WELCOME TO OUR CES 2021 liveblog! The WIRED crew isn't in Las Vegas this year; the show was moved online due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. But even a global health emergency can't stop the march of consumer technology. There are still plenty of gadgets, apps, electric vehicles, smart-home appliances, brain-training headsets, and Alexa-powered workout gear to tell you about. This liveblog is the place where we'll report all of our findings. We'll have videos, photos, written dispatches, and, of course, more than a few lulz.
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These Days, We're Totally into New, Comfy Chairs
Pre-Covid, you probably didn’t give much thought about your home desk chair. By now, you may have realized that the dining room chair you temporarily moved into your office isn’t meant for eight hours' of Zoom meetings.
Tony Mazlish, the CEO of Future Seating, thinks about chairs a lot. He’s been in the business of chairs for more than 25 years. That’s why, when the rest of us started contemplating how to sit efficiently, he was prepared to offer solutions—including to problems people didn’t realize they had yet. The company’s newest launches are unique; there’s the X-Chair X-HMT, an office chair with built-in heat and massage therapy, and the entire lineup of Mavix gaming chairs, designed to make long-term gaming sessions more ergonomic and offer something more streamlined than the chunky racecar-inspired gaming chairs of yesteryear.