This Wobbling Office Chair Will Annoy You Into a Tighter Body

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Many work with a heavy slouch—and while this may be comfortable and give you a nonchalant cool dude vibe, it's wrecking your back. The Wigli forces you to work your butt off (lest you fall onto it).

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Wigli claims that even the fanciest designy ergonomic chairs don't do your lower body justice—allowing your muscles to slide into touch typing ruin, and leading to pain. Their solution is a stool—crafted from solid beech and rubber—that demands constant attention from lower back and stomach to stay upright. To me, this sounds incredibly irritating—I think I'd prefer to slowly atrophy as I write than to be constantly clenching and micro-adjusting my lower body. Then again, I'll probably be writing from a hospital bed within a few years. Once you get used to it—assuming you do—it's definitely a clever design. Those of you with wills and buns of steel will probably love this thing, and your backs will thank you for it down the line. [Wigli via Gadget Lab]

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We have one of these at my office. I tried it. When I use a regular $50 chair all day my back feels fine. When I sit on this Wigli chair my back hurts after an hour. I will stick with the tried & true office chair. It's worked for me as long as I can remember.