BeYou Office Chair – Barely Safe for Work
I have to be brutally honest here: when I first watched the product intro video for the new BeYou Office Chair, my mind went straight into the gutter. How could I help it? I’m a child of the eighties, and the temptation to drag foldable, inanimate sitting objects into the deepest recesses of my male brain triumphs over my desire to be a wholesome individual. To be fair, the makers of the new highly-customizable BeYou ergonomic office chair led me down that path, so watch their intro video and see if you pass this most challenging of purity tests… we’ll wait.
Now that the product has your attention, it’s time to determine whether such a sitting device is appropriate for your, ahem, professional needs.
Let’s be honest: regular office chairs suck. Even the really high-end ones still make you feel like you’re at work, and for the average person spending almost 10 hours per day on the job, this is no way to live your #bestlife.
According to the World Economic Forum, a standard office chair can lead to many unfortunate disorders that you ought to avoid. Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and strokes are all associated with sitting still, in an upright position all day, and not getting enough movement. This realization alone should knock you out of the seat you’re currently wedged in.
BeYou is the office chair that “adapts to you,” or rather, you adjust it into a pattern that matches your mood and seating desire at the moment. Like what happens when you are lying down, your body tells you to adjust your position based on pressure points. Moving around during sleep is a natural phenomenon, so why not do the same while awake at your desk?
Each wing of the BeYou office chair transforms into five different configurations. This versatility is limited only by your creativity and what’s socially reasonable amongst your peers. But wait, you work from home? Feel free to bend this thing into any configuration you want.
Like all great Kickstarter campaigns, the introductory price offers a great discount on the item’s future retail price. For just $349, you can jump in on the early bird special, which is a full 42% discount from the proposed retail once this thing goes mainstream. Shipping starts as early as August of 2021, so until then, you’re going to have to resort to finding creative ways to kick your feet up in your current deathtrap of a seating arrangement. The BeYou can’t come soon enough!