Saturday, December 29, 2007

What a Great Idea!

Have you ever heard of something and thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?” You know, something like Post-Its or super garlic presses or a coffee shop that sells 10 oz. of coffee for $4. Those type of things that everyone should have/need/use.

I was reading US News & World Report yesterday and came across just that thing. First let me give you some backstory—there have been many days recently when I’ve thought that if I weren’t on my deadline, I would be walking on my treadmill instead of sitting on my butt with my laptop. Well, wonder of wonders, some people have invented contraptions to secure your laptop to a treadmill! I’m not kidding.

Some folks have built their own treadmill desk or you can buy the Cadillac of treadmill desks, the Walkstation. (BTW, the Walkstation site has an interesting video to explain their product.)Well, because I’m neither handy enough to build my own desk or affluent enough to buy a Walkstation, I’ve found a good alternative called the Net Runner which has a strap that holds a laptop on a treadmill. Yeah, I’m going to order it. I’ll give you an update in two months or five pounds, whichever comes first.


Jan Parrish said...

So how are you going to type and walk and write? Let me know if that works out.

Kay said...

Cool. I'm not coordinated enough for that. I can barely get my feet in sync. I don't need typing or reading or chewing gum in there causing problems.

Dawn said...

What will they think of next? I don't think I am coordinated enough for that either, but I am sure many people are. Good luck!

Heather said...

When I was in elementary school, I invented a sponge that had a long handle that swiveled and a tube in the handle to dispense the soap.
About five years later came the long swivel handled sponge.
Ten years later came the tube handle for soap dispensing.
To think, I could be a millionaire.
Oh well. Guess I'll have to write the next bestselling novel instead! ;)

Jay Buster said...

One more option...

You can build your own Treadmill Desk for $49! I love mine so much that I built a non-profit website as a clearinghouse of information.


Jay Buster