Cheap Airplane Seats Shouldn't Recline at All

Yesterday, we shared the amusing case of the cross-country trip that was diverted when two passengers got in a battle over a reclining seat. But the real villain here isn't our travel-addled selves. It's that we still let airplane seats recline at all. » 8/26/14 12:18pm 8/26/14 12:18pm

Would you want to sit in these morphing airplane seats?

It has more or less become fact that when you pay money to travel on an airplane, you're subscribing yourself to probable gropage, uncomfortable seats, shoddy service, a few degrees of recline comfort and nuked sludge as food (if there is food). It's not pleasant. It's not futuristic. It's not fun. What if airplanes… » 11/22/13 10:15pm 11/22/13 10:15pm

The Most Popular Seats on an Airplane Are At the Very Back

Where do you like sitting on an airplane? At the very front or the very back? At a window or an aisle? According to research by British Airways, the most popular seats on a Boeing 747 are 51B/51C, 52B/52C, 51H/51J and 52 H/52J. That's all the way in the back of the plane. » 4/11/13 7:30pm 4/11/13 7:30pm

Would You Want Airline-Inspired Seating In Your Living Room?

Airlines might claim the seats in their planes are designed to maximize passenger comfort, but that always plays second fiddle to capacity. If squeezing you in gives them enough room to add another body, you better believe they won't mind cramping passengers. So who would want to drop over $2,000 on a living room… » 8/04/12 4:00pm 8/04/12 4:00pm

This Has Got to Be the Easiest Way to Fly With an Infant

Contrary to popular belief, airlines won't let you stow a baby in an overhead compartment. So this FlyeBaby hammock makes traveling with an infant on a long flight slightly more bearable. Not to mention cheaper, since you don't have to pay for an extra seat. » 6/25/12 1:00pm 6/25/12 1:00pm

I Want an Invisible Chair Too

I spend half my day sitting on a chair. Probably more than half. It's comfy enough but man, I'd take an Invisible Chair over the most comfortable chair in the world. They don't exist yet, but these pictures from Jens Sage sure as hell make it seem like they do. And they look quite the comfy. [Jens Sage via Colossal] » 5/08/11 9:00pm 5/08/11 9:00pm

Concept Train Seats Swivel When (And Where) You Want Them To

Tired of sitting on a train, packed in coach class like cattle off to be slaughtered? Design firm SeymourPowell has a solution, with seats that can be reconfigured on the fly. Want privacy? Turn away. Want collaboration? Turn toward. [Wired] » 9/15/10 8:40pm 9/15/10 8:40pm

Britax: Like a Super-Secure Recaro Racing Seat for Your Toddler

Twenty-five-odd years ago or so, I seem to remember my parents strapping me into their cars using duct tape, a plastic cell and a prayer. Today's kids, with their Britax superseats, seem positively enveloped in comfort and safety. » 8/15/10 1:00pm 8/15/10 1:00pm

Go Pew Pew in the Space Invaders Couch

This sofa is likely to never see the dawn of a waking day, nor the imprints of your buttocks as you settle in for a marathon 15-hour Space Invaders sesh. Shame, Igor Chak, shame. [Igor Chak via Kotaku] » 7/30/10 3:40am 7/30/10 3:40am

The Future of Airplane Seats Is Hurting My Ass Already

We knew that cheap airlines cut as many costs as possible while increasing passenger density. The clever clusterfuck you are seeing here—a plane with staggered side seats—may be the future of flying, only one step below standing up. » 9/01/09 2:00pm 9/01/09 2:00pm

DIY Motorcycle Seat Grants Great Posture at the Expense of Dignity

The rider undoubtedly has the best, straightest posture in the whole biker gang. Plus, it really hugs the body close on those tight corners. Next project: Motorcycle stadium seating. [There I Fixed It] » 7/26/09 4:00pm 7/26/09 4:00pm

Where In Hell Is My Comfy Airplane Economy Seat?

In an age of technological wonders and ingenious design, I can't imagine why in the name of all that is holy, sacred, and made of fur, we can't have comfortable economy seats in airplanes. Apparently, someone is thinking about that too: » 6/01/09 8:50am 6/01/09 8:50am

Extreme Ergonomic Seating for 'Him' and 'Her' (NSFW)

To most of us, comfort is sitting on a soft cushion.To others, comfort is sitting on a sheet of molded plastic that rides up one's butt crack. » 1/23/09 8:00pm 1/23/09 8:00pm

Relaxation Chair: Back Bliss Machined from Aluminum

So you got a job, moved into your own place, picked up an IKEA Poang and then felt pretty good about life. Things were working out alright! Then you saw the Frederic Sofia Relaxation Chair... » 12/17/08 5:30pm 12/17/08 5:30pm

Wing Man Baby Seat: Carbon Fiber Gets Knocked Up

For anyone with a child, that bond you feel with your offspring is the most powerful in nature. And your protective instincts demand the absolute best in child safety, like this $4,000 Wing Man baby seat prototype. It's constructed of strong, lightweight carbon fiber—the same material used in performance cars and… » 11/19/08 1:00pm 11/19/08 1:00pm

Iconic Ovalia Egg Chair Reissued With Tech Upgrades

You may not know it by name, but the classic Ovalia Egg Chair probably streamed into your consciousness via the background of some MTV hipster video or the seating at a really, really cool grandma's house. (Actually, we're sure that you spotted an Ovalia chair in the shot after the jump, at minimum.) Now the Ovalia… » 11/07/08 4:40pm 11/07/08 4:40pm

Poufman Luxury Leather Seats Are Like Pac-Man Biting Your Bum

Pac-Man-like padded seats, kitted out in leather and with accompanying power-pill-like stools...sounds like a fabulously retro way to pay furniture-y homage to the '80s arcade game. The Poufman seating sets come in a bunch of colors, but retro gamers keen to dot them about their homes had better have made lots of… » 10/01/08 8:20am 10/01/08 8:20am

Delta "Cozy Suite" Seats Make Economy Class Semi-Tolerable

It may not be as fancy as first class accommodations, but Delta's new "Cozy Suite" seats promise to make economy class seating less of a hellish, crippling nightmare. The major feature of the design is a staggered layout that increases privacy while simultaneously creating a space for weary travelers to rest their… » 4/21/08 7:30pm 4/21/08 7:30pm

Infiniti's Around View Camera System, When Looking Out Your Window Just…


Infiniti's unreleased 2008 EX35 has lots of fun new features like self-healing paint and automatic folding rear seats. It even has something called the Around View camera system. It basically works just like those backup cameras that started showing up a few years ago, but now you can see to the right, left and… » 9/17/07 3:40pm 9/17/07 3:40pm