These High-End Office Chairs Are Your-Butt-Thanks-You Deal of the Day

If sitting is the new smoking — that is, it makes you look cool and significantly shortens your life expectancy — then we, as sitting addicts, should choose our brand. People even moderately acquainted with high-end office chairs know about the Herman Miller Aeron, but Steelcase also makes a few premium thrones. In particular, the Steelcase Leap is a widely acclaimed chair. It's a Wirecutter favorite; here's Kyle VanHemert's take:

In terms of butt tests, the Leap performed extremely well in both the short- and long-term varieties. For one thing, as far as high-end task chairs go, it's got a relatively cushy foam seat. That might seem like a "no duh" type of thing for an $800 chair, but actually it isn't... Compared to the other chairs I tested–not to mention the crazier models out there with saddle-style seats and rocking horse legs and all the rest–the Leap is a very ordinary chair. It isn't going to hit you over the head with its materials or its design. It's understated. It just does its thing, and it does it very well.

Normally stories about high-end chairs include a fact about how many hours you spend sitting as a way to justify the price of a chair that rivals new laptops. But if you're a heavy sitter, you already know that. If you sit for work or pleasure, you feel it in your legs, in your lower back, you feel it in your butt. You know you're looking for a more comfortable sit. Today, there's a great sale on Steelcase chairs. Steelcase is running its semi-annual sale, which means 15% off all Steelcase chairs, but the best price for a Leap is over at SmartFurniture, which has the Leap for $653. That's $102 less than Amazon and $350 less than the MSRP. [SmartFurniture]

Of course, choosing the right chair is a personal decision — like buying boots or mattresses — and there are sales on other Steelcase chairs (like the Amia or Think) if you're looking for something less expensive or more specific. Steelcase has a wider selection, but Smart Furniture has knocked 15% off as well and has better prices across the board. [Steelcase | Smart Furniture via Wirecutter Deals]

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Steelcase Leap Office Chair ($653) | Smart Furniture | Originally $900


Accessories

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In our console-less, Steam-boxed future, there's going to be a lot more emphasis placed on the controller you use. This controller could still be your controller in five years. Fighting game fans have long been fans of Sanwa Denshi arcade joysticks and buttons and this Mad Catz includes eight of them. There's a PS3 or Xbox version, but both work with PC and Steam. If you can deal with Street Fighter graphics, it's a steal at $100. [Amazon]

Sandisk Cruzer 8GB Flash Drive ($6) | Best Buy via Reddit | Originally $10
SanDisk Cruzer Fit 16GB Flash Drive ($12) | Adorama via Reddit | Originally $16
Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 4S ($17) | All4Cellular via 9to5Toys | Originally $30
Logitech MK550 Keyboard + Mouse ($33) | Meritline via Edealinfo | Originally $70 | Try coupon code MLCKX11SNL1
Logitech Bluetooth Mac Keyboard ($50) | Best Buy via 9to5Toys | Originally $60
Madcatz Fightstick Pro for Xbox, PS3, PC ($100) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $150


Miscellaneous

Folding Mandoline Slicer ($9.77) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $18
Nerf N-Strike Retaliator Blaster ($21.25) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $30
Waring Pro Digital Toaster Oven ($60) | Newegg via Ben's Bargains | Originally $90 | Use coupon code EMCYTZT2923
OFFICIAL RAMBO KNIFE ($82) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $100
J.A. Henckels Knife Block Set ($102) | Bon-Ton via Dealcatcher | Originally $140 | Use coupon codes WAREHSEFB13 + FREESHIP
Steelcase Leap Chair ($653) | Smart Furniture via J. D. Levite | Originally $769
15% Off Steelcase | Smart Furniture via J. D. Levite


Apple

Apple Refurbished Apple TV ($85) | Ebay via 9to5Toys | Originally $100
Exceedingly Minor iPod Sale | Best Buy via 9to5Toys | Includes a rare discount on the iPod Classic


Never Spend More Than $130 for a Jawbone Jambox

These High-End Office Chairs Are Your-Butt-Thanks-You Deal of the Day

The Jawbone Jambox — the little Bluetooth speaker that could — has been on a pricing rollercoaster. We featured Amazon selling it for $130 as the deal of the day back in December, but after Christmas it went back up to $155. Recently, we've seen refurbished Jamboxes go as low as $78. Well, if you're looking for a new one, Amazon has them back down to $130. This means if you're in the market for a little Jambox, you're getting a bad price if you pay more than $130—even if this deal goes away for a little while, it'll come back, and we'll let you know about it. [Amazon]


