We’ve got iPods connected to our cars, our alarm clocks, our TVs, our jeans, our winter coats, and yes, even our shoes. So what could be the next frontier of iPod integration? With the recent announcement of Adonis Furniture’s iRocker 250 chair, I guess you could say this is the dawning of the Age of iPod Furniture.
The iRocker 250 is billed as an “Interactive Sound Chair” that includes an iPod dock built-in to the armrest, an iPod compatible infra-red remote, and a standard audio cable for connecting any other music player or game system. The chair also features an integrated 4″ full-range Alltek Vision speaker system and optional sub-woofer. It currently comes in six micro-fiber color combinations and adjusts to four reclining positions. Ironically, the $319 iRocker 250 doesn’t appear to be an actual rocking chair.
It’s hard to imagine anyone over 30 climbing in and out of a chair that low to the ground, but I guess this sort of thing might appeal to well-off high-school students. As for Adonis’ claim that the iRocker is a “first-of-its-kind” product, those of us around in the 1970s know better. Who didn’t covet the pinnacle of space-age style, comfort, and sound… The Sphere Chair (and its cousin, The The Egg Chair). Now, if somebody would just come out with an affordable iPod Egg Chair…