Maintaining a correct position when working on a computer is extremely important, because it might affect certain aspects of one's health, as for example the eyesight or even the overall posture. And this is the reason why the people over at DealExtreme have come up with the Sitting Pose Corrector and Reminder Alarm in the second half of 2007, a device of dubious Chinese origins that does exactly that: prevents an user from abandoning their pose.
Thus, the Sitting Pose Corrector and Reminder Alarm includes a sensor that, once set, alerts the user via an audible alarm whenever the initially established correct position in no longer maintained. Moreover, it seems that the device also sports a built-in clock with calendar, alarm and a reminder system, which makes it even more “appealing” to the possible customers, if this was ever possible.
The device presented by the people over at DealExtreme works with 2 AA batteries and is also extremely portable, since it measures just around 2.44 inches x 2.72 inches x 0.71 inches (6.19 cm x 6.90 cm x 1.80 cm), at an overall weight of around 3.74 ounces (106 grams).
Moreover, leaving aside its extremely “complex” and “interesting” functions, the device can always double as some sort of weird manga-inspired necklace (although it's not something one would be advised to wear as a clothing accessory). However, it would have been best if the manufacturers knew when to stop and didn't try to endow the device with so many functions, which only managed to tun it into a kitsch culture representative.
The Sitting Pose Corrector and Reminder Alarm from DealExtreme retails for around 8.5 US dollars, which is exactly the right price for such a device (if not even a little bit expensive, considering the fact that it's actually just an oversized toy that's also supposed to do something for you).