Audio

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Sonos Audio is pretty expensive, but it's so sweet when it's set up. The Sonos 3 is a great starting point, because it's got the lowest price for any Sonos speaker. Today, from Target, you buy one and they'll throw in a $50 gift card. Not the hottest sale of all time, but a real solid discount on speakers that rarely go on sale. [Target]
Klipsch Image S4i ($56) | Amazon via Edealinfo | Originally $100
Jawbone Jambox ($129) | Amazon via 9to5Toys | Originally $150
MDR-NC500 Sony Noice Canceling Headphones ($200) | Sony via Ben's Bargains | Originally $250
Sonos 3 + $50 Gift Card ($300) | Target via Fatwallet | Originally $350


Gaming

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Yup, Mists of Pandaria is down to $20, four and a half months after it came out. That's a pretty good price, although judging from previous World of Warcraft expansions, it might just be the new normal price. Also: the WoW Battle Chest is a straight $5 over at Best Buy. [Amazon]

Super Meat Boy ($3.74) | Green Man Gaming via Reddit | Originally $15
Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 ($4) | GOG via Reddit | Originally $10
World of Warcraft Battle Chest ($5) | Best Buy via Dealzon | Originally $20
Unity of Command for Mac and PC ($6.8) | Steam via Reddit | Originally $20
WoW: Mists of Pandaria ($19.35) | Amazon via Dealcatcher | Originally $40
Resident Evil 6 ($20) | Best Buy via Dealzon | Originally $30
Angry Birds Trilogy ($20) | Amazon via Dealzon | Originally $30 | Best Buy dropped the price and Amazon price-matched
Mass Effect 3 ($20) | Nuuvem via Reddit | Originally $40 | Site's in Portugese
Far Cry 3 ($30) | Groupon via Dealzon | Originally $60 | For PS3, Xbox, PC
Halo 4 ($38) | Rakuten.com via Edealinfo | Originally $60


Physical Media

Office Space + Napoleon Dynamite on Blu-ray ($10) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $20
Die Hard Collection ($30) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $40 | This Valentine's Day is a good day to die hard


Clothing

Men's New Balance 580 ($32) | Joe's New Balance Outlet via Fatwallet | Originally $45
Timbuk2 Commute Messenger Bag Medium ($66) | Sierra Trading Post via 9to5Toys | Originally $90 | Use coupon code ALHEART3
25% off DSW Clearance | DSW via Reddit | Use coupon code SNOWDAY, SHIPR, and sign up for "awards" membership
30% Off J. Crew Sale | J. Crew via Reddit | Use coupon code STYLE30
$50 Off Any Pair of Randolph Engineering | Randolph Engineering via Reddit | Use coupon code JAN13SURVEY


Dumb TV → Smart TV

Apple Refurbished Apple TV ($85) | Ebay via 9to5Toys | Originally $100


Laptops

11" Lenovo Thinkpad X130e ($380) | 1Sale a Day via Tech Deal Digger | Originally $600


Desktops

Not today.


Tablets

Kindle Keyboard + 3G ($70) | Cowboom via Dealnews | Originally $90


Screens

Nope.


Portables

Kindle Keyboard + 3G ($70) | Cowboom via Dealnews | Originally $90
Refurbished Unlocked iPhone Sale ($90) | Gamestop via Gamestop | Originally $140
Refurbished Unlocked iPhone 3G ($119) | Daily Steals via Dailysteals | Originally $200


Camera

Bower 24mm f/1.4 Wide-Angle Lens for Canon, Nikon, Others ($500) | B&H Photo | Originally $700


Bare Drives

512GB Crucial M4 SSD ($330) | Rakuten via Fatwallet | Originally $400 | Use coupon code 5106608


Apps

iOS

Newspapers ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $1
Jet Set Radio ($1) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $5
The Walking Dead: Assault ($1) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $3

iPad Only

Borderlands Legends HD ($1) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $7
Flight Control HD ($1) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $5

Android

Sleepwalker's Journey ($0) | Amazon Appstore | Usually $1 | Thanks, Gerry1502!


Mac

Yoink ($2) | Mac App Store via Appshopper | Originally $3


Hobomodo

Free Cup of Red Mango FroYo ($0) | Red Mango via Reddit | Originally $3 | Sign up for loyalty program
Halo 4 Theme for Windows 7 or 8 ($0) | Microsoft via Reddit | Originally $Master Chief


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