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post #31 of 60
Lafer recliners are quite good.
post #32 of 60
Swiss Ball is ergonomic, and cheap.

http://www.aliraqi.org/forums/attach...1&d=1142591901

http://www.aliraqi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=56642

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post #33 of 60
+1 on the swiss ball
post #34 of 60
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Sweet Ass would be a great name for an ergonomic chair company

Nice. I too clicked on this thread for no reason other than to make a punny joke, but yours was better.
post #35 of 60
Humanscale Liberty:
post #36 of 60
Unreal that these chairs are so expensive. I'm trying to find one for under $400 new and it's tough going.
post #37 of 60
I can't find a decent chair that has a headrest and the options I need. The Humanscale freedom has the headrest but not the tilt lock I need for my herniated neck and back. I have one of those "natural motion" type chairs like the Freedom now and it makes me a mess by the end of the day.
post #38 of 60
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I can't find a decent chair that has a headrest and the options I need. The Humanscale freedom has the headrest but not the tilt lock I need for my herniated neck and back. I have one of those "natural motion" type chairs like the Freedom now and it makes me a mess by the end of the day.

The Teknion Contessa has both an (optional) headrest and a (standard) tilt lock. More comfy for me than the Freedomchair, too.
post #39 of 60
Im taking a fancy to the swissball chair ... i might as well just get one given my broken back!
post #40 of 60
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The Teknion Contessa has both an (optional) headrest and a (standard) tilt lock. More comfy for me than the Freedomchair, too.
Wow, really like that chair and never heard of it before. Wish I could find it cheaper, lowest I can find is around $800 which is quite a bit for me.
post #41 of 60
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Wow, really like that chair and never heard of it before. Wish I could find it cheaper, lowest I can find is around $800 which is quite a bit for me.

Contessa was my first choice. It's a really nice chair, but yea, very expensive. No luck on a Life chair yet, eh?
post #42 of 60
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Wow, really like that chair and never heard of it before.
Shoulda read the first couple posts of this thread!
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Wish I could find it cheaper, lowest I can find is around $800 which is quite a bit for me.
Can't help you there. I sold the Freedomchair I bought for my old office on Craigslist recently - one plus about the FC is that every current TV show seems to be using them, so resale value is very high - but the Contessa I'm taking with me. Even absent resale-value concerns, I objectively prefer the Contessa after 2 years of living with both.
post #43 of 60
Yeah I just saw that before you posted, this thread is really old so forgot the first couple pages I don't like the Freedom chair at all because of it's lack of control. I know that is the point but I have a similar chair now with very few controls and it isn't a computer working chair at all because lifting your hands to do work on the computer seems to off balance the point of the chair and I end up slouching. I need a locking back really for my neck. I never think about resale with chairs because when I find a chair I like I typically keep it forever or until it breaks and many of the high end chairs have a lifetime warranty on many major parts. The Contessa reminds me a bit of the Leap chair but for me with the huge bonus of the neckrest. I can't believe more chairs don't at least have the option to add one.
post #44 of 60
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I never think about resale with chairs because when I find a chair I like I typically keep it forever or until it breaks and many of the high end chairs have a lifetime warranty on many major parts.

Just pointing out that a Contessa isn't likely to have good resale value because nobody knows what it is. They haven't revved up the hype machine as much as most of the other players in the market to.

I've owned three good task chairs so far. I bought an Aeron for very little during the dot-com bust, and sold it after grad school. I ended up selling that chair and making good money on it, too. When I moved down here I bought the Contessa for home and the FC for my office. Had I liked the FC better, I would've sold the Contessa even though even at very little difference from what I paid I found a buyer for the FC within hours of posting my CL ad.

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The Contessa reminds me a bit of the Leap chair but for me with the huge bonus of the neckrest. I can't believe more chairs don't at least have the option to add one.

I think it's more comfortable than the Steelcase Leap, though certainly other people may have other opinions there.
post #45 of 60
Are there any mid-range models that are worthwhile? Say, in the $300 range.
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