So comfortable you could sleep on it...and I did
Highlighting the small pocket on the chair is perhaps a bit picky of me because to be fair the Slouchpod does exactly what is says on the tin, which is to look cool, feel comfortable and sound great; and on all those points the chair gets full marks. To say that the Slouchpod is cozy would be an understatement; since the day it landed on my doorstep it's been used on a daily basis for lounging in - and whether I'm watching TV, typing away on the lap top, or dissecting Locust with the chainsaw on Gears of War, the Slouchpod has played its part in my day to day living. The design of the chair scores highly on the ergonomic scale, allowing you to manipulate the internal filings (which feel exactly like the same Styrofoam or PVC pellets that you'd find in beanbags) in order to get yourself into a comfortable position where the chair moulds itself around you. If you want to sit upright, with sturdy back support, you just need to sit down near to the back of the chair's seat and the backrest springs up into place; alternatively you can sit further forward and recline comfortably on the seat; I've even sat crossed legged on it and curled in a ball - each position feels extremely comfortable.
For all the comfort that the Slouchpod provides it still needs to be able to blend in with your current décor and not be too intrusive. Despite its size, which measures approximately 3ft in height, 2 1/4 ft in width, with the seat approximately 1ft off the ground, the Slouchpod is extremely stylish as well as being well made and built to last. I've been testing the black version of the Slouchpod, which doesn't exactly fit in with the magnolia walls and cream furniture in my home, but there are other colours on the market which you can choose from, including red, cream, lilac and playboy pink (or Fuscia pink according to the brochure). The carry strap, which sits rigidly on top of the chair's head rest, means that it's easy to move out the way should you need to free up space in your room or transport to a friend's house. In fact the the only slight downside to the overall look of the chair is that it loses its shape extremely quickly when you're not sitting on it and the backrest flops forward, but it's a minor annoyance that will only irritate those who like things neat and tidy.
Out of the box, the Slouchpod comes complete with everything you need to plug in a multitude of media devices, from your iPod to your PC. There's a power adaptor, a red and white RCA audio connection cable, red and white RCA to mini audio cable, a 3.5mm mini jack plug to RCA plug adaptor and 2 RCA audio cable extenders. Being a gamer it would have been rude not to test out the chair's audio experience on a range of consoles and handhelds so over the past weeks I've played Wii, Xbox 360, PS2, PSP, Nintendo DS and PC games whilst sat in the chair with the gaming device plugged in firmly, although I have also used it to watch DVD’s, TV and listen to MP3s.