has announced the release of its X Rocker II surround-sound chair. Featuring built-in speakers, volume and bass control, the chair works with Macs, PCs, game consoles, iPods and handheld systems, and costs $99.
The X Rocker II employs a rocking-chair design and features sound output of 80 watts. Lighted, full-range speakers are positioned on either side of the headrest and a ported subwoofer pounds bass from the back. The chair has armrests and a pocket on the side suitable for holding a remote or an iPod. There’s also a zippered area underneath that you can use to store cables and the chair’s AC adapter when not in use.
Equipped with a 3.5mm mini jack input, the X Rocker II can connect to almost any home entertainment system, iPod or handheld gaming system, and works with Macs and PCs the same way.
Ace Bayou calls the sound system technology in the chair Audio Force Modulation (AFM) — it vibrates using open space inside the chair to provide a sensory experience for the user. The chair also features adjustable arm rests.