Heading into CES 2017, we had a good idea as to some of the big trends we'd see. And we weren't totally wrong-Amazon's Alexa assistant was baked into gadgets everywhere, even in cars! But looking back at all of our coverage, there was plenty we had no idea about.
SAN FRANCISCO - After trying out the $5,900 Altwork Station, one thought immediately comes to mind: boycott work until you're issued one of these babies. In development for five years in a rural Sonoma County barn and going on pre-order Wednesday (at an early adopter price of $3,900), Altwork Station is a combination standing desk and fully automated recliner that transitions between those extremes at the touch of one button.
Even the most fancy desks are still recognizable as desks, but the Altwork Station is something else entirely. It's a completely adjustable workstation consisting of a motorized chair and swing arms for your peripherals and monitors. You can even recline the chair so you're basically lying down and swing the monitors up to hang above you.
If comfort is at the heart of productivity, then prepare to become very productive. No longer will an uncomfortable, unsatisfying workspace be an issue because with the Altwork Station, you can either sit, stand, or get this, lie down at your desk.