Seeing a cat walk on a treadmill chasing food basically sums up life

Seeing a smart cat walk on a treadmill to its plate of food tickles me more than it should. I scream out aww under my constant laughter. I must be a bad person. But let's be honest. Metaphorically, we've all been this cat before. We've seen our goal but we kept walking in place not knowing how to get there. Literally… » 3/14/14 11:13pm 3/14/14 11:13pm

Treadmills Used to Play WoW (Verdict: Even Usain Bolt Couldn't Cut It…

Most avid World of Warcraft » 8/25/08 9:00pm 8/25/08 9:00pm players don't wonder too much about what it would be like to truly run as often and as far as their avatars, because a.) that sounds hard and b.) they're too busy wondering would it would be like to run . Nonetheless, some crafty young ers managed to hook up a couple of treadmills and…

VR Treadmill Makes Running Indoors Feel Like Running Outdoors

This extremely fancy treadmill puts in a whole lot of effort to make you feel like you're running outside when you, in actuality, aren't. While it'd be easy to cynically joke about how people hate the sun so much that they're devising ways to pretend to run outside, this is clearly designed for physical therapy in… » 7/28/08 6:20pm 7/28/08 6:20pm

Treadmill Desk With Five Monitors Overstimulates As You Exercise

Treadmill desks are nothing new, but while products like the Steelcase Walkstation try to trick you into doing extra work while exercising, the JW Treadmill desk is unapologetic about being purely focused on entertainment. In fact, it goes completely over the top with a five-display setup. » 6/19/08 3:00pm 6/19/08 3:00pm

Retromodo: Doggy Treadmill Idea is Actually From 1930

We were wrong when we thought that our crazy technologically-obsessed culture now was responsible for the doggy treadmill idea. It originated in the the 1930s. Modern Mechanix dug up one of their old articles from the last century and found this thing, first debuted at the LA Dog Show, which supposedly lets dogs run… » 3/26/08 2:00pm 3/26/08 2:00pm

AquaCiser Either World's Deepest Hot Tub or Sinking Row-Boat Simulator

Wave at the world's deepest hot tub, the AquaCiser. Wave quickly, because that guy looks like he is going down with his monoreme. The manufacturer, Ferno Performance Pools, claims that you can do triathlon training without even leaving the comfort of your own home—if cycling round the utility room is your bag, that is. … » 3/19/08 7:37am 3/19/08 7:37am

Water Resistance Treadmill Combines Running, Swimming and Hot Tubs

Here's a practical design: the Hydro Physio Lifestyle Water Resistance Treadmill (believe it or not, that's the short version of the name). It combines the water resistance of swimming with the monotony of running to create a really strange form of exercise. The water level can be adjusted so it focuses on different… » 12/03/07 2:45pm 12/03/07 2:45pm

Netrunner Allows You to Use Your Laptop While Jogging

The Netrunner is a device that allows you to affix your laptop to a treadmill — and I don't think I need to tell you why this idea falls short of genius (although I will anyway). I'll admit, they had me with the ability to play DVDs. I can see how that could be useful in certain situations. But if you can surf the web… » 11/07/07 9:00pm 11/07/07 9:00pm

Hands (and Feet) On the Steelcase Walkstation (Video)

I hit the Steelcase offices in NYC to get on the new Walkstation. At first, it looks like a bulky treadmill with a basic desk strapped on top, and I had some doubts about how comfortable it would be to work while working out. When I tested it out, though, I was pretty impressed with the design. » 10/25/07 1:45pm 10/25/07 1:45pm