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BodyFloat works by levitating a rider over their bike and terrain via a patent-pending und...

Looking for a way to make his frequent bike journeys a little less arduous while assisting rural village development in Kenya and Uganda, veteran frame builder Paul Barkley found that existing spring seats just didn't offer the kind of action, adjustability, performance and comfort he was looking for, so he set about designing one that did. When he discovered that the first prototype worked much better than expected, he set about refining the design. After spending more than a year riding, testing, racing and tweaking, he teamed up with keen cyclist Charlie Heggem to form Cirrus Cycles and bring the BodyFloat to market. The seatpost suspension system is claimed to smooth out the terrain below by levitating the rider above the bike, resulting in a comfortable ride and allowing for a smooth, comfortable and efficient pedal stroke without bounce, flex or wasted energy.  Read More

You can nap almost anywhere with the Ostrich pillow

Remember the Ostrich pillow we posted about last year? Back then, it was just a concept. Soon, however, you may be able to buy one for yourself, as the project is going public on Kickstarter.  Read More

Surfpillows and Tabletpillows

Today’s homes have more hardcore tech and electronics than you can shake a USB stick at, which leaves designers with the interesting conundrum of how to make all those cables and black boxes look pretty and feel comfortable to use. Gizmag gets hands on with Swedish company Bosign's range of Surfpillows, Laptrays and the enigmatically named Hideaway.  Read More

The personal climate control seats were tested in the front end of an Airbus A310 (Image: ...

These days, jet air travel is less of a glamorous Don Draper adventure and often more of a tedious ordeal. The cabin air doesn’t help as passengers suffer sinus troubles and can’t stay warm or cool enough for comfort. At the ILA Berlin Air Show running September 11 - 16, the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP) of Valley, Germany will reveal to the public a new airline seat that provides air passengers with individual climate control that may make even travelling Coach a bit more pleasant.  Read More

The Burton Sleeper packs a variety of hidden functions

It's hard to think of a better travel garment than a big, oversized hooded sweatshirt. It's super-comfortable, warm, and easy to take off when you're frying in the stale, recycled air of a plane. Burton takes the hooded sweatshirt to a new level of travel-friendliness, by adding some key elements that include an integrated pillow.  Read More

The OSTRICH provides a refuge for a mid-afternoon power nap (Photo: Kawamura Ganjavian)

All of us feel the need to make like an ostrich and hide from the world around us now and then. Could this be the answer? Lying somewhere between a travel cushion and a soft bag to put over your head, the OSTRICH is a design concept that aims to provide a portable retreat from any waking daytime environment where the stresses and strains of the day can melt away.  Read More

Afterheels are a welcome antidote to the agony of post-evening heel trauma

Girls rejoice! Salvation has arrived in the form of biodegradable ballet flats dispensed from venue vending machines as an antidote to the agony of wearing heels on a Big Night Out. As we breathe a collective sigh of relief, we ask “Why did no one think of this before?”  Read More

The Warpia Easy Dock Wireless Laptop Docking Station from Source R&D has just become avail...

Source R&D has just announced that its Warpia Easy Dock Wireless Laptop Docking Station has now been made available for online purchase. The system offers the convenience of a laptop and the comfort of a desktop in one package by enabling laptop users to wirelessly connect to any traditional desktop setup.  Read More

The Lap Chill Mat from Targus not only provides a comfortable barrier between you and your...

The Lap Chill Mat from laptop accessory manufacturer Targus not only places an angled comfort barrier between you and your laptop but will also help cool your poor overworked portable computer. Its wedge shape allows for air intake through the sides rather than underneath and its decent size sees it comfortably handle anything from diminutive netbooks to 17 inch gaming monsters.  Read More

The Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N700 has two 2W high-def speakers and a cooling fan to keep y...

Laptops might have gotten smaller and more powerful but, aside from the weight reduction, they haven’t really improved in terms of comfort while they're actually being used in one's lap. Devices like Logitech’s Comfort Lapdesk address this problem by providing a padded barrier separating a user’s legs from the often hot underside of the laptop. Now, Logitech’s new Speaker Lapdesk N700 has taken the basic Comfort Lapdesk, added a fan to keep your laptop running cool and integrated some high quality speakers to give your laptop some audio oomph.  Read More

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