This Week’s Must-Haves: a High-Tech Chair for Marathon Screen Sessions

This week, the Adweek staff is highlighting a chair custom-made for maximum screen time, J.Crew's new athleisure line, a charging capsule for your wireless earbuds and more. Take a look!


Emperor XT, $5,305 and up

Whether you're working on an important project or deep in a gaming binge, sometimes you just need to be able to tune out the world around you. Modeled (and named) after the emperor scorpion, the Emperor XT from MWE Lab is made for those marathon screen sessions when minimizing visual distractions is a must. The steel structure can be customized with features like a reclining Italian leather chair, integrated Bose or Cambridge audio systems, LED illumination, retractable monitor stand, side tables, seat heater and even a cup holder. With a setup this plush, you may never want to go back to the real world.

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Vans x Disney•Pixar Toy Story Old Skool, $70

Consider this: It's been nearly 21 years since Toy Story hit theaters. If that fact is making you feel old, consider slipping on a pair of youthful sneakers from Vans' new collection based on the beloved kids' movie. The Old Skool model, shown here, has a Buzz Lightyear-inspired design, cushy interior and even comes with Andy's signature on the sole—just like the one he drew on Buzz and Woody.

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Mophie Power Capsule, $40

The problem: You got a fancy new pair of Bluetooth headphones to go with your iPhone 7, but can't seem to keep them charged. The solution: Mophie's Power Capsule, an earbud carrying case that doubles as an on-the-go charger. With a built-in 1400 mAh battery, it has enough juice for eight full charges, and features pass-through technology that lets you recharge the capsule and your headphones at the same time.

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WeatherFlow WeatherMeter, $80

Get real-time wind, temperature, humidity and pressure readings (and more!) with this Bluetooth-enabled mini-weather station. It syncs with the Wind & Weather Meter app for iPhone and Android so you can read, log and share reports.

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New Balance for J.Crew Essential Windbreaker, $120

For its first foray into the world of athletic apparel, J.Crew partnered with New Balance to create a collection of stylish workout wear in vibrant hues. This lightweight windbreaker was inspired by classic New Balance jackets from the '80s and '90s.

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iPhone Portable Fan, $8

Add some Beyoncé-worthy windblown hair to your next selfie—or simply chill out—with this miniature iPhone fan. Available in five colors, the palm-size device plugs into your phone's Lightning port to create a cool breeze wherever, whenever.

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This story first appeared in the October 17, 2016 issue of Adweek magazine.
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