Oct 28, 2008

Ann Tancio


Get comfy: gaming bean bags

Sumo Omni RRP$199.00

Weighing in at a shade over eight kilogrammes, this mighty bag has recently found its way to New Zealand, and not a moment too soon. You might not recognise the brand, but Sumo Lounge has provided a range of bags and seating solutions to such events as the 2008 Much Music Awards, the 2008 Glastonbury Festival, the World Cyber Games and even the television show Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

The tough, anti-rip, anti-stain, nylon exterior of the Omni manages to retain flexibility, and allows the bag to be used in a multitude of ways. From a conventional cushion to a loveseat, crash mat or lounge chair, you can position the bag in pretty much any location large enough to fit it. At 1370x1670mm, the large surface area can even be utilised as a comfortable location to get a few hours kip. Not that we’re in the habit of drifting off at the end of a marathon gaming session, of course.

The Sumo Omni comes in a range of five colours for the New Zealand market: black, brown, green, blue and red; although we hope Sumo Lounge will expand this to include the full range of ten colours offered in North America. You can also buy the PVC beads separately, although there should only be minimal decompression over time. We’ve had tremendous customer service from Sumo Lounge, and as they’re expanding their operation in New Zealand we hope to try out a range of their new products over the coming months.

For more information including photos and video demonstrations, head over to the official site.

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