explanation. California law TB117 effectively forced manufacturers to put carcinogenic chemicals in your chairs for fire resistance. They spray the foam, it ends up being about a THIRD of the foam's weight, and it gets released into the air and dust you breathe over the life of the chair. In 2013, they amended the law so you don't have to poison your customers with awful untested chemicals to pass the fire resistance test. However it is easier for MOST manufacturers to keep doing this until the bulk of the industry has removed these chemicals, or presumably when they get enough guff from customers demanding they change their practices.
So, you have to be very careful buying a chair, (couch, mattress), in the USA because of this abhorrent outdated regulation TB117 that poisoned a generation and stunted the growth of millions of babies. Everyone say "thanks Cali!"
Quick tip: furniture manufactured by IKEA after JAN 2015 should be free of these chemicals. ASHLEY FURNITURE and STAPLES has pledged to phase these chemicals out of their supply chain. STAPLES carries HON brand chairs, which I can confirm do NOT SPRAY their chairs with these terrible substances. Buy smart, buy HON.
25 bucks for cancer, not bad.
(the chemicals were even worse then than they are now)
I'm going to sound like a dick here.
But as you point out, you spend most of your day sitting in that fucking chair.
Don't cheap out.
I bought This one, and I could not be happier. It's high quality and it supports me even when I sit there for 12-14 hours straight. I never get sore or anything. It's not soft, but over a few hours, you can really feel that you bought a HQ chair...
>What are good budget chairs?
steelcase jack, $200
>What chair do you have?
>What chair are you planning to buy?
herman miller mirra, for my second desk